Tournaments, 18 October

The Champions of Rowany, Jean-Christophe le Saussier and Jude of Lunihawke do invite all armoured combatants, fencers and combat archers to display their prowess and chivalry at a day of tournaments on October 18th 2015 at St Peters Public School, St Peters.

Please bring some food to share (pot luck lunch).

Bookings NOT required.

Site opens at 10:30. Inspections start at 11.

Please be aware, an existing standing booking will be sharing the site with us during the morning (dog obedience class)

Entry is free, however there will be a collection tin if you wish to donate a gold coin.

Non-member $5 levy applies.

Tournament formats:

Rapier: Mixed team melee scenarios

Armoured: Poker tournament: A reverse, timed, “King of the Hill”. Victorious fighter departs the field and collects a card, up to a maximum of 5 cards in a hand at any one time. After 3 consecutive losses, the fighter will cede the field.

Best poker hand wins! (results will also be tallied with a separate prize for the fighter with the most victories).

Depending on numbers, 2 fields may run at the same time.

Combat archery: round robin, best of 3 final. Again, dependent upon numbers, multiple bouts may occur simultaneously

Rowany Market Day & Tavern Feast

images6What better to do on a Spring day, than wander market stalls, and picnic on the grass with friends?

The day will end with an fun and relaxed cantina-style tavern feast with select tapas style dishes, capped at 50 attendees. (FEAST NOW SOLD OUT): Feast info here

Saturday 17th October
Market Day from 12pm.
Hall opens at 5:30pm for a 6pm feast.
Venue: St Peters School St Peters, Sydney. Enter from St Peters Street Map
Booking information: here

15340093b410cbc96376ce8edf7f9d62Current Market Stalls include:

Mainly Medieval – Authentic reproductions and re-enactment goods: tableware and cutlery, domestic textiles, dress accessories, apothecary products, handcraft supplies (more about Mainly Medieval: here)
Elvira’s Emporium Gemstone beads, jewellery, amber, silk dupion, fans, yak wool products and Mongolian felt products
Spangles – Mistress Helene’s period-inspired costume jewelry
Pallesser Products – Pottery
Honore’s Haberdashery Margo Anderson’s Historic Clothing Patterns, buttons, bits and bobs for your sewing requirements
Amicae Caupona saris, jewellery, beads, sewing items, medieval/period themed cards
Sarah’s Medieval Garage Sale Candelabras, chairs, knick knacks, fabric, goblets, deer skins, wooden bowls, beads, plumes, chaperon hats, costumes, and much more!
Medieval Attachments
Tortoise brooches, penannular, cloak clasps, lacing rings, real gemstone veil and hat pins.
Tink’s Treasures
– Fabric, books and other notions
Yolande’s Reclaimed Storage Spacefabric, a few pieces of garb and sundries

Do you have a just few items that you would like to sell at the Market Day? Something cluttering up your garage that others might get use out of?

ea97ee007daf9dc4ee763e8d3f9c12ceDiego’s Emporium can help!
– Simply find your item/s
– Decide what to charge for them (you may wish to make it free/nominal price, up to you)
– please prices in whole dollars if possible for the sake of Diego’s sanity
– contact Diego
– book for market day and bring your items along with you
– any questions?

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As you arrive at the hall, you will be given a small bag of coins. You will use this money to purchase your meal at the counter. In order to secure a wider variety of dishes, customers are encouraged to pool their coins and share plates of food. The menu is tapas in style to help with this communal dining experience: meatballs, haloumi, fried green beans and so on. Your food is prepared as you order it, and there’s no need to order anything you won’t eat.


Booking Information
When booking, please let us know how much of the day you wish to att
end, your SCA membership status, ans any dietary requirements that need to be accommodated.
This is a garbed event


Prices are Adult Member/Adult Non Member/Child Member/Child Non-member and include GST. Child = 5-17 years old.
Market Day Only: $14/$19/$5/$10 (Market day prices include a light lunch.)
Feast now sold out
Contact the stewards: for off board or other options

27/9 Omnia, Adora’s monthly event

Sunday, September 27 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
Kumbayah Girl Guide Camp, Mt Keira Rd, Mt Keira

Latin for ‘everything’, Omnia is Adora’s monthly event where you can do everything! A&S workshops, archery, heavy fighting, rapier, cooking, dancing etc all in the one location.

This is a garbed event with a pot luck lunch so please bring a plate to share.

Members $15
Non nembers $20
Kids <16 free (non member children $5)
For other prices please enquire

Bookings are not necessary.

Any enquiries please contact the steward Lady Phaedra de Courcelles (Emily McMahon) at

Omnia is held on the last Sunday of the month. Dates for 2015 are Sept 27, Oct 25 and Nov 29.

Viking-themed Dence Park, Oct 2015 – Mar 2016

Over the next six months we will be focussing on one particular look. We would like for people to be able to get together a well researched set of garb with all of the bits and pieces that go with it. For the next six months we will be looking at doing Viking garb so the adults classes will include;

An over view of Viking garb (Wulfwyne Grimwauld and Alexous Of Uri, two Laurels in this area from Mordenvale will be at Dence Park to help with resources and information)
Making your Garb, inner tunic, outer tunic or apron dress, leg coverings etc
Making your garb look nice- seam treatments adding in bits and pieces, tablet weaving and more.
Pouches and other accessories
Beads and brooches.

We will also have a focus on shoes at some stage. The idea is that by the time Festival comes around next year you will have learned enough to make your Viking garb and learned enough about research and how to do it to apply it to other areas of garb that you may want to look into.

If this new format goes well we will progress from there to a High Middle Ages series of classes for the six months after Festival. If there is still interest after that we will look at Burgundian and Renaissance garb at a later stage. At each stage we will be looking at lots of different techniques not just making clothes.

If you are interested we will be putting out some information soon on what sort of fabric to be looking for as we move into the first of the classes. For the first class run by Wolf and Alexous you may also want to bring along some fabric to pattern with and note pad and pen and your camera for taking photos of resources.

The sets of classes will be starting the weekend after Spring War, 11th of October.

September Baronial Senate meeting 28/9

Rowany monthly Senate meeting will be held Monday, the 28th of September, at Hut 1 of the Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville, starting 7pm.
It will be chaired by the newly appointed deputy Seneschals Dustan and Nona.
If you have anything that you would like added to the agenda, please let us know via the Rowany Seneschal email address There is also time set aside for general business if there is something that you wish discussed that is not on the agenda.
Also, if you cannot attend, but wish to have something raised, please email us at and we will raise it on your behalf.
All are welcome to attend.

Tournament (Valhalla), Fighter Practice, 21/9

His Grace, Duke Alfar of Attica, Knight of the Society has called a tournament to be held during Monday night fighter practice on Monday September 21st.
The format of the tournament will be Valhalla*.
Inspections open at 7, tournament to start at 7:30.
This is non garbed and will run as a normal fighter practice night.

* In a Valhalla tournament, all fighters begin on the field. They fight in single combat, with defeated fighters leaving the field. If the person who defeated you is defeated in combat, you return to the field. Winner is the last man standing (either by defeating each fighter in the list consecutively, or by endurance)

Helms off for water is limited to 30secs

13/9 Dence Park Arts and Science (and Rapier) day

Timetable for 13/9:
AM: making 16th Century drinking chocolate with Katherine
PM: paper marbling
Plus the usual boffer play etc…. bring your weapons.
All day mosaic workshop with Tina – please bring $5 for materials if you wish to participate.
Fencing with Tigre – any level including beginners are welcome to have a stab.
Classes are run by members for both adults and children. There are also people to do rapier with.

This is a newcomer-friendly event! This is a day without costumes, so you don’t have to worry about dressing up. There’ll be the opportunity to hang out and ask questions, and plenty of space to bring your own projects, power points and benches for sewing machines. The grounds are quiet and sunny for going outside and doing things like hand sewing in the sun or under a tree.

Upcoming 2015 dates for Dence Park are:

September 13
October 11
November 8
December 13

A gold coin donation is requested from all attendees, plus the additional $5 Insurance Levy for non-members. Newcomers pay the $5 insurance fee or a donation, they are not expected to pay both.

Location: The Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park, 26 Stanley Road, Epping, NSW 2121

Time: 9.30am – 4:30pm

If you would like to run a class for this day (or any other day for that matter) for adults or children (or both), we’d love to hear about it. Please email Tina/Cairistiona on

Time tables will be published about a week prior to each Dence Park day, please keep an eye out so that you know what is happening each month.

There is a break in the middle of the day’s schedule for a Pot Luck lunch. This would be a great time for anyone who would like to try out some of their period cooking on a receptive audience to bring out some of their creations. Alternatively just bring along something to share, it does not have to be a period dish. Remember to bring plates, cutlery, and a cup or mug if you wish to make a hot drink.

Bring a project you are working on, start a new project or come and learn something new, or even just bring a game to share and play.

This is a child–friendly event with boffer and games. All persons under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Trains: there are regular trains to Epping Station. Epping Station is 1.1 km from Dence Park, so the walk from the Station will take about 10-15 minutes.

Buses: you can catch the M54, which goes near Epping Station on Beecroft Rd every 20 minutes on weekends and will take you to within 500 meters of the Creative Centre. If you get off at the Epping Road near Crandon bus stop just two stops or if you miss that one the next stop will get you to within 80 meters of the Centre.

Cars: there is plenty of parking, a small portion of which is double parking, so please be aware of this.

Sea Dogs and Saucy Wenches, 31/10 (Stowe on the Wowld)

Saturday, 31 Oct 2015
1st Toongabbie Scout Hall 99 Bungaree Scout Hall Pendle Hill (map)
Steward: Marozia Moglie di Basilio Bracci

Come one and all to a Maritime Extravaganza run by the Canton of Stowe on the Wowld.

Starting at 5PM and going late into the evening there shall be.

Rapier Tavern Brawl
Feast from Olde England to the New World
Brewing Competition
Sea Shanty Competition

A wonderful night of fighting, feasting, singing and brewing.

Bookings will be capped at 50 so don’t delay in booking your berth before that ship sails.

A Taste of the Middle Ages, 26/9/15, Mittagong

Event Name: A Taste of the Middle Ages
Host Group: Rowany
Date: Saturday, September 26th 2015
Event type: Feast
Mittagong Senior Citizens and Community Centre
Queen Street Mittagong

Name: Baroness Alys
Email Address:

Bookings Close: Saturday, September 19th 2015
Booking Contact:
Baroness Alys
Adults: $25, Concession: $15, under 15 free
Non Members add $5

A taste of the Middle Ages is a feast for new comers and will feature different
types of food from the middle ages.
The hall will open at 6pm with the feast starting from 7pm.
There will be an A n S display featuring works from many of Okewaite’s talented