January 2011

Politarchopolis Equestrian Gathering

When: 5 February 2011 at 9am (before war training)
Where: Ciel Rocheux, Wamboin (Alesia & Kitan’s Place) – call or email for the address

Do you like horses? Have you got horses and want to try something fun and slightly different? Have you ever imagined yourself astride a destrier facing up to a skill at arms course?

At this training we’ll be doing some riding and some mounted games. You don’t need to have your own horse and are welcome to come along no matter what your skill level is, but please be aware that this wont be a ‘how to ride’ session and you may or may not be able to ride on the day. If you do have your own horse there is room to park floats and some stables and paddocks available too. There is plenty for those on the ground to do too, so if you don’t want to ride or can’t on the day, still come along.

This will happen before the baronial war training and there will be a BBQ lunch between.

For more information please contact Alesia at polit.equestrian@gmail.com. If you are on Facebook, find the group Politarchopolis Equestrian which will have the information on it too.

By: William de Wyke | Baron and Baroness | Direct Link

Pot Luck Meetings. First one of the Year: 6/2/11

Greetings all,

Baronial Sunday is coming up on the 6th of February as usual.

Not so usual will be a gold coin donation.

The hire of the hall is $50 from 2-6pm. Every extra hour is $10.
Estimating that Pot luck will be from 6-8pm it will cost us $20 extra,
and hopefully gold coin donation will cover that. This will be on top
of patronage/ $5 for the day.

Cover for this extra time will not be coming from the baronial coffers
so if not met nor successful we may have to re-think having Baronial
pot luck meets.

After a discussion about how to make pot luck meets more interesting
there was a suggestion of having them themed every two months or so.
For example Ottoman, Roman, Renaissance etc. We would be interested in
knowing peoples opinion on this.

Also as Pot Lucks are technically mini events, we need stewards. There
is not much to be done just general over- seeing, collecting money,
signing off etc. If anyone is extra keen on stewarding the first one
of the year please let us know and we will give more details.
Otherwise volunteers for future pot luck meets, if they happen would
be great!

It was also brought to our attention that some people didn’t attend
Pot luck meets because they were intimidated by what they thought the
format was. Basically, bring a plate of food and a gold coin donation.
Then put it on the buffet style bench. Have some and try some of the
many other interesting, different dishes. Add in a little dancing,
singing, storytelling and catching up with other Politarchopolins
monthly and Voila, Pot luck meet!

Aonghus and Ginevra
Baron & Baroness of Politarchopolis

By: William de Wyke | Baron and Baroness | Direct Link

Baronial Sunday 6/2/11

First Baronial sunday of the year, we hope to see you there!

As per usual:

It is a garbed event:

10am Town Archer/ IKAC at Tuggeranong

2 onwards at Haig Park

Choir Practice

Arts and Sciences Afternoon

Dance Practice

Rapier from 2pm.

Armoured fighter practice from 3pm.

The pot luck feast is currently being organised, so watch this space for updates! :)

Aonghus and Ginevra
Baron & Baroness of Politarchopolis

By: William de Wyke | Baron and Baroness | Tagged: | Direct Link

Thanks for a wonderful Twelfth Night 2011

We would like to thank all those who helped make Twelfth Night the
sucess it was.

A great big thank you to the Steward and her Stewarding team, the
organisers of the games, the marshalls, the set up/put down crew, The Cook and kitchen helpers, the servers and anyone else who helped contribute.

The site location was wonderfull, the weather was great, the food
delicious and the company fine. A great event.

Huzzah for Politarchopolis!

Aonghus and Ginevra
Baron & Baroness of Politarchopolis

By: William de Wyke | Baron and Baroness | Tagged: | Direct Link

Baronial Training #2

Greetings,

Where: Kitane and Alesia’s house, same as last time.
When: 1.30pm-4.30 pm 5th of february 2011
What: Continuation of War Training

Our last practice was succesful and usefull and we hope to keep
training and forming a better and closer War unit in time for
Festival.

We had about 10 heavies and 4 archers come to the last war practice
and hope to see them and more again at this one! Again, there will be
loaner gear.

We will have visitors from Okewaite including four archers which
should make things even more interesting and usefull.

Lunch and dinner are happening thanks to our wonderful hosts, bring
along a salad and meat if you don’t wish for sausages :)

Aonghus and Ginevra
Baron & Baroness of Politarchopolis

By: William de Wyke | Baron and Baroness | Tagged: | Direct Link