A Barony in the Kingdom of An Tir which is
a Part of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA, Inc)
Celebrate Yule with the mighty Barony of Dragon's Laire on December 7, 2013! The theme this year is late-period Spanish. HL Renart le Fox de Berwick will be heading the feast. The feast will begin around 6pm. Come early and play our scavenger hunt. Children may of course play if accompanied by an adult. Dancing is planned as well.
Spanish Decor will decorate the hall. Please also bring your banners, pennons, and anything else (wall hangings, etc).
A Grand Processional will be held. Bring your best pageantry, your banners, your finest garb, arrangements with heralds to announce your presence, your lineage and your greatest deeds as you enter Court. If you have any questions, please contact the Baron and Baroness of Dragon's Laire, or ask their Court Coordinator, Tsuruko Sensei.
Here's a bit more information about the Processional. It was sent to the DL email list by Baron Arontius.
There have been questions on how this worked last year and how it will work this year. So we wanted to give you a little bit of background:
First of all, during the day our Court Coordinator, we will have everyone make contact with Tsuruko Sensei (or one of her support staff) to research your name on the Kingdoms’s Order of Precedence . In the SCA, everyone who plays is considered to be a Noble. Everyone. So everyone will have a number in the OP, even if they have not yet been recognized with an award.
When the time comes for us to organize for the Processional, everyone will be physically lined up according to their number in the OP. Those who are labeled as ‘Unranked’ will be placed in line according to the date of their first Baronial award. Those who have not yet been recognized at all will be placed by the date of their first attendance at an event.
The Processional itself is simply a ‘formal introduction into Court’. Think of a formal dance, or some formal affair you see in the movies where a herald loudly proclaims the name of those who are entering the event. We will have a couple of heralds available for those who have not arranged their own, so do not stress on thinking you have to find your own herald. But if you want to have a SPECIAL introduction into Court, we certainly encourage you to do so.
The formal heraldic introduction should include your titles and awards (within reason :-)). But it might include some special history of which you are proud (a special achievement at a War or Tournament, past Championships, etc.). It might be some special affiliations (a war-band, a music group, a household, etc.).
In addition, we definitely request you wear your finest garb. Bring all the banners you and your group (if you are processing in as a group) can conceivably carry. Bring a piper and drum unit if you have access to one. Go all out!
Pageantry is what we really want to see. Noble introductions and fancy speeches. We want to have everyone feel like they are taking part in an Arthurian play, or are actually in Camelot (that would be best :-)).
Arontius and Laurellen
Baron and Baroness of Dragon’s Laire.
Sent to the Dragon's Laire Email List 10/14/2013
Tentatively, we have this set at 3PM, although that could change as the schedule for the rest of the day settles itself between now and then. The staging of the Grand Processional will be the start to the Yule Court. If you have ever witnessed a Crown List as the fighters are introducing themselves and their inspirations to Their Majesties, this is something of what we have in mind. Everyone present will be lined up in order from the Kingdom's Order of Precedence (OP). Each person will then be heralded into Court formally. We would like to make this as spectacular as possible. Bring your banners! Bring your heraldry! Bring all your bling! This is your opportunity to take it over the top on the pageantry. Work as a group. Employ the services of your own herald to provide that special introduction as you enter the presence into Court. We want pageantry and Courtly Chivalry in full force!
Master Cedric would be an excellent person to ask on this subject. When he enters the Crown Lists with Her Excellency Brighid as his inspiration at his side, his entrance can be heard across the furthest ends of the Tourney Field. His language evokes a Norse Mythos and those within his presence feel the entrance and the majesty of the moment. It is rather profound. Add banners and flags and the moment is something straight out of Camelot. THL Caius has much experience as a Vox for Their Majesties and is also another great resource. Also our own Vox, Lord Diomedes, as well as our Mistress of the Voice, Tsuruko Sensei!
This Grand Processional will take some organization, so we ask that you bear with us as we work out the details at Yule itself. But we also ask that you you make your presence known and that you live the moment to the fullest.
Please seek ourselves or our Court Coordinator, Tsuruko Sensei, email@example.com, our Grand Processional Director, if you have any questions.
Sent to the Dragon's Laire Email List 10/07/2013
Early on the day there will be a scavenger hunt! Children may of course play but may need to be accompanied by an adult.
Dancing is planned as well. Practice your dancing and come show off in true period style!
Bring a toy (or toys) for Toys for Tots! We will collect as many toys as we can get to donate to this deserving charity. If you want more information about this, please contact Dame Jenae.
Feast reservations are closed! Thank you for your excited participation. If you have any questions contact Lady Jess Dunn of the Roving Irishmen.
Site/Feast fees: Adults: $10 site fee, Youths 13-17: $5 site fee, Children 12 and under are free. NMS surcharge applies. Make your checks payable to SCA Inc, Barony of Dragon's Laire.
Site: Longbranch Improvement Club, 5213 Key Peninsula Hwy S, Longbranch, WA 98351. December 7, 2013: site opens at 9am and closes at 9pm. The site requires candles be glass enclosed; please bring as many as you want so we may turn off the overhead lights during the feast.
Directions: From Highway 16 East: Take the WA-302 exit toward Purdy. Turn right onto WA-302 W and go 5.3 miles. Continue onto Key Peninsula Hwy N and go 3.4 miles. Continue onto Gig Harbor Longbranch Rd and go 5.6 miles. Continue onto Key Peninsula Hwy S and go 3.7 miles. Site is on the left.
From Highway 16 West: Take the WA-302 exit toward Purdy. Turn left onto WA-302 W and follow the direction above.
Date: 7 Dec 2013
Location: Longbranch Improvement Club, 4213 Key Peninsula Hwy S, Longbranch, WA 98351
Bring a toy (or toys) for Toys for Tots! If you want more information about this, please contact Dame Jenae.
Don Talentus shared the photos he took at Yule with us. Visit his site to see them.
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