The Barony of Politarchopolis

The medieval Society for Creative Anachronism in Canberra, Australia.

What’s Happening

Greetings All,

An update on what’s going on in and around the Barony:

Sunday morning archery at Tuggeranong Archery Club, starts at 10am each week.  The first Sunday of each month we do the Inter-Kingdom Archery Competition, and is in garb.

Sunday afternoon at Ainslie Scouts Hall (corner of Ebden and Hassel streets) we do Heavy and Rapier training, plus assorted arts and sciences projects.  This is starting up again today (7th of Jan).

Tuesday evening heavy combat practice is also back on at Ainslie Scouts Hall.

Friday evening dance practice starts back up again on the 19th of January.  7:30pm at the 13th Canberra Scout Hall, corner of Hovea St and MacArthur Ave, O’Connor.

Andronicus O-Week Demo on the 7th of Feb, 10:00–15:00.  If you can help out, please let the Andronicus Seneschal (Alex) know.

Sweet Valentines this year is an afternoon picnic on the 17th February, 3pm-7pm, with refreshments, games and tourneys.

Border War is on again 23rd – 25th of Feb in nearby Bordescros.  It is lots of fun especially good for the rapier / archer and heavy crowd, plus there is feasting, classes and a bardic competition.

We will once again be having a Politarchopolis campsite at Rowany Festival, with me as the campsite coordinator.  All are welcome to join in this campsite, which will have the baronial pavilion as a communal space, and space enough for households and individuals. How to join the Polit campsite? Just make sure you put “Politarchopolis” as the campsite you are camping with when you book for Festival.

On the 10th of March, Adora are hosting a day of tournaments on the beach!


Phew!  So much going on… see you all there!

– Baron Crispin

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See you at Fields of Gold!

We’re looking forward to tournaments of armoured combat, rapier, archery and jousting, along with entertainment, arts and feasting.  Plus a special surprise bonus of the King and Queen visiting, along with their heirs.  See you all at Fields of Gold!

Baron Crispin and Baroness Joan

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Andronicus Championship postponed…

Due to the inclement weather, today’s tourney event has been postponed.

Andronicus will advise a new date as soon as they liaise with the university – hoping to reschedule for next week instead.

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TAFE this weekend

A merry band of us have only just returned from Spring War, where there was a surfeit of onions.  Now my attention turns to more cerebral pursuits, with Balmoral TAFE this weekend in Okewaite.  There are heaps of classes, so come along – I hope to see you all there.

Later on in October, on the 21st to be precise we will be having two demos on the same weekend – at the St John’s Fair and also at the Murrumbateman Field Days.  Please help out at one or the other or both of these is you possibly can.

– Baron Crispin

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So Much On in August!

Greetings All,

St Andronicus O-Week Demo from 9am on Wednesday 2 August at Uni of Canberra on the Concourse.  We will have some displays set up, some flyers to hand out, and some fighters to fight.  Please come and help if you are available.

St Vitas dance and music weekend is on again this coming weekend (5-6 August 2017), and promises to be much fun, with classes from 10am Saturday and Sunday, and a feast and ball from 6pm Saturday.  We’ll have visitors from across the kingdom for this event.

Also on the schedule, we’re having a Polit and Adora War-Training day in Okewaite (19 August 2017) – this is a friendly day of training and exercises, and biffo, aimed at combat archery and heavy.  It runs from 10:30am to 3pm at Cockatrice Farm.  Please let me know if you’re coming so that we can cater for lunch.

Also, also coming up, we have a Yuletide Village Festival at Wamboin Community Hall (26 August 2017 from 1pm to 10:30pm). During the day we will revel in village games (heavy combat games, rapier games, archery games and just fun games).  In the evening we will celebrate mid-winter with more games, a tavern style feast, some dancing and general merriment.

So much on!  See you there.

– Baron Crispin

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Coming events!

Greetings All,

Coming up in the next few months are the following events:

1 July: A Taste of the Middle Ages

5-6 August: St Vitas Dance, Music and Performance Weekend

26 August: Yuletide Village Festival

See you there!

– Baron Crispin

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Week Two for the beginner courses

Missed out on the first week? Its not too late! Get in touch with the course coordinators to find out what you need to do to catch up.

On 12th March 2017 at the Ainslie Scout Hall (cnr of Ebden & Hassall Streets, Ainslie) the Barony will be continuing our beginner courses in Armoured Combat & Rapier.

Rapier runs at 1:30pm-2:15pm

Armoured Combat runs at 2:30pm-3:30pm.

(Click the above links for the facebook events)

The Armoured Combat Mentoring Program is being trialed this year, click here fore more information on the program and the available mentors.



Lord Otto Sex Burger

Baronial Marshal for Armoured Combat

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The Clash of Swords & Shields.

Winter is coming, so what better way to stay warm than learning the arts of medieval warfare  & combat!  On 5 March 2017 at the Ainslie Scout Hall (cnr of Ebden & Hassall Streets, Ainslie) the Barony will be starting our beginner courses in Armoured Combat & Rapier.

Rapier begins at 1:30pm-2:15pm

Armoured Combat begins at 2:30pm-3:30pm.

(Click the above links for the facebook events)

For more information (such as class schedules), please check out the respective course pages:
Rapier Course Page

Armoured Combat Course Paage



Lord Otto Sex Burger

Baronial Marshal for Armoured Combat

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Border War

Greetings All,

I shall be journeying to Bordescros for the 24th to 26th of February and call upon all who would aid me in stymieing the northward progress of Stormhold.  I hear that advance scouts of theirs have already been spotted in our lands since Thaw War last year, so we must take this fine opportunity to show them what for.

More details here:

Price rise is 31st Jan so book now!

– Baron Crispin

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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night in Politarchopolis seems to have been a success – great food, great company and much pageantry. We witnessed the Coronation of Ariston and Lilavati, our King and Queen, plus Eva’s elevation to the Order of the Laurel and Clara being sent to Vigil for her Pelican.

There was plenty of archery, most of it novel – with twelve Christmas-themed targets on Saturday, and the slaughter of melons and other fruits during the feast. There was also serious archery on Sunday. There were heavy and rapier tourneys – the ice ‘roses’ were a hit, given the weather. We also witnessed two Guild of Defence prizes – Lady Zanobia is now a Free Scholar, while Gaspar achieved his Journeyman sash.

Lady Giana d’Amore was made a member of the Order of the Burly Griffin for her efforts in the arts and sciences, and Don Lorccan received a Burly Griffin in recognition of his Martial activities. Lady Angela Calici and Lord Basil Faulke are our two newest armigers – despite being part of the Society for the last twenty years or so…

All in all, it was a full and fun weekend. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves at least as much as we did.

In service,
Dame Joan, Baroness Politarchopolis.

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