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

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.

Join us for the annual Rowany Yule Feast!


Where: Granville Town Hall, Dean St, Granville NSW AU
When: 13th December, 2014
Time: Hall opens from 5.30pm

Booking Information:

Bookings Officer: Altani Khalighu

Full Event Price:
Adult member: $45:00
Adult non member: $50:00
Child member<16: $10:00
Child non member <16: $15:00
Child member <5: $0:00
Offboard member: $20:00
Offboard non member: $25:00
Adult member- unbooked: $55:00
Adult non member- unbooked: $60:00
Child member- unbooked: $15:00
Child non member- unbooked: $20:00

Feast Information:
Contact: Annora Martin

Rowany Heavy and Rapier Tournaments

Their Excellencies the Baroness and Baron of Rowany invite all to the inaugural
Knights of the Heartlands Pas d’Armes Challenge members of the Order of Chivalry, and the Order of the White Scarf, in a pas d’armes

Where: Parramatta Park, Byrnes Ave, Parramatta NSW AU
When: 13th December, 2014
Time: 11am
Cost (Tourney only): $3 members / $8 Non-members
Steward: Annora Martin

Tourney Information
Contact: Kinggiyadai Ba’atur & Anton de Stoc

Cold War – bookings close in less than 2 weeks!

Cold War bookings close on August 17 – less than 2 weeks!
August 22-24, Glenfield Scout and Activity Centre, NSW.
Full event is $90*. “What do I get for that?” I hear you ask.
– Fully catered from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch, including a feast on the Saturday.
– a day and a half of WAAAAAAAAAAR!
– an amazing array of half day Arts and Science workshops
– dorm accommodation
– fun, frivolity and friends
– and those with an interest in rapier activities, we haven’t forgotten you. This year at Cold War, there will be the opportunity for training sessions with Don Gomez de Crecy and Lady Juliana de Northwood, Provost of Lochac! Lady Juliana is also planning a tournament…
How do you book?
Email with your name, how long you plan to attend, membership number and any dietary requirements you may have.
See you there!
* Individual day and feast only prices available on request.

Whilst on the subject of Cold War…
There will be both Baronial and Royal presences at Cold War.
So, do you know anyone worthy of recognition? Someone who has gone above and beyond? Then submit an award recommendation for them!
For Baronial level awards, email Their Excellencies Ameline and Miles at
For Kingdom level awards, email Their Majesties Niáll and Liadan at

VENUE Tues Nights – Latest Information

Unto the populace,

With pleasure I present the latest venue information for Tuesday Night activities:

Arts and Sciences, including singers, dancers and bring-a-project remain at Herb Greedy Hall, 76 Petersham Rd, Marrickville, NSW, 220.

Fighter Practice, both Heavy and Fencing, new venue location is: Addison Rd Community Centre 142 Addison Road, Marrickville NSW 2204. This is to be the new permanent venue. The time for Petersham Town Hall renovations was extended so we needed to search for a new venue and this is the one, enjoy!


P.S. As usual, venue info, links and maps are also available on the Addresses and Maps page

Rowany Baronial Changeover – May 17 (Updated 4/5/2014)

The Barony of Rowany shows the best of its wealth and bounty as we thank Loyola and Annora for their service to the Barony and Crown, and welcome their successors. There will be a tournament in the morning, followed by a hunt and a ball, with the stepping down of their Excellencies followed by a sumptuous feast and the investiture of our new Baroness and Baron, Ameline and Miles.


Here is the timetable for Rowany Baronial Changeover on may 17 as it currently stands (4/5/2014):

A mixed heavy, rapier and cut & thrust pas d’armes will be held in the morning, with lists opening at 10:30 and will conclude around 2pm.
There will also be a dance practice from 12-2.
Afterwards there will be a ball from until 5, followed by the final court and divestiture of their excellencies Annora and Mendoza.
The feast hall will open at 6pm, with the investiture of Ameline and Miles at 6:30.
First main remove will be at 7pm with Royal court at approximately 7:30.
Light refreshments will be provided throughout the day, with lunch being a pot-luck affair, please bring something to share.


Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville NSW 2204


Saturday May 17th


Contact Sigvald Sviðanda at with your name, SCA name, membership details and any dietary requirements.
Please book as soon as possible to ensure we can plan the event for everyone’s enjoyment. It will be a great day!

EDIT 4/5/2014: Early bookings will close midnight Tuesday 6th May. Bookings are capped as well, and we’re currently at 99 bookings, so book now to avoid disappointment. If you have not received an email from me regarding your booking, I have not received it.


$35 Members pre-booked (add $5 event insurance fee for non-members)
$25 Off-board rate
$25 Helpers
$45 Late booking


Newcomers Event Details (15 Mar 2014)

To the people of Rowany does Lord Anton de Stoc sends greetings, and news!

The Barony of Rowany will be holding it’s traditional Newcomers Event, at
Marrickville Town Hall on Saturday, 15 March 2014.

The hall will open at 12 for an afternoon of classes involving dance,
making clothes, song and other diverse activities.

The feast itself will be starting at 6pm, with a Persian theme.

Any persons with dietary requirements are requested to contact the Steward
well in advance, so they can be suitably fed.

Prices and Bookings:

First event, $10
Helper Price, $20 (ie musicians, cooks, hall setup etc)
Standard price, $30
Children under 7, free
Children 8-17, $10

Non member insurance surcharge, $5
Unbooked, $10 surcharge if other than 1st event.

Bookings close 1 March 2014

Please send bookings and any dietary requirements to rowanynewcomersbookings (AT)

Small Print

If you need to ask if it’s your first event, it’s your first event.

If you would like to help with cleanup, talk to Skarpethin ( dlcharlier (AT) )

If you would like to help with classes, talk to Sigvald. ( alex.selth (AT) )

If you’d like to help in the kitchen, talk to the steward before the cooks come at you with cleavers. ( PlantLauren (AT) )

Please feel free to cross post this! Newcomers is an awesome event. Bring a friend!

VENUE Tues Nights – A&S Venue and Activity Details (From 20 Jan 2014 until TBA)

Hi Everyone,

For the next 10 or so weeks we have a dedicated space for A&S on Tuesday Nights (away from those loud fighters) at the Herb Greedy Hall, 76 Petersham Rd, Marrickville, 2204.

(Note: If you just put the address or name of the hall into Google Maps, you’ll possibly have difficulty finding it! There is a church on the corner of Marrickville and Petersham Roads, Herb Greedy Hall is opposite the church on Petersham Road. The entrance is right near the phone booth)

From 7pm until 10pm.

For the first week (tomorrow) it’ll be a simple ‘bring a project and be crafty together’ session. I know we have some musicians interested. I’ll be sewing (and happy to help anyone else with their sewing). Regular singing practice will also be there.

Kicking off two weeks from tomorrow I will be running a fortnightly pre-Festival sew-along (similar to something I did with the Ursulans last year. Details to follow). We will also be running two sessions to help all our non-clothed newcomers get some garb for Festival.

There is kitchen space, and space for 2 classes / workshops to be run concurrently. If you want to run a class or workshops then let me know.

Clara van de Maes
A&S officer