Last Sunday saw the Barony’s Foundations of Combat Intake 1 class and Beginner’s Rapier class kick off for 2015.
It was wonderful to see both classes so well attended. We hope all participants have a brilliant time building their skills. Next Sunday sees an Ultimate Fighter Tournament prior to class so feel free to come along early and watch the Barony’s more experienced fighters and fencers take the tournament field! Opens at 10.
On Saturday last (May 24) we were entertained by a rapier tournament, during which we chose Don François Henri Guyon to replace Lord Clement as our Rapier Champion for the next year.
We were joined by Their Highnesses Elizabeth and Cornelius, as well as a goodly number of our populace, and several newcomers. Several people did a wonderful job talking to passers-by about what we were up to in the park, which is much to be commended.
Two courts were held during the afternoon. New Officers were publicly announced, being Lord Gabriel van Dorne (Hospitaller, with thanks to Countess Liadan who preceded him), Lady Iseldis (Chirurgeon) and Lord Fionghuine (Lists).
Sophia van Dorne was thanked for her exemplary service as A&S Officer, and Lady Anne de Tournais was announced as Acting in this position, as Sophia’s replacement is not currently able to take up the office.
The Baroness and sundry others jumped merrily into a Leaf Pile which appeared on the tourney field.
Mistress Isobel retired from the Baronial Retinue.
Baroness Alesia also retired, being replaced by Sir Ysambart Courtin as Sergeant of our Guard.
Jack Argent and Saffiya swore homage and became members of the retinue. Saffiya has the title of Cup-bearer, while Jack is Lord-in-Waiting.
Lord Ben the Undecided received a Burly Griffin for service, and Lord Owen of Torlyon received one for his prowess on the fencing field.
Lord Lorccan Ruadh was the victor of the tournament, following two rounds of tie-breaking melee between the four top contenders.
The day was fine and the company excellent. The gingerbread was also excellent. We thank Lord Clement as steward of the event, and all those who helped him make the afternoon so enjoyable. We look forward to seeing everyone next time!
Greetings unto the populace
Come this Saturday 24th of May to join with their Excellencies, the Baron and Baroness of Politarchopolis for a Quarter Court and Picnic in the park as they choose their next Rapier Champion. There will a Tournament for all of those who wish to display their skill at arms.
The event will open at 12:00 noon and the Tournament will start at 1:30.
…Admission is $5 for members $10 for non members, no booking is required.
Location: Nara Park, Flynn Parade, behind the Hyatt
Contact Clement on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
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-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 email@example.com as soon as you can.
Bookings can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org