NEW DETAILS: Rowany Yule Feast and Tourneys, 5 December 2015

In the PEACEFUL reign of Steffan and Branwen, Rowany’s levies return home. As they pass through the outlying districts of Rowany, Master Padraig bids you to come celebrate a Yule Feast with him at the sign of the Two Swans, at 21 Sturt Street, Telopea (Dundas Community Centre).
Diverse foods will be served at this most esteemed tavern, with foods and beverages sourced from the German lands in particular being served. The first course will be served for about 6pm, and we hope to see you there.

Costs for revellers are as follows:
Booked by 27th November: $25 members, $30 non members, $10 under 12s, $60 for family (2 members, at least one under 12)
At the door: $30 members, $35 non members, $15 under 12s, $70 for family

Bookings can be made via email to and please be sure to specify any dietary restrictions or allergies you might have when booking.

Tournaments shall be run during the day:
Venue: Sturt Park, Sturt St, Telopea (short distance from where the feast will occur – Google Maps link: )
9:30 Set up
10:00 Guild prizes
11:00 Lists for Rapier open
11:30 Start Rapier Tourney
1:30 Lunch
2:00 Lists open for Armoured/inspections
2:30 Armoured tourney
4:00 Pack down.

Other details:

– Long range forecast is currently a hot and sunny day, top temp of 29. Ensure you have water and sunscreen.
– We are able to put pegs into the ground but no deeper than is necessary. We will also endeavour to make use of natural shade.

To all good gentles, greetings from Jean-Christophe le Saussier, Armoured Champion of Rowany.
It is tradition in these lands that at the great Yuletide gathering, disputes are settled.
To that end, a lyst field will be available on the morning of December 5th for those who may wish to settle any dispute where either party has chosen trial by combat.
All bouts are to be fought with matched weapons to 3 good blows.
To wit:
Challenge matched weapons tournament – counted blows, limbs count as a good blow. There will be a pause to allow combatants to reset. Feel free to bring gauntlets, bucklers and weapons to share around.

NEW: Due to unforseen circumstances, slight alteration in weapon forms for tomorrow’s tournament.
Accepted forms for the formal challenge round are sword and buckler, long sword and single sword.
After the formal challenge round, personal choice is allowed. This will be announced at the time by the Marshal in Charge.
The format remains a challenge tournament with bouts to 3 telling blows (limb shots, if good, count as a telling blow)

Following up on the previous post by my counterpart, Rowany will also be holding the annual Yule Rapier Tourney on the 5th of December along with several Royal Guild of Defence prizes. This year’s tournament will showcase enthusiasm, chivalry and team work on the field. Further details will be made available regarding the location and schedule when confirmed.
Come along for a fine day of fighting, followed by a fabulous evening of feasting with friends! Looking forward to stabbing, I mean, seeing you all there!
Jude of Lunihawke
Rowany Rapier Champion

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.

November Crown 2015, 7-8 Nov, Dismal Fogs

NB: this event is not run by Rowany. Information provided as a service to our readers. Official information source is the Facebook event page

Please note, the feast is full. You may be able to book for the day if you book ASAP.

Day time both Saturday and Sunday will be in Kingsford Smith Memorial Park, Katoomba, NSW. The best parking is in Vale st. Pedestrian access from the station is via stairs at the corner of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets.
The evening’s festivities will be at the Katoomba-Leura Community Centre, 81-83 Katoomba St, Katoomba. The best parking is in the Coles car park accessed from Parke St. No naked flames so we will have tea lights in glass holders.

Saturday 7 November: Tourney site from 9am, hall opens 5pm.
Sunday 8 November: Site from 9am

Timetable (to the best of our knowledge as at 9:15 pm 6/11)
9 am Site opens
10 am Crown Tournament lists open; Boffer Tournament; Pelicans’ Meeting
11:30 am Lunch served
12 pm Invocation Court
12:30 pm Crown Tournament starts; Children’s Quest
2 pm Hall opens for set up
3 pm Victory Court
4 pm Day site closes
5 pm Hall Opens – servers’ rehearsal from 5.30
6 pm First Royal Court
6:30 pm First remove
7:30 pm Second Remove served
8.00pm Second Royal Court
9.00 pm Banqueting course
9.30 pm Dancing
11:00 pm Lights on
11.30 Vacate hall

Sunday UPDATED as per the Crown
9 am Children’s activities; Knights’ Meeting
10 am Rapier Tournament; Laurels’ Meeting
11 am Tournament of the Rose
12 pm Lunch served
1 pm
2 pm
3 pm
4 pm Site closes

Please note, the feast is full. You may be able to book for the day if you book ASAP. Send bookings to

Adult full event 75.00
Adult day rate 27.00
Child full event 37.50
Child (5-18) day rate 13.50
Child (under 5) free
Family full event 206.25
Family day rate 74.25
Add $5.00 for non-members. Family rate includes 2 adults and up to 3 children.

Come to the Glorious Mountains to witness the tournament to determine the future King and Queen of Lochac. Don’t swelter in the summer heat enjoy the cool mountain air as you help celebrate our new Crown Prince and Princess at a feast of unrivalled quality with unsurpassed company. Never before has the Kingdom gathered among the fogs for such celebrations.
**More details:
The Kingdom A&S competitions will be judged during the day and on display in the evening, in a room adjacent to the main feasting hall.

Steward: Gudrun Bodvarsdottir,