This summer’s Summer Twilight Tourney Series is centered around important Saints, and what better Saint to select for a mid-December event… St Nicholas!
This event, the first of the four 2017-2018 STTS events will be taking place in the Hamlet of Grœnahólar (West Gippsland), where we are honoured to host this event on the estate of the Hamlet Elder, Thorgrim.
This glorious afternoon will include an archery competition, an A&S competition, Krae Kringle, and a potluck dinner. Details of the specific activities can be found further down the page. This event will be fairly informal as it will also double as a bit of an xmas/yule 2017 breakup. So come along, relax with some mates, shoot at some much loved xmas themed… things… eat some delicious food, give and get a present, and most of all have fun!
For the potluck dinner, please bring along a dish to share.
|Date:||Saturday, 16 December 2017|
|Venue:||Thorgrim’s Tavern, Wonthaggi VIC|
|Steward:||Lady Philippa Wildefuhel|
Prices – Members
15YO and older – $5
14YO and under – free
Non-members of any age also pay an additional $5 insurance levy.
Archery Competition (4pm start): A novelty shoot based on the 12 days of Christmas. Highest score wins a ‘special’ surprise from a surprise guest. The competition will include the use of sharps and blunts, so bring along both if you have them!
Heavy Tourney (5pm start): exact tourney format TBC on the day, so bring your armour. You ‘may’ even get to beat up Santa???!!!
Combat Archery Authorisation: For those interested in entering the combat field as an archer for events like war and shared field events – this is a great way to see what happens right up close. I can highly recommend it!
A&S Comp: All things Gingerbread – there will be a prize for the most delicious gingerbread based on a medieval recipe (documentation required) as well as a second prize for the best design (modern recipes accepted).
Krae Kringle: a play on the words of Kris Kringle, the Krae Glas version of this common gift giving game is;
> Gift giving/receiving is anonymous – gifts are chosen by participants via a name draw
> Anyone who wants to play needs to bring along an SCA item they own (that is in good condition but not used anymore). This can be something purchased, made, or even a promissory.
> Disguise the item and place it on the designated table (amongst the others)
> Enter your name into the jar of wonder and come and select your prize when your name is called.
The Barony of Krae Glas in conjunction with the Academy presents: An evening with their Majesties the King and Queen of Lochac.
With feasting and frivolity, honour and high jinx!
A message from the Baron and Baroness
This weekend was held a Grand Royal Event. And Grand it was. Thank you to the wonderful event and feast stewards of this event, April of the Academy and Fergal Duveglas, under the guidance of Evil Baron Alain, for hosting this event for Krae Glas. We welcomed visitors from as far and wide as the Stormhold, Northern Reaches, Ynys Fawr, Innilgard, Politarchopolis, Rowany, Shire of Dismal Fogs, and the Kingdom of Ansteorra.
They had a small event planned, but this became much larger than initially anticipated. The food was delicious and well paced (thank you Fergal and your crew). The constant presence of delicious food such that no one could possibly leave hungry, and even attracted the Crown’s attention; proclaiming that the bar has just been set for their reign. The gingerbread soteltie was impressive and delicious.
Once again we were graced with the ever organised and well presented collegians of St Monica’s who boasted both serving and entertainment at this event (dressed by Mistress Lorix and Lady Phillippa), and trained for many weeks to serve and entertain our guests. The roving musicians and theatrics (including Lucas’ tremendous balancing acts) added a great atmosphere. Her Excellency Bethony particularly liked the beautiful flying bird puppets at the start of the courses. We personally heard many compliments of Raghnaid and Caitlin’s violin playing.
It was especially touching to hear of the many diverse deeds and persistence in chosen endeavours that have led to such recognition. It was great to see two members of the Barony, my wife and our Baroness Bethony, and our Australian Chair of the Board, Yvonne de Plumetot, recognised with admittance to the Order of the Laurel and Pelican respectively.
There was plenty of time to catch up with old friends and hear new stories, and marvel at the talents of the Barony, and be inspired by costume, music and dance and fine food. And thank you to Ciaran Shiranui once again for capturing all of the moments, your photos were terrific documentation of some very important moments for our Barony. Thanks again to all who took part.
Yours in service,
Baron of Krae Glas
The following awards were bestowed unto the following members of the populace:
Raghnaid gun sloinneadh – Award of Arms
Vienna Maria della Rosa – Order of the Rowan
Bethony Gaitskell – Order of the Laurel
Caitlin of St Monica – Award of Arms
Isaelfr Hilditonn Heilvesdottir – Award of Arms
Thorkael Rauthskeggr – Award of Arms
Cormac Lenehan – Order of the Rowan
Ffride Wlffsdotter – Silver Pegasus
Elswyth Goodfellow – Award of Arms
Waldo Turner – Court Barony
Yvonne de Plumetot – Order of the Pelican
The following awards were bestowed unto the following members of the populace:
April of the Academy – Baronial endorsement
Fergal – Baronial endorsement
Philippa Wildeheufel – Baronial cypher (pouch)
Lorix Louisa Lyppard Cattone de Lac
Evil Baron Alain – Baronial endorsement
|Date:||14 October 2017|
|Times:||3pm – Hall opened|
|4pm – Event began|
|5pm – Feast began|
|9:30pm – Event concluded|
|Venue:||Glen Waverley Community Centre|
|Steward:||April of the Academy|
|Feast steward:||Fergal Devuglas|
Photos courtesy of Lord Ciaran Shiranui
A message from Gilbert and Bethony, Baron and Baroness of Krae Glas
This year’s Day of Honour, our annual premier event, was held in the theme of the Spanish renaissance. Three tournaments were held on this day: archery, rapier and armoured combat. As is traditional for Day of Honour format, the tournaments were held in an open challenge format, so those combatants could fight as much as they wanted. This is the first year we had seen an archery competition at Day of Honour, and it pleases us greatly that participation in archery is growing in our lands. Indeed, the number of entrants were strong across the fields of archery, fencing and armoured combat. The rains held back for the tournaments, and in the evening, a delicious Catalanian feast was served by Lady Ana, including a gingerbread windmill. We would like to thank Obbi for stewarding his second Day of Honour, and thank Lady Ana for her efforts in the kitchen. Special thanks to Master Magnus for coordinating the pavilion set up and loan of his spit, for which we were able to enjoy delicious pork. To the stewards and all who assisted them – hip! hip! Huzzah!
Day of Honour victors
At Day of Honour, the winners of each tournament are those deemed by the populace to have conducted themselves most honourably on the field. This year, the most honourable competitors were:
Archery: Lord Miguel Rodriguez de Santiago
Rapier: Master Wolfram Flammenherz
Armoured combat: Master Magnus Thorbiornson
Prowess was also measured for all three tournaments. All combatants start on 1500 points. Winning a bout results in a person taking 10% of their opponent’s score; losing a bout results in a person losing 10% of their own score. Being a Challenge tournament, anyone can challenge anyone else to a bout at any time. For the Rapier and Heavy tournaments, the diversity of weapons used allowed for combatants to gain extra points at the end of the tournament. The bonus points awarded are based on the fraction of time spent with the combatant’s preferred weapons combination, and is adjusted for their overall win/loss ratio.
The arts and sciences winners:
Spanish costume: Lady Vienna Maria della Rosa
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! The winner of the torture device category was: Squire Nikopheros Gorgonites
The following members of the populace were bestowed Baronial awards:
Catalina of the Hamlet of Grœnahólar – Baronial Endorsement
Marared coed Radnor – Apollo Delphinius (Service)
Eleanora de la Birch – Delphinus Dionysi
Thorgrim Dvegr – Order of the Starling
Event steward: The Honourable Lord Obbi Illugi
Feast steward: Lady Ana
Venue: Balla Balla Community Centre
Photos: Lord Ciaran Shiranui
What wily Celtic creatures will come out to play in war?
Join the battle, bones will rattle. Come see what is in store.
Garish Gaulish gods reign favour upon our dearest chums,
Especially those who join the party of supernatural shenanigans.
The College of St Monica will host four days of food, fighting and fun to once again bring the colleges of Lochac together.
The theme for this year is Celtic Mythology and Superstitions.
We will be running tourneys in Archery, Rapier and Heavy Combat.
The Day of War will be Saturday.
Arts and Science Competitions:
– 1. Children’s Toys
– 2. Mythical/Mystical Items
– 3. Performance: Celtic themed or early any early period SCA.
Several A&S classes with be run throughout the event.
|Date:||Thursday 6th of July to Sunday 9th of July|
|Address:||Bruces Creek Rd, Whittlesea, Victoria 3757|
|PLEASE NOTE: Actual times for site access TBA|
|Stewards:||Kelly Wilson and Tam Hovenga|
PRICES – MEMBERS
|Full Event (Camping):||$55||$65|
|Full Event (Cabin):||$60||$70|
|Weekend Pass Camping (2 nights):||$40||$40|
|Weekend Pass Cabin (2 nights):||$45||$45|
If you’re not a current SCA Member, a $5 Insurance levy applies in addition to the above prices.