Royal Supper, Friday 8 July, Stowe-on-the-Wowld (Pendle Hill)

Bookings for Stowe’s Royal Supper will close next weekend. If you haven’t booked and you’d still like to come, drop us a line at If you’ve booked and not paid yet, please do! If you can’t find the details we sent, email us so we can send them to you.

Stowe Royal Supper

Stowe are hosting Their Majesties Gilbert and Bethony for a Royal Supper and gathering, prior to their devestiture.
When: Friday (Yes! Friday! The night before Midwinter!) 8th of July 2016
Where: 1st Toongabbie Scout Hall, 99 Bungaree Rd, Pende Hill, NSW, 2145
Steward – Mistress Finn
Bookings – Vera of Rowany
$10 members $15 non-members $10 for Winterfest demo newcomers (only)
Kids: 0-10yrs members (Free) non members $5, 11-14yrs members $5, non members $10.

*Bookings close on July 1st. At that point, anyone who hasn’t pre-paid, runs the risk of losing their booking and it being made available to someone on the wait-list. If you cannot pay in advance, please contact the Steward.

**Please note, this is not a full feast! We will be serving forth 2 soup options and bread, fruit, cheese and nuts and something yummy for dessert. There will be some seating and room to stand and mingle (so not full seating).

Lochac Midwinter Coronation 2016, hosted by the College of St Ursula

When: Jul 9 at 9 AM to Jul 10 at 5 PM (see below)
Where: The University of Sydney- Great Hall

Come and Witness the end of the reign of King Gilbert & Queen Bethony, and the beginning of the reign of the 29th Crown of Lochac.

More details to come; check out our event website at

Adult Member: $75, Children 5-12: $35, Under 5: Free. Add $5 for non-members.
Off-board, Hardship, and Worker rates available upon request.
Feast may be capped at 150 people, so book early; email, or join this FB event:

The timetable for Midwinter Coronation, hosted by the College of St Ursula
at the University of Sydney, has now been approved for publication. As
always, times are guides, and events may run earlier or later than


0800: Site opens for set up
1000: Final Court of Gilbert I and Bethany I
1100: Coronation Court
1200: Lunch
1300: Armoured Tourney begins (details below)/Dancing and music/Order of the Laurel Meeting
1400: A&S competition judging
1500: First Court, ThorolfR I and Halla I
1600: Worshipful Company of Broiderers Meeting/ Council of the Purse and Regalia Meeting/ Tourneys or pickups
1700: Order of Chivalry meeting/Herb and Garden Guild meeting

1800: Feast (may include Court)
2200: Lights on

0800: Site opens for set up
0900: Lochac Company of Archers meeting
1000: Order of Defence meeting
1100: Order of Pelican meeting
1200: Lunch
1300 -1600: Rose Tourneys (details below)
1600: Closing Court
1700: Pack down

There will be Armoured (Heavy) tournaments run both days at Midwinter Coronation this year. Local fencers have advised me that almost no one is attending the event with the intention of fighting rapier, hence there will not be a rapier tournament. If you feel this decision is ill-advised, please contact Theodulf immediately: 

Saturday: Swiss Seed Tournament

Lists and Inspections open at 12:30 (during lunch). Tournament runs from 1:00 to 2:00 with pickups afterwards.

Sunday: Rose Tournament

There will be a winner by prowess in the Rose Tournament this year in addition to the champions chosen by the Ladies of the Rose. This means defeated fighters must tell Lists who defeated them before distributing roses. The rationale behind this decision is as follows: Rose tournaments are all for the sake of chivalry, but it is easy to be chivalrous when there is nothing at stake – perhaps sportsmanship is a more apt word to use here. If the tournament is non-competitive, sportsmanship is meaningless, thus there must be a winner by prowess.

Lists and Inspections open at 12:30 (during lunch).
Tournament runs from 
1:00 to 4:00 (plenty of fighting for everyone).
Fighters may enter the 
tournament after the start time but must still be inspected and see lists – because of the format this doesn’t affect the outcome.

June Folia Roani online!

Folia Roani June - p1
Folia Roani June 2016 is now online, with handy-dandy calendar and regular events details; a call for applications for A&S officer and for Marshal (as well as Lists and Acquisitor); commentary period on replacement Seneschal by 28/5; upcoming events in Rowany, ACT/NSW, and around Lochac; a call for people to run a demo 18/6 (clashing with SupaNova); and a list of Rowanites recognised with Kingdom awards this year.

The May senate meeting minutes are also attached at the end of this newsletter, touching on:
Approved projects for Fighter Auction Tourney funds; Reeve report; Marshal injury reports from Festival don’t match St Johns reports; feedback about Baronial website, newsletter sought; Festival survey open, closing 25/5; Fort Gates for Festival being built by Leinad for $1400.

Senate meeting minutes 16 May uploaded

Please find here the Senate minutes for May:
Rowany Senate Meeting 16 May 2016

touching on: Approved projects for Fighter Auction Tourney funds; Reeve report; replacement A&S and Marshal needed; Marshal injury reports from Festival don’t match St Johns reports; feedback about Baronial website, newsletter sought; Festival survey open, closing 25/5; Fort Gates for Festival being built by Leinad for $1400.

Rowany Seneschal: Unnr to replace Tatya at Midwinter Coronation

Good afternoon everyone,
It is the determination of the Kingdom Seneschal to appoint Unnr to the office of Rowany Seneschal as of Midwinter Coronation.
Any objections to this appointment should be raised in writing to the Kingdom Seneschal, Lord Nicodemus Novello, at or to the postal address to be found via Pegasus, no later than noon Saturday the 28th of May, 2016.
Thank you
Rowany Seneschal

Tournament at Monday Fighter Practice, 9/5/16

This coming Monday night 9/5/16 at Rowany Fighter Practice, there will be held a Valhalla* tournament.
It will start at 7:30. Bring your kit and your authorisation card, but don’t bring weapons of mass destruction.

* 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 fighter on the field (either by defeating each fighter in the list consecutively, or by endurance).

April Newsletter (Folia Roani) uploaded

Here it is! Folia Roani April 2016

Complete with calendar, upcoming events (including an invite to Ironfest), officers, positions vacant, awards given, and Festival 2016 highlights; a call to bid for Kingdom events, Skype now available to attend Baronial meetings; from the B&B (farewell Okewaite) and from the Seneschal.

As ever, if there is something you’d like to see in this newsletter, please let me know (bethan AT lochac DOT sca DOT org DOT au).

NEW DETAILS: Newcomers Feast, Saturday 12 March

Event Name: Rowany Newcomers
Host Group: Rowany
Date: Saturday, March 12th 2016
Event type: Collegium and Feast
St Peters Public School, Church St, St Peters

Name: Raegan of Lunihawk
Email Address:

Bookings Close: Monday, March 7th 2016
Booking Contact:
Jude of Lunihawke –
Newcomers $20
Populace $30 (+$5 for non-members)
At door price is +$10 (except for newcomers)

The annual Rowany Newcomers event is upon us once again!

It will be held at St Peters Public School, St Peters on Saturday the 12th of March.
The event shall begin with a set of tournaments, an afternoon of classes and end
with a fabulous feast.

Please send all bookings to Jude of Lunihawke –

If you would like to help out in running a class please contact Sigvaldr Svidandi –

If you are interested in getting involved or have inquiries please contact me here
or at

(Current) Timetable for Rowany Newcomers!
Armoured and rapier tournaments – Lord Jude of Lunihawk (rapier) (heavy marshal tbc) (outdoors)
Medieval and SCA Heraldry – Lord Matthjis Tjepke van der Horst
SCA camping etiquette – Lady Mairi of Kilravok
Introduction to armoured combat – Duke Aedward Staedfaste and Sir Ariston Hegelochos (outdoors)
Bardic Circle – Lady Ilona Skaldja
Are you a threat to the kingdom in the 16th century? – Lord Anton de Stoc
Introduction to rapier combat – Lord Jude of Lunihawk and Lord Liufeyan (outdoors)
Costuming through the ages – Lady Ana von der Ron
Introduction to brewing – Mistress Isebail inghean Domhnall mhic Donchaidh
SCA combat archery – Count Kinggiyadai Ba’atur (outdoors)
War and culture in the ancient world – Sir Ariston Hegelochos
Introduction to sewing and costuming – Duchess Yolande Kesteven
Medieval board games – Lord Sigvaldr Svithandi and Lord Matthjis Tjepke van der Horst
Teachers: please let Sigvaldr know if you need equipment, a change in time, or anything else.