May Panther Crown – CANCELLED

Greetings Lochac,
IN order to do our part to reduce the spread of disease within our community we have, with great sadness, taken the decision to CANCEL May Panther Crown 2020. It would be irresponsible for us to promote a large gathering at such a time and travel restrictions would prevent many of our friends from the Crescent Isles keen to attend from joining with us.

This decision has been made in consultation with the Crown, Crown Events Steward and the Kingdom Seneschal.

I’m inspired by seeing our shire and our community come together to protect those amongst us that are most vulnerable by forgoing these events that mean so much to us. Please have patience with us as we work through the process of refunding tickets.

Take care of yourself, your family, and your loved ones. We’ll look forward to hosting you in Dismal Fogs soon.

Yours in service,
May Panther Crown Steward

Panther Crown May 2020

Come witness the tournament to determine the next heirs to the crown of Lochac, celebrate their victory with a lavish late period German feast and hunt for the elusive Lithgovian Panther in the vast lands of Dismal Fogs. The site, StayKCC, offers onsite cabins/dorms and unpowered camping with plenty of space for archery.

Bookings are now open!
More information:

*Steward Details*
SCA Name: Wendy Brewers

*Booking Details*
Bookings officer: Thora

Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.


Booking Cap: There is a cap imposed by the site facilities for overnight onsite bookings. Onsite dorm accomodations will be allocated with priority being given to international/interstate visitors and guests with special needs.
There is a list of nearby accomodation options on here.

Book early!

Complete the Booking Form Here:
Bookings Close: 2020-05-10

Panther Hunt VIII – May 2019

When: May 24, 2019 at 12 PM – May 26, 2019 at 3 PM

Where: Maranatha Campsite, 57A View St Lidsdale NSW

This family-friendly 3-day event is in its 8th year, and we are planning more archery, more A&S & more atmosphere than ever before. Both sharps and combat archery will be on offer for kids & adults. Loaner equipment will also be available for good gentles that may wish to try their hand.
The now familiar clout shoot will be held on Saturday morning.“Peasants” both big & small, may shoot blunts at new & improved “Beasts” from a new location with new scenarios in play during the main hunt on Saturday afternoon. A night shoot on Saturday night promises to be a riot of colour & Sunday will feature a Rowany round. To wind up this fabulous event, the legendary Boffer Tourney will be held to find the new Dismal Fogs Boffer champion.

Full event catering from Friday night (soup kitchen) to lunch on Sunday. Hearty breakfasts, hot & cold fare for lunches and the spoils of the hunt on offer at the feast on the Saturday night. Cold weather camping & dormitory-style (3-7/room, first booked basis) accommodation is available on-site, alternative accommodation can be found nearby.

Directions to Maranatha:
From the East, take the Great Western Highway past Lithgow. Exit onto the Castlereagh Highway towards Mudgee. Look for “SCA” signs adjacent to the Goat farm, corner of View St and Castlereagh highway.
Please note that the inland route (via Black Springs) is a ‘B’ road.,+Lidsdale+NSW+2790/@-33.3710205,150.072352,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b0df6e089f63065:0xe9d37e490f146371!8m2!3d-33.3710205!4d150.0745407?hl=en

Cat of Dismal Fogs

Bookings Close: Friday, May 17th 2019

Enquiries to Nimue at:
Booking form link:

Adult member / Child Member (6-18yo)
Event Cost
Full Event (Fri-Sun, NOT including accommodation):
$90.00 / $50.00
Sat (incl. feast)
$55.00/ $35.00
Feast Only
$35.00 / $25.00
Day Rate
$30.00 / $15.00
Dorm (2 night)
$25.00 / $20.00
Camping (2 nights)
$15.00 /$10.00
Children 5 years & under are free, Non-members +$5 event membership (all humans regardless of age).

PLEASE NOTE: This will be a “nut free” event. Please do not bring any foods containing nuts of any kind to the event. We also ask that patrons be considerate in their consumption of beverages containing licorice, anise, aniseed, fennel, or cloves as these will seriously harm the kitchen steward, and we may not get fed!

Get updates – join the Facebook event

Play Tournament Fun

On October 20th We met in Warrimoo for a battle of skills and wit at the first Dismal Fogs “Play Tourney”.

Members matched their skill at various table and lawn games including Kubbe, 9 mans morris, strategy games and games of chance.

We enjoyed a fabulous supper of delicious pies prepared by our wonderful event Steward Lady Thalia Brassa.

There challenge to our attendees was to “learn a game, teach a game or win a game” to receive a token. The adult with the most tokens got to take home the Kubbe set as a prize and the children were awarded their choice of game to take to future events and teach others to play Everyone was commended on their willingness to learn and teach others.

It was a great joy to see many children challenging their parents to a game and watching the intense looks as people played “Viking Chess” and other strategy games that help one “get the measure of a man” before you engage in trade or battle.

We learnt some of the history of these games that have been passed down through the ages and how they were the way to teach strategy, war manoeuvres, math like counting and addition for little ones. Also that they way one plays shows their nature and that this was used in business negotiations and diplomacy.

A Fabulous Hunt with Fabulous Beasts!

Panther Hunt VII

We met this May to Hunt the wild and fanciful beasts in the western
forests of the Shire of Dismal Fogs. This year we had 75 hunters in
attendance including 27 children and two of the five new fogs babes. We were blessed
with clear sunny days and cool crisp nights to enjoy by our warm fire side
and bonfire.

Archery activities included a children’s clout, short clout for adults,
target archery and the beast shoot which took place whilst strolling
through the forests, a kids monster shoot and the 7th annual Dismal Fogs
Children’s boffer tournament, including a melee.

The Grand Feast was undertaken in a German theme to celebrate the efforts our
hunters in the Beast Hunt and toast the fabulous Lords who volunteered to
be beasts (The Kahn, Donwald, Jochem and Rodrigo). We were honoured to
have the Royal Heirs in attendance and deputised by the Crown to present
awards to our members.

The Shire of Dismal Fogs Boffer Champion was Tungge Usun as his skill and
Theatrics stole the show! A best and fairest prize was awarded by
consensus of the mothers present and the Khatoun to Jasmin. The Children’s
A&S token was presented to Hamish for his efforts to learn new skills in
the fibre arts at Rowany Festival AS 52.

Informal A&S activities took place, including an arrow making session on
Friday night and weaving and sewing in the sun on the village green on
Sunday morning.

We hope all the attendees enjoyed this year’s Hunt. The Shire is enriched
by your presence and friendship and we hope to see you all next year when
the weather cools and it’s time to hunt again.


Panther Hunt VII – May 25-27th – Lidsdale 2018

We plan for the cooler months a Grand Hunt to fill our larders and train our youngsters in the noble craft of archery! Join us this May to hunt the Western Forests of the Shire of Dismal Fogs for the infamous Lithgovian Panther and other foul but tasty beasts.

Join us for a weekend of hunting! There shall be archery in abundance! Tourneys, both heavy and rapier, if the masses do will it! Arts and sciences! And of course excellent feasting and good company to be had by all.

Accomodation for this event is in dorm style rooms accomodating from 3-7 people in each, on a first booked basis. Camping is also available for experienced cold weather campers.

Please notify when booking of any special dietary requirements, thank you.

Bookings close 12/5/18.
Please complete the booking form:

Spaces strictly limited! Book early!