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.

Timetable:

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.

Venue:

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

Date:

Saturday May 17th

Bookings:

Contact Sigvald Sviðanda at alex.selth@gmail.com 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.

Prices:

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

 

Yule Tournaments – Heavy and Fencing – 14 Dec 2013

To the Kingdom of Lochac, and to all Knights, squires, man at arms and all who enjoy the combative arts within the Kingdom of Lochac, does Sir Gabriel de Beaumont, former squire of Count Sir Berenger of Nancy, invite you to a celebration.

Ten glorious years has passed since Alaric & Nerissa, Third King and Queen of Lochac, did elevate Berenger of Nancy to the Order of Chivalry in AS XXXVII at Rowany Yule.

Let it be known that on the 14th Day of December, we, the extended Household of Nancy, being Sir Berenger of Nancy and his squires, students and men of arms, and those knights, squires, students and men at arms who claim lineage to him, will hold the field in the Barony of Rowany against all who would challenge us in a passage of arms. The forms of the challenges shall be inspired by those weapon forms loved by Sir Berenger of Nancy, being either the matched forms of sword and shield, single sword or matched halberds. All challenges shall be fought either as a single combat, team melee, counted blows or over the barrier.
This will also be the last time that one of the members of the extended Household of Nancy, THL Stigh Joghensson will take the field as my squire before his elevation to the Order of Chivalry at the Feast that evening.

We hope that many will come and cross weapons with us in the spirit of friendship, or will watch this wonderful spectacle.

And… to the Kingdom of Lochac fencers and to all members of the guild of Defence be it be known to all that profess skill at arms that we, Provost Lindoret of Bryn Myrddin and Provost Gomez de Crecy, do give leave and licence to our students, Mistress Baroness Alexous of Yuri, and Tatjana Natasha of Lunihawk, to play there Free Scholars Prizes against all Free Scholars, Journeymen, Provosts and Guild Masters in their subtle mystery at these weapons, viz: rapier and dagger. We are honored that her highness Queen Liadan, as a member of the Guild of Defence, will be testing our scholars upon the fencing field.

Following this demonstration of skill, a tournment of rapier will be held to determine the Rowany Rapier Champion, we invite all having the prowess in the art of defence to take the field for the glory of Rowany that she may be well defended.
11:00 Armour inspection
11:30 Free scholar prizes
12:00 Pas d’Armes Tournament
12:30 Rowany Rapier Champion Tournament

Location: Petersham Park, Petersham. [Map]

The list fields will be at the Brighton St end (opposite end from the cricket field).

Bring plenty of water, something to sit on, and something to eat for lunch.

Yule Feast will be held following the tournaments.

Fencing Tournament and Garb (costume) night (3 Dec 2013)

To the Populace of the Barony of Rowany
From Lord Gomez de Crecy

Greetings,

The time has come for a fencing tournament to be held as a practice for the Rapier championship at Yule. This tourney will be a points based round robin format.

This is a garb (costume) night so please com in full kit. The armoured combatants will be in attendance to support us.

The venue will be Petersham Town Hall (see the Addresses & Maps page for details) on the December 3rd, which is a Tuesday night. Inspection starts at 7.30pm and tourney starts at 8pm. Finish time is 10pm.

(The tournament will be in place of regular Tuesday night combat practice)

Monthly Sunday Tournaments!

Just a reminder that the first Rowany Monthly tournament is on this Sunday the 27th October!

What:     Potluck lunch and tournament.
Where:  St Peters Public School, 31 St. Peter’s Street, St Peters, NSW, 2044 [MAP]
When:    Site opens at 12pm. Armour inspections from 1pm. Site closes 4pm

Cost:      $5 to help cover site hire. (+$5 for non member insurance levy)

The format of the tournament will be decided on the day based on there number of fighters, likely round robin, Valhalla or single kill / double elimination. This is a garbed event, and we can arrange loaner garb if needed. There is seating on site, but bringing a chair wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Hope to see you there!

Yours in service,
Sigvald Sviðanda

(Information on other regular events found here)

Full Tournament and Garb (costume) night (26 Nov 2013)

To the Populace of the Barony of Rowany
From Duke Alfar of Attica

Greetings,

I’m thinking its time for a tourney in the Barony. This tourney is open to all fighters who have not competed in a Coronet/ Crown tournament. There will be a prize for the victor and prizes given by the ladies of the Barony. We have a lot of fighters in the barony and its time we started to sharpen our competitive edge.

The venue will be Petersham Town Hall (see the Addresses & Maps page for details) on the 26th November, which is a Tuesday night. Inspection starts at 7.30pm and tourney starts at 8pm. Finish time is 10pm.

For this event, this is a garb (costume) night.

(The tournament will be in place of regular Tuesday night A&S and combat practice)

I would like to extend this invitation to the people below in particular. Some of whom have fought in a tournament and some not. Of course, this is open to all fighters who meet the above criteria:

Hana Marra Murra
Deyel Dalziel-Charlier
Natasha Naughton
Joanna Guse
Alex Selth
Geoffrey Sallans
David Lippman
James Quinn
Eckellen Nahwyn
Patrick Feeney
Chris Colefax
Michael Hill
Philip Preston
Robert Flowers
Thomas Marinucci
Thomas Ng
Seth Callaghan
Peter Hoekstra-Bass
Dan Goodfellow
Michael James
Ella Bella
Michael Jelbart
Matcheu Lin
Gareth Heard
Stephen Oftheshack
Des Howard
Mark Ng

Yule Feast (14 Dec 2013)

add MS 10292 f.91r fragmentJoin us for Rowany’s annual court event, celebratory feast, and tourneys to decide the Baronial Champions for the next year

Feast:

Petersham Town Hall, 107 Crystal St Petersham, Hall opens 5.30pm

Prices for event

Adult Member: $ 37.00
Adult Non-member.: $ 42.00
Child Member: $ 10.00
Child Non-member: $ 15.00

Bookings to Clara van de Maes: karinne.taylor@gmail.com. Payment in advance appreciated.
Best parking is in the Council’s car park across the street from the Hall, at the end of Fisher St, Petersham.
Map to venue

Tourneys to decide Baronial Champions:

As is traditional at our Yule event, there will be two tourneys held to decide Rowany’s Rapier champion and Rowany’s Heavy Fighter Champion.

Both events will start at 12 and will be held at Petersham Park, Brighton St end. Map to park

Bring your own lunch

Full details on tournaments here.

Arts and Sciences Competitions

  1. A Calligraphed or Illuminated item
  2. An item made from plants – not food. Think woodwork, rushwork or basketry, cosmetics or medicines.

Judging will occur during the feast and documentation is strongly encouraged.

Ossuary (k)Nights (26 Oct 2013)

It has come to our attention that the fairies, hobgoblins and other fae must ride out upon All Hallow’s Eve.

They do celebrate a little beforehand, and so doth Stowe on the Wowld now invite all gentles to a pre All Hallow’s Eve celebration.

And as the bard says “what fools these mortals be” – let all now come in Foolery

 

A fools feast & Masque in the style of medieval macabre

 

A&S Competitions

  • Best appropriate carved turnip
  • Costume – best period appropriate, with documentation
  • Costume – Most humorous
  • Costume- Best masque
  • Best eulogy for a past Monarch of Lochac

Entertainments

  • Danse Macabre
  • Dice to decide the King and Queen of Misrule
  • Funeral games

There will be a Tourney. Details to come

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL AS NUMBERS ARE CAPPED

Where: 1st Toongabbie Scout Hall
When: From 6:30pm, October 26th 2013
Cost: Until 1st October  Members: $25, Non Members: $25+$5 insurance levy
2nd-20th October: Members: $30, Non-Members: $30+$5 insurance levy
At the Door: Members: $40, Non-Members $40+$5 insurance levy
Children, special cases, on application

Stewards: Elysant de Montrose (Corinna Horrigan) and
Tatya Yaraslavna (Tina Crisp)

Bookings and enquiries (including dietary): stowe.bookings@gmail.com