PLEASE NOTE: THIS CALENDAR IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED!
Adults (Age of Majority and Over) $25.00 for SCA Members with proof of membership ($5.00 NMR applies for non-members); Youth UNDER AGE OF MAJORITY (18 FOR U.S., 19 FOR CANADA) FREE.
Make checks out to 'SCA, Inc.; Barony of Dragon's Laire'.
NOTE: GATE WILL BE ACCEPTING CREDIT CARDS / DEBIT CARDS ON SITE AS PART OF PAYPAL REGISTRATION.
To ensure an event like September Crown is successful, the help of many different people is required over the entirety of the weekend. Please seriously consider signing up NOW to volunteer a few hours of your weekend to help. The below link will take you to a form to make this easy. By scheduling your time now, we are helped in figuring out the most effective ways of covering everything that needs to be covered with volunteer efforts at the event.
Link for Volunteer Sign-Up:
We sincerely thank you in advance for your help!
September Crown Schedule (As Of August 8th) –
10:00am: Gate Opens to Populace
NOTE: Gate opens earlier for royalty, equestrians with horses, and merchants by special arrangement
8:00am: Tournament Heralds' Meeting – Black Lion pavilion on the Erics.
9:00am: Laurel Meeting (45 minutes)
9:00am: Lists open for Crown Tournament
9:00am: Marshals' Meeting
9:45am: Pelican Meeting (45 minutes)
10:00am: Cook's Playdate (6 hours) - A&S Village
10:00am: Bardic Stage: Musicantes Vagantes jam session
11:00am: Crown Tournament Processional & Invocation Court (1 hour)
Noon: Crown Tournament begins (4 hours)
Noon: Open Arena (Equestrian Field, ends at 5:00pm)
5:00pm: Black Lion Meeting
5:00pm: Bardic Stage: Lady Maire nic Shiobhan, performing Celtic Tales and 14th Century poems
5:45pm: Chivalry Meeting (45 minutes)
6:00pm: Bardic Stage: Dancing taught by HL Ranulf Mirthe
7:00pm: Royal Court
9:00pm:(Post Court): Play – As You Like It
8:30am: OotR/COVE Meeting
9:00am: Financial Committee meeting
9:00am: Lists open for the Equestrian Tournament
9:30am: Equestrian Marshall meeting
10:00am: Siege Cooking Tournament (6 hours) Arts & Sciences Village
10:00am: Costumer's Guild Meeting Arts and Sciences Village
10:00am: Youth Class: Block Printing Arts and Sciences Village
10:00am: Lists open for Squire's/Cadet's and Cut & Thrust Tournaments
10:30am: Cut and Thrust Tournament (1 hour)
10:30am: Noble Estate Meeting (45 minutes)
11:30am: Equestrian Championship Invocation & Tournament (2 hours)
11:30am: Cut and Thrust Melee
11:30am: Youth Class: Simple Bookbinding Arts & Sciences Village
Noon: Archery Ranges close to commence preparations for Kingdom Protector
Noon: Lists open for Youth Armored Combat (YAC) Tournament
Noon: Scribal Tea Arts & Sciences Village
12:30pm: Youth Armored Combat (YAC) Tournament
1:00pm: Squire's / Cadet's Tournaments (Invocation & Tournament (2 hours)
12:30pm: Lance et de Leon Meeting (or immediately after the Championship)
1:30pm: Lists open for Kingdom Protector Tournament
2:00pm: Work in Progress A&S Social (2 hours)
2:30pm: Kingdom Protector Invocation/Tournament (3 hours)
2:30pm: Seneschal(e)'s Meeting (30 minutes)
3:00pm: Embellishers' Guild Meeting and Challenges
3:00 pm: Chatelaine's Meeting
3:15pm: Exchequer Meeting (30 minutes)
4:00pm: Order of Defense Meeting (45 minutes)
4:30pm: Bardic Stage: Serena Zane, performing 16th Century voice and violin pieces
5:30pm: Order of the Grey Goose Shaft Meeting (or immediately after the Championship)
5:30pm: Bardic Stage: Leith/Alisaundre/Colette/Annik Farewell Concert
7:00pm: Royal Court
9:00pm: (Post Court): Chorum Leo Bardic Tournament
3:00pm: Site closes
Saturday in the A&S Village, starting at 10 AM
Sunday in the A&S Village, starting at 10 AM
Come join your fellow artisans in the Arts & Sciences Village for a Work In Progress Social! Bring your projects and a chair, enjoy cookies and lemonade, and enjoy this opportunity to interact with a variety of artisans to talk about your work, show off your latest creations, or just soak up the Artsy Geekiness. Think of this as an even more low-key Athenaeum! From 2 PM to 4 PM at the A&S Village on Sunday of September Crown.
10:00am: (During Cook's Playdate): Musicantes Vagantes jam session
11:00am – 5:00pm: Open Mic
5:00pm: Lady Maire nic Shiobhan, performing Celtic Tales and 14th century poems
6:00pm: Dancing taught by HL Ranulf Mirthe
9:00pm (Post-Court): As You Like It (Stage or BoaT camp)
10:00am (During Siege Cooking): Mistress Elizabeth Piper, Eclectic Period Music
11:00am - 4:30pm: Open Mic
4:30pm: Serena Zane, performing 16th c. voice and violin pieces
5:30pm: Leith/Alisaundre/Colette/Annik Farewell Concert
9:00pm (Post-Court): Chorum Leo Bardic Tournament (Stage or BoaT camp?)
The Kingdom Minister of Lists has the Tournament Fighter Pre-Registration up and running:
Click here to pre-register for the Crown Tournament
Music and the Bardic Arts - Listen as musicians wander the site playing music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance on instruments that were played in that time- period. Story-tellers will enchant the crowds as they tell the stories of the ages, and of the modern re-created ages. There may also be demonstrations of dancing from the period in stages specially set-up on site to show-case the dancing styles of the time.
If you are a Bard, or 'bardically-inclined' in any way, we need you! Please demonstrate your talents. Any and all performances will be appreciated. If you feel so included, please contact THL Padraig Mac Ailpein at email@example.com as soon as possible!
We also seek more who are willing to take lead on dancing! We want instruction! We want more dancing! We will most likely have musicians to provide LIVE MUSIC for this dancing. If you are interested, please also contact THL Padraig Mac Ailpein at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Greetings unto the Mighty Cooks of An Tir!
The Culinary and Spirit-makers Guild of Dragon's Laire invites you to come play on this September Crown weekend!
We will be hosting a Cooks' Play Space the day of the Crown Tourney. A pavilion or two will be available for shade and we will have at least 2 braziers available to cook on.
You are welcome to bring your own brazier for use as well as related equipment. Some space is still available if you would like to set up a pavilion or day shade! Please email DragonsLaire.Culinary@antir.org to make arrangements as soon as possible.
Tourney Cooking! Because we aren't under siege! To happen on the day that is not the Crown Tourney! Teams of 4, 16+ years old (15 and under may participate and are not part of the team count).
The Culinary Guild will be providing a protein, grain, some sort of veg, and some sort of fruit.
Please RSVP to DragonsLaire.Culinary@antir.org so that the appropriate amount of ingredients are purchased.
Ciar ingen Fiachnae
Dragon's Laire Culinary Guild Mistress
Apprentice unto Maitre Renart le fox de berwyk, OP
Merchants scheduled for the Marketplace (as of July 18th):
Moneyers Guild of An Tir
The Norse Gypsy Forge
Red Troll Forge
Hawk and Dove Leather
Burnt Village Wares
Horse 'n' Round Studio
The Turul's Nest
Black Horned Ewe
*NOTE: There will be limited food opportunities in the SCA Marketplace. There is a 'General Store' in Port Gamble, and several small food venues. The nearest restaurants and Supermarkets are approximately ten miles away. Please come prepared with adequate food supplies for the weekend.
*NOTE NO. 2: On Sunday morning a 'Farmers Market' will be held within Port Gamble (not affiliated with the SCA in any way). There will be some produce, as well as some traveling food options. However, the market will create some traffic congestion in the town itself. Please be aware if you will be day-tripping Sunday.
To the families of An Tir -
In order to give our Kingdom's young people an opportunity to more fully participate in our society, we are looking to organize a strong group of volunteer water bearers during the upcoming September Crown Tournament hosted by the Barony of Dragon's Laire Saturday, September 1, 2018.
All youth 5 years old and up are welcome to participate. Youth volunteers will be provided with a sash to wear identifying them as water bearers and will be assigned (in pairs) to a fighting Eric. Their job will be to circulate among the fighters offering water and snacks. They will be given some brief training about safety and expectations. Parents are also encouraged to help as an adult will need to accompany each pair on their rounds.
We will have a total of about 80 30-minute shifts available to cover the 4-5 hour long tournament. Will you please lend us your children?
Everyone who completes a shift will receive a token and the satisfaction of doing a very necessary service for the Kingdom. YAFA participants can even receive credit toward certain requirements.
Please contact HL Alicia du Bois alicia.dubois.antir (at) gmail.com for more details.
Greetings unto the Populace of Mighty An Tir!
As September Crown draws near we are working to be sure that all our attendees have something to do that weekend! *****
Do you have a youth interested in Service? Are they working on a YAFA module with a service component?
The Barony of Madrone is currently recruiting youth from across the Kingdom ages 5 and up, as well as some parents, to assist with water bearing during the Crown Tourney! Shifts start at just 30 minutes! For more information, please contact the Honorable Lady Alicia du Bois via email at alicia.dubois.antir at gmail.com.
Want to water bear but have other commitments during the Crown Tourney? Assist during the Squires/Cadets Tourney!
*Field Heraldry! More interested in the stately art of Heraldry? Arnora Lowenmahne (Crown Events Field Herald) will be happy to have your assistance! Interested heralds should attend the Black Lion Herald meeting (time and location TBA). For more information you can also email email@example.com
**** Arts & Sciences Activities
Not only will we have an amazing array of Artisans and Scientists in the Arts & Sciences Village but we have classes!
*On the day of the Crown Tourney, the Dragon's Laire Culinary Guild will be hosting a cook's play area. Youth are welcome to bring items to cook on the brazier. (5 to 12 with parent, 13-15 with parent in area, 16+ free range).
*Youth Book Binding with Dame Madrun y Gwehyddes. Class fee $2. Come put together a book! Ages 5-10 with a parent. 11+ acceptable free range. Please check the schedule for the time.
*Block Printing with Her Ladyship Bera-Skalla Hrafnsdottir of House Awry. Class fee is $0 with donations accepted. Come learn how to make some easy print stamping blocks and stamp a bag or bring your own item! Ages 5-10 with a parent. 11+ acceptable free range, adults welcome! Please check the schedule for the time.
*Beaded Wire-wrapped Bracelet making with the Honorable Lady Diana Cartier. Class fees $5 for materials. Learn how to do beaded wire-wrapping with this class on constructing a beaded wire-wrapped bracelet. Minimum age range TBA. Please check the schedule for the time.
Activities do meet some YAFA module requirements. If you have questions, please email Lady Ciar ingen Fiachnae at DragonsLaire.Seneschal@antir.org!
Archers of the great Kingdom of An Tir take note!
At September Crown 2018, in the Barony of Dragon's Laire, a tournament will be held to determine who will become the next Kingdom Protector. Come and test yourself and your missile skills against other archers from this great Kingdom and have a blast in the process!
The tournament will feature target archery and combat archery, with the format for the finals determined by Their Majesties.
Participants should come prepared with SCA legal target equipment and SCA legal missile combat equipment (including armor.) Combat Archery will allow for 12 missiles - arrows, thrown weapons or a combination of the two. Competitors will also need to show a current SCA membership card and missile combat authorization card.
Those who wish to vie for the position of Kingdom Protector should review the requirements of the position in Kingdom Law.
Approved by Her Royal Majesty-
The format is designed to be safe, fair, challenging, expedient, & entertaining. It has four components which will each be scored.
1st- Riders will present themselves to Their Majesties & the populace with great fanfare.
2nd- We will run 3 events at a time in parallel to one another for safety (heads at 3 heights, quintain, & pig sticking).
3rd- For the next round, we will have rings, javelin into hay bales, & birjas.
4th- A maneuvering challenge including obstacles an accomplished equestrian should be able to navigate one handed. This will test the communication & teamwork between the rider & mount.
All riders must compete at the canter.
Riders may choose to wield their weapons in either hand.
For tilting at the rings & the javelin throws, riders will be expected to use both the cross body and straight on techniques.
Autocrat Team Chairman: Arontius of Bygelswade (M. Aaron Rogers); 470 Bridle View Place NW; Bremerton, WA 98311. Phone:(360)551-9191. E-Mail: Arontius@comcast.net
Co-Autocrats: Dame Madrun y Gwehyddes - firstname.lastname@example.org and THL Ciar ingen Fiachnae - Ciar.email@example.com
Marketplace Coordinator: Master Arion the Wanderer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Campmistress: THL Kloe of Thira - email@example.com
Chief Schedulers: Dame Madrun y Gwehyddes - firstname.lastname@example.org and THL Theodoric the Scholar - email@example.com
Gate Coordinator: M'Lady Isemay MaKenze - Isemaymakenze@gmail.com
Pre-Registration Coordinator: THL Jess of the Roving Irishmen - firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Coordinator (Eric Space Reservations): Countess Aryana Silknfyre - email@example.com
Royal Liaison: Master Renart the Fox - firstname.lastname@example.org
Martiallate Liaison (Overall): His Excellency Conchobar MacEoin - email@example.com
Equestrian Activities Liaison: THL Ljufvina haustmyrky Hrafinsdottir - firstname.lastname@example.org
Archery Activities Liaison: THL Stephen of House Awry - email@example.com
Thrown Weapons Activities Liaison: Lord Marcel Boutet - firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Coordinator: Lady Kosem of House Awry - email@example.com
Arts and Sciences Coordinators: Mistress Gwenllyn the Potter - firstname.lastname@example.org and Tsuruko Sensei - email@example.com
Bardic Coordinator: THL Padraig Mac Ailpein - firstname.lastname@example.org (For stage scheduling and support).
Site Decorations: Dame Brighid Ross - email@example.com
Heraldic Coordinator: Countess Elisabeth Rossignol - firstname.lastname@example.org
Their Excellencies of Dragon's Laire, Conchobar MacEoin and Eilidh Keldeleth, invite one and all to join them and Their Royal Majesties Christian and Helene as we witness the epic tournament to determine who will be our next King and Queen of An Tir. This will indeed be a weekend of fun in the re-created Middle Ages and Renaissance in the picturesque township of Port Gamble, Washington. Dragon's Laire is especially filled with anticipation and excitement as we look forward to welcoming our friends from across the lands of Beautiful An Tir! Come be with us and be part of our merriment!
The site of Port Gamble is without power and we encourage you to prepare for all possibilities. Visit www.portgamble.com for community information. The Baronial website is www.dragonslaire.org, with a further link to September Crown event information.
The focus of September Crown is, of course, the Crown Tournament itself. However, it is also the Kingdom Event where the Equestrian Champion of An Tir will be chosen in a grueling set of trials that will test both horse and rider as many strive to carry the Kingdom Lance of Championship. To make this an even more magnificent event, the Kingdom Protector (An Tir Kingdom Archery Champion) will undergo trials to determine who will defend the Kingdom with their archery prowess.
Other Hand-To-Hand Combat / Martiallate Activities (Fighting) will include the Squires' Tournament and Magnificent Feats of Rapier (including Cut-And-Thrust). Come witness fighters in heavy armor attack each other ferociously to defend the honour of their inspiration. Watch the fighters of the Renaissance fight each other with deadly skill with finer arts of the rapier duel.
Range Combat and Competition: In another arena the best archers in the land will compete for the highest scores on the archery ranges, as they vie to be named Kingdom Protector (Kingdom Archery Champion). Next to the archery ranges will be Thrown Weapons, where those who specialize in the thrown axes, hatchets and knives will demonstrate their skill. If the fates allow, there will also be a demonstration of a ballista built by members of the Barony of Dragon's Laire. It will be a breath-taking demonstration of truly long-range combat.
The Arts and Sciences of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance will be on full display in the Artisans and Craftsman's Village. There are already plans for a Culinary Play Area, an 'All Things Fiber' tent, and a Pottery Shop. This is in addition to tents available for sitting and visiting with fellow artisans. The Kingdom Costumers Guild are also planning activities.
Looking for something a little cozier than a hotel? Try one of the several local Air B&Bs!
Autocrat Team Chairman 'Team Haggis V': Arontius of Bygelswade (M. Aaron Rogers); 470 Bridle View Place NW; Bremerton, WA 98311. Phone:(360)551-9191. E-Mail: Arontius@comcast.net
Site Info: Name: Port Gamble; 32159 NW Rainier Ave; Port Gamble, WA 98346.
Name: Townsite of Port Gamble, Washington
4839 NE View Dr
Port Gamble, WA 98364
Directions to Site:
Directions to Site: Site Information: Port Gamble, WA.; 98364. From Tacoma and Points South: Take I-5 North or South to Hwy 16 (Exit 132). Take Hwy 16, which turns into Hwy 3 North at Gorst. Stay on Hwy 3 North all the way to the Hood Canal Bridge. At the bridge Hwy 3 turns into Hwy 104 (Do NOT cross bridge). Follow Hwy 104 to Port Gamble (approximately 1 mile) and follow SCA signs to site. From the Edmonds/Kingston Ferry: Take Hwy 104 out of Kingston and follow to intersection where Hwy 104 turns north (there is a Gas Station at the corner). Turn right and continue on Hwy 104 to site.
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