The New Ynys Fawr Directory

Unto the Populace of Ynys Fawr,

I bid thee the warmest of greetings on this winters day.

I am pleased to announce we have a new Ynys Fawr Directory which will better the lines of communication between us all and maybe we won’t lose so many carriers.

Special thanks go to Lord Wulfgar Jarnsiða and Baroness Beatrix Aetholsdottir of Jelling for all their work in gathering and compiling the information.

If you missed out being listed in this directory and would like to be in version II, or you would like to make a correction on an existing listing, please send me an email to with your Mundane Name, SCA Name (If you have one!), your email address, contact numbers, postal address, special requirements you would like listed and I will place you in next listing.

Please remember these are people’s private contact details and all care should be undertaken to see that they remain so. I would also remind you that this is a live document and as such will be updated on a regular basis, so it may be wise to keep electronic versions anyway.

In Service,

David de Derlington
Seneschal, Ynys Fawr

Important Changes to Events Please Read

To the Populace of Ynys Fawr I bid thee warm greetings,

 With the recent changes coming in from now through to the 1st of September 2012

I thought it prudent to give you all an update and hyperlink to the new Event Form 
I would like all Stewards to begin using from the 2nd of July.

 We have just clicked over into the new Financial Year, so I would like to confirm that all Events must add 10% to the event costs before rounding up the fee to a rational price.

 When calculating the Profit/Loss please follow the following:

Less GST (1/11)
Less $2 per Adult Event Member (Until the 1st of September 2012)
Less $1 Kingdom Levy per Adult
Less Expenses
Plus GST paid on expenditure from scanned receipts supplied to the Reeve.

 Just to clarify, as of the 1st of September 2012 the Non-Member Surcharge for Insurance applies to Non-Members regardless of age or participation, given what the claims in the past have involved, being that we are insuring against accidents, and they are more likely to happen to spectators and children.

 1st of September 2012

Less GST (1/11)
Less $5 per Non Member (Regardless of Age or Participation)
Less $1 Kingdom Levy per Adult
Less Expenses
Plus GST paid on expenditure from scanned receipts supplied to the Reeve.

Should you have any further queries please contact me on

In Service,

David de Derlington
Seneschal, Ynys Fawr 

The Call for Letters of Intent has now Closed

Unto the Populace of Ynys Fawr I bid thee warm greetings,

The Call for Letters of Intent has now closed and I will publish a list of Candidates and their Letters of Intent on the 8th of July.

A call for comments will open on the 22nd July 2012 and close on the 18th August 2012, during this time I will arrange an event to give everyone an opportunity to speak with the Candidates.
This may be a formal or informal event dependant on a consensus between the Candidates and I.

The successful Candidates will be announced on the 1st September 2012

The date for our Baronial changeover is to be the 20th October 2012

To date I have received two submissions for stewarding Invest and Divest on the 20th of October. If you would like to steward this event please submit your submission to me before the 6th of July.

Should you have any questions please contact me on

Yours in service,

David de Derlington
Seneschal, Ynys Fawr

Steward for Invest / Divest ?

Greetings unto the Populace of Ynys Fawr,

To date I have received two submissions for stewarding Invest and Divest on the 20th of October. If you would like to steward this event please submit your submission to me before the 6th of July.

In Service,

David de Derlington
Seneschal, Ynys Fawr

Increased Non-Member Surcharge and GST

Greetings unto the populace of Ynys Fawr,

Recently at the Baronial Meeting and over the last few days some questions have been asked by a number of people within the Kingdom regarding the increased non-member surcharge to cover Insurance and GST.

Glynnis Hollindale our SCA Ltd Treasurer has supplied the following answers to some of your questions.

Question 1 – When does the Insurance Surcharge start?

Answer 1 – The Insurance Surcharge will be applicable at events, meetings and fighter practices from the 1st of September 2012. Reeves will be expected to remit surcharges with their Q3 report

NB: Further negotiation is occurring with the Insurance Company and we are planning to make a more detailed announcement with hopefully less onerous requirements closer to the applicable date.

Question 2 – Does the $5 Insurance Surcharge replace the $2 event membership we currently charge or is it in addition to the $2?

Answer 2 – Yes, it is a replacement of the $2.

Previously, the $2 event membership helped us pay the $10K. Now the $5 Insurance Surcharge is in addition to the $10K and will be passed on directly to AoN. There are also different requirements for the application of the Insurance Surcharge.

Question 3 – You are saying that we do not have to pay this [non-member insurance] until September. My interpretation was that the insurance company was prepared to accept the payments on the basis of attendance numbers, ie in arrears which to my interpretation means we should be charging it from 1st July to be handed on. Please can you clarify this situation for us?

Answer 3 – Yes, the insurance company is happy to receive in arrears. Yes we do not have the charge it until 1st September. SCA Ltd will not be paying anything until 1st December 2012.

Question 4 – As we are now paying GST as we are over the limit for a Non-Profit organisation when we book halls can we no longer claim to be a non-profit group?

Answer 4 – No, it does not impact on our Non-profit status.

Non-profit status is based on the articles in our Constitution that forbid distribution of funds to members other than as reimbursements in our capacity as members and that if SCA Ltd closes, the money will go to a similar organisation and not distributed among the members. We can employ people to work for us such as the accountant and auditor, legal counsel giving us advice etc but not distribute dividends to the membership.

SCA Ltd is paying GST as we have breached the threshold for money passing through the bank accounts. It does not matter if SCA Ltd makes a profit from its activities or not. The fact that SCA Ltd is a non-profit company means that the threshold was higher than the one for a normal business.

Thank you to those people who asked the questions.

In Service,

David de Derlington
Seneschal, Ynys Fawr


Baronial Changeover Information

Greetings unto the populace of Ynys Fawr,

Earlier this year their Excellency’s announced their intention to step down as our Baron and Baroness.

I have been in discussion with Baroness Hróðný Aradóttir, Chamberlain to Their Highnesses, Henri and Beatrice with regard to the Baronial changeover and would like to announce that the timeframe for Letters of Intent opens on Friday the 8th of June.

Could all Letters of Intent please be sent to the following email addresses and my own email address

The Barony has a little over 19 weeks before the Baronial changeover, but I would appreciate it if everybody adheres to their Highnesses schedule below as I cannot guarantee your submission if it is received late.

Call for Letters of Interest & Timeline announcement
Open – 8th June 2012
Close – 30th June 2012

Candidate List to be published on the 8th July 2012

Meet the Candidates – Between the 8th of July and the 18th of August the Seneschal will arrange an event to give everyone an opportunity to speak with the Candidates. This may be a formal or informal event dependant on a consensus.

A call for comments will
Open – 22nd July 2012
Close – 18th August 2012

The successful Candidates will be announced on the 1st September 2012

The date for our Baronial changeover to be the 20th October 2012

Should you have any questions please contact me on

Yours in service,

David de Derlington
Seneschal, Ynys Fawr

Do you like Dancing?

Dance Practice

The Place: Salvation Army hall, 73 Hopkins Street, Moonah
When: Every third Tuesday of the month.
The Time: 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
The Cost: $2 – $4? (Dependent on the number of dancers)
Steward: Dance Instructor Jillian Lynch
If you are interested in participating please contact Jillian Lynch.

Medieval Mayhem

When: Saturday, April 21, 2012      10:00am until 4:00pm

 Where: Geeveston, Tasmania, Australia

The legendary medieval day in the lush surrounds of Heritage Park, Geeveston, returns after a long hiatus. This year it’s a joint production of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) and the Geeveston Community Centre (GeCo), and we’re aiming small with the idea that it will grow more ambitious in future years.

Words from our King, His Royal Majesty Siridean

Greetings come to all that would hear these words from Siridean, humble servant of the Kingdom,

 In most recent times I was put to task by my predecessor to find a means by which war could be avoided. Being commanded by the Crown to set about His work and did hold council with the wisest of the nobles of the Kingdom and beseech them to aid in the Kings task. As the seasons turned the Crown did summon me to their lands in the Western shores to hear the words of the councillors of the Kingdom. It was with heavy heart that I did share the answer to the King’s questions for it is a hard thing to say to a King his time has ended. Even more pained was I that the council did demand that I set aside my own dreams of happy retirement and called me to serve once again to sit upon the Throne of the Southern Cross.

That day I swore my oaths in good faith. I swore to put aside those that I hold dear, I swore that I would serve and protect the Kingdom and I swore that I would not go to war. The Lady of Glenmore did so swear the same and did enter into a bond with me to rule this Kingdom justly and fairly. Soon after these oaths were spoken did rumours of such ill nature regarding the Queen that I could not believe my ears, but trusting in the words that I heard the Queen speak with my own ears I did ignore them. They continued on, but I refused to hear the mummer’s tales. I spurned those that would speak ill of the Lady of Glenmore. But alas it would seem the House Glenmore has called the muster and have asked that others from the Kingdom join her cause of Glenmore.

Yet I am not yet prepared to believe the worst of Our Queen and have faith that in Our court in the Barony of Ynys Fawr these vicious rumours can be put to death!

CAUTION to those that would see this as weakness, for I assure you that the Duke of the South is not to be trifled with and will defend the peace of this Kingdom against ALL persons that would break Our peace. Know ye this if Lion of the Heartland is forced into a fight we will not be marching to war, but marching in the name of peace for I am not an oath breaker. I say to you now that I have not broken the words of my oath and I hold them in my heart where they will not be broken least pour from my shattered heart with my life’s blood.

Good People of Lochac prepare yourselves for the defence of the Realm and unite under the banner of Blue, the colours shared by Lochac and House MacLachlan.


Strange Missives

Greetings unto the populace of Ynys Fawr,

I know that some of you may have heard or seen some strange missives that have been bandied around our Barony and the Kingdom. I am sure these are just rumours made by persons who would see the Kingdom split in twain.
I ask that you ignore them. Our King and Queen visit our shores on the morrow and ask that you welcome them both with open arms.

In service,

David de Derlington
Seneschal Ynys Fawr

Missive to His Majesty

Unto his Majesty, Siridean of Lochac, does your humble subject, Ailis inghean Mheadhbha give greetings.

Unfortunately, I send dark tidings, whilst it goes against my better judgement; I feel that these words cannot go unsaid.

This weekend past, an event was held in your noble Barony of Politarchopolis, at which Her Majesty’s conduct was, shall we say, most peculiar.
Our Queen was witnessed offering libations to Venus, the Goddess of Love, in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Instead of spending such an auspicious occasion with Your Majesty, arm in arm was she, at the foot of your very throne, with none other than her Knights Councillor!

Her Majesty was espied *lying* in the green field beside a large figure bearing strong resemblance to this self same Councillor, to whom she was later seen blowing *kisses* while he did battle for her honour.

Immediately before she held her court, without Your illustrious presence, she was witnessed in the arms of this gentle, upon which occasion Jove demonstrated his displeasure by exploding her newly strung beads, a portent of punishments he was yet to inflict upon your fair barony.

As the gods did frown upon Her Majesty’s indiscretions, weeping tears in torrents upon the revellers, Her Majesty is rumoured to have run to seek shelter by the side of her lover, hidden from view by a score of young men of unnecessary stature.

 Strange Missive?

The Queen is greatly vexed, and feels that Her position alongside the King as His equal has been grossly undermined during Her absence. See the intercepted message below to understand Her ire and indignation. It seems inevitable that the fragile peace of Our Land will be rent asunder in bloody civil war. Your Queen calls on you, Her loyal subjects to don the green and join Her on the battlefields of Rowany. The time for reconciliation is coming to a close with the visit to Ynys Fawr at the end of this month the only remaining event in the Royal Progress prior to Rowany Festival.

Excerpts from a letter intercepted on its way to a Certain Publisher in Edinburgh containing Matters of Import regarding the activities of His Maiestie of Lochac at a recent event in the Crescaunt Isles, to wit: It hath been sayed of late that His Maiestie hath plans to bypass any issue he hath of Her Majestie, favouring instead seed from an earlier planting should it come to harvest in due time.

For Her Maiesty had left the aforementioned Faire but a scant few hours before a certain Woman appeared with a youngling in tow and was seen much in the companie of His Maiestie, said bairn being fair and sturdy and some say very like unto His Maiestie when he was of that age…

Base rumours of her Maiestie and of war within the Old Principality were much bruited about, but no Good Person would countenance such from that Fair Lady, but saw instead such frolickings and fondlings of He who remayned that it left them shocked and stunned.

 …and the populace maruelled greatly for that His Maiesty showed such constitution to be awake all of the night and much of the daie fortified as he was by only spiritous liquors which serued to o’er-heat the brayne and caused him to declaim and singge and proclayme and suchlike for manie hours without end…