Welcome to Dragon's Laire

Welcome to the Website for the Barony of Dragon's Laire!

Are You New to the Barony and/or the SCA?

Please contact our Chatelaine, THL Jess Dunn of the Roving Irishmen, to learn about joining us, come to a Fighter Practice or two, and get involved! We'd love to have you. For more information you can also consult the newcomers' pages of this website.

Confidence Polling

The Seneschal writes:

Their Excellencies have announced their plan to have a Confidence Polling on July 18th, at the VFW hall during the regularly held Social and Fight practice.

To participate in the polling, you MUST be a paid member of the SCA and live within the Baronial territory of Kitsap and north Mason Counties. Officers and Sergeantry who do not live within the branch are also eligible and this includes Champions. Absentee ballots are available upon request to the Seneschal, with proof of membership, NO LATER THAN JULY 11.

Any member of the Populace may send their opinion to the Crown and Heirs via email no later than July 18th, crown@antir.org and heirs@antir.org.

Please bring proof of membership to the polling, especially if you updated your membership in June or July. The email confirmation that you receive, if you have not received your card, is acceptable. To look

at options for membership, membership proof, and to replace cards please go to SCA.org/members.

If you have any questions about the process, your qualifications, or other concerns, please contact the Seneschal, THL Ciar, either in person or via email.

Our Lovely Baroness and her Rocking Baron
Baroness Eilidh and Baron Conchobar (photo © 2016 Wendy McComb)

New! Report Submission Form!

If you are an officer of the Barony, an event steward for the Barony, or the minister of a Baronial Guild, submit your monthly reports via the new report submissions page. Your Report will then be automatically emailed to the Seneschal, the Webminister and whowever else is handling Baronial business and/or publications!

New! Award Recommendations Form!

Know of someone who deserves a Baronial Award? If so, use this recommendations form to automatically email your recommendation to Their Excellencies. Easy Peasy to do, and this helps gets those deserving of recognition known!

Current News

The Customary: Draft

The Seneschal writes:

The Customary Committee spent most of the winter and spring hard at work on updating the Customary. The Draft is now available for Populace review on the on the Resources page under the Governing Policies section.

Please read through the draft and address any questions, comments, or concerns to the Seneschal. All submitted commits and edits will be collated and presented to the Committee for consideration. The comment period is from June 6th through July 6th.

Wanted: A New Webminister

Our current webminister is retiring! If you are interested in taking over the position, please contact the Seneschal and/or the Webminister for all the details!

Wanted: Event Stewards

We always want and need and love to foster new Event Stewards. If you are thinking about running an event, let the Seneschal know! You can find information this webpage under resources. If you're searching for other information, such as number of attendees, a timeline for inviting other royals, etc. Please contact the Seneschal at the address linked above!

We Love Retinue!

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

We Need You to Submit Award Recommendations!

Remember to submit your recommendations for awards for you 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.

Use the Baronial recommendation form to for Baronial Awards; you can also use this form to let Their Excellencies know you submitted a recommendation on the Kingdom level, so they can support your recommendation!

Use the Kingdom Award Recommendation Form to submit a recommendation for a Baronial compatriot for a kingdom award.

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.

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.