The Barony of Politarchopolis invites you to…







From 25-27 November 2016 the Barony of Politarchopolis will host one of Lochac’s premier fighting events with Fields of Gold 6 held at the Bungendore Showground in Bungendore, NSW.

Evoking the meeting of two great renaissance nations, pick your side – French or English – and gain glory!

This full weekend of tournaments will include heavy armoured, rapier, cut & thrust and archery skill at arms. Show your prowess in as many disciplines as you can for the chance to win the title of Champion d’Or.

Apart from the spectacle of the tournament there will also be a chance for the magnificent artisans of the Kingdom to showcase their fine works with a competition simply themed ‘Something Gold’. As it sounds, the entry simply needs to have an element of something ‘gold’. That is it. So it could be golden ale, gold embroidery, illumination etc. Be imaginative as you wish. Documentation is encouraged. Other competitions will be announced in the lead up to the event.

All tournaments and competitions will add to the points of your elected side.

To expand our skills during this time of peace, there will be classes running throughout the weekend.

On Saturday night the Feast of the Golden Gryphon will be open to 80 people. The Bold Gryphon Tavern will be open for the whole weekend and on Saturday night will serve those that either miss out on, or would rather eat at the Tavern than partake of, the delights of the Feast.

The event is fully catered from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch, and to cap it all, on Saturday night a feast to snare all of the senses.

Where is it: Bungendore Showground, Mathews Lane (off Bungendore Road), Bungendore NSW

How Much:

Before 14 Nov Member: $70 Full Weekend / $15 Day Rate / $45 Feast Only
Before 14 Nov Non-Member: $75 Full Weekend / $20 Day Rate / $50 Feast Only
At the gate Member: $85 Full Weekend / $20 Day Rate / $55 Feast Only
At the gate Non Member: $90 Full Weekend / $25 Day Rate / $60 Feast Only
Children 6-16 Member: $35 Full Weekend / $10 Day Rate / $15 Feast Only (Children under 6 free)
Children 6-16 Non Member: $40 Full Weekend / $15 Day Rate / $20 Feast Only (Children under 6 free)

*Children: cost same whether paid in advance or at gate.
*Camping: $15 per site
*Cash Handling Fee: If payment is cash when booking prior to 14 Nov cut off, then add cash handling fee of $5 to all adult entry fees shown above. Children exempt. This is not to be added to ‘At the Gate’ fee.
*Alternate Accommodation: Billeting in Canberra may be available on request but cannot be guaranteed.
*Concession Rate: Available on request to the Steward for consideration.
*Offboard rate: Is the same as the day rate. Entire weekend will be charged at two day rates + camping fee if staying on site. If attending Saturday into the evening and eating nothing then the cost is one day rate.
Please ensure you state that you wish to be offboard when booking!

General enquiries to the Steward, Baroness Anne de Tournai, (Brigid Costello), detournais@gmail.com

General booking enquiries to the bookings officer, Mistress Alexandra Hartshorne  politfieldofgold@gmail.com
Bookings : Book here

2 comments on “The Barony of Politarchopolis invites you to…

  1. I really want to attend the day and dress up for it. Just wondering what style of things would be good as to not look silly and out of place. Asking now so I have time to get it sorted
    Thank you for your help

    • Hi Stephanie,
      Thanks for your question. Mostly we just ask for a reasonable effort at wearing pre 16th century clothing. This means trying not to wear large brand name tags, a simple medievalish style dress or tunic over plain pants. We have someone in charge of assisting newcomers who could also help. They are known as the Hospitaller and his contact email address can be found on our group’s contact page here > http://politarchopolis.lochac.sca.org/contacts/

      We keep some spare clothing for newcomers to wear but it’s best if we can see what suits or fits you by turning up to one of our Sunday gatherings well beforehand. I’m always there from around 2pm, so if you ask the first person you see if Tig is around and that you’re new and could they help you find me, then I can find our Hospitaller and also give you some ideas 🙂 We also have a beginner’s sewing class running every Sunday at the moment.

      The gatherings are held at the Ainslie Scout Hall, cnr Ebden and Hassell Sts, Ainslie. I’m usually inside the hall. Come and see what we’re up to. You’ll spot the fighters practising outside. http://politarchopolis.lochac.sca.org/regular-activities/ Some more ideas of what ‘not to wear’ and a lot of links to other sites. Sadly many of those are now closed. The best way is really to come along and talk to us. The question is quite hard to answer without actually showing you some items from our storage… Tig

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