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.
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
The Barony of Krae Glas invites you to the 7th Great Southern Gathering.
2nd – 4th October
Come and participate in a weekend of Arts and Sciences workshops and activities, including combat, in a relaxed environment, focused on sharing and learning new skills. Weekend cost includes all meals and camping, and limited Cabins are also available (with priority initially given to interstate travellers) for an additional cost. Day rates are also available. Continuing the GSG tradition, garb is optional until the Saturday evening feast onwards.
Teach a class (or two), attend workshops, participate in Guild Prize Combat, or join in on the first Medieval Masterchef cooking competition, which will occur in rounds across the weekend. Feast on good food, with excellent company, and share in the wealth of skills and knowledge the Southern part of Lochac has to offer.
The success of this event relies on the populace sharing their expertise with others, so please volunteer to teach a class. Please contact Lady Veronica Bellini on firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP if you are able to teach a workshop with details about the workshop you would like to teach.
The GSG 2015 schedule Draft 2 is now up.
Pricing (prior to 1/9 – after add $5)
Whole event Adult (Camping) – $95, Day Costs available – see below.
Whole event Adult (Cabin) – $115 (Priority given to wayfarers)
Children under 14, less $20, Non Members, Plus $5http://kraeglas.lochac.sca.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=1835&action=edit
1 Day Trip Adult (No Food) – $25 1 Day Trip Minor (No Food) – $15 2 Day Adult (No Food) – $35
2 Day Minor (No Food) – $20
Steward and Booking Officer: Don Everard Sefar email@example.com
Co Steward: Lord Miguel Rodriguez de Santiago firstname.lastname@example.org
Feast Steward: Lady Arganhell merch Briauc email@example.com
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015
Knowledge of arms, tenacity in battle, constitution and aesthetic are all rewarded in both the rapier and heavy tournaments, but ultimately Honour shall win the day. A late period German feast, set in the era of 1500AD, themed around Cranach the Elder’s ‘Fountain of Youth’.
Tournament: Sherwood Park, Sherwood Road, Mount Waverley
Tournament format was based on a 16th century tournament: fighters ask any other fighter to enter the list field upon the marsh.
Feast: Mount Waverley Youth Centre, 14 Miller Crescent, Mt Waverley
The following gentles were granted these awards by Cormac and Elspeth, First Baron and Baroness of Krae Glas
Download the feast recipes: Ehrentagfeastguide2015
Event steward: Lord Gilbert Purchase
Feast steward: Lady Bethony Gaitskell