Event Archives - The Barony of Kraé Glas

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Summer Twilight Tourney Series, Part IV: St Monica

Come join us for the final of our Summer Twilight Tournament Series.

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 will also be celebrating our 30th birthday.

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 (loaner garb and feast kits) on site for those that require it.

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
Times: 6:00pm open
6:30pm inspections
6:45pm opening court, tournament to start immediately after
Venue: Monash University Clayton (specific area TBC)
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: 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 Competitions:
1. Medieval Cake: It may not be delicious or spectacular to look at (or maybe it is), but we here we are looking for authenticity and a period recipe. (Documentation required with submission).

2. Birthday Cake: What better way to celebrate 30 years than with lots of cake. This category is about making a cake in honour of Saint Monica. Go big, go bold, go delicious, go whichever way you like – this category is about having some fun and simply making cake to share.

3. Medieval Cordial: Help wash down all the cake we will be eating with some period cordials. (Documentation required with submission).

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Summer Twilight Tourney Series, Part III: St Rosalia

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
Times: 5:30pm start
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).

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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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Summer Twilight Tourney Series, Part 1: St Nicholas

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
Times: 3pm start
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.

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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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A Grand Royal Event

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,
Gilbert Purchase
Baron of Krae Glas

Kingdom awards

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

Baronial awards

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


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La Día de Honor (Day of Honour, Aug 2017)

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

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Congregatus Australis

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
Venue: Clifford Park
 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

Event Fees:
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.


Download the complete event booklet in pdf form

Download the timetable only in pdf form

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.

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Intercollege War – College of St Monica (July 2017)

Join the College of St Monica as we host you in this fight
Long rivalry in Lochac comes to the fore; what fright!

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
Venue: Camp Warringal
Address: Bruces Creek Rd, Whittlesea, Victoria 3757
PLEASE NOTE: Actual times for site access TBA
Stewards: Kelly Wilson and Tam Hovenga


Collegian Non-Collegian
Full Event (Camping): $55 $65
Full Event (Cabin): $60 $70
Weekend Pass Camping (2 nights): $40 $40
Weekend Pass Cabin (2 nights): $45 $45
Saturday Pass: $20 $20

If you’re not a current SCA Member, a $5 Insurance levy applies in addition to the above prices.

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Bonfirepalooza (June 2017)


Venue: Bree’s farm

Photos by: Bree

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