Welcome to Dragon's Laire

In Several Weekends: Arts and Sciences Day Camp!

Coming up the end of the first week of April is our bi-annual Arts and Sciences Day Camp. Don't miss this great opportunity to geek out with others. Garb is optional. The day camp is held at the VFW Hall (Baronial Social and Fighter Practice site) and will be on 5th April from 9 am to 5 pm.

Our Next Big Event: June Faire!

Our premier event is on its way and it's time to get involved! There is tons to do, tons to see, tons of ways to help out! To learn more visit the June Faire page.

We need gate volunteers! Do you like to volunteer but don't know what to do?  Do you like to know who's at the event and who hasn't arrived yet?  The JF Gate Coordinator writes: 'Do you enjoy meeting new people?  Are you unable to do a lot of standing or physical activity?  If you answered yes to any of these questions then Gate is the place for you!  I need friendly faces to welcome attendees to June Faire.  No experience is necessary, just a friendly smile and kind attitude.' Contact the coordinator for more information and to volunteer!

We have Display Cases to FILL

In order to get people ready for June Faire, the Barony puts up a display of Medieval items in the Kitsap County Library on Sylvan Way in Bremerton. We need items to display! The display will start in April and run until the end of the month. Please contact THL Gabrielle de Cameron for more information. She is willing to come pick up your items for display!

Yes! Our Own Dame Madrun is now the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion!!!

Dame Madrun won with an outstanding showing on Sunday. Prior to that she swept many of the categories on Saturday and did a marvellous job with her research paper and entries on book binding and early Iron Age tableweaving in Italy. The Barony sent several other participants to Kingdom A&S and there was a whole host of Baronial subjects at the event lending a hand to those participants. For a round-up of all the happenings, see the Baronial Progress page.

The Baronial Marshal Asks:

'Tired of "obstructed view" seating at tournaments? Want the best view of the tournament that doesn't require getting an armor inspection (usually)? Ever consider becoming a Marshal?'

We need Marshals for June Faire and other events. If you'd like to learn how to be a marshal Contact Lord Arkhai Ne'khurin, our Baronial Marshal, for more information.

Congratulations, Renart the Fox!

Renart the Fox of Berwick became Stromgard's Arts and Sciences champion at their Founder's Revel in early February. His entries were a completely original scroll and Portuguese Biscuits. Huzzah Renart!

We Have New Arts and Sciences and Bardic Champions!

Congratulations to Dame Madrun y Gwehyddes and Dame Brighid Ross. Dame Madrun is our new Arts and Sciences Champion, and Dame Brighid our new Bardic Champion. The Arts and Sciences, Bardic and Scholar competitions at Candlemas were wonderful. Catch the round up on the Candlemas page.

Congratulations to THL Malcolm Radcliffe!

He received his Goutte de Sange at Ursulmas. Huzzah!

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 Fighter 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! See the Map for the location.

Sometimes we have additional fight practices at other locations. See the marshallate pages for more information.

Classes:

For those interested in the Arts & Science (A&S) side of the SCA classes are held at the Baronial Social (generally each Tuesday of the Month) at the VFW Hall on Central Valley in Bremerton, WA -  from 6pm-8pm. Please consult the Events Calendar for more information.

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.

What's New on the Website!

A list of current updates and changes is available on the about this website page.

We always need more and new content. If you have anything you'd like to see posted on the website, send it to the webmistress, Magistra Aelianora de Wyntringham, or the deputy webminister, Lord Arkhai Ne'khurin or both. Please remember, we can only post things which are accordance with SCA custom, rules and procedure.

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.

Our next event: Arts and Sciences Day Camp 5 April
VFW Hall, Silverdale WA


Did you know?

We want to hear about YOUR travels in the SCA. If you've gone to another barony, shire or Kingdom to attend an event, or class or workshop, let us know about it! We want to hear of your adventures!


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?

Our rapier champion, Lord Ambrose, became the Kingdom Rapier Champion at 12th Night! Huzzah and Bravo Lord Ambrose! For the second year in a row, Dragon's Laire guards the Kingdom as the Rapier Champion of An Tir!

Did you know?

The Barony hosts another Kingdom Champion in 2014, Dame Madrun is Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion! Does Dame Madrun rock? Yes she does! Does Dragon's Laire rock? Why yes, it does!

Dragon's Laire has Warbands!

We have two fine warbands. Check out the warbands page, and the pages for the Myrmidons and Legio I Draconis for more. They will be fighting for our Barony at Baroness' War in Vulcanfeldt in April. Come out and support them!

Dragon's Laire in the News!

Dragon's Laire was featured, last July, in our local paper. Here's is a link to the story!

Photos and Video!

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!

Dame Gwen sent in a link to her photos from 12th Night. Scroll through until you get to "12th Night 2013 on last page.

Dame Gwen has also provided photos of Madrona A&S Day and Candlemas.

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.