Welcome to Dragon's Laire

Our Next Event: June Faire

For more info, check out the event webpage!

Wanna Camp with the Barony at May Crown?

HE Conchobar will be the point of contact for Baronial camping at May Crown. If you want to camp with the Barony, send him your encampment dimensions and information!

Update to Social Media Policy

If you run a FB or other social media group for the Barony, check out the updates on the 'about the website' page.

Baroness' War Happened!


Dragon's Laire Area at Baroness War (© 2016 David Clough)

HE Conchobar wrote the following round up of happenings at the event:

Baroness war was fantastic. Thank you to all who made it so. From all the members of our populace who sat under the baronial pavilion with us to all those who served as retinue and fought like heroes.

Personally I would like to thank Dame Brighid for her words of encouragement, Thorulf and house Awry for helping us pack up and Ermannrich for helping me off the field when I was spent. I would especially like to thank Sir Andras, his presence on the shield wall was inspirational to me.

It is strange and humbling to have people like Sir Cedric acting as retinue. Dame Madrun, Master Arontius and Marquessa Laurellan just hanging out as populace. It means a lot to us. All the members of Dragon's Laire present under that pavilion was very stirring. Thank you so much.

You should have seen House Awry destroying the castle wall and running to it pronouncing it breached. That was incredible.

Congratulations to Storm Crow Ben and Taylor for declaring their love for each other and getting engaged at the war. They both looked so happy.

Storm Crows Frederick and Thorulf fought like Gods. The Myrmidons as usual slaughtered and caused mayhem and destruction as is their own unique skill and power.

Renart served in his favorite capacity as chef and did great service to the event.

House Awry's Amber ran the thrown weapons tourney and Marcel was victorious. Marquessa Laurellen judged Arts and Sciences

We are so glad Trent and Khloe and JJ are safe and that their frightening experience wasn't worse and so thankful that Master Ralg, Sir Andras and Elizabeth could help them out.

As usual I'm sure we missed something. It was a wonderful event. You all are awesome. Thank you.

Conchobar
Proconsul Augusti of Dragon's Laire

Posted to the Dragon's Laire Facebook Group on 04/10/2016.

Pictures of the Fighting!

There are some great pictures of the event from the Yakima Herald.

Renart is a Pelican

Everyone, cover your heads, he might be hovering overhead! (I get away with this because I'm his wife, you know? *wink*).

Master Renart's elevation took place in the evening court on Saturday, March 5th at Kingdom Arts and Sciences. The location was particularly fitting, as the event was held at Ocean Shores, the site of Master Renart's signature event Kingdom Feast!

So join us in congratulating the newest member of the Order of the Pelican! (and watch your heads!).


Renart is Elevated (© 2016 Guy Gascoigne-Piggford)

We Love Retinue!

Wanna join the fun? Be retinue for Their Excellencies. You can see what is needed on the progress page. There are lots of fun events coming up. Join us at one!

Dragon's Laire has Lost One of Its Own

THL Marcus Tullius Calvus Cambrensis (Mark Virtue) beloved friend and most awesome photographer, passed away on December 30th from the complications of a concussion. There are few words which can express our sorrow and shock over this horrible tragedy. Marcus was a vital, wonderful man. He leaves his lovely wife, Dame Angharad Albanes, and two beautiful daughters, Madeline and Samantha, also beloved of the Barony.

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 Fight 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! 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.

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.

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: June Faire!

June 3-5, 2016
Norseland - Bremerton Airport
8707 SW Sentinel Peak Way
Bremerton, WA 98312


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 Champions, Dame Madrun (2014) and Marquesa Laurellen (2015).

We are also host to several other past Kingdom Champions. One of them is Magister Arion the Wanderer who became Kingdom Protector in July 2014!


Dragon's Laire's Warband!

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 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!

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 include Master Talentus, and THL Theodoric. THL Marcus Tullius Calvus Cambrenis contributed many, many wonderful photographs before his untimely death. These photographers' 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.