Baronial Marshal: THL Stuart of House Awry

What is the Marshallate?

The Marshallate is the entity in charge of combat protocol and organization in the SCA. The Barony has a overall Marshal, and that Marshal has sub-officers who help with the various different aspects of SCA combat. These sub-officers include the List Mistress; she runs the 'lists' of combat with the help of the Marshal and the heralds.

Areas of SCA Combat

Generally is divided into several types. There is 'heavy' or armored combat. This is probably closest to the 'knights in shining armor' idea. There is rapier combat and archery, thrown and siege weapons. For those who ride horses there are equestrian activities and combat, although currently the Barony does not have an equestrian marshal due to lack of horse riders in the area.

For the youth of the Barony we have Youth Armored Combat.

Marshal Contacts

Baronial Marshal: THL Stuart of House Awry
Baronial Rapier Marshal: Lord Ambrose
Baronial Archery Marshal: THL Stephen of House Awry
Baronial Thrown Weapons: Lord Dunstan
Baronial Equestrian Officer: on Hiatus
Baronial Siege Marshal: Lord Milo of House Awry
Baronial Lists: Lady Kösem of House Awry

Helmet: Proconsul Conchobar Copyright David Clough, 2015

Our Practices

In the warmer months (Spring to mid-Fall) Thrown Weapons, Heavy Weapons and Rapier practices are on Tuesdays at the VFW Hall at the Baronial Social and Fighter Practice (6-8 pm). Archery practices are on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 at the VFW Hall.

Local Fight Practices

Other baronies and shires hold practices which those from Dragon's Laire are welcome to attend (and vice versa!). Here are a few of them. Please do check the local entity's website to assure time and place.

  • Druim Doinnean Thursday's @ 6:30pm Jefferson Elementary School Port Angeles, WA
  • Madrone Wednesday @ 7pm Ravenna Blvd between NE 50th & NE 65th St. Seattle, WA
  • Aquaterra Saturday's @ 1pm Evergreen Middle School Everett, WA
  • Glymm Mere Wednesday's 6:30pm Lincoln Elementary School Olympia, WA
  • Blatha an Oir Tuesday's 6:30 pm Sheridan Elementary School Tacoma, WA

The Honored Marshal

Honored Marshal is an award given yearly to a baronial Marshal who truely shines in their work.

The following has been faithfully kept by Maestra Althaia filia Lazari, Martial Authorization Officer, Curia Clerk & field marshal, Barony of Dragon's Laire & Clan Carn

  • June Faire 1993 = HL Denis Duncan MacLaren (Armored)
  • June Faire 1994 = Shandrea Silvertrue aka Asny Haakonsdottir (armored)
  • June Faire 1995 = HL Drakkus Blackrogue (Armored)
  • June Faire 1996 = HL Tuirrean ni Chaoilte dal gCais (Armored)
  • June Faire 1997 = HL Caroline dePoliana (Armored)
  • June Faire 1998 = Unknown
  • June Faire 1999 = HL Denis Duncan MacLaren (Armored)
  • June Faire 2000 = HL Caroline dePoliana (Armored)
  • June Faire 2001 = HL Drakkus Blackrogue (Armored)
  • June Faire 2002 = HL John Wolfstan (Armored)
  • June Faire 2003 = HL Althaia filia Lazari (Armored & Rapier)
  • June Faire 2004 = HL Stephen Desjardin (Armored, Target, Siege)
  • June Faire 2005 = HL Robert "RedBear" Makcalpyn (Armored)
  • June Faire 2006 = Ifanwy ap Lyam Llewelyn (Armored)
  • June Faire 2007 = Lord Christopher Maceveny (Rapier)
  • June Faire 2008 = HL Talentus del Albero "Talon" (Rapier)
  • June Faire 2009 = Sir John Wolfstan (Armored)
  • June Faire 2010 = HL Carlos Luis Lancero (Rapier)
  • June Faire 2011 = Lord Myrick the Bear (Youth & Armored)
  • June Faire 2012 = HL Karl von der Ostwache (Armored)
  • June Faire 2013 = Arqai Ne'urin (Armored)
  • June Faire 2014 = HL Khulan Shizir (Archery)
  • June Faire 2015 = Arcos Loegaire mac Lochlainn (Archery)
  • June Faire 2016 = HL Stephen of House Awry (Thrown Weapons)

Note: Titles & disciplines are current at the time the staff was awarded & likely have changed since.