Welcome to Dragon's Laire

Our Next Event: Last Chance

This year we are returning to the Kitsap Saddle Club for Last Chance! The site is a nice place, very good for camping. So come and camp! There will be many exciting things happening at the event; for more information, please do consult the Last Chance page on this site!

A Big Change for Dragon's Laire is Coming Up!

Their Excellencies, Master Arontius of Bygelswade and Mrq. Laurellen de Brandevin, Baron and Baroness of the Barony of Dragon’s Laire, have announced their intention to step down. Members of the populace interested in becoming Baron or Baroness are invited to submit a letter of intent (including both a modern and SCA resume) to Their Majesties crown@antir.sca.org, Their Royal Highnesses heirs@antir.sca.org, Baronial Seneschal seneschal@dragonslaire.org, and Their Excellencies coronets@dragonslaire.org. Nominations are open until 1 July 2014.

Polling Issue

Here is the special issue of the Flames (pdf) with all the candidate and polling information. Please download and refer to this issue!

Meet and Greet with the Candidates

Members of the populace will be able to meet with the candidates on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 and Tuesday, 22 July 2014 at the VFW Hall, 9981 Central Valley Road NW, Bremerton, WA 98311 from 6:30 to 8pm.

Polling on 29 July 2014, from 6-8 pm

Polling of the populace is will take place Tuesday, 29 July 2014 from 6-8pm at the VFW Hall, 9981 Central Valley Road NW, Bremerton, WA 98311. All paid members within the borders of Dragon’s Laire are encouraged to attend and fill out a polling form. Proof of membership will be required.

Unable to attend the polling?

Paid members who are unable to attend may request an absentee polling form from the Baronial Seneschal seneschal@dragonslaire.org prior to 23 July 2014. Absentee forms must be mailed directly to the Crown and postmarked on or before 29 July 2014. Baronial officers and members of the serjeantry living outside the borders of Dragon’s Laire are also encouraged to participate in the polling, either at the in-person polling or by requesting an absentee polling form prior to 23 July 2014.

Other Interested Parties

Other interested parties, including champions and participants in the Barony living outside its borders, and non-member participants both within and outside the baronial borders, are encouraged to submit their comments to Their Majesties by email, letter or in-person prior to 29 July 2014. All comments must be signed with both modern and SCA names to be considered.

Questions, Concerns?

Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Baronial Seneschale.

Baronial Swap and Sell

Our Chatelaine notes that we will be having a baronial swap and sell on July 8th at Fighter Practice. Please bring those items that you're no longer using to practice so they can find a new home. 

 

Please keep all items limited to things that can be used within the SCA such as camping gear (both period and modern), garb or fabric, armor or archery bits and pieces, books on SCA topics (cooking, embellishment, sewing, knitting, etc), feast gear and more.

 

Please mark all items you'd like to sell with your name and asking price (a piece of masking tape works well).  Free items needn't be marked. Tables will be set aside for swap (free) items and sell items. 

 

Sent to the Dragon's Laire Email List by the Baronial Chatelaine on 07/01/2014

Heading in to Court at Baroness' War

Their Excellencies of Dragon's Laire processing in to Court at Baroness' War, 2014.

Copyright James and Carole Simmons, 2014, used with permission

New Archery Practices!

We have a new site and a new protocol for archery practice.

The new site is the VFW Hall, where we have our week Baronial Social and Fighter Practice, and where we hold our monthly business meetings. Please note archery is not on Tuesdays (social and FP night).

The first Official (open)Practice is Thursday is June 5th. The first Thursday and the second, third and fourth Wednesday of each month until late Summer. Official Archery Practices times are 5:30 to 7pm, with everything cleaned up and put away, locked up, not later than 7:30PM. All future records will be for the new site, the VFW. We have all new current individual adult and youth waiver forms, waivers rosters and authorizations. No loaner gear will be readily available.

A PASS is being instituted for those "new to archery"; without equipment. With a PASS, the new to archery will only have access to the short range, with loaner gear and a Deputy /TAM for the time slot from 5:30 to 6PM for up to six practices. At June Faire we will be providing information on the archery pass and practices for new people interested in archery. All loaner gear will be with a pass and for short duration use.

* A brief explanation of the "Archery Pass" and loaner gear usage: We will provide a new person with a PASS and an opportunity to learn to shoot, use loaner gear at the short range only, for 30 minutes only, for up to six times. After six times, they need their own equipment and can no longer use our loaner gear. We will track it and keep it on file with their waivers. Magister Arion developed a great explanation for the Pass and how it works in a flyer form. Easy to understand, The Chief Archer will have samples.

The facility is open for bathroom use only. We will not be using the hall or grounds for other activities.

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 Fighter 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! See the Map for the location.

Sometimes we have additional fight practices at other locations. See the marshallate pages for more information.

Classes:

For those interested in the Arts & Science (A&S) side of the SCA classes are held at the Baronial Social (generally each Tuesday of the Month) at the VFW Hall on Central Valley in Bremerton, WA -  from 6pm-8pm. Please consult the Events Calendar 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.

What's New on the Website!

A list of current updates and changes is available on the about this website page.

We always need more and new content. If you have anything you'd like to see posted on the website, send it to the webmistress, Magistra Aelianora de Wyntringham, or the deputy webminister, Lord Arkhai Ne'khurin or both. Please remember, we can only post things which are accordance with SCA custom, rules and procedure.

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: Last Chance 8 - 10 August
Kitsap Saddle Club, Port Orchard, WA


Baronial Polling is Approaching SOON!

Here is the special issue of the Flames (pdf) with all the candidate and polling information. Please download and refer to this issue! We will have our first meet and greet with the candidates for Baron and Baroness on 15th July at the VFW Hall, during the Baronial social and fighter practice.

Did you know?

We want to hear about YOUR travels in the SCA. If you've gone to another barony, shire or Kingdom to attend an event, or class or workshop, let us know about it! We want to hear of your adventures!


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?

Our rapier champion, Lord Ambrose, became the Kingdom Rapier Champion at 12th Night! Huzzah and Bravo Lord Ambrose! For the second year in a row, Dragon's Laire guards the Kingdom as the Rapier Champion of An Tir!

Did you know?

The Barony hosts another Kingdom Champion in 2014, Dame Madrun is Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion! Does Dame Madrun rock? Yes she does! Does Dragon's Laire rock? Why yes, it does!

Dragon's Laire has Warbands!

We have two fine warbands. Check out the warbands page, and the pages for the Myrmidons and Legio I Draconis for more. They will be fighting for our Barony at Baroness' War in Vulcanfeldt in April. Come out and support them!

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 included Marcus Tullius Calvus, Talentus, and THL Theodoric. Their 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.