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The Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands is a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international organization dedicated to the study and recreation of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance.
Geographically, the Debatable Lands include greater Pittsburgh and most of southwestern Pennsylvania. The Debatable Lands is the oldest and one of the largest baronies in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc, the region covering western New York, most of Pennsylvania outside the Harrisburg-Philadelphia corridor, and West Virginia.
The Barony-Marche also proudly includes two smaller branches within its borders: the Canton of Steltonwald, covering Beaver County, PA; and the incipient College of Cour d'Or, representing CMU students.
Upcoming Events and Important News:
- Thu, Sep 04, 2014: Barony Meeting - CMU, Wean 5409 The September Barony Meeting is Thursday, September 4th at 7:30 pm in Wean Hall 5409, CMU. Come and join us as we welcome the newest members of the College of Cour d'Or. This is the day after the CMU activities fair so come in garb and bring something to share so we can show all the cool things we do! If any of the guilds would like to perform or do a quick demo, let me know! Directions: From Frew Street parking: Pass through Porter/Baker hall and go straight across to Wean Hall. The entrance is on the 5th floor, so after going through the doors, take the hall to the right. Room 5409 will be on your left. From Morewood / Forbes parking lot: Cross Forbes and enter the Newel-Simon-Harris building. Take the indoor bridge on the 4th that connects to the 4th floor of Wean, and then either take the stairs or elevator up to the fifth floor. After exiting the elevator, take the hall to the left and Room 5409 will be on your left. Map showing Wean Hall
- Sat, Sep 13, 2014: Cour dOr Historical Fencing Schola, CMU UC
- Sat, Sep 20, 2014: Coronation More events may be found on the Events & Demos webpage.
- "People first hearing about Pennsic often say, 'So, it’s like a Renaissance fair?' It’s really not. It’s the difference between going to see a hockey game and strapping on a pair of skates..." An excellent article on the most recent Pennsic War can be found here.
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