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).

Panther Hunt V, 19-21 May, Dismal Fogs (Blue Mountains)

Event Name: Panther Hunt V
Host Group: Dismal Fogs
Start date: Thursday, May 19th 2016
End date: Saturday, May 21st 2016
Event type: Other
Maranatha, 57 View St, Lidsdale NSW 2790

Name: Ellynor Askewe
Email Address:

Bookings Close: Tuesday, May 10th 2016
Booking Contact:
Full weekend, all meals, $90 adults, $45 children, under 5 free.
Feast only $30 adults, $15 children, under 5 free.
Day only, no feast, $20 adults, $10 children, under 5 free.
Non-members will attract a $5 event membership fee on top of above prices.

Since the passing of the Tudor reign, the Tudor masses have been left wanting for
the genteel art of hunting. Thankfully for said masses, rumours abound that the
Lithgovian panther, the foul beast said to haunt the Western fringes of the Shire of
Dismal Fogs, continues to roam, and so we shall meet there for a weekend of
hunting! There shall be archery in abundance! Tourneys both heavy and rapier if the
masses do will! Arts and sciences, and in particular, puppetry! And of course
excellent Tudor feasting and good company to be had by all.

This event is held at Maranatha, in Lidsdale, just past Lithgow NSW. Site opens 3pm
Friday, closes 3pm Sunday.

Accommodation for this event is in dorm style rooms, accommodating from 3 to 7
people in each, on a first in, first served basis. Camping is also available on
site, please specify when booking if you intend to camp.

Similarly,please notify the Steward or when booking of any special dietary
requirements, thank you.

Baronial Fighter Practice hall donations

Want to donate to help the Barony hire the hall for fighter practice? Don’t want to carry cash? Well, luckily we take EFT!
Direct deposit details are:
BSB : 032062
Account: 384421
Name: The Society for Creative Anachronism – Rowany
Donations are, as always, completely voluntary.
The Barony recommends $5 per week or $50 for a quarter.

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

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.

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.

Fighter Practice, Parramatta Park, Sundays 2pm

Hi everybody,

A few of us who live in western Sydney and struggle to make it to the regular Rowany practice because of work/family commitments have decided to have a fighter practice every couple of weekends. We will try to ensure that it does not clash with the Rowany war practices.

The first practice will be held at Parramatta Park on Sunday 30 August from 2pm.

Thanks, Chuck (Sir Jock Mactavish)

To check if this practice is on, please check the Baronial Calendar, or contact Chuck.

Radburne War VIII

Come and join House Radburne in the far western reaches of the Barony of Rowany (Dubbo NSW) for Radburne War VIII – a weekend of fun, war, feasting and the country side. Bookings are open!

Bookings to by 31 July 2015 please. Bookings are not confirmed unless payment received.
PLEASE include all relevant information in your booking, example whether you have any dietary requirements or special needs we will need to
be aware of.

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th August 2015

29L Gidgee Road
Dubbo NSW

Cost per person:

$65 per adult member fully catered (Friday evening to Sunday lunch)
$70 per adult non member fully catered (Friday evening to Sunday lunch)
$35 per adult member feast only (Saturday)
$40 per adult non member feast only (Saturday)
$25 weekend rate adult member (no meals)
$30 weekend rate adult non member (no meals)
5 and under free
6 to 17 – $35 fully catered, $20 feast only (Saturday) and $10 event rate (no meals) for members, add $5 for non members under 18 (due to changes to event membership from 1 September 2012)
Family Rate on application and at Steward’s discretion.

Draft Timetable

Friday 7 August

Site opens from 12pm for set up.

Soup kitchen from 6.30pm

Bardic Circle/Catch up

Saturday 8 August

8.00am to 9.00am Breakfast (strictly this time only – kitchen will close at 9:00am sharp)

9.30am Armour inspection

10.00am War Scenarios commence

10am A & S activities (TBC)

10:00am Equestrian Gear Check

10:30am Equestrian Authorisations (if required) and information session/activities

1:00pm Lunch

2:00pm A & S activities (TBC)

2:00pm Armour inspection

2.30pm War Scenarios begin

2:30pm Equestrian games commence

4.00pm Target Archery (IKAC) – to be confirmed

7pm Feast and Bardic Circle afterwards (Court if required)

8:30pm Night shoot

Sunday 9 August

8.30 to 9:30am Breakfast (strictly this time only – kitchen will close at 9.30am sharp)

9.30am Armour Inspection commences

10.00am War Scenarios commence

10:00am A & S activities commence (TBC)

12:30pm Lunch

If people are staying the extra night (Sunday), pick ups in the afternoon etc and a pizza run will be organised for the Sunday evening where we can sit and chat around the campfire.

Site improvements (planned for 2015/2016)

• Fort moved and made bigger
• New bridges
• New Village built for fighting around
• Horse area made bigger and fenced for mounted games (horseback archery in the future)