Madrone is the oldest branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism in the Kingdom of An Tir. Madrone covers the area modernly known as Seattle and northern King County, in Washington state. The Eastside of this area is known as the Canton of Porte de l’Eau, a sub-branch of Madrone.

Baronial Progress – Our Baron and Baroness travel to events throughout the kingdom of An Tir. See which events they plan to attend and plan to see them there!

Contact the Baron and Baroness with questions, feedback, and suggestions or to recommend an award.

Baron Enzio Bandinelli and Baroness Spike Zoetart

Newcomers are always welcome! For more information, see our Newcomers Page, or contact our Châtelaine (Newcomer Coordinator).

M adrone News

Baronial Seneschal Eden and Social Media Deputy Gera Gangolffin, with the advice of Their Excellencies Enzio and Spike, have been updating the barony’s Policies and Traditions (Customary) document. Most of the changes are minor, or designed to bring us more into alignment with Kingdom Law/Corpora, but there are also a few, such as changing our Baronial changeover process from nomination to application, that are more notable, and members of the Barony will have the opportunity to hear the reasonings behind this and to discuss whether it’s the correct direction for the Barony.

Madronans are invited to review and comment upon the draft document, available on this page.

The updated document will be discussed at Baronial Curia on Tuesday evening, April 23rd at 7pm, as well as the following Curia on Tuesday, May 21st. See the right column of this page for the location of Curia. Written comments can be submitted, as well. Contact information is on the page at the link above.

Upcoming events –

March 23rd – Madrone Baronial Arts & Sciences and Bardic Championships
June 15 – Madrone Baronial Martial Championships
June 29 – Athenaeum
July 13 – Peasant’s Revel
September 26-29  – Emprise of the Black Lion
Next date to come – Madrone Baronial Banquet

Subscribe to our events calendar and join us!

Monthly Events

Monday night is historical combat practice, covering both heavy and rapier combat.  If interested, join us at Kapka School in Seattle at 7pm. Practice runs until 9.

Baronial Curia (planning/business meeting) is on the 4th Tuesday of the month at The Crossroads Community Room, in Crossroads Mall, located in the hallway next to Old Navy, 15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98008 at 7pm. (There is no business meeting in December.)
The notes of the meeting are available for public viewing.

For information about the events and goings-on for our Canton,  Porte de l’Eau, see their calendar listing here. For events elsewhere in the great kingdom of An Tir, more info can be found here. 

Concerned about recent issues within the SCA? Please read the following statement form the Board of Directors, as well as their royal majesties of An Tir.

Waiting, and waiting, and waiting…

Milady Luaithrend, I am a reasonably attractive noble lady with an modest dowry provided by my late Lord Father, but I am dependent upon my Uncle’s hospitality as I dwell with he and his family. Their country estate is very nice, and they treat me with every courtesy, but it is not my own home. … Continue reading Waiting, and waiting, and waiting…