Coming events!

Greetings All,

A few events of note are coming up within the barony:

Murrumbateman Field Days demo (17-18 October, Murrambateman): Otto Sexburger is the steward, please contact him with offers of help. There will be tournaments and display tables and no doubt other things. This is an important chance for Torlyon to attract new members, so come along and help.

Baronial Quarter Day (24 October 2015, Tuggeranong Archery Club): Ginereva is the steward of this day of picnicking, archery and tournaments, including the baronial archery championship.

Fields of Gold (27-29 November, Bungendore Show Grounds): Ysambart Courtin is the steward of this weekend of tournaments, classes, jousting and feasting. This is a Royal event, with many visitors from around the kingdom, so come along and join the fun.

– Baron Crispin

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Arts & Sciences Event This Weekend

Due to there being a heap of good fun classes at the A&S Event this weekend at the Tuggeranong Sea Scouts Hall, we will not open our regular hall at Ainslie on Sunday Afternoon.

If you would like to participate in heavy or rapier training on Sunday Afternoon, come along the the A&S Event instead and do some training in the park. And if you were thinking of doing something more craft-related at our usual practice, then do I have the event for you!

Arts and Sciences Collegium 15-16th August

Classes start from 9am both Saturday and Sunday.
Lunches are provided and there is a feast on Saturday night.

In addition there will be a fundraiser breakfast BBQ hosted by the College of St Andronicus on both Saturday and Sunday before the classes begin.

Address: Mortimer Lewis Drive, Greenway, ACT

See you there!
– Baron Crispin

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Peace! (Also: War!)

Greetings to all from Baron Crispin.

We were present at Coronation to witness the end of the Mongol empire and celebrate the beginning of the Tudor reign of King Steffan and Queen Branwen. As the Good King Steffan decreed, the coming 6 months will be ones of peace, joy and good fun.

With this in mind, I shall journey to Radburne this 7th to 9th of August to partake in as much peace, joy and jolly good fun that war can offer. I encourage all who appreciate such simple pleasures to join with me for a spot of clashing and pillaging on the battlefield.

Further details here:

Good cheer!
– Baron Crispin

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Politarchopolis welcomes Torlyon to the Barony

Be it known that on Saturday evening at Bal d’Argent, the mighty Khan and the gracious Yeke Khatun did accept the petition of the citizens of Torlyon for aid and succor in guarding their borders and did grant their wish to join the Barony of Politarchopolis as its newest Canton.

We gladly accepted the decree of the Crown and gifted the newest members of the Barony with candles to light their way so that all will know the way home to a protective hearth.

So please join us in welcoming the newest citizens of Politarchopolis, the residents of the Canton of Torlyon.

Baron Crispin and Baroness Joan

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Magna Carta: This Monday!

Greetings All,

A reminder that on Monday Politarchopolis is helping the Museum of Australian Democracy put on their Magna Carta celebration at Old Parliament House.

We have a bunch of activities to run and need as many helpers as possible to provide colour and ambience:

* Display tables for calligraphy, textiles, lifestyle and craft.
* Heavy Combat
* Rapier Combat
* Armour, archery and pottery display
* Dancing
* Dress-up photos (supervised)
* Skittles, juggling and boffa
* Just being cheerfully medieval and directing people to the various activities.

Tomorrow at Ainslie Scout Hall we will be preparing for the demo, and then from 4pm we’ll be at Old Parliament House setting up (so that there’s less to do in the morning).

So: If you have things for the displays, clothes for dress-ups, benches/chairs for outside, plastic fruit (for Rowan’s display), please bring them to the hall from 1pm. Please make sure items are labelled or we otherwise have a record of to whom each item belongs!

On Monday the action starts at 9am for orientation and final set up. The activities run from 10am up until the closing procession at 3pm.

Joan and I are providing snacks for SCAers in the “Green Room” (actually red), but people will need to sort out their own lunches. There are two cafes running, but I’d suggest BYO lunch.

Note that we’re not allowed to take food throughout the building and that we need to take care not to damage this heritage-listed building. Trolleys are available at he loading docks around the back for carting armour bags and other bulky equipment.

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered so far! If you have not done so yet, click this link to let Anne know how and when you can help:

See you all there – this is going to be a fantastic day!

– Baron Crispin

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Festival 2015: War and Pancakes

Greetings all,

We’ve heard news that Stormhold and Innilgard have made peace with one another, and have decided to band together with Aneala and the northern forces to do war against the Khan.

Having only recently been invaded ourselves, we shall support our new overlords. It seems unusual, but for once we will be teaming up with Rowany and Mordenvale to defend the Khan’s holdings.

On Thursday at Festival after opening court we call upon combatants and supporters to join us in the war procession as the sides are officially announced. We shall be bringing tabards and banners for the procession. We’ll also have some Polit warshields for those that wish to borrow them on the warfield.

There are three half-days of war this Festival (Friday, Sunday and Monday). Please let Crispin know if you will be fighting with Politarchopolis so that he can tally up the heavies and archers.

On a more peaceful and delicious note, make sure to come along to Polit Central campsite for Sunday breakfast pancakes!

See you there!

Baron Crispin and Baroness Joan

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The Outcome of the War

Fellow Politarchopolans,

By now you might be aware, the news from Saturday’s war against the Mongol hordes is twofold:

Firstly I regret to say that our loyal forces were bested on the battlefield. Enthusiastic and courageous, our army rained arrows and blows upon the invaders that did us proud. However, fortune favoured our enemy and we have paid tribute to save all that we hold dear.

Secondly, good news! Politarchopolis is now part of an exciting and quickly growing empire, with fantastic prospects in trade and culture.

Long live the Khan!
Long live the Yeke Khatun!
Long live Lochac!

– Baron Crispin, Baroness Joan

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This Weekend

Fellow Politarchopolans,

This Saturday the hordes swoop down upon us, with every expectation of adding Politarchopolis to their empire.

However, little do they know that we are forewarned through the efforts of our scouts (and also the event notice on Facebook and here on the baronial website).

Where: Tuggeranong Archery Club, 299 Soward Way, Greenway ACT

9am: Site Opens for set up
10am: Opening Court
10:30am-12: War session 1
12pm-1pm: Lunch
1pm-2:30: War session 2
3pm: Closing Court
4pm: Site Closes

Thus we shall meet them fully prepared and send the Khan and Katun away empty handed. And all in time for the next Ultimate Fighter tournaments on Sunday from 10am at Ainslie Scout Hall.

See you there!

– Baron Crispin

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Greetings all,

I journey to Bordescros on Friday to help defend our southern borders from the Mongol horde that is ravening the land. As you may be aware, already Rowany, Ynys Fawr and the whole of the Crescent Isles have succumbed and rumour is that the Khan is turning his attention towards our fair and prosperous barony.

But fret not – Sir Ysambart our sergeant and Lord Otto our heavy champion will be joining me in Bordescros and other doughty Politarchopolans too are lending aid. Let me know if you are joining us.

This weekend shall be a mighty defeat for the horde.

– Baron Crispin

The Baron at war

The Baron at war

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From the Baron and Baroness

Crispin and Joan, Baron and Baroness of Politarchopolis send warm greetings to you our populace.

Our plans for this year begin with Joan travelling to witness the coronation of Kinggiyadai and Altani at twelfth night in the Barony of Rowany. We hope that this show of support will be agreeable to Them and disuade Them from sending Their Horde to lay waste to our towns and villages.

On Sunday January the 25th we anticipate the next ultimate fighter tournaments at our regular training ground in Ainslie, and in February there will be a picnic on St Valentines day. Watch out for more information about these events in the coming weeks.

On the 20th of February Crispin shall travel to Bordescross to test the strength of the southern armies. We encourage all who would join him to book before the 6th of January to get the cheaper rate.

Crispin and Joan

Their Majesties, Kinggiyadai Khagan I and Altani Khalighu Yeke Khatun I King and Queen of Lochac

Their Majesties, Kinggiyadai Khagan I and Altani Khalighu Yeke Khatun I
King and Queen of Lochac

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