* If you choose this method of payment an invoice will be sent to you in 1-2 weeks from the time you pre-register. You will have 7 days to pay your invoice.
* September Crown Pre-Registration: c/o Jessica Bennett-Dunn; 5254 Del Tormey PL SE; Port Orchard, WA 98366.
* Pre-registration closes and money is due by August 19th.
* If you have any questions please email our preregistration coordinator, THL Jess, at firstname.lastname@example.org
September Crown Camp Registration: Welcome to September Crown 2018! By following this link, you will find the information for large group camping. If you need less than a 30x30 space you will be directed to Open Camping. Individual tents, not part of a large group, go into open camping. CAMP REGISTRATION
Please keep checking the Kingdom Event Calendar Page and Dragon's Laire website on a regular basis for updated information. Pre-registration is not required with the exception of larger encampments (five tents or more) and RV campers. This is to ensure adequate space is reserved for those who need the extra space for larger groups of people.
**NOTE: Pre-registration does not automatically mean you will be placed with your group, you must contact the camping coordinator through the link above. We encourage all to pre-register as it will reduce the amount of time you have to spend at gate in registration. Pre-registration will be available through Mid-August.
VOLUNTEERS! People of An Tir, we NEED your help!
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.
2:00 to 4:00 pm: Work in Progress A&S Social (Baronial Red and Green pavilions and all over village)
3:00pm: Embellishers' Guild Meeting and Challenges (Baronial yellow pavilion)
All day: All artisans welcome to come socialize and demo
All day: Music and dance at the Bardic pavilion
Sunday's Work In Progress (WIP) Arts & Science Social
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.
Bardic Performance Schedule
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
9:00pm (Post-Court): Chorum Leo Bardic Tournament (Stage or BoaT camp?)
Want to be a Vendor in the September Crown Marketplace?
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE MARKETPLACE:
July 15th, 2018 - Applications are due to the Marketplace Coordinator
August 1st, 2018 - Agreements sent to accepted merchants.
August 15th, 2018 - Signed Agreements with payment due.
Water-bearing and the Youth of An Tir (Important Message) -
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.
Youth and Family Activities (YAFA) –
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!
Concerning the Tournament to choose the next Kingdom Protector (Archery Champion):
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.
Concerning the Tournament to choose the next Kingdom Equestrian Champion:
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.
September Crown 2018 QR Code For Link to Facebook Page (with regular updates DURING the event):
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
Archery Activities Liaison: THL Stephen of House Awry - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thrown Weapons Activities Liaison: Lord Marcel Boutet - email@example.com
Volunteer Coordinator: Lady Kosem of House Awry - firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts and Sciences Coordinators: Mistress Gwenllyn the Potter - email@example.com and Tsuruko Sensei - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bardic Coordinator: THL Padraig Mac Ailpein - email@example.com (For stage scheduling and support).
Site Decorations: Dame Brighid Ross - firstname.lastname@example.org
Heraldic Coordinator: Countess Elisabeth Rossignol - email@example.com
Tentative Site Lay-Out (As Of August 5th):
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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.
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.
Arts and Sciences Activities on the Schedule (as of July 16th):
Arachne's Web presence all weekend
Kingdom Costumers event to be scheduled
Kingdom Embellishers Challenge to be scheduled
Fiber arts pavilion, with demos by various artisans...scheduled so far is Dame Eleanor with flax processing. There will be others hanging out there throughout the weekend.
Cooking play area open all weekend, hosted by the Dragon's Laire Culinary Guild
Bardic Stage hosted by Padraig, DL Bardic Champion
Metal Demo with Thangbrand, DL A&S Champion
Marquessa Laurellen, still deciding on what she will demo
Pottery Play Area hosted by Gwen the Potter. Other potters of An Tir have been invited.
Emily Guerrant will demo something TBD
Aelinaora de Wintringham will demo
Elisabeth de Besonson will be there all weekend with her loom.
Work In Progress Party...at some point during the weekend, a party is planned. Artisants will bring their work in progress, and will sit and socialize, talk about their work, get advice and opinions from fellow artisans, and have snacks and lemonade.
All demos will work around the Crown Tourney, and key meetings.
Artisans and populace welcome at any time to socialize and demo in the Village. Space will be made available for transient artisans.
Cooks PlayDay –
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.
- The focus must be on creating a dish or dishes using period spices and flavors. - You may bring any other ingredients in support of that focus. - Bonus points for persona related food! - Documentation not required.
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
The Marketplace - We intend to scour the lands of the Kingdom to find merchants to fill our Marketplace who display the best of the wares that can be found in the SCA.
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.
Local Amenities Listing (As Of August 5th):
-Harrison Silverdale (16.8 miles from site), 1800 NW Myhre Road, Silverdale, 360-744-8800 Gas station / mini-mart: -Poulsbo Chevron (has propane) (4.2 mi from site) 28072 WA-3, (360) 697-4410 -Hilltop Grocery (5.2 miles from site) 26484 WA-3, Poulsbo, WA 98370 (360) 697-4332 Food/Dining:
-On site, main street through town: Mrs. Muirs House, Scratch Kitchen -Adjacent to erics: Butcher and Baker Dining - family/diners:
-Elmer's (9.6 miles from site.) 760 NE Liberty Rd, Poulsbo (360) 697-2215 Fast Food: -Central Market (address under groceries) has a salad bar, pizza by-the-slice, BBQ, soups, and sandwiches.
-Burger King/Taco Bell/KFC (10 miles from site) 19655 Seventh Avenue, NE, Poulsbo
-McDonalds (7.3 miles from site), 10977 NE State Hwy 104, Kingston, WA
Department Stores (both have groceries): -Target (16 miles from site), 299 Northwest Randall Way, Silverdale, (360) 692-3966
-Walmart Supercenter (8.8 miles from site), 21200 Olhava Way Northwest, Poulsbo (360) 697-3670
Groceries: -Albertsons (5.5 miles from site) 8196 NE State Hwy 104, Kingston, WA (360) 297-1800
-Central Market (9.3 miles from site),20148 10th Avenue Northeast, Poulsbo (360) 779-1881
-Safeway (9.6 miles from site), 19245 10th Ave NE, Poulsbo (360) 394-0023
Drugstore / Pharmacy: -Rite-Aid (5.3 miles from site), 27000 Miller Bay Rd NE, Kingston, WA (360) 297-5200
-CVS (10 miles from site), 18820 State Hwy 305 Ne, Poulsbo, (360) 394-0105 Home Center/Hardware:
-Home Depot (8.6 miles from site) 21750 Market Pl NW, Poulsbo, WA (360) 779-9924 -Henery Hardware (7.3 miles from site) 10960 WA-104, Kingston, WA (360) 297-3366 -Lowes (17 miles from site) 2221 NW Myhre Rd, Silverdale, WA (360) 662-3005 Office Supplies: -Office Max (8.8 miles from site), 21800 Market Pl NW, Poulsbo (360) 697-2177
-FedEx Office (Kinko's) (16.3 miles from site), 10854 Myhre Pl NW, Silverdale (360) 698-7099
Auto Parts: -NAPA (7.2 mile from site), 10373 NE State Hwy 104 Ste 101, Kingston, WA (360) 297-2428
-O'Reilly Auto Parts (9.5 miles from site), 19879 10th Ave Northeast, Poulsbo (360) 697-9331
-Les Schwab (9.8 miles from site), 424 NW Edvard St, Poulsbo, Poulsbo (360) 779-7771
Crafts / Artists supplies:
-Artist's Edge (10.2 miles from site), 18723 Hwy 305, Poulsbo (360) 698-3113
-Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores (16.8 miles from site), 2886 NW Bucklin Hill Rd (360) 692-1300
-Michaels (16.5 miles from site), 10300 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale (360) 337-1110
Veterinary: -Sound Equine Veterinary Hospital, emergency number 360-779-5557 -Animal Emergency and Trauma Center (24 hours) (9.3 miles from site) 320 NW Lindvig Way, Poulsbo, WA (360) 697-7771 -Poulsbo Marina Veterinary Clinic (10 miles from site), 9AM-6PM Fri, 9AM-6PM Sat, 19570 10th Ave NE, Poulsbo, (360) 779-4166 -All Creatures Animal Hospital (27 miles from site), 4241 Washington 3, Bremerton (360) 377-3801
Hotel Guide (As of August 5th):
Kingston (Approx 7 miles from site): -Point Casino & Hotel: 7989 NE Salish Ln, Kingston, WA (360) 297-0070
Poulsbo (Approx 10 miles from site): -GuestHouse Inn & Suites 19801 7th Ave NE, Poulsbo, WA (360) 697-4400 -Poulsbo Inn & Suites 18680 WA-305, Poulsbo, WA (360) 779-3921 -Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, 15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish, WA (360) 598-8700
Silverdale (approx 15 miles from site): -Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel 3073 NW Bucklin Hill Rd, Silverdale, WA (360) 698-1000
-Oxford Suites Silverdale 9550 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, WA (360) 698-9550
-Quality Inn & Suites 9734 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, WA (360) 692-7777
Looking for something a little cozier than a hotel? Try one of the several local Air B&Bs!
Search for these locations (sorted more-or-less in ascending order of distance from site):
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.
Site Info: 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
Note that the above Weather and Map information is generated from the site address and can be easily confused. The weather will say if its for the branch or for the site. It will be for the site if the site can be found, but this again is not always the case, and if the site is some distance from the branch then the weather may be different.