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.

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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.


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


Sunday Practices, May 28th

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!

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 Marshal Jorundr writes:

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

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, May 15th

Captain of Archers Lady Katheryn Täntzel writes:

Weather permitting, it looks like this Sunday Archery practice is a go. All archers welcome, 11am – 2pm. See you Sunday (googlemap)

Takamatsu Yoshitaka writes:

This Sunday at practice BEFORE the barony meeting there will be an archery tournament as well !!! While this tournament is NOT to choose the archery champion of this fine barony it is for an archer to represent this barony in the Second Annual Scarlet Guard Challenge at Hornwood Scarlet Guard Inn!!! This tournament will start around noon and be hosted by me. Ideal participants are those already planning to attend Hornwood. Bring your A Game everyone , I’d really like it if the Debatable Lands could dominate this challenge for a few years like has been done with the 7 pearls.

Knight Marshal Isenwulf writes:

Heavy fight practice will be held, starting around 2:00 (pending the end of the Barony Meeting) this Sunday.

In addition, don’t forget that the tournament to decide the new Baronial Heavy Weapons Champion will also be held. All fighters, belted and unbelted, are eligible to compete. See you there!

Deputy Youth Marshal Arianna writes:

Weather permitting, there will be youth fighter practice this Sunday from 2-5pm at the corner of Washington Blvd. and Allegheny River Blvd. in the East End of Pittsburgh, map here: https://goo.gl/maps/MT1eSkgMDPu.

I will be marshalling while Mistress Fredeburg is unavailable. There will be loaner gear.

If your youth fighter has not yet authorized, NOW is the time to do it! The AEthelmearc Kingdom Youth Championship Tournament is next weekend, May 21st, at AEthelmearc War Practice. We will be pressed for time before the tourney, so the more kids are authorized ahead of War Practice, the better!

The forecast is for rain so keep an eye on this list for updates in case of cancellation.

Dancemaster Pavel Dudoladov writes:

Weather permitting (as in ground not being mud and not raining) there will be dancing. Going forward there will be dance at every Sunday martial practice ( so not during War Practice etc) again weather permitting. I look forward to dancing with you all, no experience needed, all dances will be taught and called.

More Sunday Practices

Youth Marshal Fredeburg writes:

Youth combat practice will be held at our outdoor site on Washington Blvd, Sunday starting at 2 pm. Loaner gear will be available.

Knight Marshal Isenwulf writes:

Greetings BMDL fighters,

Heavy practice will happen at the usual time and place this Sunday at 2 PM at the Washington Boulevard site. Yes, it’s Mother’s Day… so have brunch with Mom and then come out to practice. Mom wants ya to fight… really!

Youth and Heavy Practice Sunday

Knight Marshal Isenwulf writes:

There will be heavy fight practice on Sunday May 3, beginning at 2 PM at the Washington Boulevard sight, weather pending. Please check the baronial email list and the Facebook page for updates based on site conditions.

Mistress Arianna writes:

I will be running youth fighter practice this Sunday while Mistress Fredeburg is away at Blackstone Raid. Practice is planned for 2:00-5:00 at the Washington Blvd. site and I will have loaner gear. Map here: https://goo.gl/maps/CJ9ntBYHbyo

Two warnings:

1. This Sunday is the annual Pittsburgh Marathon. The fighter practice site is outside the course, but many routes to it from the east and south may be blocked by the Marathon, especially for those coming early for archery and thrown weapons. Your best route in is probably via Rt. 28 to the Highland Park bridge from the north. The race starts at 7am so most of the racers should be done well before fighter practice, but the course may still be open when archery and TW begin. There’s a race map here: http://www.thepittsburghmarathon.com/Files/Admin/2016%20Updated%20Maps/2016-Pittsburgh-Marathon-Course-Map.pdf

2. The forecast is for showers turning to thunderstorms by evening. While light rain won’t deter us (especially since with temps predicted to be in the 70s), the practice site has historically been prone to flooding so heavy rain may cause a cancellation. As Knight Marshal, Sir Isenwulf will make that call. Check this Facebook page and the barony email list for any updates.

Outdoor practices today

Yought Combat Marshal Fredeburg writes:

Youth combat practice returns to our outdoor site on Washington Blvd April 24th starting at 1 pm. Loaner gear will be available.

Next Saturday there is youth combat at Blackstone Raids. There will be no practice next Sunday due to Blackstone Raids, unless another marshal is available. Practice will resume the following week.

Heavy Combat Marshal Isenwulf writes:

BMDL heavy fight practice will be held Sunday, April 24, at the Washington Boulevard Site beginning at 2 PM. Come on out and prepare for the melee season!