Welcome to Dragon's Laire

Welcome to the Website for the Barony of Dragon's Laire!

Are You New to the Barony and/or the SCA?

Please contact our Chatelaine, THL Jess Dunn of the Roving Irishmen, to learn about joining us, come to a Fighter Practice or two, and get involved! We'd love to have you. For more information you can also consult the newcomers' pages of this website.
Our Lovely Baroness and her Rocking Baron
Baroness Eilidh and Baron Conchobar (photo © 2016 Wendy McComb)

Wanted: Event Stewards

Our deputy seneschale writes:
Greetings unto the Noble Populace of Dragon's Laire!

Your Barony is currently seeking bids for Last Chance, Yule, and Candlemas!

Last Chance - due to conflict with Madrone's Emprise of the Black Lion, we will need to move the date of Last Chance to, hopefully, *October 20-22*. Additional possible dates in October include 06-08 and 13-15, as per the Kingdom Calendar. His Excellency has said that it is up to the Event Steward if the event is a single day or a camping weekend. The Equestrian Championship is highly requested and consultation with our Champion, THL Ivan Leskov, is advised.

Dates for Yule are not yet set but Yule events are already appearing on the An Tir calendar, the time to find a venue and set a date is upon us!

We just held Candlemas but finding a venue for this event that meets our need for number of attendees, provides a good layout for our competitions, and allows for a large feast can be tricky. Please consult with our Minister of Arts & Sciences, Countess Elizabeth, when putting your bid together.

The event bid form can be found on the Dragon's Laire webpage on the resources tab http://www.dragonslaire.org/resources/dl_resources.php. If you're searching for information, such as number of attendees, a timeline for inviting other royals, etc. Please contact the Seneschal at seneschal@dragonslaire.org

Also, we will accept event bids no later than 3 months prior to the event.

In Service,
Ciar inigena Fhiachnae
Deputy Seneschal

Sent to the Dragon's Laire Email List on 03/27/2017, edited and formatted for the website by the Webminister.

Classes at Fighter Practice

Throughout the next three weeks, starting April 4th, THL Jess will be teaching classes on rectangular Construction. Rectangular Construction is a method of making clothes widely used during the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and beyond. This is a good opportunity for anybody, sewing experienced or not, to learn a useful skill. Everybody needs clothes!

Classes are always happening. For more information contact our Arts and Sciences Minister.

Current News

We Love Retinue!

Wanna join the fun? Be retinue for Their Excellencies. You can see which events Their Excellencies are attending on the Coronets page. There are lots of fun events coming up. Join us at one!

We Need You to Submit Award Recommendations!

Before every Crown event, and many of the local events, it is important to remember to submit your recommendations for awards for your compatriots in the Barony. Testimonials from people who witness a good gentle doing a good deed are always important, save them up and submit them in an award recommendation to the Crown! You can do this easily online.

The Baron and Baroness request that if you do recommend someone for award that you drop them a note so that they can add their input as well.

If you see someone who works hard, creates beautiful artwork, provides leadership and inspiration, but you do not know what to recommend for an award, let the Baron and Baroness know. Tell them your anecdotes and observations, they’ll help sort it out and get that recommendation submitted. This is true for both Baronial and Kingdom level awards.

Weekly Baronial Fight Practice and Social:

We hold a weekly Baronial Fighter Practice, Social and get together every Tuesday night at the VFW Hall on Central Valley in Bremerton, WA from 6pm-8pm. All are welcome! Often Arts and Sciences classes are taught at the Tuesday social as well. For more information on classes, contact the Arts and Sciences Minister. See the map for the location.

Note:

Our practices and classes at practice are open to anyone interested and do not require medieval dress. Our events are also open to anyone but do require medieval dress. Loaner clothing can be arranged for our local events through Gold Key for those who do not have any yet, but it is best to ask in advance because our supply is limited.

About the Barony

The Barony of Dragon's Laire is composed of Kitsap County and Northern Mason County in Washington State, USA. It is well known in the community for our annual June Faire which open to the public. June Faire was once called Medieval Faire, the public may know it by that name still. Our members come from a wide variety of backgrounds, interests and ages. We share an interest in the history and culture of the Middle Ages and pursue that interest through the study of combat techniques, arts and crafts, social structures and dress of the period. This study starts in the library and moves quickly to the forge, needle and tourney field for a real hands-on approach. This website provides a glimpse into our world and resources for our members.

The Barony of Dragon's Laire is a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). Inc. It is part of the Kingdom of An Tir (Northwest U.S. and parts of Western Canada.) The SCA is a not-for-profit educational organization that studies the history and culture of the Middle Ages by recreating it. The SCA has branches all over the USA and Canada, as well as many parts of Europe, Australia, and Asia. To locate a branch near you check the SCA Web site.