With a massive Fields of Gold just gone by, we next look forward to the End of Year Party where we might reflect on the marvelousnessity of the year – feasts, tournaments, classes, quarter days, many demos, peerages and other awards, and much more besides.
And then we kick off again in January with 12th Night Coronation, showcasing the finest of everything: Food and fighting, arts and archery, pomp and pageantry. Book now!
– Baron Crispin
This talk of war to the south concerns me greatly. Not only that our southern neighbors are flexing their muscles; not only the instability, distress and hardship that comes from war; not only that “Thaw War” sounds suspiciously like “Tharwa”, which is within our borders last I checked; but also that this event sounds like jolly good fun.
So I shall be journeying south to battle. Come join me!
– Baron Crispin
Tomorrow we visit Okewaite for their Leet Court and potluck picnic, noon until 4pm at Cockatrice Farm.
Next week we have coming up the Torlyon 20th Anniversary and Baronial Quarter day on 30 April with many activities to try out.
Following those events, in May is the Feast of Champions, a visit on Their Majesties tour of Their Kingdom.
Further anon we have the Feast of Saint Andronicus in July, the Politarchopolis University in August, the Tournament of the Griffin in September and St Vitas Dance and Music weekend also in September.
With all this plus the regular activities, you can see there is much going on. We look forward to seeing you soon!
With our warriors returning from Rowany Festival, the Foundations of Armoured Combat Course will resume this Sunday (3rd of April) with our first practical training session. Anyone can come along, pick up a sword and learn the arts of medieval warfare.
We will revise the basic guard and stance, along with the warmup motion. A direct cut and ear to ear cut will be covered, along will shield defence against these cuts. Suitable for beginners, all equipment provided.
WHEN: Begins 3rd April 2016 at 1.00pm (classes run for an hour)
WHERE: Ainslie Scout Hall, Cnr of Ebden & Hassall Streets, Ainslie, ACT
COST: $20 for the entire course, free for paid students from the 2015 course.
Non-Members will need to pay $5 per session for insurance purposes (Membership options available)
Schedule for Saturday’s event is:
1500 site set-up
1700 event start – games. Also try out archery, rapier and heavy.
1920 Baronial Court
2000 event close
Plenty of room for additions – just ask…
Aeveril of Ambledune
As of today’s baronial meeting, I’m the campsite coordinator for the Politarchopolis campsite at this year’s Rowany festival.
If you are the contact for a household that is camping in the Politarchopolis campsite, or if you are not part of a household but want to camp with Politarchopolis: Please let me know how many people you expect to be camping with you and give me a list of your tent dimensions.
This will help me with planning out where to fit everyone and will help ensure our campsite gets enough land.
The other important way to ensure we are allocated enough space is to book for Rowany Festival. Go do that NOW!
– Baron Crispin
The last regular Sunday afternoon practice for the year is on the 19th of December, and to end off the year we are having a pot-luck (bring a plate to share) celebration.
Reading Anne’s wrap-up in Griffintayle reminds us that this has been a big and varied year, so come along and join in, talk about what we’ve done and bring your ideas for what we should do next year.
– Crispin and Joan
Fields of Gold was fabulous once more, thanks to a large and dedicated
team of people. We will leave it to the Stewards to make their specific
thanks, but we would like to note that a large multi-day event such as
this requires a huge amount of time and effort.
Thank you to any and all who helped, even in the smallest way. Chipping
in where you can reduces the burden on the stewarding team and makes a
much more pleasant event for everyone.
There was a LOT of court. Their Majesties made numerous awards which
were very well received. We also conducted some baronial business, and
paid our taxes to the Crown. Our thanks to the populace who provided
goods with which to pay those dues.
Thank you also to all who assisted us and the Crown at various times. We
were excellently attended during the event, and knowing we can rely upon
our retainers is a marvelous thing.
We hope everyone enjoyed the event and came away with great stories to
Joan and Crispin.
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!
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