Yule is Coming and It's Going to be GREAT!

Their most wondrous Excellency’s Baron Conchobar MacEoin and Baroness Eilidh Keldeleth invite all who wish to attend a most glorious feast and day of Arts, Sciences, and Activities for all, to the Yule of Dragon’s Laire.

Date and Times

Yule will be held on 10th December, 2016. Site opens at 9:30 am and closes at 9 pm.


Site Fee: Adult $15, Youth (17 and under) free – a 5$ SCA member discount applies!

Feast Fee: Adult $10, Youth (17 and under) free (Registration for Feast has ENDED!)

Make checks payable to the Barony of Dragon's Laire, SCA Inc.


There will be classes! If you are interested in classes, please contact Dame Madrun, as she is in charge of setting up the classes and class schedule.

We are going to have an A&S corner at Yule, starting after lunch. Bring your project, yourself, an idea, whatever. We want to see what you are doing, what ideas you have, and want to provide an area to share inspiration, resources, skills... you name it! Magistra Aelianora will be facilitating this, so contact her for more information!

Arts and Sciences Display! If you have something to display bring it! Dame Gwen writes: Do you have a project in process or finished that you would love to share? Bring it to Yule! All you need to do is fill out a little card describing what it is. We love to see what the Barony is working on!

Just bring your items along, and we will make room for as many displays as we can fit in. (Info sent to the Dragon's Laire Email List by Dame Gwen on 11/18/2016)

And... There will be games on hand and a craft for the children.


The Feast Coordinator is HL Rycheza z Polska. Yes, the feast is going to be GOOD. Registration for Feast has ENDED! Please contact THL Jess of the Roving Irishmen if you have any questions.

The tentative menu is as follows:

  • Mawmeny (a spiced chicken stew) on toast points.
  • Roast beef, frumenty of barley, for proteins.
  • Veggie dishes will likely include one of the onion soup dishes, and some sort of peas or beans.
  • Also look for small doucettes ( a tart of custard, pork and pepper).
  • Dessert will likely feature Wardens (pears) in syrup and sort seed or raison cake.


As always, subject to change without notice.

  • 9:30 - Gate Opens
  • 10:00 - Family Activities and Games Opens Lord Emil Main Room
  • 11:00 to 12:30 - Cutting Reed and Quil Pens THL Ela Pennayth y Ynis Dewi Large Foyer
  • 12:00 - Music Begins Main Room
  • Lunch
  • 1:00 to 3:00 -
    • Beginning Knitting and Knitting in the Round HL Elen m'Maredudd Music Room
    • Medieval Cookery - Getting Started Elisabeth de Rossignol, OL The Fireplace Room
  • 1:00 to 4:00 - Painting on Cloth Linnet Kestrel, OL Large Foyer
  • 2:00 - 4:00 - Dance Arontius of Biggleswade, OP Main Room
  • 4:15 - Set-up for Court
  • 5:00 - Court Main Room
  • 6:00 - Feast Main Room
  • 8:00 - Dessert Auction Main Room
  • 9:00 - Tear Down Begins
  • 10:00 - Site Closes

Activities with no set time

  • Fighters Practice - Outside in the parking lot
  • Combat Arrow repairs and instruction - HE Loric location to be determined
  • Sit and Do Your Project - Music Room & Main Hall
  • Baronial Display of Arts and Science - In the large foyer

Ithra Classes

11am - 12:30pm: Cutting Reed and Quill Pens
THL Ela Pennayth y Ynis Dewi

All materials provided, fee for quill pen only.

Writing an elegant script starts with a beautiful yet functional writing tool. I will teach the basics of cutting a primitive writing implement from both softwood and feather. Class includes free reed materials and handout, a $5 charge for goose or turkey feather. Demonstration of proper use of tools, tempering feather to cut quill and ink bar to try your hand. I will have script ductus and arabesque design samples with sized calligraphy paper.

1-3pm: Beginning Knitting and Knitting in the round

HL Elen m'Maredudd

This is a beginning knitting class for two separate levels of knitter.

If you have never knitted, or have forgotten what you did, this is beginning knitting. You will learn to cast on, knit, purl, increase and decrease, and cast off.

Students should bring: knitting needles: size 7 or 8 or 9 or 10, preferably wood or plastic and a skein of medium weight, smooth, not black yarn. Red Heart is suggested.

Knitting in the round: Using five double pointed needles, knitting continuously to form a tubular piece. This is the technique used for socks and hats. You will need yarn as above, and a set of needles size 6 or up to size 10. This will cover casting on and joining, ribbing, distributing stitches, increasing and decreasing evenly, and binding off or knitting off. I will have directions for a simple scarf and a basic hat for you, as well as some reminder notes to take home.

Students should bring: yarn as above, plus a set (5) double pointed needles size 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10.

1-3pm: Medieval Cookery--Getting Started
Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol, OL, OP

This will be an introduction to extant cooking manuscripts from various times and places, and how to create a workable recipe using them. We will cover period cooking practices (how big is a gobbet?), common ingredients and materials (what is powder douce anyway?), and the impact of new foods from the New World (you might be surprised.)

There will be a practicum with hands-on experience in making a medieval dish from an original recipe.

A handout will be provided, with bibliography and where to find things like grains of paradise.

1-4pm: Painting on Cloth
Linnet Kestrel, OL

Materials fee: $3

A brief discussion of painted cloth in period (no, not everything was embroidered) and Current Middle Ages uses for a cheap, fast, and long-lasting decorating method. Followed by a hands-on session, where students will each design and paint a small banner or hanging on canvas with acrylic paint.

All materials supplied.

Wear clothing that allows your sleeves to be rolled or tied back, and an apron or old shirt to protect your clothes.

2-4pm: Dance
Arontius of Biggleswade, OP

A beginners class on dancing for enjoyment in the SCA. We will cover a range of dances and styles, from slow to fast, to give the novice dancer some exposure into the dances often seen around An Tir. This will include positioning, reverence, basic steps and alternate styles. Dances will include Pavanne, Bransle, Alleman, English Country, and 'SCA Perioid' dances.

Dessert Auction

Due to the great success of the Dessert Auction last year, we have been encouraged to continue the tradition.

A recent study has shown that nearly a quarter of all of the homeless in Kitsap County are children and the goal of Kitsap Rescue Mission has been to provide these people with hot nutritious meals. We wish to help support their valiant effort and the proceeds of this year's auction will go entirely towards feeding those in need.

All funds raised will be donated in memory our dearly loved Lady Anya.

To do this, we request donations of your favorite desserts to be auctioned off at the event by our very own Sir Cedric Wolfraven.

For the sake and safety of our participants, please include a card listing ingredients for allergy concerns! We look forward to battling for the honor of tasting your delicious treats!


Site is: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. 1015 Veneta Ave, Bremerton, Washington 98337

Note: This site a Church. It is a DRY SITE!

From the South End: Follow HWY 3 North to Kitsap Way exit. Turn Right at the light and follow road to 11thStreet (the 3-way light after Napa Auto Parts) and turn Left. The Church is on the Right after the 3rd light. Additional parking available at neighboring church.

From the North End: Follow HWY 3 South to Kitsap Way exit. Turn Left at the light and follow road to 11thStreet (the 3-way light after Napa Auto Parts) and turn Left. The Church is on the Right after the 3rd light. Additional parking available at neighboring church.