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May Crown 2016

The Barony of Krae Glas is hosting May Crown 2016 to select the next
Crown of Lochac. For full details see the

This will be fully catered from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. On site cabins and camping are available.
The weekend will be inspired by the comfort and splendour of the late-period Ottoman empire.

Date: 6-8 May 2016
Location: Clifford Park Activity Centre, 7 Clifford Dr, Wonga Park VIC 3115
Booking website:
Event steward: Lady Bethony Gaitskell
Email the steward:

Ehrentag (Day of Honour 2015)

This year, 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 is 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

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015

Booking link:


Contact for newcomers:

Event steward: Lord Gilbert Purchase

Feast steward: Lady Bethony Gaitskell



Great Southern Gathering VII

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 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 $5
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
Co Steward: Lord Miguel Rodriguez de Santiago
Feast Steward: Lady Arganhell merch Briauc

Further Information:
Bookings: Online Booking Form (
Location: Clifford Park Scout Activity Centre
7 Clifford Drive
Wonga Park, Vic 3115


The Barony of Krae Glas presents a Tournament and Venetian masked ball.

Saturday 11 July 2015 from 1:00pm –10:00 pm

at the Eumemmerring Scout Hall,

Magnolia St, Doveton.

Heavy tournament followed by dancing and revelry in the evening.

Finger food and refreshments provided.

Prize for best mask & best Venetian attire.

Please note that masks are mandatory for the ball, and if you cannot obtain one, a mask will be provided.

For more information, including pricing and timetable, visit Facebook/Carnivale Tournament and Ball.

For bookings visit



The Blue Strand 2015-01 January 2015

Greetings good gentles,

Welcome back to The Blue Strand.  After a sabbatical, I am happy to report that I have returned full of enthusiasm.  Our fair Barony will once again be penned for future posterity.

There has been so much that happened in the last year.  Our Barony turned a year older.  Gilbert Purchase became Champion, again.  Miguel de Santiago became captain of the Black Dolphin.  Emmett Thorgrimsson became Page, replacing Peregrine.  These are just the highlights of the year past.

Following is what has occurred in the last month.  As always, if you have any articles or pictures you would like to submit.  They can be sent to

And now, without further ado I present the First 2015 edition.


Veronica Bellini, Chronicler returned

The Blue Strand January 2015

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