From the Baron & Baroness – First Update

Unto the Populace of Rowany do Baroness Ameline and Baron Miles send warmest greetings.

It has been an exciting month! And a busy one. It has been great to see so many of you at events both near and far.

A month ago, we stepped up as Baroness & Baron. This was a wonderful event stewarded by Sigvald and team. We were especially impressed by the delicious repast created by Lady Tatya and her team, created in such difficult conditions. Thank you also to Lady Annabel for her organisation of the Agincourt carol. We were also very pleased to witness the elevation of Mistress Clara van de Maes to the Order of the Laurel.

In the last month we have had two demos, one at the Blacktown Medieval Fair, and more recently, at Supanova. Great thanks to Skarpathan for his organisation of these, and all of those who volunteered their time. We had a great time at the Blacktown demo, and it was good to be able to include Combat Archery in the display for the first time.

We were pleased to accept the kind invitation to attend Dismal Fog’s Panther Hunt event. This was an archery focused event. It was good to see members of our Barony travelling to visit our near neighbours. Special thanks to the Bunny Rabbit, the Dragon & the Panther.

Further afield, we also travelled to Great Northern War. The Northern Reaches as always put on a wonderful event, and we are sure that those others from Rowany who travelled there also enjoyed it as much as we did. Lots of good fighting, good company, and also lots of fire.

Last night we had our first Baronial event within our tenure, the Pheast of the Pheasant in our Canton of Okewaite. It was good to see many travellers from central Rowany & Stowe, and also some guests from Politarchopolis. Thank you to Cristoval for providing such marvelous food – including an item or two for the more adventurous to try. At this event we were pleased to recognise Lady Helouys of Politarchopolis with a Silver Cinquefoil for her work for the Barony, especially in Okewaite; also Lady Bella Rose of Okewaite for work on Flanders costume with Rowan Berries; and also recognising the exemplary courtesy of Baroness Alys Dietsch with the Order of the Dovetail.

In the next month, we will be travelling both to the Stormhold Investiture on the 21st of June, and Midwinter Coronation in Politarchopolis on the 5-6th of July. Closer to home, the College of St Ursula is hosting College War at Glenfield, and also Stowe on the Wowld will be holding their Ludi Natalis Birthday Feast on the 19th of July. We hope to see many of you at these events.

In Rowany’s new monthly A&S Challenge and Display, as organised by Mistress Clara, in the month of June we are looking at both Cooking and also Music – two great categories that we hope to see many members participate in. July will follow with Plants & Herbs, and Textiles & Fibre Arts – so start thinking about what you might like to try for those areas as well.

We are currently working on getting the Barony’s award records into a form that they can be displayed on the website. Please don’t forget to recommend to us those members of the Barony that you feel are worthy of recognition.

Ameline et Miles

Poll / Survey – Baronial Heirs – Pick Your Candidate

Greetings to the Barony of Rowany,

After much discussion the time has come to select the baronial heirs. Below you will find a link to a brief survey which will inform their Majesties of the preferred candidates of the populace. The Poll will remain open for 14 days closing on the night of the 27th of Feb (11:59 pm). Their Majesties will announce their decision shortly there after.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GR2WFCD

YIS

Alfgeirr Agnarsson
Returns officer

Information Regarding The Poll For Helping Choose Our Next Baron and / or Baroness

Greetings to the Barony of Rowany,

As we all know, their excellencies Loyola and Annora will soon be stepping down as Baron and Baroness of Rowany. Our Barony is strong and we are fortunate that 4 candidates have stepped forward who are willing to lead our barony into this new era. In recent weeks there have been several forums in which we have had the opportunity to talk to the candidates and hear their visions for the future of Rowany.

I have been asked by their Majesties and their Excellencies to conduct a poll to advise them of the wishes of the populace in choosing the next Baron &/or Baroness. This poll will be conducted via survey monkey. Unfortunately due to my mundane schedule this will be happening this Thursday rather than on the 10th (today) as previously advertised. I apologise for this but it is unavoidable.

In the mean time, should you have any comments to share with their majesties regarding the candidates they can be sent to:
crown (AT) lochac.sca.org

Please forward this message to any other relevant Rowany lists if I have missed them.

YIS

THL Alfgeirr Agnarsson

UPDATE 2014-02-14: The poll / Survey is now available – Please see this post

Journey To Find A New Baron And / Or Baroness In 2014

Greetings to All -

We, Loyola and Myself, with the permission of Their Majesties Niall and Liadan, must announce that it is time to begin the search for successors.

We have been privileged to serve these past years as the Baron and Baroness of Rowany but now feel that the time is right for us to step aside and open the position to a worthy contender. We ask on Their Majesties behalf that all intentions be made directly to the royal email: crown(AT)sca.org.au

We hope that intentions will be declared by Twelth Night, so that King Niall and Queen Liadan may pass on these to their Heirs Prince Alfar and Princess Angharat for deliberation.

The date selected for the Changeover is May 3rd.
Once we have more details, we will update everyone accordingly.
We thank you sincerely for your support during our time as Baron and Baroness, and look forward to working together over the coming months during this process.

Regards and best wishes for the Festive Season -
Annora Baroness, Loyola Baron. (29 Dec 2013)

…and so began the search for our next Baron and / or Baroness of Rowany. Candidates have come forward and we are now in the process of being impressed by them and their views of what can be done into the future for the Barony of Rowany.

This page will act as a central place linking to information supplied regarding the process and the candidates. Four candidates have put themselves forward. We are hosting a page for each candidate to supply information and have also set up a forum where ongoing discussion can happen.

The Candidates

We are please to introduce the following four candidates, listed in alphabetical order. Each of their names link to the associated information each candidate(s) has provided to introduce themselves and give some background as to why they have put themselves forward.

The Discussion Forum

The discussion forum is available here.

Anyone can add to the existing topics and also add new ones, without any required registration (registration is currently disabled, sorry).

On that note, at time of writing there is a bare bones list of topics. As things progress this will flesh out further according to what the populace wished to discuss on the matter. Feel free to add to the conversation, we would appreciate hearing from you.

The Process

As things progress, we will add any information passed our way to the following area. This will be updated with information about what is happening as things progress.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – Venue change TBA – Petersham Town Hall closed for ten weeks from Jan 20th

From the Seneschal:

 

Marrickville council have just called me.
Petersham Town Hall will be closed for ten weeks from Jan 20th, for repairs to the structure of the hall.

Unfortunately, Marrickville Town Hall is *not* going to be available to us as an alternative.

They are still sorting out what options may be available to us – perhaps a combination of St Peters and Herb Greedy Hall. Or we may need to go back to doing fighting at Camperdown park.

This has not yet been decided, but I will let you know when it happens.

Fighter prac will continue – and will return to Petersham after the ten weeks.

Update – Open Day to Visit Festival Site going Ahead – Smoke Free Zone

Greetings,

An update on the Rowany Festival Site Visit this weekend.
The planned visit will be going ahead as planned with one minor alteration.
The site is to remain a smoke free site for the day. So if you are a smoker
please be aware of this and make sure that you do not smoke anywhere on the
site on Saturday.

For those who are coming we will see you there.

Caristiona

Visit to Festival Site Potential Postponement Due to NSW Fires – TBA Later

Greetings,

at the moment the planned Site Visit on the weekend is up in the air. The
owner of the property has asked that he be able to contact us on Thursday
to either clear our visit on the weekend or to reschedule it. This decision
will be made on a number of factors including;
Safety
Fires in the area
Access on the roads
Air Quality
Emergency Services in the area and their concerns
and a number of other different concerns.

When we hear from the owner of the site and we discuss these concerns on
Thursday details on the site visit will be forthcoming. Additional
information will be posted here when it is forthcoming.

The Festival Stewards

Baronial Senate Meeting date shift

From the Baronial Seneschal:

Senate will be on the 24th September at Fighter prac in Petersham.

We have a few important issues to discuss and vote upon – including FAT requests and a proposal for music equipment.
We also need to discuss the option of hiring a book-keeper to help us with the books to make the reeve’s job more manageable.

So please come to the next senate – we need your input and vote.

All members of the barony are welcome to attend and give input to the senate.

24th of September at Petersham – starting at about 7pm

The following Senate meeting will also be at Rowany Fighter Practice on Tuesday 15th October 2013, from 7pm.

Self Introduction By The New Chronicler (Extra, extra, read all about it!)

Art by Yorick, used with permission

The new Chronicler, Ameline, as depicted by Yorick

Changes are afoot. One such change is that the Barony of Rowany has a new Chronicler. I am Ameline de Colwell, and I will be bringing you the word from the street. That is to say, the event notices, the announcements, the scandals and developments, those scribbles of lyrics and verse, the artistic endeavours –  much of which that has of late been passed simply from hand-to-hand, word-of-mouth… oh, and those things that have of late been only discussed on that social media site.

No longer will Folia Roani, the first-rate publication of this, Lochac’s first and finest Barony, be but only a monthly publication. Rowany is a diverse locale, in which the lifeblood of its denizens beats more often than that – and so here we have the Folia Daily edition. Check back here regularly – and stay tuned for new, exciting ways to stay up to date! – or watch for the updates linked on the Rowanites Email List or the Barony of Rowany Facebook Page.

You can contact me for now via email at colwellcat@gmail.com – and yes, I want to hear from you. Do you have an announcement? An article? An event?  Do you have a comic strip? A collection of medieval humour? I have the forum for you. I do ask for your patience, for while the grand plan has been in mind for some time… executing it will take a little time and experimentation.

Stay tuned…