Barony of Rowany

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Barony of Rowany
Per chevron dovetailed argent and vert, two rowan trees fructed and eradicated proper and a laurel wreath argent
Founded: 1981
In Kingdom: Lochac
Baron: Stigh Joghensson
Baroness: Cairistiona nic Bheathain
Modern location
New South Wales, Australia

The Barony of Rowany is an SCA Barony in the Kingdom of Lochac, and covers the areas of Metropolitan Sydney, Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island, and much of country New South Wales, Australia.

It has four subordinate groups:

and is home to many well-known Households:

House Attica, Casa Caeli, House Drakkar, Fangs of Fenris, Rowany Guild of Defense, Hawkhurst, The Horde, Ordo Kinggiyad, The Lemmings, Domini Luni, House Radburne, The Tournament Company of St James, House Soggy Bogs, 42nd Fahnlein

Barons and Baronesses

  1. Rowan Peregrynne: Oct 1981 to June 1982 (under the Barony of Outremer)
    June 1982 (under the new name the Barony of Rowany) - 7 December 1991
    (VICAR Filippa Ginevra Francesca di Lucignano: 6th January to 9th June 1990 (during Rowan and Elffin's first reign)
  2. Lindoret of Bryn Myrddin & Torold O' Hawkhurst: 7 December 1991 to 28th September 1996
  3. Alarice Beatrice von Thal & Richard de la Croix: 28th September 1996 to 25th November 2000
  4. Keridwen the Mouse & Corin Anderson: 25th November 2000 to 11th December 2004
  5. Helene du Puy & Hrothgar aet Gytingbroce: 11th December 2004 to 16th June 2007
  6. AElfled aet Otreburne & Gui von Oberhausen: 16th June 2007 to 16th July 2011
  7. Annora Martin & Loyola Juan Sanchez Mendoza: 16th July 2011 to 17th May 2014
  8. Ameline de Colwell & Miles de Colwell: 17th May 2014 to 8th December 2018
  9. Cairistiona nic Bheathain & Stigh Joghensson: 8th December 2018 to 22nd October 2022

Baronial Awards

People often give of their time and expertise to assist others, both within the Barony and without it. These people deserve recognition. Accordingly, the Barony of Rowany created the following awards (instructions on how to recommend people for any of these awards can be found here):

Order of the Golden Staple

The Staple is for Service to the Barony. The token is a medallion with “Per pale vert and gules, a staple Or” upon it, but has more recently been created in the form of a large brass staple depended from two cords; red and green.

Order of the Rowan Berries

The Berries is for endeavours in the various Arts and Sciences. The token is a pouch bearing “Two rowan leaves conjoined vert, pendant therefrom three berries gules“.

Frantic Falcon

The Frantic Falcon is for Event Stewarding “above and beyond the call of sanity”. As the barony is host to the Rowany Festival, the Kingdon’s largest event, you can imagine the necessity for this award.


Those combatants who serve the Barony in its martial endeavours for considerable time are asked to join the Yeomanry. The badge of the Levy is an Ailette (shoulder plate – a precursor to the epaulette) bearing “Per chevron dovetailed argent and vert”

Baronial Guard

Along with the Baronial Champion, the four Baronial Guards serve the Baron and Baroness in matters both martial and pacific. The term of service is a year. Two guards change-over at Yule Feast, and the other two are changed at Rowany Festival. You will know a Baronial guard by their belt – dovetail divided green and white lengthways with the symbol of the Rowany Berries on the tip.

Silver Cinquefoil

Ofttimes the Barony receives assistance from a gentle who lives outside the boundaries of the Barony – the Silver Cinquefoil is a mark of thanks and the esteem in which they are held by the Barony. The token is a silver cinquefoil (a five-lobed flower), either set as a pin, or as a pendant.

Order of the Dovetail

Awarded for consistent courtesy towards others, this award is given solely at the Baroness’s pleasure.


Rowany's arms are

Per chevron dovetailed argent and vert, two rowan trees fructed and eradicated proper and a laurel wreath argent.

The baronial herald is known as cinquefoil herald. For depictions of the local arms see Rowany's page on the Lochac Roll of Arms site.

Traditional Events

Neighbouring Groups

The Shire of Adora covers the region south of Sydney, around Wollongong, and encompasses the College of St Malachy (University of Wollongong). To the north lies the Barony of Mordenvale, and to the west is the Shire of Dismal Fogs in the Blue Mountains.

External Links

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