Kingdom Arms by Robin of Thornwood Calligraphy by Robin of Thornwood Populous Badge by Robin of Thornwood

The Thirty-sixth Year

First Coronation -- Kingdom of Lochac

July 6-7, 2002 (AS XXXVII)

Queanbeyan Park,
Canberra, Australia

From The Page (July, 2002):

Come to Politarchopolis for the most significant event in the History of Lochac. Witness the Coronation of Lochac's first King and Queen. Saturday morning will be a fair day in Queanbeyan park, with diverse entertainments and food stalls. The final court of the Prince and Princess of Lochac will take place, followed by a rapier tourney. Saturday afternoon & evening at the Hall will be an event of great pomp and ceremony punctuated by much eating! Bring some of your handiwork for the Arts & Sciences display and competitions. Sunday will be a relaxed day in the park with a tourney to celebrate the occasion. Please note that this price only includes dinner on Saturday night. Lunch may be purchased on both Saturday and Sunday. Bookings are accepted upon payment. An accommodation guide will be sent with your receipt. Tours of the local area have been arranged for those who will be staying after the event, so plan to stay for a little longer and enjoy the sights! Remember that this event is being held in midwinter, dress warmly! For further information go to the Lochac Coronation website at (website address omitted) or email the event team at (email address omitted).

Alfar of Attica
Per chevron sable and gules,
three mullets one and two Or,
and a sword proper.
Elspeth Turberville
Argent, on a fess between
three lyres vert, a horse
passant to sinister argent.
Arms by Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov


"The Coronation of Lochac's first King and Queen was attended by more than 450 people from all over the Known World. The event was one of great emotion, as those for so long loyal subjects of the King and Queen of the West, left their service to join the new Kingdom. Even the skies seemed to join in the sorrow of parting from the beloved arms of the West, opening and pouring their waters down upon all. Although tears were shed by many, the Coronation of King Alfar and Queen Elspeth was a triumphant occasion, as they took their rightful place among the Kings and Queens of the Known World.

"The event took place in the Barony of Politarchopolis over 2 days and 2 nights, starting with a ball in honour of Prince Gawyne and Princess Yve on Friday night. Saturday saw the final courts of Jade and Megan, King and Queen of the West within the lands of Lochac, and the Coronation of Alfar and Elspeth. Saturday night was a feast of celebration with the theme of "The Firmament" reflected in the decorations of the feast hall, and the food served.

"Sunday was a clear and sunny day, a fitting first day for the new Kingdom. Tourneys of both heavy fighting and rapier took place in a pretty park, as non-combatants wandered through market stalls." -- Robyn Hodgkin

Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.

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