sarumatix, Author at The Barony of Kraé Glas

Baroness’ Biggest Morning Tea

Come gather for a Medieval Morning Tea at June Crafthall, sponsored by Bethony, Baroness of Krae Glas, to raise funds for the Cancer Council

  • Date: June 9th
  • Time: 11am
  • Venue: Eumemmerring Scout Hall, Magnolia St, Doveton, Victoria

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Great Southern Gathering (GSG 2018)

Date: 5th-8th October 2018

Venue: Grantville Lodge, 200 Grantville-Glen Alvie Rd., Grantville VIC 3984

Event steward: Miguel Rodriguez de Santiago

Event pricing: TBA

Bookings: TBA

Accommodation: All rooms have full size single bed bunks with ensuite bathrooms. Wheelchair accessible accommodation available

Other facilities: TBA

Timetable: TBA

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Congregatus Australis


Date: Thursday, 29 March 2018 to Monday, 2 April 2018
Times: Site opens at 4 pm 29th March for set up
Venue: Clifford Park
 5-7 Clifford Dr, Wonga Park VIC 3115
Steward: Master Leif Magnusson
Bookings: Lady Elswyth Goodfellow
 Facebook: Congregatus Australis facebook page


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From the Baron and Baroness of Krae Glas

Congregatus Australis was a joint Baronial event between the Baronies of Krae Glas and Stormhold, held over the Easter long weekend. It was wonderful for us to see the two Baronies coming together to steward and host a wonderful event such as this. It was noted by His Majesty that Baron Gilbert and Baron Brian had done an excellent job of achieving fine weather over the entire weekend. Þorkæll and his team ensured we were all well fed for every meal, and we thank him and his team for their preparation and all of their hard work over the entire event.

Thank you to Mistress Margie of Glenmore and Baron Alain for hosting and teaching so many the art of inkle weaving. It was a joy to see so many learning and practicing, and it was a hive of activity throughout the entire weekend. We hope many now feel confident to make their own belts and trim, and may also be inspired to take up other arts and sciences.

The Princess Bride fencing Tournament was once again enjoyed by many, with Leif Magnusson quoting his opponents into the ground, and Seamus ensured his opponents not only prepared to die, but did die also.

The Brown Egg hunt was a success, with Eberhard Neggerstein, our Kingdom Eggs-checker, ensuring a fair and equal distribution of chocolate eggs.  The plague of brown rabbits was also stopped by the many arrows of the populace.

In the archery, both an IKAC and IKCAC were held, being the first in over 25 years in Krae Glas. It was great to see so much participation in the archery in its various forms – in war, target archery, monster hunt, kids’ and adults’ archery – and that this was so accessible to so many members.

The Century Challenge (heavy and fencing) was indeed challenging for many, with only a handful completing the Century. The war scenarios looked highly entertaining (every war field needs a slippery dip, doesn’t it Hanbal?).

Whose cuisine reigned supreme? In the dessert challenge between Mistress Elspeth and the Evil Baron Alain – which saw bursting buns and nutty nougats pitted against lemon tarts and fluffy fools – finally saw Baron Alain victorious as Iron Chef Krae Glas. Really, the real winners were the populace, who got to eat themselves into a wonderful sugar coma.

And finally, a huge thank you to the Steward, Master Leif Magnusson, who had never really intended to steward the event, but did anyway. It was well organized (despite his fears otherwise),  and thank you to all who helped in both large and small ways throughout the weekend to ensure the event’s success.

Kingdom Awards

  • Abigail of Stormhold – Award of Arms
  • Arya of Groenaholar – Award of Arms
  • Caitlin of St Monica – Award of Arms
  • Kye of St Monica – Award of Arms
  • Ludewicus zum Schwarzen Phönix – Golden Tear
  • Mikhaila von Dhaun – Star and Lily
  • Paul de la Ville – Taillefer
  • Edine Godin – Order of the Silver Pegasus
  • Thorgrim Dvegr – Order of the Nock
  • Charles du Bois – Prometheus

Baronial Awards

  • Þorkæll rauðskeggr – Spurtle
  • Seumas Mac Thorsteyn – Apollo Delphinius – Service
  • Cheryl of Stormhold – Baronial endorsement
  • Corben of Krae Glas – personal token
  • Amos Ironbeard – Delphinus Dionysi


Courtesy of Lord Ciarian Shiranui

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Day of Champions

Once again our fair barony will be hosting its Day of Champions. Come join us for a day of tournaments and pageantry as the best in the land compete to be named Krae Glas Champions of Heavy combat, Rapier and Archery. Come display your prowess for all to see or cheer on those who wish to claim the title.

As evening falls, adjourn with us to the Great hall where our great baronies fine artisans will display their finest work, battling in their own way to be named Krae Glas Arts and Sciences Champion. The winners will then be honoured with a grand feast, with fun and dances between removes.

Invitation to the populace:

The Viking sagas tell us of heroic deeds, of exemplars, of inspiration. The beserkers – the bear men – of the Svarfdæla sagas, who challenge others to single combat, who in conflict shapeshift to fierce bear-like warriors that are immune to steel and fire, but returned to mild mannered men. Hrafnkel’s saga recounts the prowess of Einarr Thambarskelfir, who could shoot an arrow over more than 1500 rôst (yards)! And the stories of Sörla þáttr tell of four dwarves, Alfrigg, Dvalin, Berling, and Grer, the smiths who are artisans of nature, who create fertility and vegetation at the same time that they forge ornaments and weapons.

Who will rise as this year’s Champions of Krae Glas? We call all those who wish to vie to be our Champions, in the fields of archery, fencing, armoured combat, and the arts and sciences, to let Gibert and myself know of your intention to compete!

You may enter one or more fields. You may reside within or outside of our lands so long as you are prepared to accept the responsibilities of champion. You may be inexperienced or well versed in your field. You may enter as a challenger (that is, someone who wishes to test the mettle of our would-be champions).

If you wish to enter the championship rounds, please contact Their Excellencies, Bethony and Gilbert, to let your intention be known to them

Date: 19th May 2018

Venue: Balla Balla Community Centre, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne East VIC 3977


  • Site opens 11am
  • Opening court starts 12pm
  • Archery tournament starts 12:15pm
  • Rapier tournament: 1:30-2:15
  • Heavy tournament: 2:30-3:30
  • Change and prepare for evening feast, A&S setup
  • Arts and Sciences Showcase: 4:30-5:30pm
  • Feast starts: 5:30pm
  • Evening court: 6pm

Adult – Tourney and Feast $35
Collegian – Tourney and Feast $25
12-17yo – Tourney and Feast $25
5-11yo – Tourney and Feast $15
Under 5 – Tourney and Feast Free
Adult – Tourney only $5
Minor – Tourney only Free

Event Bookings:

Bookings close Wednesday 16th May

Tournament formats:

The following formats have been selected by last year’s champions

ARCHERY: Burn out shoot, with the top of each pool going into the final

HEAVY: Round robin

FENCING: This will be fought using a Holmgang Bear Pit (King of the Hill) format. The tournament begins with two fighters facing each other in single combat; the remaining fighters form a line waiting to challenge the survivor. The fight is conducted with each combatant having one foot on the fighting mat (approx. 2m x2m) and the weapon choice for each bout being determined by the challenger rolling a dice:
1 – Single sword
2 – Sword and dagger
3 – Sword and soft off hand weapon ie cloak,cushion or soft toy
4 – Sword and rigid off hand weapon ie buckler or cane
5 – Case of rapier
6 – Combatant’s choice

ARTS & SCIENCES: An open arts and sciences display will be held where you bring whatever projects you have been working on in the past year (finished or unfinished is welcome).

The equestrian champion will be selected at a future event.

Those wishing to compete for the titles of Heavy, Rapier, Archery or Arts and Sciences Champions, please send your expressions of interest to their Excellencies Gilbert and Bethony, Baron and Baroness of Krae Glas

Any newcomers requiring loaner gear for the day, please contact the Krae Glas Chatalaine or Hospitalier.
Any other questions about the event, please contact the event steward.

Yours in Service
Lady Sorcha of Krae Glas (Bronwyn Schoer)
Day of Champions Event Steward.


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Æresdag (Day of Honour)

Date: 11th August

Time: Site opens 10am

Event steward: Lady Veronica Bellini

Venue: Balla Balla Community Centre
03/65 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne East, Victoria 3977

Details TBA


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Steward: Lady Elswyth Goodfellow

Date: Saturday 3rd February 2018


From the Baron and Baroness

The members of the region in which the event was held – Lord Ludewicus, Mistress Margie, Lady Elswyth and Honourable Lord Obbi Illugi – presented themselves to the court, to announce that they desire to form a Hamlet in the lands neraby the Dandenong Ranges. We told them to consult with the populace and the heralds, and make preparations to formalise their intent.

There was enthusiastic fighting on the day, with Baron Magnus being bestowed as winner of the heavy tournament

A&S winner: Sam of Krae Glas, with her delicious small cakes

Ploughing the Field: Much fun was had, with their Excellencies, Baron and Baroness of Krae Glas, being victorious

Burying the Cakes: Heavy tournament where the winners will be whomever buries the greater number of cakes, ie, collects the greater number of cakes into their corner.

Here Come the Birds: There was a hunt for Lady Elswyth’s lovely hand felted birds, hidden about the gardens


10:00 Setup
11am Opening court
11:30 Ploughing the Field (Race)
12:00 Burying the Cakes (Heavy)
12:30 Lunch and A&S food judging by the populace
13:00 Here Come the Birds! (hunt)
14:0 Closing court



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Crafthall clean up (Nov 2017)

Message from the Baron and Baroness

Thank you to all who helped with the clean up at Crafthall yesterday. Crafthall has been one of our homes for a long time, and it was great to get in there and give our storage room a spring clean and a tidy, and also make sure that all of our equipment is documented to make it easier and more streamlined for event stewards, newcomers and members of the populace to make better use of all of the wonderful resources we have.

In particular, the ultra organized Lady Phillipa who brought printers, label makers and laminaters, tubs, pens and coordinated the event.  Lady Avelyn and her mother, Lady Vienna and Lady Elswyth, who sorted and measured and photographed. Baron Lachlan for doing heavy lifting. Our Hospitaller, Lady Elizabeth la Chatte, our Gold Key, Lady Sorcha, and A&S officer, Lady Clemens, did a stellar job of sorting and organizing clothing and feast gear, identifying clothing for mending, dying and repair. Lord Ciaran cleaned and mopped and scrubbed all surfaces of the storage room. And Obbi for creating the digital asset register.

Thank you to Lord Ciaran once again for taking photos of the day!


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The Krae Glas Baronial Carpet project


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Bonfirepalooza (June 2017)


Venue: Bree’s farm

Photos by: Bree

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Knight School (May 2017)

The Barony of Krae Glas hosted two days of intensive fighting with Knight trainers from across the Kingdom of Lochac, teaching a broad range of fighting skills. There was morning and early afternoon of classes on both days followed by personalised one on one training with all the knights present.

Knight trainers: Sir Ariston, Sir Bleddyn, Sir Brennan, Sir Eva, Sir Felix, Sir Steffan, Sir Gilbert, Sir Hrothgar.

Venue: Mt Morton, Belgrave heights, VIC

Steward: Gilbert Purchase and Berenger of Nancy

Feast steward: Bethony Gaitskell

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