Come celebrate the crowning of the next King and Queen of Lochac in an extravagant weekend of feasting, entertainment and equestrian prowess on the Silk Road from Persia to the Mediterranean. Grantville Lodge offers ensuite cabins overlooking Westernport Bay, and has a labyrinth, pool and accommodation for equestrian activities.
Date: 11th – 13th January 2019
Venue: Grantville Lodge, 200 Grantville-Glen Alvie Road, Grantville, VIC 3984
Grantville Lodge website: https://uccamping.org.au/grantville-lodge/
Address: 200 Grantville-Glen Alvie Road, Grantville, VIC 3984
Please click here for details and booking form: http://12thnight.lochac.sca.org/
Saturday, August 11 2018
12:00pm – 11:00pm
Tournament Location: Eumemmerring Scout Hall, Catalpa x Magnolia Street, Doveton VIC 3177
Feast Location: Balla Balla Community Centre,
65 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne East VIC 3977, Australia
10:00 Balla Balla site opens for food prep
11am: Eumemmerring Scout Hall opens for tourney set up.
12:30pm: Opening court at Eumemmerring Scout Hall
1pm: Heavy and fencing tournaments at Eumemmerring Scout Hall. Board games and leisurely afternoon tea by the fire for the non-combatants.
4:00 Balla Balla Hall is open for decorating only! Come and help.
Please do not enter the hall until given the go ahead, unless you are helping.
Balla Balla Community Centre
65 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne East VIC 3977, Australia
4:30 Boffer deer hunt for kids
5:00 hall opening
6:00 1st remove of feast
7:15 2nd remove
After dinner the shall be dancing, if people wish.
10:00 close and clean up
11:00 Hall closes
Name: Veronica Bellini
Email Address: VBellini.email@example.com
From the Baron and Baroness
Unto the wonderful populace of Krae Glas,
This, the 6th Day of Honour saw the Barony move to the lands of the Danes. Here we experienced not only the beautiful cuisine but also the terrible Danish weather.
The inclement weather saw us retreat to the Doveton longhall for the tournament. Despite the rain and hail, we still saw dozens turn out, including many new and old faces. The furnishings of the hall, including the Black Dolphin’s fishing vessel moored to the side, helped to ensure we could still hold pleasant conversation. While the fighters fought, Baron Alain’s soup kitchen (with freshly brewed tea and coffee), warmed the bellies of the attendees. Thank you Alain for your hospitality!
As for all Day of Honour tournaments, the victor was selected by populace vote on those who displayed great honor on the day. The usual challenged based rules were updated to include no taking of leg blows but instead using a point system of 1 point for an arm or leg, 2 point for any other target. Fighters do not lose function of the arm or leg and die with 2 or more points. (Principally to avoid fighters dropping to knees on the parquetry). This year also saw the inclusion of a (large) bearskin that fighters had to ensure that at least one part of the body was on at all times, else they immediately get 2 points. Particularly entertaining were the losses as a result of the potential victor jumping back from a dying blow only to find themselves off the skin resulting in a draw. As in previous years lists also tracked all bouts and a report will be available soon for fighters to review, bout-by-bout, how they went.
Thank you to the Honourable Lady Eleanora and Lady Ameline for their assistance running the lists, and to Master Daffyd, Master Leif and Airdin for marshaling.
Most honourable combatants of the day
There were five competitors for the fencing and nine heavies take to the field for the Day of Honour challenge tournament. Once again, Miguel, inspired by his lady Veronica, captured the heart of the populace as the most honourable on the field (not bad for a Spaniard and a pirate!). It was wonderful to see Liam of St Monica take to the field, in only his third tournament. His valiant display of tenacity, enthusiasm and courtesy inspired the populace and the Baroness, and he was chosen as most honourable on the day for the heavy combatants. We also welcomed Lankin, a long time citizen but new member of the Hamlet of Groenaholar, to his first tournament in Krae Glas.
Passing on of a St Monican favour
Lord Robert Callis, so inspired by Liam’s efforts, passed his St Monican favour onto Liam. The favour has some history: created as one of in AS XXXVI by Baroness Bethony’s hand (College seneschal of the time), it was worn by Baron Gilbert for 13 years before being passed to Lord Robert 3 years ago.
In the evening, and after a quick venue change, we found ourselves overwhelmed by both deer, which run rampant in the forests of Denmark, and with hunger. The Baroness called for a hunt, and gathered the enthusiastic and blood thirsty youth to find a deer for the evening’s meal. Stag Nikephoros was an excellent deer and who proved a challenge for the children to catch. However, a ransom of edible coins had to be made for the return of the deer horns.
Once again, Mistress Elspeth ran a fine kitchen. The populace were well fed and happy (and Her Excellency Bethony wishes to request more of those lingonberry tarts please… and some of the white mush too.. Thank you!!). Thank you to Mistress Elspeth for her delicious food, and to all of her minions that helped her.
Master Daffyd, who has led the St Monican choir and many others at countless feasts, presented a history of the first parliament, seemingly held between cats and cuckoos. There was also many hours of both gentle and vigorous dancing, which was enjoyed by all, including some old favorites and a lot of brawling.
- Personal token
- Veronica was given a Black Dolphin
- Arts and sciences: The theme was something containing Danish futhark. (Long Branch runes Lord Thorgrim won with his entry “Brain biter”
- Baronial awards
- Baronial endorsement for mistress Margie of Glen More
- Starling (martial) for Master Cormac Lenihan
- Special presentation by the Black Dolphin resulting in B&B allowing continued fishing operations of the coast with slightly less regulation.operations of the coast with slightly less regulation.
- In celebration of St Monica’s 30th anniversary, each member of the college past and present were given two white ostrich feathers. A scroll, created by the hand of one of our newest collegians, Brittany of St Monica, with calligraphy by Lady Marared Coed Radnor, was presented to Mistress Yvonne de Plumetot, the founding member of the College of St Monica.
- Arya taken on as an apprentice of Mistress Elspeth Caerwent (with some negotiation with Arya’s Pelican, Leif)
In a separate ceremony, Lord Robert Callis was taken on as a squire of Sir Gilbert Purchase
Thank you also to Lady Philippa for transporting a large number of collegians to the event for this important moment on the College’s history: the 30th anniversary. It was wonderful to see some old faces from St Monica’s, as well as many new ones.
Other thank yous
Thank you sincerely to the stewards of the event: Lady Veronica, and her close assistants, Miguel and Leif. Thanks to Lady Elswyth as bookings officer for the event. Thank you to Lady Vienna for coordinating the decoration of the hall, and to Ronan and Callis for personally assisting the Baron and Baroness in returning their many things to the trailer. Thank you to everyone for pitching in and helping clean up the hall for a swift exit at the end. And as ever, thank you to Lord Ciaran for visually documenting the day.
For those interested in the prowess results from the weekend:
More detailed analysis based on the weapons choice to come.
Date: 19th May 2018
Steward: Lady Sorcha
Feast steward: Lady Ana
Venue: Balla Balla Community Centre, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne East VIC 3977
- Site opened 11am
- Opening court 12:30pm
- Archery tournament started 12:45pm-2pm
- Rapier tournament: 2:15-2:45
- Heavy tournament: 3:00-4:00
- Change and prepare for evening feast, A&S setup
- Arts and Sciences Showcase: 4:30-5:30pm
- Feast started: 5:30pm
- Evening court: 6pm
From the Baron and Baroness, Gilbert and Bethony
Once again our fair barony hosted its Day of Champions, stewarded by Lady Sorcha, whose stewarding was impeccable. The weather proved an adequate test of our champions with bitter cold winds, tempered somewhat by Dame Miriam and Master Waldo’s brazier, which helped considerably. Lady Eleanora and Lady Amelia shared the role of list keepers for the tournaments, and the tournaments ran without a hitch, which we thank them for. Thank you to Admiral Hanbal who did an admirable job of marshaling the archery tournament and Cormac for mashaling the fencing, and Lady Isaelfr for assisting with judging the A&S competition. In the evening, there was much dancing enjoyed by all, led by Gilligan and Aliette, with music aided by Theophilus and their marvelous portable music machine. Lady Ana and her crew put on a marvelous feast, in which many of us almost had to be rolled out the door from indulging a little too much in the delicious stews, roasts and lemon tarts…
We sincerely thank the steward and all of her delegates, and all those who pitched in on the day, to help support the Barony in the selection of their new Champions
Selecting the new champions
Each of the tournament formats for each of the tournaments were selected by last year’s Champions:
ARCHERY: The tournament selected by Lord Thorgrim Dvegr was a burnout shoot. This format focused on arrow control and a continual improvement in scores, whereby each archer must get a higher total than their round before. If they failed to better their score, they were eliminated. Lord Airdin proved victorious, with Master Waldo putting on a fabulous show to truly test the metal of our soon to be champion!
FENCING: This was fought using a Holmgang Bear Pit (King of the Hill) format. In this tournament, the two fighters begin by 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
Lord Seamus once again proved himself victorious among his competitors, and conducted himself in a most noble manner upon the field.
ARMOURED COMBAT: An unsually uncomplicated round robin format was selected by Baron Cormac as the most fair format to select the Heavy Champion. Squire Nikephoros defeated Lord Robert Calis in the final with their two handed sword, to become heavy champion.
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). Many diverse works were presented, from spoken word, curved shields, embroidery, costuming and painting. But ultimately it was once again the entrant of a woven garment that took the victory by Dame Miriam.
The equestrian champion will be selected at a future event.
- Lord Tomas van den Hove – Delphinus Dionysi
Gilbert and Bethony also created a new award to honour those who had held the position of Champion previously and thank them for their service
Order of Athenas Spear
“The ancient Greeks tell of a competition between Poseidon and Athena. They vied to offer the most valuable gift to the people of a new city. At the top of the Acropolis, Poseidon struck the rock with his trident and water gushed forth a spring, but it was salt water and no use to the people. Athena touched her spear next to the spring, kneeled, and planted a small olive branch, which grew into the first olive tree, and nourished the people for generations. Athena was the chosen victor and named patron of the city.
The Order of Athenas Spear is granted unto those who have served as Champions of Krae Glas, who like Athena, have endeavoured to uphold the virtues of prowess, wisdom, tenacity, courage and inspiration for the populace.”
The symbol of Athenas Spear is a spear head, dependant from a green stone, to symbolise the fruit of Athena’s olive tree.
The Order of Athenas Spear was awarded to:
- Lord Thorgrim Dvegr
- Lady Isaelfr Hidetorn Heilvesdottir
- Lord Seumas Mac Thorsteyn
Photos courtesy of Lady Sorcha
Come gather for a Medieval Morning Tea at June Crafthall, sponsored by Bethony, Baroness of Krae Glas, to raise funds for the Cancer Council.
Bring your garb, bring a plate of your tasiest pre-16th Century treats to share. The hall will be open from 11am so you may use the kitchens to prepare your food if you wish. There’ll be various board games and other entertainment during the afternoon. Note that the council meeting is being hosted online this month.
If you are unable to make it in person, you may also donate online, so together, we can help Cancer Council raise much needed funds that go towards vital cancer research, support services, prevention programs, and advocacy. Go here to donate
- Date: June 9th
- Time: 12pm (hall open at 11am for those wishing to use the kitchen)
- Venue: Eumemmerring Scout Hall, Magnolia St, Doveton, Victoria
Once again, Krae Glas will host the Great Southern Gathering! For the 10 year anniversary, we will be hosting a weekend of classes, feasting, tournaments, and competitions!
This venue will be a perfect opportunity for us to have an amazing event with all manner of Classes and Tournaments.
Date: 5th-8th October 2018
What is Great Southern Gathering?
The purpose of Great Southern Gathering (GSG) is bring together people from the southern regions of Lochac to enable and nurture the sharing of knowledge in an enjoyable, casual atmosphere. The event is run as a series of collegia, inviting streams across both the arts, sciences and martial arts. It has gathered a reputation for being the premiere fencing collegia event in Lochac.
It has traditionally been hosted in rotation by the Baronies of Innilgard, Ynys Fawr and Krae Glas, and more recently with Stormhold and Bordescros included. Court is not expected to happen unless there is an outstanding reason for it (e.g. the K&Q are there and want one).
This year’s Great Southern Gathering is being hosted by the Barony of Krae Glas.
Address: Grantville Lodge, 200 Grantville-Glen Alvie Rd., Grantville VIC 3984
With thirteen en-suited rooms in eight cabins and several self contained houses we have enough beds to sleep 130. Beds are full sized, not miniature girl guide size.
- There are several ovals and grassy areas, along with two halls and a large indoor sports room capable of holding training if the weather turns inclement.
- There are multiple indoor rooms and spaces for practicing various arts and sciences
- There is a firepit close to most of the cabins. It would be a great place for a bardic circle or chatting.
- The equestrian facilities onsite including access to an arena.
- For those interested in cooking collegia, there is a full commercial kitchen with walk in fridge and freezer, a pizza oven, fire pit for cooking over and a dairy/cheese factory just down the road.
- For those interested in martial endeavours, there are both indoor and outdoor training spaces, space for archery, and open forest for all manner of martial activities.
- This is a truly great site and we look forward to using as many aspects as possible.
BOOKINGS HAVE NOW CLOSED.
Please advise the bookings officer if you have any health or disability access requirements to assist us allocating bunks and rooms.
- Whole event: 13+ year old: $148
- Whole event: 4-12 year old: $108
- Day trip Saturday (lunch + feast): $65
- Day Trip 13+ year old: $35
- Day Trip 4-12 year old: $20
- 3 year old and under: Free (whether attending whole event or day trip)
As usual, a $5 insurance levy applies for non-members.
Whole event prices are inclusive of ALL meals (there is no option to self-cater for discount)
These prices are only until 28st August!!!!
After which, prices for whole event will increase to:
Whole event 13+ year old: $158
Whole event 4-12 year old: $112
No increase for day trips.
List of classes:
Defender of the South tournament:
The Defender of the South is a heavy tournament that began at GSG 2013. The winner receives a banner emblazoned with a triskelion, with each of the three swirls representing each of the three southern Baronies that have traditionally hosted Great Southern Gathering (namely Innilgard, Krae Glas and Ynys Fawr). The winner gets to keep the banner they’re given, and is then charged with creating another banner displaying the triskelion to pass on to the next winner. The current Defender of the South is Baron Gilbert Purchase.
Amelia De La Mere
Master Leif Magnusson
|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:||Lady Elswyth Goodfellow|
|Facebook:||Congregatus Australis facebook page|
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.
- 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
- 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
This Summer’s Twilight Tournaments are centred around important Saints. Rounding out the fourth and final summer twilight event for AS51-52 we will be honouring no other than the Patron Saint of our College, Saint Monica ( c.331 – c.387).
For those that may not be familiar with our College, we were founded here at Monash university in 1988, so at this event we also celebrated the College’s 30th birthday.
The evening began with a short opening court, followed by a heavy tournament, A&S competitions and a potluck dinner.
It seems only fitting that this event be held here on the grounds on the College of Saint Monica, yet it must be noted that parking at Monash is almost constantly evolving. A map of the site and nearby parking will be uploaded presently. For those coming by public transport, we are practically a hop, skip and jump from the university bus terminal.
|Date:||Saturday, 10 March 2018|
6:45pm opening court, tournament to start immediately after
|Venue:||Monash University Clayton (specific area TBC)|
|Steward:||Lady Philippa Wildefuhel|
From the Baron and Baroness:
Baroness’ cypher – Eryn of Krae Glas
Baronial endorsement – Kye of St Monica
Baron’s cypher – Ciaran Shiranui
Heavy Tourney: An enthusiasic tournament, for which the rules weren’t entirely clear, but there was a lot of weapon changes, and it was decided that Squire Nikepheros was the winner
1. Medieval Cake: Won by Lord Theophilus for their delicious Roman honey cakes
2. Birthday Cake: Raignaid’s
3. Medieval Cordial: Won by Lord Theophilus for their variety of different syrups (cinnamon was Her Excellency’s favourite)
This Summer’s Twilight Tournaments are centred around important Saints. This month we will be honouring Saint Rosalia c.1130 – c.1160), the patron of Palermo and Sicilian mariners.
The third of the four AS51-52 summer twilight events will be taking place on the grounds of the College of St Monica. The evening will begin with a short opening court, followed by a heavy tournament, A&S competitions and a potluck dinner. This event is garbed and you will need to bring your own feast gear, however if you are lacking in either there will be hospit on site for those that require it. This event we are back at our faithful Menzies lawn, located between the Menzies building and the Campus centre. For those coming by public transport, we are practically a hop, skip and jump from the university bus terminal.
|Date:||Saturday, 17 February 2018|
|Venue:||Menzies Lawn, Monash University Clayton|
|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.
Heavy Tourney (~6:15pm start): exact tourney format TBC on the day, so bring your armour.
Pot Luck Dinner – make sure you bring your Feast Gear and something to share!
A&S Comp: Boat/Ship building. This will be done on the day and judged around 8:30pm. Entry is open to all ages and you can enter as many times as you like. There are two categories within this competition: 1) Aesthetics -the entrant that best reflects a Palermo/Sicilian vessel, and 2) Resilience – float test (winner is the ones whose boat floats the longest).
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)|
|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
From Gilbert and Bethony, Baron and Baroness of Krae Glas:
This summer’s Summer Twilight Tourney Series is centered around important Saints, and what better Saint for a mid-December event… St Nicholas!
This event, the first of the four 2017-2018 STTS events was held in the Hamlet of Grœnahólar (West Gippsland), where we were honoured to host this event on the estate of the Hamlet Elder, Thorgrim. This glorious afternoon in the sun included an archery competition, an A&S competition, “Krae Kringle”, and a potluck dinner.
Admiral Hanbal Al Barbari was awarded the Delphinus Dionysi for his dedication to supporting the Hamlet of Groenaholar, and for all of his support he has lent to Krae Glas
Arya of Groenaholar was awarded a Baronial Endorsement, in recognition of her enthusiasm for helping enthusiastically, and her passion for archery.
Archery Competition (4pm start): A novelty shoot based on the 12 days of Christmas was highly entertaining. This competition was well attended, with many from the College of St Monica traveling to take part. Thank you to Michael for acquiring the new faux animal targets. (Winner??)
Heavy Tourney: A round robin of Master Cormac, Admiral Hanbal, Kye of St Monica and Baron Gilbert was held, and Cormac was deemed to be the winner.
A&S Comp: All things Gingerbread – the winner was Sam of Krae Glas