The Seneschal's Corner

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From the desk of the Seneschal

Good morning!

It’s April already, can you believe it? Tourney season here we go!

Let’s start things off with a bang and give a good and hearty thanks to Master Arontius and his team of fabulous people for a rocking Kingdom Arts and Sciences and Bardic Competition! Huzzah! So many hands make the work load a great deal less for the whole, great work.

With tourney season getting into motion there will be mega truckloads of events happening every weekend throughout the summer, do take a look at the calendar and see all the fun things that will be available to you to take part in.

Here are just a couple for the month of April :

  • 7-9 Baroness War IX (Barony of Vulcanfeldt)
  • 20-23 Art of War (Barony of Aquaterra)
  • 21-23 Bar Gemels (Barony of Terra Pomeria)
  • 28-30 Embers and Ambrosia (Blatha an Oir)

Arts and Sciences Classes are continuing at Fight Practice on Tuesday's. Please speak with Countess Elisabeth for more information on what's upcoming!

Do consider supporting the other branches of the Kingdom, go have fun, make new friends and renew old ties, enjoy!

If you would like to find out how to become more involved with the branch, please attend the monthly business meeting, it is held on the 1st Thursday of the month beginning with the financial committee meeting at 6:30pm and the business meeting following directly after. If you have questions about the daily operation of the branch or if there is anything I can be of assistance with please feel free to seek me out at the business meeting, or at the weekly fight practice.

In service to Crown and Coronet,

Maitre Renart le fox de berwyk, OP
Seneschal
Barony of Dragon’s Laire

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Help Wanted

There are Opportunities for Volunteers at All of our Events!

If you are interested in volunteering please contact the event steward or the Baronial Seneschal (email to the right or below). In most cases, any other officer of the Barony should also be able to direct you to whomever is organizing volunteers for a particular event. Please do step and support the Barony!

Baronial Officers Needed!

We currently have several Baronial positions which are open or about to open.

  • Baronial Marshal
  • Baronial Chronicler

Please contact the Seneschal,Maistre Renart le Fox de Berwyk, or current office holder if you are interested in one of these positions.

The Costumers' Guild Needs a New Minister!

If you are interested in administering the Costumers' Guild, please contact the Guild Mistress, THL Jess.

Baronial Herald

Contact the Baronial Herald (the Golden Dragon Pursuivant)

Murakami Tsuruko Sensei

Latest Report

Greetings,

Congratulations to the following Dragon’s Laire citizens who received the following Kingdom awards at Kingdom Arts & Sciences and Bardic Championship:

Dame Eleanor of Leycestershyre: Order of the Lion's Mane (new Kingdom award for recognition of excellence in period clothing).

Thangbrand of Dragons Laire: Scholar of An Tir (one of the four premier members of the order. Anyone who scores 80% or better in the competition is eligible for this award).

Dame Gwen received a Bountiful Hand.

YIS,
Murakami Tsuruko
Golden Dragon Pursuivant

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Family Activities

Contact the Baronial Family Activities Coordinator

Lord Emil of Dragon's Laire

Latest Report

Been asked to run kids through Achievements at Embers&Ambrosia in a couple of weeks. Had a couple of adults stop by the YAFA Table at Kingdom A&S. Volunteered to run Maypole in Port Angeles for Games and Family Activities, but no word back. Other than that, been quiet.

Emil Paulus
Family Activities Coordinator

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Baronial Gamesmaster

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Lord Emil of Dragon's Laire

Latest Report

Nothing to report other than bought a new Mancala board to replace one that someone borrowed last Junefaire and didn't return.

Emil Paulus
Game Master

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Baronial Scribe

Contact the Baronial Scribe

THL Rhiannon of Eagle's Flight

Lastest Report

Not really much to report. Due to the diligent efforts of Ciar and Ela, we provided the charters requested for Candlemas. Laurin of Rosewood painted some awesome charters for us. The next push for painted charters will be for June Faire.

Anyone interested in painting charters can contact me on this list or via FB, and I try to be at the weekly social.

YIS
Rhiannon of EaglesFlight
Baronial Scribe

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Baronial Steward

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Master Arontius of Bygelswade

Latest Report

1. Usual Note - If you need items out of the Storage Unit, please give me as much notice as possible so I can make the time to pull things out of the way as necessary to get to the items you need. With all Baronial owned assets in one storage space, there is limited room for movement and it takes a while sometimes to move everything to accommodate. Contact me at if you need access or if you have any questions. Either myself or the Steward Deputy (Dame Madrun) can meet with you at the Storage Unit depending on schedule.

2. Most of the items pulled in support of Candlemas have been returned. If you have anything in your possession that needs to go back into Storage from Candlemas, please let me know.

3. The Kingdom Arts & Sciences and Bardic Competitions are being held over the weekend of March 10th-12th. If you are, again, in charge of some activity at KAS / KBC, please contact Arontius as soon as possible so we can make arrangement to have the 'stuff' you need pulled and made available to you on site. At this point my plan is to pull out the few items I need from Storage in support of this event sometime over the weekend of March 4th/5th. Let me know if you need anything.

4. It is not too early to start thinking about June Faire. The usual U-Haul Truck has been reserved. We'll need help on the Wednesday evening before June Faire to load the Storage Unit into it, and then on Sunday to load the materials used at June Faire back into Storage. The more hands I have available, especially on Sunday, the faster and easier this whole process rolls.

5. As always, before adding 'stuff' to the Baronial Inventory, please speak to the Steward so we can judge how much room new material will take up and how much room is actually available to hold it in the Unit.

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About this Website

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Magistra Aelianora de Wyntringham

Latest Report

The website continues on. I am updating every couple weeks and as circumstances require and time allows. Thanks to all the officers who email their reports to me or the DL email list!

Look for several submission forms to be added to the website in the next month or so. One will be for award recommendations. The other will be for officer reports!

YS,
Magistra Aelianora de Wyntringham, web Spinne

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Note from the Webmistress

This website is built on the shoulders of giants. THL Rycheza was webmistress for a long time, and provided much of the content for many of the webpages. THL Yvon followed her as webminister and also added much content. THL Rebecca germinated style changes which started the website that you see on its way to being developed. Although many things have changed drastically with the website redesign, the basics remain. Without these three individuals' contributions the Barony of Dragon's Laire would not have had a website.

Technical Stuff

This website is written entirely 'by hand', without the assistance of software driven page designers and such. Hopefully that'll make the site lean and mean.

The basic editor used is Bluefish, an open source software editor. The Webmistress can't recommend it highly enough. You can obtain it for free, here. Bluefish works on all platforms: Linux, Mac and Windows.

The website uses php and css (cascading style sheets). You can learn about both at various sites on the web, including w3schools.com and www.w3.org. It should render well in all modern browsers and should render fairly well on all devices.