February Monthly Letter

To the populace of Ynys Fawr do Anna and Adelindis send warm greetings,

It was a great pleasure to return to formal activities with the Barony in January with the Baroness’s Birthday Picnic. We celebrated with a small but entertaining tourney held in a lovely setting by the river. Baroness Adelindis’ thanks go to those who presented gifts to mark the occasion, including THL William de Bonnay’s lovely wooden eggcups which won the A&S competition. We were also delighted to welcome Lord Erlendr Tryggvason back to the Barony after his year sojourning in Lithuania.

We were also pleased to journey to the north of the Barony in early February to meet with some of the members of the proposed hamlet of Leathann Tir, for a glorious day by the river in Deloraine. While visiting, we heard rumours that an event is planned to be held in the north later in the year, and we look forward to hearing more details as plans progress. But we believe we can say that Lord Anselm da Calabria may be tasked with defending his status as our croquet champion.

Since the last meeting, changes have been made to the regular activities held in the central Barony. Arts and Sciences project nights move to the first and third Thursdays of the month, held at Kraken Hall from 7:30-9:30pm. This will make it much easier for people to work on larger projects which need the extra floorspace. Dancing has also changed to the second Thursday of the month, still at Kraken Hall from 7:30-9pm.

There are a few activities and events of note to be held in February and March. The College of St Gildas (Tasmanian Historical University Society) will be putting on a demo at O Week on 28th February. Following that, we are holding a market day at archery training/A&S on 4th March – this is an ungarbed activity, which gives the opportunity for members to take a table and sell unwanted reenactment-related items, and others to take home a bargain. $5 per table (includes hall sign-in), browsing free, sign-in as usual for training. We are also looking for fighters available on Saturday 7th April for a demo at AICon, at Wrest Point Convention Centre. This is our first time running a stall at this event, but we hope that it will be as productive as similar stalls at pop culture conventions have been in other Baronies throughout Lochac.

In events, the Canton of Lightwood is running their 4th annual St Sebastian’s Archery Tourney and Picnic on 3rd March, at Surges Bay Recreation Ground, Esperance Road, Surges Bay. Don’t forget to work on perfecting your recipe for your favourite pie, so you can enter it into the A&S competition! And there will be a Newcomer’s picnic and tourney held on 10th March at Nutgrove Park, Long Beach, Sandy Bay.

Since the bimonthly picnics and casual tourneys have been running now for a year, we are interested in gauging the feeling of the populace as to their success, and whether they should be continued in their current format. We are hoping to arrange to attend an upcoming armoured combat training night to discuss this with fighters, but we would like to hear from everyone. Please share your thoughts with us via email to Baroness Adelindis and Baroness Anna, Facebook PM, or in person.

And finally, you may have noticed that the Ynys Fawr website is currently undergoing extensive renovations, as it has been a few years since the initial WordPress build was released. The existing site content is being edited and redirected to the new menu structure. Please be patient with any delays, and direct any questions or thoughts on the new design to the Web Minister, THL Karl Faustus von Aachen.

Yours in service to the Crown and the populace of Ynys Fawr,
Anna and Adelindis
Baroness and Baroness