Yule is Gonna ROCK!

Please join Their Excellencies Conchobar and Eilidh, as well as Their Royal Majesties of An Tir, King Havordh and Queen Mary-Grace, as we celebrate the Yule Season and the end of another glorious year for the Barony.

This year Yule will be at the Silverdale Lutheran Church on Ridgetop, in "The Gathering Place". The Gathering Place has a large open room, kitchen, foyer, and six classrooms. It is handicapped accessible and has lots of parking.

Because there is a lot of room at the site, we are planning lots of activities!

Date and Times

This great event will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Site will open for set up at 8 AM, at 9:15 for Ithra registration and at 10 for general attendees. Site will close no later than 10 PM, earlier is better.

Site Fees

Our site fee will be $10 per person, with youth 17 and under free. NMS of $5 does apply for non-members.

Feast fee is $8 per person. Feast is by pre-registration only, so get pre-registered early!.


Pre-Registration for the feast is FULL! If you have a confirmed feast reservation, please send Feast Fee of $8 per person to the feast registration persons (see address below). The fees are due two weeks before the event (November 21, 2015). If the feast fee is not received by that time, we will offer the seat to the next person on the waiting list. Mail feast fees made out to “Barony of Dragon’s Laire – SCA Inc.” to Wendy McComb, 10131 Frontier Pl. NW; Silverdale, WA 98383.

You are also welcome to complete your pre-registration by giving your fees to Dame Gwen the Potter (Wendy McComb) at Fight Practice or other baronial happenings. Remember the due date: 21 November 2015!

If you have questions you are welcome to contact Dame Gwen the Potter, or catch her at the Dragon's Laire fighter practice (Tuesdays at the Silverdale VFW Hall, around 6:30PM).

The feast will be Northern Italian, with a renaissance theme. Menu will follow shortly, but we do know that there will be chicken, pork, and cheesecake, plus side dishes. Please address any questions you have on the feast to Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol.

Everyone is encouraged to bring your own table clothes and table decorations, to make your experience as festive as possible. The tables are round (except for head table), and will seat 7-8 people. We have enough tables for 100 feasters, and 27 off board (more or less), so plan on being friendly and open to sharing tables.


In addition to the feast, there will be a simple soup/bread lunch available for a suggested donation of $3. No pre-reg for this one, just have exact change on site. Countess Elisabeth will be the lunch lady.

Site is DRY!

Please remember this is a completely dry site!!!



Ithra classes begin at 10 Am and will run to 4 PM in three classrooms, with a lunch break at 12-1, although there will be a class on Yule itself during lunch. To register for classes visit the Ithra site. The schedule of classes is also available there (link to schedule).

A pdf summary of the classes is here. Note that pre-registration via the Ithra website for classes is encouraged, and will reserve a spot for you in the class. However you do not have to pay for Ithra and class registration through the Ithra site. You will pay for the classes directly to the instructor, as detailed below.

There is no 'registration' fee for this Ithra, as Dragon's Laire is graciously paying for the site. Instead the fee for the classes should be paid directly to the instructor, in cash only, please.

Scribal and Heraldic Activities

There will be a heraldic consultation table. Heraldry provides color and life to our game, and this will be an opportunityto consult with experts in the field. Countess Elisabeth, Master Arontius, and Tsuruko Sensei will be our consultants for the day.

A scribal event will happen sometime between 10 AM to 3 PM (in one of the classrooms, and will be coordinated by Lady Ela.

Arts and Sciences Display

There will also be an arts & sciences display sponsored by the Dragon's Laire Pearls. The displays can be in any stage of completion and any level of expertise, and will only require a card that lists what the item it, the time period, and artisan. Additional documentation is up to the artisan. This display will take place from 10 am to 3 pm in one of the classrooms.

Magistra Aelianora is setting up and running the display. If you wish to be in the display, or help out please contact her.

Family Activities

Dame Angharad is planning family activities. Family Activities will run throughout the day from 10 AM to 3 PM (in the main hall. If you have any questions on Family Activities, contact Dame Angharad.


Dance (for Ithra credit) will happen in the main hall from 1 PM to 3 PM.

Main Hall Gatherings

The Hall will be the gathering place for the populace all day until feast and court. We are hoping to have games in addition to dancing. Bring your projects and handwork!


Things to Remember

Yule is for Charity

As is customary with Dragon's Laire, we will have a charitable drive at Yule. This year we are having two drives, a sock drive and a food drive. We'll give a prize for the most imaginative display of socks for donation to the homeless. Keep it clean!

Map and Directions

Date: Dec 5, 2015
Location: Silverdale Lutheran Church
11701 Ridgepoint Dr NW
Silverdale, WA 98383

The Event Stewards

Dame Gwen the Potter
Marquessa Laurellen

Yule Staff

Feast Stewards: Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol and
Mistress Rafaella di Contini
Pre-Registration (Feast): Dame Gwen the Potter
Ithra at Event: Dame Madrun Gwehyddes
Gate Personnel: THL Pernell, Lord Richard and THL Richard Dragun
Family Activities: Dame Angharad
Decorations: Lady Penny

Photos from Yule 2012

Don Talentus shared the photos he took at Yule with us. Visit his site to see them.