March 2011

Pageantry, Prowess and Prose – Tourney, Markets and Feast

Location Haig Park Scout Hall, Masson St, Turner
Time: 03 April ยท 10:00 – 22:00

As we Prepare for Festival, the Populace of Politarchopolis is invited to Practice their Pageantry, Prowess and Prose in Praise of our Queen Constanzia II.

Armoured Tournament: 11:00 am (lists open 10:30)
Fencing Tournament: 1:00 pm (lists open 12:30)
Markets: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Pot-luck or Pay Feast: 6:00 pm (Contact the Feast Steward, Helouys le Poer for details about pot luck/pay – I need to know your Preference by 23 March 2011)…

Prize for best Pomegranate in any medium.

This is effectively Baronial Sunday and any assistance Proffered to the Event Stewards (Lady Helouys – Feast / Market and Mistress Isobel le Breton – Tourney) would be gratefully aPpreciated. We need help with Setting up and set down, Lists, Market and organising the Pot Luck or Pay Feast. Please contact either of us directly if you are available to assist with a small task.

Please share this invitation with your Household, Peers, Proteges, Peons and other interested Personages of Piety and Virtue)

See the Polit List for more details.

(This event is brought to you by the Letter P)

By William de Wyke | Baron and Baroness | Link

War Training information


This weekend on the 19th will be our third Baronial War training and our second last
before Festival.

There will be discussion and revision of the very usefull class Sir
Siridean taught at Border War and we will be bringing a roll of red
fabric to make sashes for those of the Baronial War Unit who don’t
have any and wish for one. ( This includes other members of
Politarchopolis wishing to represent the Barony if they don’t have the
means to do so already)

At this point we have a banner bearer and are still on the lookout for
Water bearers. If you are not inclined to the Martial arts and wish to
participate in the Baronial War unit as such in Wars at Festival,
please send us an email or let us know that you would like to do this-
it will be greatly appreciated.

For the Newcomers to the list, feel free to come along and see what
Baronial War training is. There is heavy fighting, combat archery,
banner bearing, it’s a social occasion and a good place for learning.

In response to many questions- yes the Baronial War Training will
continue once a month after Festival.

Aonghus and Ginevra
Baron & Baroness of Politarchopolis

By William de Wyke | Baron and Baroness | Link

Politarchopolis Weekend of War, Tourneys and Arts and Sciences

Greetings all,

After much discussion with members of the populace it is clear that such a weekend is desirable. If this event is succesfull then there has also been call of making it an annual event.

Basic information on this event :

Location: Crossroads ( This may change but looks likely at this point in time)
Duration: Friday evening- Sunday afternoon
When: Latter half of the year ( Late September- early October)
– Arts and science classes
– War Scenarios
– Archery activities
– Equestrian activities
– Fighter Auction Tourney
– Kids Boffer weapon Tourney
– Kids classes
– Fully catered event
– Camping event
– Bardic circle
– Games and entertainments will be of importance also
– Quest
– Tavern

What we need now to make this happen:

Stewarding bids: Budgets, event details ( themes, food, etc)

– Offers of help to run the various events at the weekend have been made and once we have Stewards, and if the bid is succesfull we will be able to organise this side of things. More offers of help would be greatly appreciated and can be directed to the Baron and Baroness at this time.

By William de Wyke | Baron and Baroness | Link