Huzzah! New Baronial Heirs Chosen

Their Majesties have just announced Crispin and Joan as Baron and Baroness designate for Their most glorious Barony of Politarchopolis! The Barony will farewell our beloved Aonghus and Ginevra and welcome Crispin and Joan for Baronial changeover at the Fields of Gold (29 November 2013 – 1 December 2013). See upcoming events for details.

For the outgoing and incoming Barons and Baronesses of Politarchopolis and the glory of the Crown of Lochac, three cheers!


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Upcoming A&S Classes

This Wednesday (25 September 2013) sees singers and musicians of the Barony invited to make merry in a casual evening of music making at the Scout Hall in Ainslie (Ebden & Hassall Streets, Ainslie).  All levels of experience and talent welcome.  Come play, sing or listen!

Medieval Musicians and dances

Medieval Musicians and dancers

On  16 October 2013, Mistress Tyghra will be running her class on “How to Reproduce Medieval Jewellery” also at the Scout Hall.  The class will start from 6.30pm.  You are invited to research a piece you would like to reproduce and bring that information along.

In the near future, Sir Ysambart will be teaching his incredibly useful chest making class. A spinning class is also being organised. Stay tuned for further information.

All confirmed classes are now listed on the Baronial calendar, available on the website.

Keep making shiny things!

In Service,


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Baronial Candidate Survey Opening Today

At the request of the Crown, Sir Ysambart will today open the Baronial Candidate Survey.  This will allow members of the Populace to provide their views to the Crown who will make the decision as to who will lead Their fair lands of Politarchopolis. The site will close on the 29th of September with Their Majesties making Their announcement at Spring War and the Great Southern Gathering.

You will find the survey here.

Can’t remember who wanted to do what?  Who said what?  For letters of intent please click here.


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Latest Pentathalon Round Judging 15 September 2013

Hi all!

Next Sunday will be the next Pentathlon judging session. The hall (Scout Hall, Ebden St, Ainslie, ACT)  will open at 12noon and judging will start at 1pm. Your judges are going to be Mistress Leonie de Gray, Duke Sir Cornelius and myself, Lady Sophia Van Dorne. Please send through documentation by Wednesday so that we can start to read through it ASAP. Best email address is manda_swadling@hotmail.com.

Not in a group for the pentathlon? Come along and see the group tables! There has been some amazing entries with lots to learn, see and sometimes taste!

There is a final round of judging in November 2013 followed by a display by the winning team at Fields of Gold.

In service


Descartes Specials Pentathalon 1



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2013 Baronial Candidates Announced

Their Majesties, Niall and Liadan, have with pleasure announced the Baronial candidates for Politarchopolis.

For all the relevant information including links to the candidates letters of intent, please see the 2013 Baronial Selection Process page(UPDATED).

At this time, we continue to celebrate the work of our most noble Baron and Baroness, Aonghus and Ginevra who have kept these lands in such good keep these past years.   The Barony thanks them for their most gracious care.


aonghus and ginevra

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The Search for Heirs

Greetings to the populace,


To ensure candidates are able to provide excellent applications and to give others a chance who have been considering the role, we will be extending the deadlines for the baronial selection process.


As such the nomination deadline will extend to the 31st of August. Please send applications to royal@lochac.sca.org and politarchopolis@lochac.net. Once the list of candidates is finalised and the Crown have confirmed that the nominees are acceptable to them, we will publish it ASAP via email and on the website along with each couple’s/candidate’s ‘letter of intent’. Their Majesties will provide the Barony with a list of the nominees after the 31st of August which will enable us to have a Meet the Candidates session, Wednesday the 11th of September 2013 at 7pm at the Ainslie Hall.


For those unable to attend, a video will be available on request from the Meet the Candidates Session. The seneschal will be providing more details about this process and the questions posed to candidates shortly.


The poll will then run for the last two weeks of September (Sunday 15th –Sunday 29th). Their Majesties will then have a few days to consider the responses and make Their decision in time to announce it at Spring War and Great Southern Gathering.


We would like to remind people that Letters of Intent need to include a description of themselves as well as their history in the SCA and their plans if they are selected, and noting that nominees don’t need to be resident within the barony if they can show that they can fulfil the duties of the office and can demonstrate a history of active participation in the group.


Once the Crown have made Their decision, They will inform the candidates before announcing that decision at Spring War and Great Southern Gathering. We will then to publish that decision on the website and the mailing list.


Quick Glance Calender:


31st of August: Nominations due

2nd/3rdof September: Candidates announced

11th of September: Meet the Candidates

15th-29th of September: Polling Period

Spring War/GSG: Announce



Aonghus and Ginevra

Baron and Baroness of Politarchopolis

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Baronial Rapier Championship – 11 May 2013

Greetings unto the Populace,

With the New year approaching soon the Baronial Rapier Championship will be held on the 11th day of May along side the New Years/Mothers day Feast.

The feast will be a midday buffet feast run by Lady Helouys Le Poer, helpers will be walking around with food on trays and the Rapier Championship. The tournament with a short break in the middle with entertainment.


1200: Site and lists open.
1230: Food served.
1300: Court then Tourney.
1430: Small play.
1500: Tourney re-commences.
1600: Closing Court.

Specific Tournament info: Round Robin any item off hand defense.

Site Location: Ainslie Hall, Ebden Street

Event cost: Members $15
Non-Members $20
Children $10
Non-Member Children $15

The Steward, Lord Paidin MacLorkan asks that if there are any members of the populace that are able to assist for the event could they please contact him on devilwuvangel@gmail.com as soon as you can.

Bookings can be sent to devilwuvangel@gmail.com

What's your hobby?

What’s your hobby?

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A word from the new Reeve

To the people of Politarchopolis, greetings!

As your new Reeve, I would first like to join the Baron, Baroness and Seneschal by thanking my predecessor, Aeveril of Ambledune (Danni Crawford), for her amazing 7 years of baronial service. The Barony could not have done without you!.

Onto more mundane issues:  usury

Yearly hall fees are now due:
Adults – $60; Children 5-16 – $30; Children <5 – Free; Families (2 adults + many kids) – $150.
After 1st of May – $5 per session for those who haven’t paid.
The $5 for non-members rule persists. Avoid it by joining SCA Ltd here.

Financial Hardship:

Having trouble financially? Come talk to me and we can work something out case-by-case. I’m under Reeve on the Contacts page.

Internet Banking:
I like it. You’re welcome to use it – just remember to email me how much you’ve deposited, why and what reference.

The Baronial bank details are:

BSB: 012 950
Account: 2329 51024

Incoming Tax Receipts:
They must be collected. Please don’t include personal expenses on them. This is all for GST.

Outgoing Tax Receipts:
Ask and thou shalt receive, but I won’t be writing them up for you unless you ask. (Don’t stress about corporate requirements – I’ll still be recording all transactions as required under the accounting standards.)

Thanks folks!



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From the Baron and Baroness – April Greetings

Greetings to the populace!

This year seems to be going by very quick and we’ve enjoyed some great events including the Feast of St Valentine and Festival.

Their Excellencies at Rowany Festival 2013, chatting to their Northern Cousin

Their Excellencies at Rowany Festival 2013, chatting to their Northern Cousin

We are looking forward to the rest of the events coming up this year, at least one a month! Our new coronets should be on their way to being made soon and we are very happy with how the barony and its colleges are faring.

Politarchopolis seems to be thriving at the moment which is fantastic to see. Many people have been putting in much hard work and if you have seen someone do so, please recommend them and their actions to us at Politarchopolis@lochac.net. A full list of available awards is available here.

Yours in service

Aonghus and Ginevra
Baron and Baroness

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Politarchopolis Pentathalon 2013 – Round 1 Results

Results are now available for the first round of the 2013 Politarchopolis Pentathalon (10 March 2013)  – a big congratulations to the Descartes Specials who took out first place!

Descartes Specials Pentathalon 1

Some of the winning entry from the Descartes Specials

Points for the team were as follows:

La Cocinara Locas – 135
Team Andronicus – 135
Burbage – 132
The Three Amigos – 121
Descartes Specials – 153
Rouge et Valois – 143
Sew & Swear – 146
House of Hurts – 97

Huge congratulations to all who worked to create their projects.  With entries ranging from hand made sugar, candles, soap, inks, sauces, wines, pickles and pottery, Politarchopolis should be very proud of the knowledge and creativity of its populace.  Some of the teams are sharing their progress along the way.  You can keep in touch with the progress of the Three Amigos here.

Entries for Round 2 of Pentathalon are due on the 19th of May 2013.

Some of the lemon themed entries from La Cocinaras Locas

Some of the lemon themed entries from La Cocinaras Locas

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