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
|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)|
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!
Join Krae Glas as we camp and feast over the Easter school holidays.
The activities will be wide and interesting.
There will be a market to buy and sell your wares.
A Tavern night, a feast and a divine breakfast are on offering.
We will have War! The Princess Bride Rapier Tournament shall return. There will be A&S classes, and sewing circles, and places for bardic circles.
The younglings will not be forgotten. There will be the traditional brown egg hunt. There will also be the (Chocolate) rabbit shoot for all ages. They may even be an April Fool for them to seek out.
|Date:||Thursday, 29 March 2018 to Monday, 2 April 2018|
|Times:||Site opens at 4 pm 29th March for set up|
|5-7 Clifford Dr, Wonga Park VIC 3115|
|Steward:||Master Leif Magnusson|
|Bookings:||Booking Form (close 15th March 2018)
Booking Officer: Elswyth Goodfellow
|Facebook:||Congregatus Australis facebook page|
Prices – Members
Cabin – $90
Camping – $55
Day Trip – $10
Children 5yo -16yo
Child Cabin – $80
Child Camping – $45
Child Day Trip – $5
Children 4yo and under no charge; however, if they are allocated a bunk, it is charged at the 5yo+ child rate.
An additional $5 is charged for non-SCA members of any age.
Meals will be made available at an additional cost:
Breakfasts (Available Friday to Monday) – $5/day
Lunches (Available Friday to Monday) – $5/day
Dinners (Available Thursday to Sunday) – $15
Additional Event Details:
Cars and parking: Parking is restricted to two primary carparks and roadside parking.
Camping:The main paddock will be assigned as the Village Green and Period encampment. No vehicles or non-period tents will be permitted on the Village Green, and all mundane equipment is to be kept to a minimum in this area.
Cabins: The cabins are scout cabins. There are single bunks in every room, and bunks will be allocated. Each cabin either sleeps 4 or 6. There are 94 beds available. (47 are bottom bunks). Please contact the bookings officer if you have any questions about bunk allocation.
Showers: There is a single shower/toilet block for everyone. This includes campers and people in cabins. Please be considerate of others and keep your showers short.
Waste and recycling: Waste disposal is available onsite. Recycling will be facilitated by Krae Glas; however, as the site does not provide recycling, it is requested that waste is limited.
Firewood: Limited firewood is available onsite and can be used in provided firepits if restrictions are not in place, and in contained fireplaces in the external halls.
If you wish to have a stall on Market day, or wish to run a class please contact the steward.
The event schedule page is also available, with class descriptions, or view the schedule below. You can click on the class/event titles for more details, where details are available.
Venue: Bree’s farm
Photos by: Bree
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
Day of Champions
This event showcased the best that Krae Glas has to offer. Members came together to vie for the opportunity to be champions of their respective fields. The champions were declared as:
- Rapier: Lord Seumas Mac Thorsteyn of the Black Dolphin
- Archery: Lord Thorgrim Dvergr, Elder of the Hamlet of Grœnahólar
- Armoured combat: Baron Master Cormac Lenihan
- Arts & Sciences: Isaelfr Hilditonn Heilvesdottir
The Champion’s role is to inspire others to participate and give their all in their respective field. The role of Champion is not limited to prowess; it incorporates all virtues, including humility, courage, agility, strength and wisdom. You should look to your Champions as a source of inspiration in your activities in the Barony.
At this event we also had the great honour of recognising the significant contributions of
* Ana de Vuallachia with a Baronial Endorsement
* Lady Avelyn Rosewood – Apollo Delphinius — Service
* Lord Airdin Mac Dara – Baronial Cypher
* Lord Seumas Mac Thorsteyn of the Black Dolphin – Baronial Endorsement
* Lady Roisin Cinnsealach – Baronial Endorsement
* Lady Vienna Maria della Rosa – Spurtle
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 Event Steward: Honourable Lord Baron Lachlann Dunbar Venue: Balla Balla Community Centre Attendance: 75
Event and feast steward: Lady Sorcha of Krae Glas
Venue: Harkaway Hall, Harkaway
Krae Glas hosted a medieval style Halloween, when people celebrated the harvests end and sought refuge from the tricks of ghost and fairies. Those who have fallen were honoured on the field in a heavy tournament, held in the style of Valhalla.
Turnips, rather than pumpkins, were used in true medieval form to ward off ghosts and evils. As the rain beat down outside, we feasted and sang in the warm halls of Harkaway, in the light of gruesome turnip lanterns.
Photos courtesy of Lady Elizabeth La Chatte
Event Steward: Obbi Illugi
Feast steward: Vienna Maria della Rosa
Venue: Balla Balla Community Centre
A message from Their Excellencies, Cormac and Elspeth, First Baron and Baroness of Krae Glas
“How do begin to say thank you for the more than five years of support we have received as Baron and Baroness? Probably inadequately.
This event just gone serves as a great example of the things we love about this Barony. The Day of Honour is our signature event, and it is entirely appropriate that our signature is marked by the willingness of everyone to help. This year’s event steward and head cook did a fantastic job, and managed to put forward an event that we were immensely proud of. All this in spite of events beyond anyone’s control. When heavy winds blew down sunshades hands from everywhere were available to bring the sunshades down and pack them down. When one of the kitchen ovens failed, the kitchen crew promptly reorganised their plans and ensured the feast would preserve the Krae Glas reputation for delicious and pleniful food.
And then there is the College of St.Monica, from which our Barony originally sprang. The nature of colleges is that some years they will wilt and in others they will bloom. The college is today blooming as brightly as I have ever seen it, and its students not only worked tirelessly all day, they also provided a wonderful presence. This is in no small part due to Courtney who did a wonderful job enthusing and directing her fellow collegians, and who with the steward was one of the last out of the hall some time after midnight.
But the last five years have been more than about one night. There are the various seneschals we have worked with over the last five years. A good relationship between the B&B and seneschal is vital for a group, and all the seneschals we worked with were exemplary. We have also had a number of peers made in our time. Gilbert Purchase and Leif Magnusson were both elevated to peerage, and Teffania Tuckerton got greedy and received two.
We also cherish the various subgroups within the Barony, whether they be households, or collectives of legitimate business people of the sea. We are also excited for the future of our new hamlet.
Then of course there are the fencers, originally driven by Don Everard, but now overseen by Elizabeth and Edine. The fencing, as with the heavy, has always been conducted with enthusiasm and in the spirit of friendship. When things are less friendly, and more heavy, it has been wonderful to have Airdin around organising war or some other aspect of our fighting.
And finally there is one other point of our growth I would like to dwell on. When we stepped up we needed a signature event. We consulted, and along with Don Everard Gilbert and Bethony ran the first Day of Honour. Before we stepped up the Krae Glas had produced no knight, but Gilbert dedicated himself to his fighting and gained knighthood. When we reined St.Monicas was at a lower ebb, but were being supported on the shoulders of Marared and Antoinette. Gilbert and Bethany helped shoulder the burden and lifted the group to greater heights. When we stepped up Krae Glas had never produced a King and Queen, but Gilbert and Bethony not only reigned, but reigned well.
Gilbert and Bethony, I could wish no greater blessing for you than that others step forward for you the way that you stepped forward for us.
Long Live the Baron and Baroness of Krae Glas, Gilbert and Bethany.”
The following awards were granted to members of the populace by Their Majesties, ThorolfR and Halla
Hanbal al-Barbari: Miles Regni
Leif Magnússon: Pelican
Cormac Lenihan: Court Barony
Elspeth Caerwent: Court Barony
ffride wlffsdotter: Rowan
Sevmas McThorston: Award of Arms
Bonnie Kae McCann: Award of Arms
Vincent Hazard: Award of Arms
Obbi illugi: Golden Tear
Lachlahn Dunbar: Silver Pegasus
Airdan Mac Dara: Golden Sword
Sandy of Frojel Gotlandica: Award of Arms
Miguel Rodriguez de Santiago: Rapier
Elizabeth la Chatte: Rapier
Avelyn Rosewood: Golden Tear
Robert Callis: Award of Arms
The following awards were bestowed upon members of the populace by Cormac and Elspeth
Edine Godin: Apollo Delphinius — Martial
Elizabet Hunter: Delphinus Dionysi
ffride wlffsdotter: Apollo Delphinius — Service
Kelly of St Monica: Dolphins Endorsed
Lachlann Dunbar: Apollo Delphinius — Service
Miguel Rodriguez de Santiago: Starling – Service
Robert Calis: Dolphins Endorsed
Sorcha of Krae Glas: Dolphins Endorsed
Photos courtesy of Lord Ciaran Shiranui
Event steward: Lady Veronica Bellini
Feast steward: Mistress Elspeth Caerwent
Venue: Clifford Park, Wonga Park, VIC
The King and Queen, Gilbert and Bethony, had traveled south to the warmer climate of Istanbul. There, they had not only sought to learn from the Varangian Guard, but also to seek counsel from the Knowne World’s greatest physicians as to Her Majesty’s health. She had been feeling poorly and it turned out that she was with child. With this knowledge of Her condition, it was realised that they would no longer be able to reign over Lochac for much longer, and must find suitable heirs to help protect the realm. Through a most honourable tournament, we witnessed Krae Glas’ neighbouring Baron and Baroness of Stormhold, ThorolfR and Halla, rise to become the Crown Prince and Princess of Lochac. Orlok Hanbal al Barbari was named Vicar to oversee the lands of Stormhold, as ThorolfR and Halla tended to their new duties.
There was a feast, lead by Mistress Elspeth Caerwent and Mistress Gwir verch Madog.
The following awards were granted unto the following members of the populace by Cormac and Elspeth, Baron and Baroness of Krae Glas
Miriam bat Shimeon: Baronesses’ Cypher
Obbi illugi: Apollo Delphinius – Service
Philippa Wildefuhel: Apollo Delphinius – Service
Veronica Bellini: Baronesses’ Cypher
The following awards were granted unto the following members of the populace by Gilbert and Bethony, King and Queen of Lochac
Marared coed Radnor: Prometheus
Blethyn ap Gryffyd: Wreath of Valour
Miriam bat Shimeon: Silver Pegasus
Alliette Delecourt: Cockatrice
Lucas of Krae Glas: Award of Arms
Erin of Krae Glas: Award of Arms
ThorolfR olfuss Brandsson: Star and Lily
Cormac Lenihan: Golden Sword
Hanbal al-Barbari: Wreath of Chivalry
Brennan Halfhand: Court Barony
Liam Thorolfsson: Award of Arms
Gilbert de Walghop: Order of Defence
Checkers of Stormhold: Silver Helm
Checkers of Stormhold: Award of Arms
Photos courtesy of The Honourable Lady Ceara