Late breaking news: Tudor feast cancelled

Unfortunately the Andronicus Tudor Feast has had to be cancelled. Apologies for the late notice.

However things are ramping up for Fields of Gold: See you there!

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Tudor Times

We’ve had great fun at the Field Day Demo and at Baronial Quarter Day. Thanks to all those who helped out.

Next up: The College of Andronicus has announced a Tudor Feast in honour of the current King and Queen.

And of course, There is Fields of Gold at the end of November.

– Baron Crispin

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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 Medieval Fest – Why we do it

Occasionally, you open your emails and there is a message that reminds you exactly why we participate in community events (apart from the fact we’re proud to be part of the Canberra community).


Could you please convey the following message to the good gentles who organised and attended today?

“Thank you for organising the medieval festival.  I loved watching the knights fight.  I loved all the people in beautiful clothes.  Everybody was really friendly and knew a lot about history.
I liked the juggling too.  I liked having a picture taken.

Thank you so much for all the hard work making it!”

Warmest Regards
Sebastian (5 years) (& Laura)”



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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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Ultimate Fighter March 22nd



The fighters


Baron Aonghus receiving a tassel for winning the Tourney.


Lord Lorcan receiving a tassel for winning the Fencing Tourney


Fencing Tourney

Other pictures from the day:


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