|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