Griffintayle is the monthly newsletter of the Barony of Politarchopolis, composed by the Baronial Chronicler.
The newsletter usually contains event information (past and future), Baronial and officer missives, officer regnum (i.e. contact details) and articles submitted by the populace for publication.
There was a break in publication from September 2011 until publication recommenced from April 2015.
The following is an incomplete archive of Griffintayle publications.
I have created a very short survey that I would encourage you to participate in, relating to hall and storage options for Politarchopolis. It is found at:
It also asks what days/times we should hire on a regular basis.
It is your chance to have your say with what happens. You have until
5pm on Thursday 8th November to respond before the survey is closed.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
Ragnahildr has kindly looked into alternative hall/storage
arrangements for Politarchopolis.
Address: Corner of Hassall Place and Ebden Street, Ainslie. One block
from Ainslie shops.
Hire price includes a 2.5m x 3.7m storage space.
The hall is larger than the Haig Park Hall, especially considering
that a third of the Haig Park Hall is marked off for the childcare and
is unusable by Politarchopolis.
Currently, Helouys has paid storage organised for the Barony until
December 2012. After that time we will either be required to pay more
to retain it (a very costly option), or move the Baronial stuff to a
The Ainslie Hall has offered similar fees, charges and conditions as
the Haig Park Hall (including the larger storage area).
Paid storage is currently costing the Barony $170 per month, on top of standard hall hire.
Questions and Answers
Question: I don’t use the hall or storage for my stuff – why should the Barony pay for this?
Answer: The Barony owns many items, including but not limited to:
- kitchen utensils and equipments,
- banners, regalia and other decorations,
- list fields,
- list trees,
- loaner armour,
- chairs, and
- fold-down tables.
These items belong to the Barony, no individual person or group owns them. It is unfair to expect that one person or group should be responsible for storing these items. Storage is currently costing the Barony $170 per month, which is not sustainable in the long term.
Question: What is the Ainslie Hall floor like?
Answer: Floor is wooden on pillar foundations – not slab.
Question: What about the outside surrounds – is there enough space for heavy and rapier training?
Answer: There is lots of green space and shaded space. The parking is not as sophisticated as the Haig Park Hall.
Question: What is the kitchen like?
Answer: The kitchen is very basic. The kitchen in Haig Park Hall is also very basic, and is not usually used for feasts at present (only for reheating food for pot luck feasts, usually).