October Monthly Letter

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

The Bunnings sausage sizzle on September 23 was a great success, making a considerable profit for the Barony. Thanks go to Michael Preddy, Baroness Drusticc inigena Eddarrnonn, Baroness Anna, Sir Wulfgar Jarnsiða, Lord Anselm da Calabria, Lord Perran of Lyskeret, Baroness Beatrix Aðíslsdóttir y Jelling, THL Declan of Drogheda, Master Hrolf Herjolffsen and Lord Richard of Dunheved for their efforts. In other news of fundraising, Master David de Darlington has also organised a raffle which will be drawn on the weekend of the Theatre of Food Feast in December, please talk to him about getting raffle books to sell.

The first few Gagebrook archery sessions have been successful, but it is now on hiatus while THL Aiden Brock and Lady Jennifer le Dragoner de Lille are on their travels. Archery at the cattle sheds has also finished for the year. Lord Anselm is looking for a new site for outdoors archery, and reminds people that travel to Lightwood when their archery is on is also an option while archery in the central Barony is unavailable. Lord Anselm has also advertised for a successor as Knight Marshal of the Barony. His term is up on February 19 2019, but as he is travelling for eight weeks over Christmas, should his successor wish to step up in November before he leaves, he is amenable.

Our big focus for October is, as ever, the Hobart Show demo, which this year will be held over three days instead of the traditional four, from October 25-27. If you can help out at the Show, please sign up at the Facebook event listing or contact Master David with your availability for combat demos, A&S demos (including cooking again this year) or greeting visitors. There will also be a working bee held this Sunday (7th) during the usual training timeslot to get the hall cleaned and tidied, before the set-up weekend on October 21st.

Upcoming events: a reminder to stewards that the Pegasus publishing deadline is the 25th of the month – please submit your paperwork in time for it to be approved and sent to the editor before that date. The Canton is planning to hold another potluck feast on October 6th at 6pm, to which all in the Barony are cordially invited, please speak to THL Karl Faustus von Aachen for more details. Sir Guillaume d’Oze presented a proposal to the Baronial Business Meeting for a series of quarterly tourneys; the first one is proposed for November 18,from 2-5pm at Nutgrove Beach, Sandy Bay. The Theatre of Food Feast is now only two months away! Tickets for the feast are still available, and servers are still needed. Please contact Sir Oze for details.

Word has come that the successors to our cousins Baron Miles and Baroness Ameline, Rowany, have been chosen. They are Viscountess Cairistiona nic Bheathain and Sir Stigh Joghensson. While it is not in our power to attend their investiture, we look forward to our future dealings with them as Baronage Rowany. We are also looking forward to the announcement of the new Baronage for Politarchopolis at the end of this week. In other announcements that have recently come to hand, the College of Arms has recently approved two gender-neutral titles, Noble and Armiger, which can be used by those with an Award of Arms. For more details on how these can be used, please speak to our Herald.

Baroness Anna attended the Fields of Steel Rapier War in Innilgard, and was greatly inspired by the depth of knowledge and experience being shared. Baroness Adelindis is also very much looking forward to attending Great Southern Gathering this weekend. Bookings for Twelfth Night are open, and we encourage you to consider travelling to our near neighbour to experience the pomp and pageantry of a Coronation.

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