Candlemas hosts the Baronial Arts and Sciences and Bardic Competitions. We also hold Scholar Paper presentations at this event. For more info, check out the event webpage!
Our own grumpy faced Seneschal, Renart le Fox de Berwyk, was put on vigil for the Order of the Pelican at 12th Night!
His elevation will happen at Kingdom Arts and Sciences, which will take place at Ocean Shores (a place Renart adores). If you would like to help, make something, come visit him at his vigil or whatever, please contact his 'wranglers', the Lovely Honorable Lady Khulan Uc dag of Stromgard and the long Suffering (kidding, kidding!) Magistra Aelianora de Wyntringham (clothing wrangler).
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!
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.
TEs and the Seneschal have put together a June Faire committee to discuss the future of our premier event. If you have anything you wish to bring up to the committee please speak to one of the committee members: Baron Conchobar, Baroness Eilidh, Renart the Fox of Berwyk, Master Arontius of Bygelswade, Dame Madrun, Master Ralg, Sir Andras, THL Diomedes, Dame Brighid, THL Ermanerich, Tsuruko Sensei and Magister Arion the Wanderer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Champion (2014), Dame Madrun. Annnddddd... The Barony is host to the current Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion (2015), Marquesa Laurellen. We are the luckiest Barony! And they both rock!
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!
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 was featured, last July, in our local paper. Here's is a link to the story!
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.
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