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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.
Upcoming Events and Important News:
- Fri, Oct 28, 2016 to Sun, Oct 30, 2016: Agincourt
- Wed, Nov 16, 2016: Scriptorium, Cadels
"O that we now had here
But one ten thousand of those men in England That do no work today"
Nobles! Join Us! The feast of St. Crispin is upon us and the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands wishes you to celebrate with us at Agincourt this year. Heavy Fighters! Take the field and fight the battles as your ancestors did on this day. Noble combat shall rule the day until your arms ache from your weapons. Combat Archers! Your archery skills will be used in EVERY BATTLE! Archers! Where would this day without archery? We will have classic and novelty shoots! Fencers! We will have many places for you to test your metal against your opponents. Youth Fighters! There will be opportunities for single and melee combat.
Artisans of Mighty Aethelmearc! In the fall of this year, Let it be known, that a call will come for you to bring forth wondrous artworks to be judged and inspire the populace! Come one come all to the 2nd annual St. Crispin's day Arts and Sciences Competition! Bring your best Arts and Sciences entry finished within the last year and compete with your friends. There will be individual categories to compete within, as well as a triathlon for those with multiple entries. There will be winners chosen from individual categories and overall winners within the Novice, Journeyman, and Laurel categories as well as one overall winner of the St. Crispin's challenge. Categories include: Accessories, Consumables (non-alcoholic as this is a dry site), Ceramics and Glass, Clothing, Fiber, Leather Working, Literary Arts, Armor, Needlework, Calligraphy, Illumination, Painting or Drawing, Woodworking, and Performance Arts. *If you're planning on entering the Performing Arts category, please send an email to THL Sumayya al Ghaziyya at the address below by October 9th, and be prepared to limit your performance to no longer than 10 minutes. If you're less inclined to compete this year and feel you are able to offer competent and constructive feedback, judge! Send me an email with which categories you are willing to provide feedback for so I can make sure we have judges for each category For questions regarding the A&S tourney please contact THL Sumayya al Ghaziyya. (Medieval.megan at gmail dot com)
Food! A traveler's repast of soup and breads will be available Friday Evening, a hearty lunch will be prepared Saturday by THL Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler and Edelvrouw Lijsbet de Keukereand. Mistress Odriana vander Brugghe will be preparing a delectable feast based on food in the Canterbury Tales for Saturday night; sure to sate your appetite. Your host is Baroness Constance Glyn Dwr. Please contact her with any questions regarding the event. (aechirurgeon at gmail dot com)
Come join i Genesii, the greatest commedia dell'arte troupe in the Known World, as they explore Attention, Love, and the Devotion of the spirits. Will the spirits be appeased? Find out at Agincourt, after feast!This grand celebration will take place at Camp Bucoco 150 Bucoco Lane, Slippery Rock, PA 16057, the site will open at 7pm Friday Oct 28th and everyone must be offsite by Noon on Oct. 30th. As this site is a Boy Scout Camp, it is a DRY site, and no pets are allowed. Service animals are welcome. Checks should be made payable to "SCA-PA Inc.- Debatable Lands". Please send checks to Master Sogtungui Bataar (Ron Kummer) 312 Sewickley-Oakmont Rd. Pittsburgh PA 15237.
Both Days (includes, repast, lunch, & cabin space for both nights of the event.): Adult Event Registration $17.00, Adult Member Discount Registration $12.00, Children 0-5 free, Children age 6-17 $7.00. Feast is an additional $9.00.
Family Cap: All children after two are free. Does not include feast.
Day Trip (includes lunch): Adult Registration $17.00, Adult Member Discount Registration $12.00, Children 0-5 free, Day tripping Children $7.00. Feast is an additional $9.00.
Family Cap: All children after two are free. Does not include feast. A $2 early registration discount will be applied to all reservations postmarked before 22 Oct 2016.
**The registration for one day and the weekend is the same to encourage weekend attendance**
Camping space is available, and is free.
Scriptorium is the monthly gathering of calligraphers, illuminators, wordsmiths, and anyone interested in taking up and learning more about these creative arts. We welcome all skill levels, from the most accomplished Laurels to those that have never picked up a pen or a brush. Become part of creating the atmosphere and visual splendor of the SCA!
This month, join us on Wednesday, November 16th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Kameshima and Isabel's house in the North Hills. (Our address is listed in the Dark Pages, or you can contact us at scriptorium at debatablelands dot org for more information.) Our topic for November will be "Introduction to Cadels" taught by Master Kieran Macrae.
This evening's class will center around the design and construction of cadels. Those are the fancy capital letters with lots of lines and ornamentation. Different styles of cadels will be included, and those attending will get a chance to practice the basics of cadel construction and make their own!
Please be aware, our house contains a cat, a dog, and an infant: medicate or otherwise prepare yourself as necessary.More events may be found on the Events & Demos webpage.
Questions? Suggestions? Contact us by e-mail at email@example.com.