The Seneschal's Corner

Latest Report

From the desk of the Seneschal,

The month of February comes to us by the way of the lands beyond the icy wall to the north, frigid it seems outside, even with the bright and shiny orb, things are still frozen. Ursulmas happened! Some of our Baronial members were called by Their Royal Majesties into court and deemed worthy of special recognition and award! Huzzah and Congratulations to those gentles! In a very short period of time we all will gather once again for our Baronial Candlemas event, come one-come all to celebrate with our friends, be there to sit in and experience the entries the Arts and Sciences Competition and the Bardic Competition, see who shall be our next Champions!

As of late our Baronial Fight Practice has been jamb packed with people, so so many new faces all so wonderful to see, please make sure to take a moment to say hello!

Questions concerning the daily operations of the Barony, please see me at fight practice or the business meeting, or send me a message.

Maitre Renart le fox de berwyk
Barony of Dragon's Laire

Sent to the Dragon's Laire Webmistress on 102/02/2017

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

Things were quiet this past month.

Countess Elisabeth is available for name and device consulting at most fight practices.

Murakami Tsuruko
Golden Dragon Pursuivant

Sent to the Dragon's Laire Email List on 02/02/2017.

Family Activities

Contact the Baronial Family Activities Coordinator

Lord Emil of Dragon's Laire

Latest Report

I helped run the YAFA table at 12th Night and Ursulmas, plus planning to do it again at St. Bubba Feast and Candlemas too. I have copies of all Division1 worksheets to look at and some of the other. I will have internet available at Candlemas to sign up Mentors and Students. Have 10 copies of Jewelry Making and supplies if any kid want to earn a token.

I will have other things available at Candlemas for families to do, including 2 new Dragons to play with.

Emil Paulus
Family Activities Coordinator

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Baronial Gamesmaster

Contact the Baronial Family Gamesmaster

Lord Emil of Dragon's Laire

Latest Report

I have games and will have them available for use at Candlemas . Nothing else to report.

Emil Paulus
Game Master

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Baronial Scribe

Contact the Baronial Scribe

THL Rhiannon of Eagle's Flight

Lastest Report

December was a quiet month for scribal activities. I am encouraging the populace to contemplate and submit recommendations to Their Excellencies for Candlemas. As soon as possible so our superb scribes have time to paint the charters.

I will not be there tonight as this cold still has me by the throat. I am available by email, phone or FB for queries


Yours in Service,
Rhiannon of EaglesFlight
Baronial Scribe

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Baronial Steward

Contact the Baronial Steward

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. Candlemas is Saturday, February 11th. The Feastocrat has pulled out the equipment she will need. The Lunch Coordinator has pulled the picnic supplies. The Autocrat made an initial run for materials. So if you have an activity in which you are in charge at Candlemas, I would urge you to contact the Autocrat, THL Jess, as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made to pull out any remaining items you might need from the Storage Unit.

3. On that note, 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.

4. 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 is moseying along as websites do. As usual I will be updating the website this weekend and early next week. If you have anything you want to go on the website, get it to me!

Next updates will be mid to mid-late Feb or so.

And of course, I'll do emergency work, work for the current event webpage, etc, as fast as possible.

Magistra Aelianora de Wyntringham, Baronial web cavern-dweller

Sent to the Dragon's Laire Email List on 02/02/2017.

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 and It should render well in all modern browsers and should render fairly well on all devices.