The Barony of Politarchopolis

The medieval Society for Creative Anachronism in Canberra, Australia.

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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Thaw War: 2-4 September 2016

Greetings All,

This talk of war to the south concerns me greatly. Not only that our southern neighbors are flexing their muscles; not only the instability, distress and hardship that comes from war; not only that “Thaw War” sounds suspiciously like “Tharwa”, which is within our borders last I checked; but also that this event sounds like jolly good fun.

So I shall be journeying south to battle. Come join me!

– Baron Crispin

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Coming Events

Greetings All,

Tomorrow we visit Okewaite for their Leet Court and potluck picnic, noon until 4pm at Cockatrice Farm.

Next week we have coming up the Torlyon 20th Anniversary and Baronial Quarter day on 30 April with many activities to try out.

Following those events, in May is the Feast of Champions, a visit on Their Majesties tour of Their Kingdom.

Further anon we have the Feast of Saint Andronicus in July, the Politarchopolis University in August, the Tournament of the Griffin in September and St Vitas Dance and Music weekend also in September.

With all this plus the regular activities, you can see there is much going on.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Baron Crispin

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FOUNDATIONS OF ARMOURED COMBAT RESUMES THIS SUNDAY!

With our warriors returning from Rowany Festival, the Foundations of Armoured Combat Course will resume this Sunday (3rd of April) with our first practical training session. Anyone can come along, pick up a sword and learn the arts of medieval warfare.

We will revise the basic guard and stance, along with the warmup motion. A direct cut and ear to ear cut will be covered, along will shield defence against these cuts. Suitable for beginners, all equipment provided.

WHEN: Begins 3rd April 2016 at 1.00pm (classes run for an hour)

WHERE: Ainslie Scout Hall, Cnr of Ebden & Hassall Streets, Ainslie, ACT

COST: $20 for the entire course, free for paid students from the 2015 course.
Non-Members will need to pay $5 per session for insurance purposes (Membership options available)

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