A and S — Making and Doing — May 27th

Are you illuminating a thing? Or weaving a thing? Are you finger-looping or knitting? Are you embroidering or sewing something?

Bring it to A & S tomorrow and get in a little work on it. Show what you are doing to all of the folks gathering for the SUPER-EXCITING meeting tomorrow!

NEW Standard disclaimers here:

Location: Washington Boulevard martial practice site
Address: Allegheny River Blvd and Washington Blvd.
Directionshttp://www.debatablelands.org/martial/fight_directions.php
Time12 PM-ish

We are much more accessible to our less mobile friends, have free parking, and a pet-friendly site. Yay!

However, keep in mind that you should bring everything you need for your comfort including a chair, a beverage or snack, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, cabana boy, musical instruments, sun umbrella, etc., etc., etc. Also, the site has a porta-john and no running water should you wish to make appropriate preparation.

I will have a table and a jug of water so that you can refill your water bottles or mugs. Probably a snack, too. Brownies are speaking to me this week.

If you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge, as we are generously supported by the Barony and the artists who teach the classes.

See you there!  Elss Augsburg

It's the Art-Signal! Quick, to the Science-Mobile!
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A and S — Fletching — Sunday, May 13th

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FLETCHING!

Yes, it is Mother’s Day. Yes, it may rain; if it does, we may cancel this week’s A&S. Call me for verification if you wish, I will also post on FB.

FLETCHING!
Tomorrow/Sunday is A&S in BMDL, and this week’s class is on modern fletching, and will be taught by Master Urho Waltterinen. This is only the second time that Urho has taught for us, so please take advantage of this rare opportunity. Because this is a time-consuming process, as we must wait for the glue to dry, we are starting a little earlier than usual at 12:30. All of the jigs, glue, shafts, feathers and all the other things will be brought for us to learn on. Thanks, Urho!!

Location: Washington Boulevard martial practice site
Address: Allegheny River Blvd and Washington Blvd.
Directions: http://www.debatablelands.org/martial/fight_directions.php
Time: 12:30 PM.  Weather permitting!

NEW Standard disclaimers here:

We are much more accessible to our less mobile friends, have free parking, and a pet-friendly site. Yay!

However, keep in mind that you should bring everything you need for your comfort including a chair, a beverage or snack, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, cabana boy, musical instruments, boots, sun umbrella, foul weather gear, etc., etc., etc. Also, the site has a porta-john and no running water so please make appropriate preparations.

I will have a table and a jug of water so that you can refill your water bottles or mugs.

If you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge, as we are generously supported by the Barony and by those who teach.

See you there!  Elss Augsburg

It's the Art-Signal! Quick, to the Science-Mobile!
Arts & Sciences Meeting

Spring Archery Muster

On April 22nd, an enhanced martial practice will be held at Earl Thomas Byron of Haverford’s castle, the address of which is listed in the Dark Pages.

The primary focus of the day is archery, with a range set up in front of the garage all day and also a shoot from the castle turrets from about 1:00 pm onward. THL Deryk Archer has worked hard to create a set of target challenges for us. The Thrown Weapons and Youth Fighting communities will join us. There will be a space dedicated to A&S, and a few classes will be held.

This practice will be held on Sunday, April 22nd in place of the regularly scheduled practice.

Posted on behalf of Mestari Urho Waltterinen
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September Barony Meeting – Guild Hall/Newcomer’s Meeting

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The September Barony Meeting will be held on Sunday, 18 September 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the Environmental Charter School (829 Milton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218). Martial practices will be moving to the ECS to share the space with us and be able to participate in both the meeting and the Guild Hall.

The September Barony Meeting has traditionally been our Newcomer’s Meeting and this year is no different. This year we will be featuring a Guild Hall to highlight our various Guilds. If you’re a new member, long-time member, or something in between come join us that the Environmental Charter School and learn a little bit more about the kinds of activities available in the Barony.

THL Elss of Augsburg is coordinating the Guild Hall. If you would like additional information about participating in the Guild Hall or have any questions, phone or text Elss at 724-759-3333. If you would like additional information about the Barony Meeting, please contact Meesteres Odriana at seneschal@debatablelands.org.

Sunday Practices, June 18th

Greetings, Youth Fighters and their Parents.

I will be running youth fighter practice the next two Sundays while Mistress Fredeburg is away. Practice will run from 2-5 pm as usual at the Washington Blvd. site, map here: https://goo.gl/maps/FSmR8gqjq2F2

There will be loaner armor and freezer pops. Bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and a folding chair if you want a place to sit.

Last week we had two new youth fighters – welcome Shannon and Anna! Who will join them this week?

See you there.

Arianna

There will be heavy fight practice this Sunday beginning at 2 pm at the Washington Boulevard site. There will be loaner armor available.

Isenwulf

Scribal Workshop, July 10th

The Scribes’ Guild announces:

SAVE the date!

There will be a workshop offered at CMU in the Debatable Lands on Sunday, July 10th from 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This workshop will focus on the techniques used in The Book of Hours of Louis of Orleans or what I refer to as the “French Quilt” style- bands in the marginalia filled with acanthus and flowers. Have you wanted to learn how to flat gild, master acanthus and the French flowers and strawberries? This workshop is for you!

I assume everyone’s summer is as busy as mine so I am posting a tidbit so that you may save the date should you wish to participate in this workshop.

For more information email me at MistressAntoinettedelaCroixAT gmail.com (please replace the word AT with @ and leave no blank spaces.

PS: Gladzor Book of Hours is coming your way at Pennsic!

Sunday Practices, June 5th

Knight Marshal Isenwulf writes:

Come on out this Sunday for Baronial heavy fight practice. Hone your skills, learn new skills, and be ready for Pennsic! We start at 2:00pm at the Washington Boulevard site.

Fencing Marshal Jorundr writes:

There will be fencing practice this Sunday at Washington Blvd. starting at 1:00pm.

Dance Master Pavel writes:

There will be dance practice at the Washington Blvd practice site tomorrow. Come join in and have some fun.

Practice will start immediately after archery practice, around 2:00pm.

All dances will be taught and called. No experience necessary, if you can walk you can dance.

Captain of Archers Katheryn Täntzel writes:

Looks like the weather is going to clear up for Archery practice. Thunderstorms look to clear up just in time for 11am practice. Weather permitting archery practice is on for this morning. Hope to see you all there. Highland park 11am-2pm.

Sunday Practices, May 28th

ARCHERY
Captain of Archers Katheryn Täntzel writes:

Sunday! Archery practice shall be up and running 11am to 2pm at the usual site at Highland Park. Join us for the usual targets, along with 2 additional targets who dare to tempt our baronial archers. Looking forward to seeing you there!

HEAVY WEAPONS
Knight Marshal Isenwulf writes:

This Sunday… Baronial heavy weapons practice… 2 PM… training, learning, swing some sticks… and melee! Washington Boulevard site. Be there!

FENCING
Fencing Marshal Jorundr writes:

There will be fencing practice this Sunday starting at 1 PM.
Loaner gear will be available.

YOUTH
Deputy Youth Marshal Arianna writes:

Greetings youth fighters and parents!
While Mistress Fredeburg is out of town, I will be running Youth Fighting from 2-5 pm this Sunday at the Washington Blvd. site. Map here: https://goo.gl/maps/K5K28wB4gRU2
There will be loaner gear and freezer pops!

Sunday Practice May 15 WITH Champions Tournaments!

The Baron and Baroness write:

Greetings to the Debatable Lands from Brandubh et Hilda,

The time has come to name new Martial Champions for our Most Excellent Barony. We invite all interested fighters and Fencers to join the tournaments, at any level, and from any place. However, only Debatable Landers and gentles with Green/Friendship Comets are eligible to become Champion.

We will be having tournaments for both Heavy and Rapier fighting, after the Barony meeting. May 15th, at the Washington Blvd practice site.

Our outgoing Rapier Champion is Dona Fredeburg. The format of the tournament is To Be Determined. We hope fighters of all levels will compete, from new fighters to White Scarves and Masters of Defense.

Our outgoing Heavy Fighting Champion in THL Lothar Hugelmann. As the out going Champ, he’s announced that it’s a regular double elimination tourney with a “span your shield” rule. Barons, Viscounts, Counts, Dukes, Chivalry, Please feel free to enter if you wish to be Champion.

In addition we need Archers! Lord Yoshi will be hosting an archery tournament to choose the Barony’s representative to the Scarlet Guard Challenge at the Guard Inn event in Hornwood on June 11. So tune up your bows to shoot in this engaging challenge.

We are truly looking forward to seeing you all there!

Cheers,
Brandubh et Hilda