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Emprise of the Black Lion

September 28, 2018 to September 30, 2018

King County, WA

Autocrat: Gera Gangolffin device8506OP

Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye!

Let all people of An Tir, and of all the known kingdoms, who are not banished or enemies of the king our lord, know that there will be a great festival of arms and a very noble tourney, both mounted and on foot, with archers, crests, banners and horses covered with the arms of the noble tourneyers, as is the ancient custom, hosted by the very noble and very powerful Barony of Madrone.

Site fees:

Event fee:


  Weekend (adults)


  Day event fee (adults)


  Children under 18 - free with parents 




  Saturday Lunch


  Saturday Dinner


Equestrian pipe corral stable fee


*SCA members receive a $5 discount on event fees.

Note that the Emprise will be a camping event this year for the first time!

Preregistration using PayPal will be available - and recommended - through September 16. 

Site Schedule

3pm Friday, Sep 28 - 3pm Sunday, Sep 30

Event Schedule TBD


  • The event staff is offering lunch and dinner for a fee on Saturday. Meal preregistration is strongly recommended to ensure availability. Menu will be published here and on Facebook in advance.
  • Join Baroness Spike for breakfast cake and coffee on Sunday!


Space Pre-Reservations

For all non-equestrian space reservations, please contact Mistress Ysabeau.

  • Group camping
  • Pavilion
  • Cabin (limited cabin space available)

For equestrian space reservations, please go to the Madrone Equestrian Guild horse pre-reservation page.


There will be five different tournaments at the Emprise this year, all inspired by the 1460 treatise of Rene of Anjou and overseen by four noble judges.

Arts and Sciences

The Arts and Sciences are a huge part of the pageantry of the Emprise. Join us in the A&S tent for displays and contests. (Details TBD)

Site Details

Flying Horseshoe Ranch
3190 Red Bridge Road
Cle Elum, WA 98922

The site is a working horse ranch and former boy scout camp, with:

  • Potable water
  • Flush toilets
  • Showers
  • Limited cabins, wall tents and tipis

Site Rules

  • The community gathering area is outside the site owners' residence. No amplified music is permitted, and excessive noise after 11pm is discouraged.
  • Burn bans are at the discretion of the county fire marshal, however, they are often in effect in September on the east side of the mountains.
  • Because this is a working horse ranch with working herding dogs, the site owner does not allow other dogs onsite. 


Event Steward: 

HL Gera Gangolffin

Event Vision Coordinator:

Master Guillaume de Garrigues

Equestrian MIC: 

Mistress Kerij-e Ong Ynessen

Armored Combat MIC: 

Sir Athos Belisarios

Rapier MIC: 

Gallant Katryne MacKim

Archery MIC: 

Arcos Arthur Green Arrow

Youth Armored Combat MIC: 

HL Sarah Pixie

Kitchen Head: 

Lady Megara Belisarissa

Space Reservations: 

Mistress Ysabeau the Wanderer

Arts and Sciences: 

HL Helewisa de Frejous

Gate Head: 

HL Sarra the Brave


Local Hotel Information



Site Info:
Name: Flying Horseshoe Ranch
3190 Red Bridge Road
Cle Elum, WA 98922

Directions to Site:

Driving directions: From I-90 Eastbound or Westbound

At exit 85, take ramp for WA-970 North toward Wenatchee 
Turn left and cross the freeway 
Keep right at T intersection and onto WA-970 North 
After 3.2 miles, turn left onto Masterson Rd 
Bear right onto Red Bridge Rd 
Flying Horseshoe Ranch is one mile ahead on the right 

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