Barony of Stormhold

Stormhold Baronial Officers Meeting Coulsen Reserve, Stormhold.

Monday, 28th November 2016 7:30pm

Chair: Rodrigo de Burgos

Minute takers: Gilligan ua Tomaltaigh

Attendees: Ysabel Norrice, Wynflead aet west-saxon, Michael De La Ferret, Miriam Bat Shimon,

Präffen Schoredorf , Magnus, Tomas Van den Hove, Sara Van Den Hove, Helen, Yahuda,

Thorfinn Hrolfsson, Hanbal Al Barabary. Miriam Galbraith, Ute Von Tangemunde, Maebdth Meganua Aonghusa

Apologies: None received

Item #
1 Welcome to the meeting.

Meeting Commenced:Time: 7:36pm

  1. Previous Minutes for the meeting held on October 24th.

`. A. Motion – That the minutes for September be accepted

  1. Moved: Tomas

  2. Seconded: Thorfinn

Motion Carried with minor spelling correction.

B. Business Arising from Previous Minutes No Business arising



Phone arrangements for exchanging keys.

Awaiting go ahead and arrangements for key swap.

Historical discussion; – Use of the container is arranged through the school. It is shared with the “Hawthorn Athletics Club” (Defunct) , there is some athletics gear in the container still.


Old Business

  1. Sunshade repair – Rodrigo … no progress

Suggestion to run a repair session over the Christmas period.

  1. Lochac Seneschal Code of Conduct at sign in. – Seumas

Has been printed and Laminated – Ysobal to bring to hall

  1. J.G.Reserve access key replacement.- Rodrigo discussed – see above

  2. Heavy Combat Equipment purchase… – Nikephoros

gear has arrived and been marked

  1. Heavy Authorisation Primer. – Nikephoros\


  1. Demos – development of Baronial policy – Rodrigo

Working party hanbal and Rodrigo

  1. Goutte de Pearl redesign –

No development the design has been voted on.

5 Quarterly reports attached where available.

Officers Reports

a. Vicar – Verbal at meeting

Noted upcoming events:- William Marshall, tots for tots,Thaw war, vicar will hold onto Baronial Regalia

b. Arts and Sciences – See Attached Not Present Vacancy for deputy

c. Capt. of Archers – See attached Low attendance at archery practice

d. D. Seneschal -H & W See Attached no one died

e. Constable – Verbal at meeting Not Present Deputy required

f. Herald – See attached Ffride is a lovely deputy. Heraldic discussion occurred on the 14 of November

g. Lists – See Attached

h. Knight Marshal – See Attached Mentioned New fighter retention Problem

i. Reeve – See Attached Comm Sol – $2539.09 Cash Reserve $14,031.37

j. Rapier– See attached Wishes to resign

k. Seneschal – See Attached Praise for officers – you’re all doing well

l. Webminister – Verbal at meeting Seeking replacement

m. Officer Changeovers – Rapier / Hospitaller / Herald – WEB


Current Events

a. William Marshal 2016 – Hanbal 3rd Dec 2016

Vehicle access from 9:30 am thorfinn (lists) to provide ransome coins

b, Toys for Tots 4th Dec – Lochlahn/Hanbal

site opens 9:00am event from 10am to 1pm

c. Monthly Bash 1st January Cancelled

d. Monthly Bash 4th Feb

e. Chess Challenge – Miriam 18th Feb

Bill received from municipal council, Baroness of YF coming

f. Monthly Bash Bash 4th March

g. Baronial Investiture Planning 11th March 2016? – Thomas/Isabel

Query royal availability, Hall booking has been superceded in lygon street – booking will be locked in next month – Oct meeting approved $3000 initial budget.

h. Thaw War – Hanbal Sept 2017 Sept 1st to the 3rd.

Event Planning

i. Chris Kringle BBQ and Meet the Candidates 12th Dec – Rodrigo

Motion: That an amount of $100 be Approved for Sausages Moved:Hanbal Sec: Magnus

j. Newcomers Thing – Ysabel March? On Hiatus

k. Winterfeast Aim for July .. August is a bit too close to day of Honour

m. Planning June July 2017 can clash with Lochac Midwinter

n. William Marshal Planning 3rd Dec 2017


General Business

a. Baronial Selection – Currently three sets of candidates. Polls open Post WM for a time. Not officially accepted by royals yet!

b. Demo in Ballarat Medieval fair demo of Easter deferred to next meeting

c. Stormhold Dance Survey report – Meadbth

17 responses – 10 wish it continue, 7 were not interested, suggestion to move to Tuesday,

$25 per week a small financial burden

d. List shields – Isabel Mostly painted – will be laquered.

e. Stormhold Rapier. Urgent need to find a new Rapier Marshal


Other Business:

Event Planning – a small group of people have run all of the big events over the last 10 years. Would like to see new blood putting their hand up – Need to build momentum, Winterfeast is sitting untaken at the moment for example.


Next Meeting

Possibly 23rd January 2017 May be moved


Meeting Closed

Time: 8:31pm


  1. Reports

  2. Timeline for Baronial changeover

  3. Calendar

1. Reports

a. Vicar

b. Arts and Sciences – Arts and Sciences happening. Verbal report to Lachac Arts and Sciences officer In all other matters:- Nope. No idea at all. That there is a huge, unsolvable conundrum. I can see no possible solution. The deaths of millions of innocent people are imminent. End times have arrived. I weep for the loss of all humanity. – Waldo

c. Capt. of Archers

d. D. Seneschal -H & W

Baronial Chirurgeon Stormhold
Ysabel Norrice
Events in Stormhold
Weekly heavy training and craft hall Armour bites, aggravation of existing injuries, minor bruises. Nothing requiring referral to EMS.
Monthly Bashing Armour bites, aggravation of existing injuries, nothing requiring referral to EMS.
Archery training        Nothing reported to baronial chirurgeon
Thaw War Minor injuries, nothing requiring referral to EMS.

New Chirurgeon added to pool. Keith Lim.

e. Constable

f. Herald

g. Lists

Quarterly report

List report for the Barony of Stormhold November 2016.
Lists were run at
Thaw War
Monthly Bash October
Monthly Bash November

your servant Þorfinn Hrolfsson – Stormhold Baronial List Keeper

Monthly Bash – Stormhold AS LI – Sunday November 6

Tourney format: Vandal’s Choice

Lists – Þorfinn Hrolfsson with Eleanora de la Birche

Marshals – Rodrigo (MiC) – tourney started at 2pm and finished at 4pm

1 Cormac Lenehan

2 Magnus Thorbjornsson

3 Νικηφόρῳ Γοργονίτης (Nikephorous Gorgonites)

4 Sir Wolfram von Flammenherz

5 Praffen Schoredorf (Checkers)

6 Hanbal al Barberi

7 Tomas van der Hove

8 Dafydd of the Glen

9 Vandal Luchea

10 Rodrigo de Burgos

Each fighter pick a style of tourney, so this resulted in a tourney of tournies

1 fighters in a line, top two fight loser eliminated, winner to the back of the line

2 3 fighter team melee (hence 3 winners of round 2)

3 fighters form a line and swap weapon to the left, challenges with 2 lives

4 each fight to first blood, challenges with 2 lives

5 Valhalla tourney (differed to round 10)

6 fighters holding a short rope, challenges with 1 life

7 fighters on knees, challenges with 1 life

8 the carpet, fighters must maintain a point of contact with the carpet, challenges with 1 life

9 small centre grip ship shield in dominant hand, challenges with 1 life

10 shield (1 hit) and polearm (2 hits) then broken, challenges with 1 life

Vandal 5 wins 1, 2, 4, 6 & 10

Magnus 2 wins 3 & 5

Cormac 2 wins 7 & 8

Rodrigo 1 win 9

Hanbal 1 win 2

Νικηφόρῳ 1 win 2

h. Knight Marshal

Knight Marshal Quarterly report ending Nov 15 2016

Fighters We are getting a lot of new fighters that are returning regularly, it’s great to see and having existing fighters helping and lending gear is great to see., while we haven’t seen as many fighters stay as i would like. I am working with the local senior fighters on how we can counteract this trend

Armour with many new fighters we are getting many new pieces of gear, the Barony has supported this with a recent purchase of some essentials to expand our ability to equip newcomers.

There have been no, pieces of interest to report this quarter

Weapons We are seeing quite a few newer weapons, none are showing issues

I have discussed at the start of this quarter with Jolly knight armoury, production of plastic weapon heads as forms, the weight has been an issue and not much has progressed with this.

One of our newer fighters is a keen 3D printer and has produced a series on 3d printed thrusting tips, the current design gives well, is durable having currently seen roughly 60 fighting hours on my own stick with little sign of wear, or degradation, plus significant hours on his own and another fighters stick, admittedly neither are as thrust heavy or fighting heavy as my own. It is my belief that the design is good to be okayed as an approved piece of gear and good to be advertised and sold to wider lochac.

Rulebook/Handbook I have noticed the Lochac fighter’s handbook does not include provision for ‘low line’ 2inch thrusting tips for fibreglass pikes, my experience is that these are being used and accepted by marshals i am unsure if this has been updated elsewhere or if it needs to be amended


Nikepheros Gorgonites

Knight Marshal, Stormhold

i. Reeve –

Events this quarter

Guild Brawl;
Event income; $90 Event expenses; 87.10 no non members 11 Kingdom Levies Total profit = $3.90
One of the cooks/stewards never gave their bank details, and then dropped off the face of the earth, so we’re counting their food contributions as donations, which brings the expenses to $23.35, and the profits to $66.65

Winterfeast; Event income; $1685 Event expenses; $1407.64 14 non members 78 kingdom levies Total profit $277.36

Wargames of the Thaw; Event income; $5527 Event expenses; 4901.02 13 non members 73 kingdom levies
Total profit $625.98

Money spent external to these events
$832 for our heavy training hall Yearly cost
$157.30 for our monthly tournament grounds
$355 for loaner armour
$480 for our rapier training hall
$1405 for baronial tokens
$110 outstanding transaction from coronation 2015

Total $3339.3

Money received this quarter not from above events
Dance donations- total $69
Monday Training donations- total $250.10
Monthly Bash donations- $206.35

Total $525.45

Non- members
Above events $140
misc $5
Total $145

j. Rapier

Gilbert has resigned as Rapier Marshal. He will be tidying up the loose ends with the Reeve and Lochac Rapier Marshal. An average of three people are attending Stormhold Rapier classes.


k. Seneschal –

We are coming to the end of a very exciting year. We’ve had the B and B win Crown and the first changeover of our neighbour’s Royal Reps. Very soon we are going to have announced the Candidates for Stormhold’s next Royal Representatives. This is a very important time to have some effect on the running your Barony. Whether you are standing as a candidate or answering the pool to express your opinion as to whom you like as your reps., It is very important that you participate. The future leadership of the Barony is very important. This is your chance to have a say. The exact polling process will be announced around William Marshall Tournament.

I’m trying to develop a Baronial policy about how the Barony participates in Public Demos. Stand by for details ar see me is this is an issue for you. There will be no bash on the first of January nor will there be an officers meeting on the 26th of December.

We are looking some vacant officers positions, Rapier, Hospitaller and Herald. Please see me if you wish to get more information about these roles.

l. Webminister
Nothing big this quarter – lost the mailman login, and was fortunate to have that reset quickly by masonry, someone actually wanted to use our flickr group (huzzah!), and surprisingly, nothing seems to have broken in the updates this time.

I’ve been updating pages, menus, and links as appropriate, and will start looking for someone to replace me in the new year. I’ve got someone in mind, but am waiting for him to finish his thesis before asking.
Cheers, Mahault

Timeline For Baronial Changeover

5th Nov 2016 Nov Crown Call for Candidates

3rd Dec 2016William Marshall – Candidates Announced and polling commences

12th Dec 2016 Meet the Candidates Crafthall

Late Dec 2016 Polls Close

7th-8th Jan Twelfth Night Polit Royal Reps announced.

11th March? Baronial Invest