DIEU LE VAULT
MARCH & APRIL 1997
The monthly newsletter of the Shire of St Florian-de-la-rivi�re, the South Brisbane branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
COMING EVENTS IN ST Florian & RIVER HAVEN:
1 Passage of Arms - RH 8 Tourney of Roses - St F 15 Baronial Tourney & Feast - RH 16 Shire Meeting 26-31 Rowany Festival
1 Rowany Festival 20 Shire Meeting
FROM THE CHRONICLER
Well, it had to happen eventually, I've been riding high on the wave of punctual newsletters and have now come crashing down into the hard reality of work commitments. I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for the delay, I know you were all just dying to read your latest edition of DLV.
Two months are covered by this issue because ... you guessed it ... we're going to Festival! So to ensure that your next newsletter isn't late you're getting April's early!
Yours in Snivelling Subservience
FROM THE SENESCHAL
Just a short note this month, as the minutes should cover all the new information. The next Shire meeting will be at Melissa and Fin's place, as I won't be able to attend it. The meetings have been put back to 5 pm to accommodate the fact that dance practice will be happening every Sunday night from now on. There will be no pot luck supper this month.
I know that everyone is heavily into festival preparations now, but please have a think about Abbey, and let me know all your great ideas.
See you at the tourney on the 8th,
For more information about the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) or anything in this publication, call Caroline or Toni
Tournament of Roses
A Tournament of Roses will be held on Saturday, March 8, 1997 at �The Killer Chook�. Unlike similar events at this site in bygone years, the autocrats can promise that there is no danger of chooks on the Eric this year! The list opens and armour inspection begins at 1pm, the tourney begins at 2pm. Cordials provided. Please provide your own seating.
A Desert Revel will take place after 7pm at the same site. come and join the populace of St-Florian-de-la-riviere in partaking of scrumptious sweets, witty repartee, jokes, song and merriment. The revel will be held outside by torch and firelight. Deserts and good humour provided, please BYO drinks and seating.
Bookings required by 2 March, 1997. Pre-payment would be appreciated, but not required. Bookings to Eleanore Cost - $5.00 for the day or $2.00 for the Tourney only. Autocrats - Jessica of Fearn Abbey and Eleanore of the Orkneys
River Haven Baronial Tourney & Feast
Tourney and Feast to be held on 15 March, 1997 at Progress Hall, Railway Parade (near Woodridge train station). Cost of $12.00 Members or $14.00 Non-Members plus $2.00 for a lunch during the tourney if you wish. Off-board will cost you $4.00. Bookings to Isabella the Mad by 5 March,1997 (07) 3805 3274, for both the feast and lunch. Lists open at 11am. Off body armour inspection will be from 11am 'til 12pm. FINAL inspection will be at 12.30pm Tournament WILL start at 1pm. A&S Baronial round will be held, consisting of : 1) Weaving, 2) Gory Poem and 3) Banners.
A ball is to be held on Saturday 24 May, 1997 at 7pm at
148 Douglas Street, Oxley. Cost will be Members $10.00 & Non-Members $11.00. Please note that no teaching of dance will take place on the night, the dance list is included in this issue of DLV. Dance Competitions are �La Spagna� for Rondells and the �Mimed Bransles� for beginners. Drinking games available. Light finger food and Non-alcoholic drinks provided. BYO anything else you might wish. Post Revel at site.
Bookings to Ros Howie by 10 May, 1997
Autocrat Gillian Please advise of dietary requirements when booking.
Any profits go towards purchasing a PA system for the Shire.
FROM THE CHIRURGEON
The populace is strongly encouraged to drink plenty of fluids when attending outdoor events during the hot summer months in particular the fighters and wear a suitable 15+ sunscreen.
With Festival fast approaching, all gentles who intend going to Rowany should ensure that their tetanus inoculation is up to date, remember it is valid for 10 years.
Some Common Sense Hygiene Rules for Rowany
� Ensure you wash your hands after visiting the privies and before preparing food. � Wash all eating and drinking utensils before and after using. � Make sure all cooking pots, cutting boards etc. Are thoroughly cleaned before using. � Make sure all food stuffs are correctly stored or kept under cold storage. � Make sure all raw meats are thoroughly cook, in particular chicken and pork. � Make sure all wounds or sores are treated immediately. � Do not smoke, cough or sneeze over food being prepared. � Keep all prepared foods covered until ready for use. � If you have diarrhoea or gastroenteritis, stay away from food preparation. � Make sure all water storage containers are clean. � Dispose of all rubbish in bins provided.
Suggested Personal First-Aid Items for Rowany
Bandaids, stingose, antiseptic, 1� and 2� bandages, paracetamol tablets, foot powder, insect repellent, sunscreen, condoms, any special medication that you may require, Medicare and Healthcare cards, ambulance membership if any, private health insurance if any.
Advise your group Chirurgeon of any medical problems.
Camp Site Tips for Rowany
� Ensure your tent is closed during the day and night. � Shake out your bedding before retiring for the night. � Be careful with long dresses etc. around fire pits. � Make sure your tent ropes are marked with white cloth for easy visibility at night. � Report all furry caterpillars found around the site to the Constables so they can be removed. Do not touch these as they cause allergic reactions and swelling to the mouth.
Unto the populace of Lochac do Richard and Alarice, Baron and Baroness of Rowany, send warm greetings.
We wish to advise that at this year's Rowany Festival, at the feast on Saturday night, there will be held a bardic competition. The rules of the competition are as follows:
1) Entry is restricted to any performance piece from or consistent with the period and cultures covered by the SCA.
2) The competition is open to anyone resident in the Known World.
3) Group or individual performances are allowed, but a single winner from any group performance will be selected.
4) The highest placed entrant resident in the Barony of Rowany (including its Colleges and Canton) shall be known as the Bard of Rowany until the next Easter Feast. During their tenure they shall be entitled to free admittance to any event held by the Barony at which they entertain.
5) The highest placed entrant and winner of the competition ( if not the same as that above) shall also be entitled to free admittance to any event held by the Barony at which they entertain.
We hope for a long evening of entertainment, and look forward to seeing you at Festival.
MN DANCE UPDATE! NM
Unto all those who 'tread the earth with joyous feet' does Elaine Llanelli send greeting.
We've got lots of hoopy stuff happening with dance this year - new dances to learn, old favourites to revise and new dance styles to explore.
As of March, dancing will run every Sunday night, and each night will have a particular focus. Belly dancing is a happening thing - it will occur on 2nd and 4th Sundays from 6pm to 7pm. Please note - it is not a spectator sport! It has been requested that if you attend bellydancing it is with the intention to participate.
For all Silver Rondell entrants, we will be holding the entrance at Pucks' revel at the end of May. Until the ball, Rondell practise will be held on 1st and 3rd Sundays from 6-7pm. Everyone is welcome to attend these sessions, regardless of whether they wish to acquire their Rondell. A copy of the Rondell Syllabus is available from Marie de Lyons (Loreena Johnson) and the music from Aelflaed of the Weald (India Ossenberg) on receipt of a blank tape.
Normal Dance Practise will be from 7pm as usual.
The Dance list for Pucks' Revel is in this DLV - as you can see there's a lot of new stuff on it, which we'll be muddling out on Sunday nights - should be interesting!
Phew! What else? Abbey! We will be performing presentation dances at Abbey. Anyone who is interested in taking part, please let me know. We want as many dancers as possible.
Any queries, please contact me at Hammersmith (please do not call before noon)
PROPOSED ORDER OF DANCES
FOR PUCKS' REVEL
1st Set 2nd Set
Contentezza des Amore Mannschaft Pavanne Nonesuch Calontir Bransle Merry merry milkmaids Mimed Bransles Fine Companion Anello Officers Bransles Rufty Tufty
3rd Set 4th Set
Known World Pavanne Newcastle Cuckolds all in a Row Picking of Sticks Heartsease Grimstock Dull Sir John Spagnoletto Queens' Allemande (Progressive)
Verceppe Jenny Pluck Pares Cutte Bransles (Pinnagay, Charlotte and La Guerre) Gathering Peascods
Requests as time permits.
Dance Practice Program
2 Rondell 6-7pm Pucks' Revel 7pm �til coffee 9 Bellydance 6-7pm Pucks' Revel 7pm �til coffee 16 Rondell 6-7pm Reconstruction 7pm �til coffee 23 Bellydance 6-7pm Revision and general Requests 7pm �til coffee 29 Rowany!!!!!!!!!!!
5 Rondell 6-7pm New stuff from Rowany 7pm �til coffee 12 Bellydance 6-7pm Pucks Revel 7pm �til coffee 19 Rondell 6-7pm Caleigh 7pm �til coffee 26 Bellydance 6-7pm Revision and General Requests 7pm �til coffee
Requests as Time Permits
IS THIS YOUR FIRST EVENT? EVERY GAME NEEDS RULES TO PLAY BY: HAVE YOU HEARD THESE BASIC RULES?
Make an attempt at Pre-1600�s dress. Treat all those you encounter with courtesy & chivalry We always leave the area cleaner than it was found. The Crown�s, Coronet�s or Autocrat�s word is law.
FROM THE ACTING TROOP
Greetings good gentles all,
Just a note to say the acting troop is up and running. We would like all to know that we will quite happily perform at events if you desire. BUT if you want us to perform at events we will need at least 3 months notice. If you want us to write a piece to perform we will need an idea on what you want and at least 6 months notice before the event.
Yours in Plenitude
WOMBLEHOME THE GOLDEN COCKEREL THE HOUSE WITH NO NAME HAMMERSMITH THE LONE SOCK THE REFUGE THE DRAGON�S LAIR
Fighter practice is held at East�s Hockey Club, Home St, Fairfield on Monday nights. It starts at 6:30pm and finishes at 9pm. THIS IS NOT AN SCA EVENT. It is a privately run training session which adheres to SCA standards, and requires SCA legal armour for all full speed training. The cost is $3.00 to cover the use of the field, but your first time is free.
The nearest bus routes are the 178 (Fairfield Gardens) or the 6,6A, 6B or 6C (Oxley, Corinda or Graceville) and the nearest stop is at Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre. The nearest train station is behind the shopping centre and is Fairfield on the Beenleigh line. Contact Cornelius c/- Womblehome for more information.
COMBAT ARCHERY PRACTICE
Archery is held on Sundays at Oxley Secondary College, Seventeen Mile Rocks Road. It starts at 2:30pm and goes to coffee. The cost is $1.00 to cover breakages. If it is wet or there is an event coinciding, archery does not happen. THIS IS NOT AN SCA EVENT. Contact Ulfgar c/- The Golden Cockerel for more information.
Inter Kingdom Archery Competition (IKAC) Practice is held on the second Sunday of each month and IKAC Competitions are held on the fourth Sunday of each month. The cost is $1.00 to cover the replacement cost of targets. The venue is the Oxley Secondary College, Seventeen Miles Rocks Road, starting at 10am sharp till 2.30pm.
Archers will need to provide their own bows and wooden shafted target arrows (this excludes compound bows). If it is wet or an event is coinciding IKAC does not happen. THIS IS NOT AN SCA EVENT. Contact Hrothgar
ARTS & SCIENCES
A & S is held Thursday nights from 7.30pm at the Mt Gravatt Show Grounds Hall on Logan Road (Cost $2.00). The hall will be open from 6.30pm. For more information phone Isabeau D�Aquilea
6- Festival Preparation 13- Covering the Mundane & Banner Making 20- Needleworkers & Cooks Guild 27- Festival!!!!
Advance Notice for Textile Enthusiasts...
An A&S competition is being planned for early this year for the �Best Weave or Loom Work� so get your sheds sorted and get busy!
This occurs on the third Thursday of every month during Arts & Sciences at the Mt Gravatt Show Grounds Hall on Logan Road. Bring your projects, learn how, ask advice! Lots of chatting, gossip, embroidery and food. For more information call Acacia (Chris d�Aquino) c/- The House With No Name.
Dance Practice is held every Sunday at the Taringa Scout Hall, Woodstock Avenue, Taringa. The cost is $2.00. For further details, phone Elaine Llanelli c/- Hammersmith.
For anyone interested in the Silver Rondell, the entrance requirements and notation are available from Marie (Lorena Johnson) and the music from Lady �lflaed of the Weald on receipt of a blank tape.
TAVERN & BALLAD SINGING
On the first Friday of each month Tavern & Ballad singing will be taking place. If you wish to learn the songs and ballads regularly sung at feasts and bardic circles. Total beginners welcome. Ring Brigid for more information.
HEY NONNY - MADRIGAL SINGING
Women�s group on Monday and mixed group on Tuesday nights at 7.30pm at The Lone Sock. These are harmony singing groups which sing mainly pre-1600�s madrigals and part-songs. Please phone Constanzia c/- The Lone Sock if you would like to come along.
Tuesday nights from 6.30pm at The Lone Sock. Please phone Constanzia c/- The Lone Sock if you are interested.
The Acting Troop meets at Womblehome on the first Wednesday of every month, so come along and have some fun! For more info contact Steavean (Paul Adams) c/- The Refuge.
This is a local charter of the Lochac Cook�s Guild. Anyone is welcome to come along and participate. Held on the last Thursday of every month during A&S at the Mt Gravatt Show Ground Hall.
DIEU LE VAULT
March & April 97
This is the March & April 97 issue of Dieu le Vault, the newsletter for the Shire of St Floran-de-la-rivi�re, the South-Brisbane branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc. It is available from the Chronicler (see regnum). It is not a corporate publication of the SCA and does not delineate SCA policies.
..... REGNUM .....
KING & QUEEN: CYBI DE ELMHURST & VICTORIA OF ELM HURST HOLLOW
PRINCE & PRINCESS: SIR CORIN ANDERSON & KERIDWEN THE MOUSE
SENESCHAL: LADY ELEANORE OF THE ORKNEYS
DEPUTY SENESCHAL: LADY MELISANDE OF CASTILLE (Mellissa Lowe) 84 Kingbury St, Norman Park 4170 Ph: (07) 3399 6373
HERALD: CATRIN OF KILKENNY (Susan Hobbs) 333 Old Logan Rd, Camira 4300 Ph: (07) 3288 3878
MARSHALL: VISCOUNT CORNELIUS VON BECKE c/- Womblehome
CHIRURGEON: LORD HROTHGAR BREAKSWORD
CONSTABLE: LADY ELEANOR OF CAITHNESS
ARTS & SCIENCES: VISCOUNTESS ISABEAU D�AQUILEA
DEPUTY ARTS & SCIENCES: WILLIAM THE ADMIRER
REEVE: LADY AMALIA VAN BERGEN OP ZOOM
HOSPITALLER: LADY ADELINE DE MONFORT
DEPUTY HOSPITALLER: AEMILIA OF SYRACUSE
LISTS: LADY �LFL�D OF THE WEALD
QUARTERMASTER: LADY CONSTANZIA DA ZAMORA c/- The Lone Sock
CHRONICLER: SALABERGE DE GRANSON
Minutes - St Florian�s Shire Meeting
Held 16 February 1997, at Carolyn�s House, 148 Douglas St, Oxley
Attendance: Carolyn, Gillian, Pam, Merv, Adeline, Mellissa, Finnian, Kylie, India, Toni, Rosemary, Nerissa, Susie, Keith, Michelle, Simon, Chris, Alex, Rachel, Lorena, Liesel and Owen
Apologies: Finnian, Cornelius
Meeting opened at 6:10pm
Items of discussion:
Militia - Offer by Barony of Rowany - Keith advised Alfar has asked the Militia to fight with Barony of Rowany and in return a large banner pole will be erected in the main St Florian Campsite - Owen will contact militia and let Alfar know their decision within the week.
Purchase - Purple and White drill - Carolyn has purchased lots of purple and white drill to be used for banners, caps etc - cost of $120 was authorised by meeting.
Abbey - Proposal was discussed. We are planning a living display - set up a feasting tent etc, Adeline looking into suitable food. Arts display - both static and active, please bring your weaving, shoemaking etc. Corny is arranging the fighters. Merv is arranging the archers - we are planning to have a shoot the person type arrangement if Abbey agrees. Funds raised will cover costs and discussion was held into donating the profits made from the archery back to the Abbey from the Shire. Costs of setting up archery around $650 for arrows and bows, $120 for blunts and $20 approx for tape.
Meeting agreed expense will be fine as it will be covered by income but final decision will not be made until we know if we are running Archery at Abbey.
Hat making workshop - Chris advised next workshop - Sunday 2nd March - 10.30 at Rachel�s - to make your own hat costs $1.40 to buy one costs $5.00 - place your orders with Chris or Rachel
Collegia - Chris advised collegia bookings going well - have already covered costs - maybe would should do a potluck in the hall Saturday night -it will be available - not garbed - just continue on from the day.
Chirurgeon - Merv - Meeting approved $50 for additional first aid supplies, his new offsider in training is Chris.
IKAT -Negotiating with Robare for intergroup Archery shoot - over 6 days possibly.
Constable - Pam - Not much happening - new Constable at large - Sue Laing - happy to do St Floz events too. Be careful - injuries at dance practice as some were too boisterous !
Arts & Sciences - Liesel - Humphrey has resigned so Liesel is now A & S Mistress - thanks to Humphrey for his work! New hall is going really well - lots of activity & people, please bring your own projects as well as doings workshops - we have lots of big tables and powerpoints !! Hall is covering its cost well.
Herald - Susie - Bringing her gear to A & S when she is there (which is great) lets all work on getting devices registered this year!
Reeve - Rosemary - Rosemary is the new Reeve - thanks to Reggie for all her work - bank statements still to be transferred to Rosemary so she did a run down of expenses & income from January to date - have about $1200 in the bank and money out for events which will be on its way back in. We should aim to keep at least $1000 in account - up to $2000 to float big events. Need to have some fund raising events to boost balance a bit. Books were available for anyone who wished to peruse them.
Chronicler - Toni - Needs a deputy - wants to get more articles into newsletter - less of the routine info.
Dance - Toni - Now running every Sunday from March - will be doing Rondelle practice and belly dancing - no spectators - if you come you belly dance - details in newsletter.
Asked that Shire meeting be moved to not clash with dance - now to be an hour earlier -5pm.
Hospitaller - Adeline - Michelle will be her replacement at end of year, has bought her own keys for decoration. Lochac hospitaller is preparing a SCA pamphlet & Adeline is working on a St Floz one. Will have newsletter at Collegia for all the newbies - please make them all welcome.
Quartermaster - Rachel - Needs shelving, cupboards etc - please let her know what you can donate, loan etc - if not enough then we will look into buying some planks and besser bricks etc for shelving. Ulfgar has also offered to make ply boxes after Festival for storage but we will price plastic storage boxes before we decide what to do. Will be looking for help to determine a pricing schedule for external loans and system for dealing with people who don�t return gear or return it in a poor state.
Hey Nonny - Rachel - Belongs to Shire - receiving offers to go to Medieval Fair - up to $750 and a tenor - Rachel told them we are doing Abbey and increasing offers (from $500 ) and offering tenors will not work!!
Need a new Instrument for Recorder Consort - about $80 meeting agreed to purchase.
Lists - India - Tabard finished - all else quiet !
Ball - Rachel/Jillian - Money raised to go towards a sound system- for dance, hey nonny, events etc.