The Barony of Politarchopolis

The Society for Creative Anachronism in Canberra, Australia

Valentines – pension call

It is a tradition in the Barony of Politarchopolis that we remember those have done service on our Guard. In recognition of their support, anyone who has served as Guard or Sergeant is granted a Pension in perpetuity.

The Pension, as specified in the Book of Ceremonies, is a donation of alms, once yearly, to any Pensioner who will present themselves at our court on the Feast of St Valentine.

Although the Feast this year is to be celebrated somewhat later than usual, we encourage all our brave Pensioners to attend if they may, and receive at our hands their due.

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Quarter Days 2015

Judging by the current calendar of Politarchopolis this year, Quarter Courts will be expected at:

Valentines’ Picnic and Regatta, 28th Feb

Elizabethan Street Markets, 30th May

Midwinter at the Manor, 15th August

Fields of Gold, 27th – 29th November.

Apart from Valentines’, all these events are awaiting confirmation. Things could still change.

Our Hobby SCA Promotion

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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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Christmas closures

Greetings, Politarchopolis,

Due to the ongoing Silly Season, we will not be opening the Ainslie hall this afternoon (28 December), nor on Wednesday which is New Year’s Eve. Normal programming will recommence from next Sunday, 4th January.

We hope that you are all very busy enjoying time with your friends and family, and look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Regards,
Crispin and Joan
Baron and Baroness

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Barony makes the front page of the Canberra Times!

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Photo by Wendy Higgs

Did you see us in the paper?

Last weekend the Barony hosted their Majesties, Niall and Liadan as well as the Barons and Baronesses from Stormhold, Rowany, Innilgard and Aneala at the 2014 Fields of Gold Tournaments Weekend.

Drawn by the tournaments (rapier, archery, armoured combat and equestrian) and the feasting the Canberra Times popped out to say hello! They were lucky enough to be there on the day that Lochac history was made when Baroness Eva von Danzig was sent to her vigil in preparation for joining the Order of Chivalry by their Majesties.  Baroness Eva will be the 41st female knight in the Society and the 1st female knight in Lochac!

You can read about it here and see the wonderful photos they took.

There was amazing classes run on weaving, heraldry, making hose and pageantry.  Many people were recognised for their work, their artistry and their prowess.

There was roast suckling pig, smoked trout, orange sorbet, roast lamb, roast onions, herb sallet and poached pears – all medieval recipes that the modern palette seems to love!

 

Why not look us up and join the fun!

 

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Ultimate Fighter today – postponed

Due to the excessive heat expected today, the November Ultimate Fighter round has been postponed.

Keep an eye out for the new date. And drink lots of water. And stay in the shade.

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Send us your words

Greetings, Politarchopolans,

With Quarter Day (Fields of Gold) rapidly approaching, this is a reminder that although our spies are everywhere, we still rejoice to hear from our populace.  If you feel that any member of our Barony, or any visitor from afar, is deserving of reward,  let it be speedily known.

Recommendations are best in writing. Email addresses for us and for the Crown are below.

politarchopolis@lochac.sca.org
crown@lochac.sca.org

Many thanks to those who have recently sent words speaking kindly of those around them; we are keeping a list…

Regards,
Joan, Baroness.

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Woden Valley Festival

The Barony was invited to participate in the Woden Valley Festival on 8 November 2014.  The Woden Valley Festival (WVF) is a community celebration of the Woden Valley, Canberra, held annually since 2007. It is hosted by the Woden Community Service (WCS) in partnership with sponsors, and is supported by the ACT Government.

The festival provides an opportunity for the community to gather in a positive and uplifting environment. It is a chance to talk with neighbours, discover local talent, develop new interests and get active. The festival also aims to provide a platform for local organisations to promote services and resources on offer to residents of Woden Valley and greater Canberra.

Big thanks to everyone who participated in the Woden Valley Festival demo yesterday. We had His Excellency, Crispin, Otto, Gabriel, Robbie, Maedb, Blanche and Henri throughout the day.

Our display items looked gorgeous on tables Mistress Rowan had loaned us, banners fluttered merrily and Gabriel and Sophia’s photo cards (contact details on the back) were in high demand!

We have received verbal thanks from the Woden Valley Community Centre and an invitation back for next year where they would like to put us in one of the central positions!

A wonderful showing for the Barony.

 

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The Barony at the Woden Valley Festival this Saturday

This Saturday we’re participating in the Woden Valley Festival at Eddison Park.

We are looking for artisans who can demonstrate their crafts, fencers who are ready to stab all the things and heavies who can bring the noise and singers, dancers and musicians. Unfortunately due to the festival’s insurance, archery displays are not possible. Pretty much if you are passionate about the sca – I need you

Our hospitaller, Gabriel has arranged some great new promotional materials and with Fields of Gold only a month away ( have you booked?) it is a wonderful recruitment and demonstration opportunity.

Please let me know if you can come along

10-4 this Saturday

Anne

Seneschal

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Baronial Archery Champion

The new Baronial Archery Champion is Wintherus Alban. Huzzah!

Woe to any who would attack our walls, for they shall not advance within bow shot for the hail of arrows that will be.

Our thanks to Lord Sigmund for his year’s exemplary service.

We congratulate all those who participated in this years’ championship. It has been a lot of fun.

We had 20 archers in the field round of the championship today, and a number of observers. The picnic lunch was ample and scrumptious, and we were blessed with gorgeous weather and magnificent views.

There were six fabulous entries in the A&S competition, ranging from the practical to the delicious. There was poetry, there were bunnies, there were cupcakes, as well as a masterfully decorated bow rack and a token effort by the incumbent champion.

Lady Avril of Ambledune won the A&S with her perpetual banner, featuring archery motifs and space to record the personal colours of each of our champions past and present.

As Baron and Baroness, we were proud to witness the prowess of our archers, to see their creativity and to enjoy the hospitality of their table. It was also lovely to have other members of the populace turn out to enjoy the day with us. Thank you, and we hope to see you all again very soon.

Joan, Baroness.

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