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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 College of Cour d'Or, representing Pittsburgh-area college students.
Their Excellencies, Baron Uilliam Mac an tSaoir and Baroness Constance Glyn Dwr, of these Debatable Lands have announced their intention to step down from the Baronial thrones. They have asked the Barony's Seneschal and selection committee to begin seeking heirs so that the four-decades-long continuity of Baronial rule here in the lands of the marche can be preserved.
The ballots have been counted and the next Baron and Baroness of the Debatable Lands (which has voted to remain a Barony) will be Maistir Brandubh Ó Donnghaile and Mistress Hilderun Hügelmann!
Thanks to the populace of the Barony for their participation. Thanks to the candidates for their dedication. Vivant to the next Baron and Baroness.
Call for Letters, Seneschal
From the Seneschal:
My term as Seneschal is up this coming February and I do not plan to seek a second term. Any interested gentles should send a letter to me, the Baron, and the Baroness.
Some of the duties:
- Scheduling and running of the bi-monthly officer's and Barony meetings.
- Performing the duties of a Local Seneschal as defined in Corpora and
- Kingdom Law and Policy (familiarize yourself with them).
- Working with the local officers to ensure smooth running of the Barony.
- Serve as a member of the Barony's Financial Committee.
Please seek me out if you have any questions about what this office entails.
Call for Letters, Youth Comabt Marshal
Just a reminder that I am planning to step down as Debatable Lands' Baronial Youth Marshal at the end of December. If you are interested in the position, please submit a letter of intent to me at ariannawyn at gmail.com and to Sir Isenwulf at knightmarshal at debatablelands.org NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2. The position will be discussed at the Baronial officers' meeting that evening.
Upcoming Events and Important News:
- Wed, Dec 02, 2015: Officers Meeting
- Sat, Dec 05, 2015: Queens Rapier Championship
The Officer's Meeting for December is set for Wednesday, December 2nd at 8pm in Porter Hall room A18A on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University. This is the bi-monthly meeting of the Officers of the Debatable Lands. This meeting is open to all members of the populace, who are encouraged to attend.
To all loyal subjects of the Sylvan Kingdom of AEthelmearc, especially those who wield a blade in Her service, does Elss of Augsburg send Greetings!
Our esteemed Queen, Etain ingen Dalaig, would have by Her side that one person in all Her Empire who most ably and bravely wields their deadly Rapier. To that end, the Queen's Rapier Championship will be held on December 5, 2015, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills, 2359 W Ingomar Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Site opens at 9 am and closes by 8 PM.
The Queen's current Champion, Lodovick of Gray's Inn, will run a Round Robin tournament for all comers. Fight well, as DEAD WILL BE DEAD.
For those who wish to indulge in scholarly pursuits, Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie is organizing classes.
Now that we are spending more time on indoor pursuits, Janos Messzaros invites the populace to show their Winter Projects in an A&S display.
More information is available through the Queen's Rapier Championship Event Page.More events may be found on the Events & Demos webpage.
Questions? Suggestions? Contact us by e-mail at email@example.com.