This is going to be a blast. Check out the A&S day webpage for more details, and keep the 15th free and come have some fun!
Come join the King and Queen of An Tir and Their Excellencies of Dragon's Laire for Dragon's Laires annual Yule Feast. There will be fun activities all day, including an Ithra, children's activities, an Arts and Sciences display, and more. Come and join the fun! All the details are on the Yule event webpage!
Our Own Renart the Fox is putting on the Kingdom Feast, which will be the 7th of November at Ocean Shores! Crown Council will be on the 8th. And feast happenings, including a masked ball, will also be on the 6th (Friday). Please come outand have a blast with the feast for the weekend! For more information see the Kingdom Feast Website.
Their Excellencies said it best, in an email on Sept 21st, just after the event:
"This weekend we bid goodbye to several Champions who have served our Barony with grace, honor, and loyalty. Master Sebastien de Caen's rapier sword was always sharp and keen in the defense of our Barony. You always conducted yourself with grace and quiet dignity. Your genuine courtesy and fantastic fashion sense will remain an inspiration. His Lordship Brian of Cardiff, your service to Dragon's Laire and the Kingdom of An Tir did us proud. May your arrows always fly straight and true. His Lordship Neoptolemus was an exemplary Heavy Weapons Champion. Your dedication to Ourselves and this Barony, and the sincerity with which you preformed your duties have truly set the bar high for your successor. We have watched as Lord Cyric Longfellow has grown to be a leader among his peers and commander of the Legions archers as our Thrown Weapons Champion. You all have our deepest appreciation. Thank you for your service.
New Champions!! There were glorious competitions of skill to have been witnessed this weekend. We were so very honored and humbled by all those who chose to compete for the honor to represent Dragon's Laire as one of her Champions. Congratulations go to those who were victorious. Sir Andras Truemark shall serve as Archery Champion for our Barony for what will be the third time. Once again Don Christopher Stanley is our Rapier Champion. The Honorable Lord Ermenrich Goutmann is the new Heavy Weapons Champion. The Honorable Lord Conrad Ross is the new Thrown Weapons Champion. We are also very excited to introduce Christian of Duramen as Our new Youth Armored Champion. He is an impressive young man, and We are sure his future holds great things. He truly has the heart of a lion. Congratulations to you all. You now stand among some of the most honored and respected individuals in An Tir. Go forth and represent your Mighty Barony."
TEs and the Seneschal have put together a June Faire committee to discuss the future of our premier event. If you have anything you wish to bring up to the committee please speak to one of the committee members: Baron Conchobar, Baroness Eilidh, Renart the Fox of Berwyk, Master Arontius of Bygelswade, Dame Madrun, Master Ralg, Sir Andras, THL Diomedes, Dame Brighid, THL Ermanerich, Tsuruko Sensei and Magister Arion the Wanderer.
TEs and the Seneschal are looking for this coming year's June Faire Board. If you want to be on the board, want to set up a board, or more, let one of them know!
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.
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.
Sometimes we have additional fight practices at other locations. See the marshallate pages for more information.
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.
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.
Regalia and Regalia Display
Do you know anything about the history of any of the pieces of Baronial Regalia? Do you have a special story to tell about the time you wore the Champion's cloak, or wielded the Champion's sword? Did you make any of the regalia? If so, please see the regalia section on the coronets webpage. We'd love to learn more about what you know!
Did you know?
The shire of Dragon's Laire was recognized in 1982 (the first in the newly formed Kingdom of An Tir!), and the Barony of Dragon's Laire was officially recognized at 12th Night in 1995.
Did you know?
The Barony is host to the past Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion (2014), Dame Madrun. Annnddddd... The Barony is host to the current Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion (2015), Marquesa Laurellen. We are the luckiest Barony! And they both rock!
Did you know?
The Barony now hosts yet another Kingdom Champion. At July Coronation, 2014, Magister Arion the Wanderer became Kingdom Protector! Congrats to Magister Arion!
Check out the warband page, and the page for Legio I Draconis for more information on our warband! Dragon's Laire is also proud to have sponsored the Myrmidons. The Myrmidons are now integrated on a Kingdom level!
Dragon's Laire was featured, last July, in our local paper. Here's is a link to the story!
Pictures from June Faire 2014! THL Marcus sends this link to his pictures of June Faire.
We have many talented photographers in the Barony. One of them is Dame Gwen the Potter. She has a gallery of all the pictures she's taken on her website. Check it out!
Other talented Baronial photographers included Marcus Tullius Calvus, Talentus, and THL Theodoric. Their pictures, and links to their various galleries, are scattered throughout these webpages.
Bravo to all the talented photographers of the Barony! Thank you SO MUCH for what you do!
Master Ralg took video of the elevation of our Baroness, Mrq. Laurellen, to the order of the Pelican. Here's a link to the video.
Master Ralg took another video of Master Cedric's knighting. Here's a link to that video.
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