The Barony of Politarchopolis

The medieval Society for Creative Anachronism in Canberra, Australia.

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.

 

Regards,

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

 

Regards,

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:

http://bordescros.lochac.sca.org/annual-events/border-war/

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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End of year party, and then Twelfth Night

Greetings All,

With a massive Fields of Gold just gone by, we next look forward to the End of Year Party where we might reflect on the marvelousnessity of the year – feasts, tournaments, classes, quarter days, many demos, peerages and other awards, and much more besides.

And then we kick off again in January with 12th Night Coronation, showcasing the finest of everything: Food and fighting, arts and archery, pomp and pageantry.  Book now!

– Baron Crispin

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Registrations Now Open for the Standard Standards Project for Politarchopolis, Torlyon and Okewaite

Inspired by Mistress Sabine’s Collegia on Heraldic Standards and the banners of St Florian’s (https://threegoldbees.com/collegia-notes/heraldic-standards/ ), the Barony is calling all members to come along and make a painted standard (of a standard shape and size) to increase the pageantry on display.

The project will start after Polit Uni. You do not need registered heraldry to participate however heralds will be around to assist you if you would like to develop your personal heraldry. Standards will have a cost of $15. Some materials have been sponsored, please message me if you wish to discuss accessing those.

You can register to participate here:

http://goo.gl/forms/MEpohBsIyF7wz9Ws1

Here are some answers to questions that may come up for you.
What are the standards made of? Standards will be calico painted with acrylic mixed with fabric medium to make them water safe.
Can I take it home?
Yes! Your standard belongs to you. You will be encouraged to display them and stewards will occasionally ask to borrow standards for hall decorations but they will belong to you! All yours!
I’m in Torlyon or Okewaite and can’t get to Canberra.
Can I still participate? Yes! Templates for sizing and basic chief/hoists (the bit at the top of the banner) will be made available through the A&S officers for each of the cantons.
I don’t have registered heraldry. Can I make one?
Yes! The standards are an interpretation of heraldry, not a direct replica. Basic heraldic rules still apply (no colour on colour or metal on metal) but you can still make a standard. Baronial and canton heralds would love to help you register your arms if you would like to but it’s not mandatory.
I’d like to make a standard but I can’t afford it at this time.
Some of the members of the Barony have sponsored a number of banners for those who’d like to participate but don’t currently have funds. Please talk to Anne (Brigid Costello) if you’d like to access those materials.
When does this start?
It will begin the weekend after Politarchopolis University and run most Sundays at the Ainslie Hall.
I can’t draw! Will there be people to help me?
Some people will be available to help me but we’ll also be developing a range of templates. The calico is thin enough to allow for people to trace designs from templates through it. You can also use the Pictorial Dictionary to help you get templates for tracing. http://mistholme.com/pictorial-dict…
What size will the standard be?
2.7m in finished length, and 1.05m in width. The hoist section is exactly 75 cm wide
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