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Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands

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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!

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.

Please see the Election AS 50 page for the latest news and full schedule. Progress will also be reported in the Althing.

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:

Please seek me out if you have any questions about what this office entails.


Call for Letters, Captain of Archers

Greetings Unto the Debatable Lands, Canton of Steltonwald and College of Cour d'Or from your Captain of Archers, Brandubh,

It has been my great pleasure to serve as the Baronial Captain of Archers for the past 2 years, however now I am being pulled in a different direction and must relinquish the Archery Marshallate. To that end I am calling for letters on intent for Debatable Lands Captain of Archers to serve as Group Marshal for the Barony. Letters of intent should include a brief SCA resumee, especially including service as target archery marshal, running ranges, teaching, running practices, assisting at any of these, and be addressed to Brandubh - Captain of Archers, and Count Isenwulf - Baronial Knight marshal. I stepped up to this position in April 2014, and plan to step down in April 2016.

Now onto the job itself. The position of Captain of Archers is a deputy position to the Group Office of the Knight Marshal. Captain of archers is not an office, and does not have a vote on the financial committee. The job itself is to ensure that weekly practices are run, and announcements go out about their schedules, or cancellations; to serve as the Archery Point of contact for the barony; and to assist local events with archery. The barony has many loaner bows, arrows, targets, and stands which must be inventoried for the exchequer each year. Outdoor practices usually run from April 15 - November 15, depending on weather.

If you are interested in this position please feel free to contact me.

Brandubh, Baronial Captain of Archers

September issue of the baronial newsletter, The Althing, now available!

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