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Barony of Rowany

The Barony of Rowany is the SCA branch in the Sydney, Australia metropolitan area. They are part of the Kingdom of Lochac.

Lochac May Crown Tourney

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Princes to act, monarchs to behold the swelling scene! Imagine, a grand field, surrounded by the pavilions of the greatest nobles of the realm. Pennants snap in the breeze as the heralds call gracious ladies clad in the finest of velvets and brocades to bear witness to the swirling clash of arms!

A glorious day indeed! Harken now to the hall, lanterns and candles throwing soft light on the many banners. The steward ushers the servers forward, their tray piled high with the finest produce and game in the Kingdom. Location:
Barony of Politarchopolis (Canberra, Australia)

Live News Coverage from Rowany Festival

In the Kingdom of Lochac, Sveinn inn kyrri Grimsson has taken on the ambitious task of bringing news directly from the Rowany Festival to the Web. SCAtoday.net now features an hourly-updated news feed from the Rowany news web site.

Rowany Festival News

This website covers the Festival live for those that cannot make it, as well as to preserving fond memories for those that were there.

Ursulan Newcomers Feast

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Are you new? Are you old? Are you somewhere in between? On the 24th of March, the College of St Ursula would like to invite you to join us at our Newcomers Feast as a way of greeting both new and past faces to the Society.

It will be held on Saturday the 24th, from 6pm, at the Croydon IMAR Hall. ( Imar Youth Charitable Hall, cnr The Strand & Paisley Roads, Croydon, NSW.)This is only a short walk from Croydon train station. Location:
College of St Ursula (Croydon, New South Wales)

Lochac classic

Bartholomew in the Kingdom of Lochac has announced that several album of photos from the early days of the Kingdom are now available to view on the Southron Gaard website.

Newcomers Feast and Tourney

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On Sunday 25th February there will be a combined demo and event at Blackbutt Reserve, New Lambton Heights, in the Mahogony Drive section of the reserve. The demo is for the Scouts. The Scouts event starts at 9am and finishes at 3pm. I think that we should turn up between 9 and 10 for setting up and getting ready. From about 10:30am onwards we can start doing demos.

Newcomers Feast and Tourney Location:
Barony of Mordenvale (New Lambton, Queensland)

Lochac Kubb Championship

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Armed and odorous

A blog-writer on the Sydney Morning Herald National website visits a fighter practice in the Barony of Rowany.

St Valentine's Massacre Weekend

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Come one, come all for a day of lounging by the list field watching the Rapier Tournament, seeing who will become the next Baronial Rapier Champion, or just wandering through the markets enjoying a day in the sun. (Why not bring a picnic lunch?) Finish the day with a night of feasting, dancing and killing people! Join in the Assassins Game at the Ball and kill your friends your enemies, or even random walkers-by. Location:
Barony of Politarchopolis (Philip ACT, Australia)

Photos from Lochac's 12th Night/Coronation

Jane Stockton has posted photos from the recent 12th Night/Coronation event which took place January 6, 2007 in the Barony of Rowany (Sydney, New South Wales).

Stowe Faire III

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At last the Mahout returns and the elephants are banished. Friday night sees simple but wholesome fayre followed by a night of answering profound questions of fundamental significance Saturday is a day of mixed melees & A&S workshops. For the melees two teams hand picked by two captains will contest the field in search of riches and glory. See the Captains pick their side and challenge their foe for the Box of Rocks, the bridge and the fort. View or be part of the clash of arms or attend one of the classes dedicated to the gentle arts. Location:
Stowe on the Wolde (Austral. New South Wales)

Siege Engine Tourney

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The call has gone out far and wide; bring all your BIG toys to see who can shoot the furthest, the most accurately and make the most destruction!

Come and take part in the Incipient Shire of Radburne’s first siege engine tourney! This is a camping event with tourney and feast!

The site will open Friday to Sunday. Friday night will be a soup kitchen, breakfast and lunch will be provided Saturday and Sunday and don’t forget Location:
Incipient Shire of Radburne (Wellington, New South Wales)

St Sebastian's Archery Tournament

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Come all gentles and help us commemorate this day of St Sebastian, the patron Saint of Archers. A pleasant day is promised in the Canton of Cluain.

Events include:

  • “How to use a bow” – an opportunity for novices to learn the art of archery and get authorised to shoot in any SCA archery tournament.
  • a novelty shoot.
  • an IKAC shoot.

The prize to the best archer of a Golden Arrow and a splendid picnic Location:
Canton of Cluain (Te Awamutu, New Zealand)

New shires in Lochac

Two new shires are in the process of being recognized by the Society for Creative Anachronism: Bosenberg in Southwest Australia and the Shire of Radburne in Dubbo. Both groups are in incipient status.

Stormhold Surveying Expedition

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Let it be known that Baron Stormhold will be mounting a surveying expedition of the land in the west of his fief. To this end he seeks applications from suitably qualified individuals and companies. In particular all surveyors, engineers and cartographers are encouraged to represent themselves to his Excellency. In addition the services of a number of guards will be required due to the wild nature of the lands into which the expedition will venture. Location:
Barony of Stormhold (Fern Hill, Victoria, Australia)

Border War IX

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Border War is back again! This year is Border War IX, held from Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th February, 2007. And this year, we fight to save Our Lands from the invading Southern Army. Who will oppose us, and who will defend us?

Fighters, please note which army you will fight with when you make your booking - and to persuade you to the side of righteousness, please heed the following:
"The Shire of Bordescros has but 2 fighters - but we will willingly sacrifice them upon the field of war to defend the right and honour of our King and Queen. We are at this moment raising an army of mercenaries, with promises of largesse. Largesse? I hear you cry, What kinds of largesse? 500 yards of the finest silk; Innocent Virgins to be Despoiled as Thou wilt; Mead, Ale and Beer; Pieces of Eight and the like will be disbursed from our coffers at Border War, if thou shouldst survive. If thou shouldst die upon the field of battle, thou shalt be buried with greyt honour and thy widow and children shall be our kin for ever more." Location:
Shire of Bordescros (Jindera, New South Wales)

Merchanting at Canterbury Faire

Lord Bartholomew has posted information regarding merchanting at the upcoming Canterbury Faire in the Barony of Southron Gaard (New Zealand). The Faire takes place February 1-6, 2007.

Agaragus Anniversary Event

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Come and help Agaragus celebrate another birthday, we may even tell you how old they are.

20th January
Campbelltown Youth Centre
40 Broughton st, Campbelltown, NSW
(short walk from the train station)

Site and hall open at 10am,
Armour inspection 10.00am for a 10.30 start to avoid the heat Rapier tourney to follow fighting will occure in the shaded area out the back

Location:
Shire of Agaragus (Campbelltown, New South Wales)

Twilight Pas De Armes and Pot Luck Feast

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Come one, come all for a day off fun and frivolity in picturesque Fitzroy Gardens. Bring a plate of sumptuous food (for approximately 4-6 people) to share for the pot luck feast. Recline on a picnic blanket and wile away the hours. You are welcome to bring period games, sing songs or tell stories for your entertainment and that of the populace.

The tournament will be in the style of Pas de Armes. Combatants are Location:
Shire of Ynys Fawr (Hobart, Tasmania)

Lochac A&S Photos Online

Art has announced that photos from the recent Feast of Four Winds event in Colles Ardorum (New South Wales) are available to view on the group's website.

Hobby Horse Crusade

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Don't forget the Hobby Horse Crusade, second Saturday of December, Ainslie, ACT (Politarchopolis). $15 members, $18 non-members, $5 kids 8-16, and if you book as a family before the end of November, one adult gets in for the kids' price.

Although it's aimed at being kid-friendly, it's not kids-only. We're focusing on entertainment, so it's a good one to bring newcomers to, or maybe just a good light-weight fun event without politics and pain, if Location:
Politarchopolis (Ainslie, ACT)

Canterbury Faire

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Imagine the scene: 150 or more gentles garbed in soft wools and linens. Banners and pennons fly gently in the breeze that stirs the firs. Nearby is a coffee house, where stories of past renown and future conquest are spun, while spindles twirl a more tangible yarn. To one side, knights and nobles practice the arts martial, while consorts discuss bruise remedies. Flocks of charming children run errands when not playing on the lush green grass. A short walk away there is singing beside the waterhole and splashing in the cool deep waters. A hedgehog snuffles idly by. Location:
Barony of Southron Gaard (Waipara, New Zealand)

Rowany Yule Feast

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If you are planning on attending the always fabulous Rowany Yule Feast (and why wouldn't you be), then you should probably let us know and save yourself some money, us some stress and make sure there's enough yummy food for you.

Date & Time:
Saturday 2nd December 2006
Hall opens at 6pm

Location:
Imar Youth Charitable Hall, cnr The Strand & Paisley Roads, Croydon NSW Location:
Barony of Rowany (Croydon New South Wales)

Lochac Crown Photos Online

Katje has posted a large album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac.

Lochac Crown results

Jarl Alfar of Attica was victorious in the Kingdom of Lochac's November Crown Tourney held in the Barony of Ynys Fawr this weekend. He fought for Mistress Gudrun, and defeated Sir Asbjorn Pedersen (fighting for Mistress Marienna Jensdottir) 2-0 in the final. Sir Asbjorn was the only combatant to reach the finals without sustaining a defeat.

Yule Feast

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Yule feast, The Barony of Rowany's celebration of the end of the year, is on again, and you should be there.

Date: 2nd December 2006
Time: 6pm
Address: IMAR Youth Charitable Hall, cnr The Strand and Paisley Rds, Croydon, NSW.

Steward: Clara van de Keere (Karinne Taylor)
Email: karinne.taylor@gmail.com

Event Cost: $20/$25 until 12 November, $25/$30 until 30 Novmber. $30 at the Location:
Barony of Rowany (Croydon, New South Wales)

Angelina Elizabeth Huett Born in Lochac

Sir Hugh the Little and Baroness Therasa Comins of the Kingdom of Lochac have announced the birth of their daughter Angelina Elizabeth Huett on October 13, 2006.

Lochac to Keep Non-Contact Fighter Category

Lochac will keep its non-contact fighters with some adjustments under a new agreement reached between Society Earl Marshal (SEM) Duke Hrothgar Monomakh and Lochac Kingdom Earl Marshal (KEM) Sir Gregory of Loch Swan.