Welcome to the Barony of Krae Glas!

The Barony of Krae Glas is a chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) based in the south-east region of Melbourne, Australia.  Travel back in time with us to the middle ages and recreate the customs, costumes, and combat of the pre-17th century era. We welcome and encourage all peoples of diverse ages and backgrounds to get involved with the Society. We meet weekly to practice our crafts or train in martial combat, and host regular events where we gather to socialise, display our skills, or simply revel in the atmosphere.

 

The activities of the barony encompass a broad range of pre-17th century activities, from costuming, cooking, music, dancing, armouring, brewing, calligraphy, woodwork, embroidery, and any of arts and sciences of the middle ages. We recreate weapons and armour, we learn the techniques to use them, and compete in tournaments. You can take part in many martial activities, from armoured combat, fencing, archery and equestrian. We hold feasts where there is food, dancing, singing and merriment. All you need to do to get started is to come along!

 

We strive to conduct ourselves as nobles of the middle ages, therefore the only thing required is that you make an attempt at wearing pre-17th century clothing, and try to avoid the look and feel of the modern world. We also welcome all ranges of authenticity based on your ability, budget, interest and knowledge, ranging from covering over modern items, through to a completely authentic outfit/food/equipment. It can take time and resources to recreate a pre-17th century appearance, therefore we have items available to loan to newcomers at events. Krae Glas prides itself on being a safe space for everyone, so if you are uncertain about how to participate, (what do I wear to my first event? What should I bring? Who do I ask about…?) feel free to contact our Chatelaine who will be more then happy to help.

 

Come join us at one of our upcoming events or regular meetings. If you want to join in the casual conversation of the group, go to our  Facebook group and introduce yourself. Alternatlely, for an idea of what the SCA is all about, read a newcomer to Krae Glas’s story, or visit www.scademo.com.

 

**A NOTICE REGARDING COVID-19**

For the Health and Safety of our populace, all Krae Glas face-to-face events have been postponed until further notice. For more information on how you can stay involved (at a digital distance!), check out our Facebook group, tor ask one of our friendly council members, For more information on Lochac’s response COVID-19, please visit the Kingdom information page, and please remember to wash your hands, and stay safe! 

Krae Glas 3rd Baronial Investiture 2020
Saturday, 12th September 2020 Location: Youtube (Royal Court 4pm) and Zoom (Feast from 6pm) (Links TBA) Hail and well met to all in these troubled times....
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Feasting in Lockdown: Return of the Zoom
Saturday, 15th of August 2020 from 7:00pm - 11:00 pm Location: Zoom Once again, we meet to enjoy a shared meal, even if the meeting is...
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Delicious at a Distance
While much of the Barony shelters in their homes, our fair Baron and Baroness have enabled a magical portal through which we can still see each...
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Stormy Glas Gathering
Friday, 3rd April 2020 from 12:00 pm – Sunday 5th April 4.00 pm Location: Gilwell Park Victoria 2555 Launching Place Rd, Gembrook, Victoria 3783 The event...
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End of Year Crafthall (And Auction!)
Next Crafthall (December 14th) is a bit of a breakup party for the year. Some exciting activities are planned (details to follow). We will also be...
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Relay for Life
This is your call to arms (feet), a rallying cry and your handcrafted invitation to take up the fight for the noblest of causes. On November...
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Day of Honour – The Mediterranean
Saturday, 31 August 2019 from 12:30 pm - 9.30 pm Location: Eumemmering Scout HallDoveton, Victoria, 3177 A tournament for great renown for both heavy and fencing...
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William Tell Memorial Training and Tournament
Sunday, 30 June 2019 from 11:00 am -6:00 pm Location: Sherbrooke Archers6 New Road, Upper Ferntree Gully, Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria 3156 Come one, come all...
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About

The SCA formed among a group of friends enthused about medieval life, who decided to create a world that would bring to life the culture and pageantry of the medieval period in the context of modern life. Now 50 years on, the SCA continues to attract young and old to explore life style, culture and combat of arms from around the world as it was known to the West before 1600AD.

Activities

Arts Activities include costume making, life style, music, dance, food and feasting, calligraphy and anything practised before 1600AD.

Martial Activities including armoured combat, rapier combat, cut & thrust Renaissance swordsmanship, equestrian and archery.

Membership:

Annual SCA membership is $35 and can be purchased online here
Non-members attending SCA events pay an extra $5 insurance levy.

Regular Activities

The Barony of Krae Glas holds regular meetings (weekly and monthly) where members of the group come together to work on projects or train in martial activities. These meetings are casual and non-garbed, and are for anyone in the group to come together and discuss ideas, try new things, or just to get their regular medieval socialisation. These meetings are an ideal time to get to know the members of the Barony, ask questions, find out what we do, or give something a go.

We also hold events, such can include a variety of  activities like tournaments, feasts, creative arts and sciences competitions, camping events or wars, where members dress up in pre-17th century attire and recreate medieval life.

Weekly/monthly meetings

  • Weekly arts and armoured combat: Every Wednesday at Monash University, members meet to work on crafts and projects, and hone their skills in armoured combat.
  • Weekly renaissance fencing: Each Thursday, we study and practice styles of rapier sword-fighting found in Europe during the Renaissance period.
  • Monthly Crafthall: Once a month, bring a project of your own, or help work on a group project, or armour-up! This is a great time to practise anything you have an interest in, and get talking about what’s happening in the barony. Crafthall dates can be found on the calendar.
  • Monthly Council Meeting: This is for the council to get together and discuss the business-end of the barony, and is where bids for events are approved. This can be held at the monthly Crafthall, but can occasionally be held online. If you are looking for the date of the next meeting, this will be noted in the current month’s meeting minutes.

Attending SCA Activities and Meetings

  • Attire: You can wear modern clothes to the meetings (we wear our pre-17th century clothes at events)
  • Membership: You can become an SCA member by completing this online form. Membership is $35 per year for individuals, and dependent children are free. Non-members can attend SCA activities and events by paying an additional $5 insurance levy at the door.
  • Payment and bookings: You do not need to book for one of our regular weekly or monthly meetings. For an upcoming event, check the upcoming event details for booking and payment information, or contact the seneschal if you are unsure.
  • Sign in: You will be asked to sign in at each SCA meeting or event. There will be a designated table for sign in, and there will be a person (constable) to assist you with this process.

Combined Victorian SCA Calendar