The Barony of Madrone is the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. (SCA) Madrone is a Barony of the Kingdom of An Tir. The Barony 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.
Canton of Porte de l’Eau
The Barony includes a subgroup known as a Canton, called Porte de l’Eau. The Canton is on the east side of Lake Washington and folk who live in Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue and other places enjoy activities sponsored by this group. Information about “PdL” activities is available on the “Barony of Madrone & PdL Group” on Facebook.
Volunteers help run the Barony
The Barony is run by volunteers who consent to serve for a period of time, usually two years, as one of the Baronial officers. Service can be based on interest and skills. Training is available. Serving the Barony is a wonderful opportunity to meet people and enhance your skills (and skills you develop doing volunteer work for the Barony, you can then reference those skills on a resume!)
KapKa School Reminder for Attendees at Heavy & Rapier Combat Practice & Socials
Seneschale Viscountess Kerij-e reminds everyone to be sure nothing is left behind at the end of practice in the KapKa gym, and that the gym is re-set and clean after each use. Be sure to collect water bottles, clothing, & equipment items.
This request includes attendees leaving nothing behind in bathrooms or in the Social room upstairs. Many thanks!
Baronial Socials – Mingle and Be Merry
Come to Baronial Socials on the first and third Mondays at KapKa School, for socializing with fellow Madronans, from 7 to 8:45 p.m.
The first Monday is usually an open social, sometimes with a class or project. The third Monday is a dance practice with Master Trahearn.
New Baronial Arts and Sciences Champion
Barunin Gera and Barun Christopher have chosen from among the stellar applications and selected an Arts & Sciences Champion: Her Ladyship Katryne MacKim.
Many thanks to Dame Rotrude Halfblind who has been faithfully serving as A&S Champion for an unprecedented four years.
Please Support Your Barony with a Gift
The Barony has expenses, including rental of the KapKa School, equipment repairs, and equipment replacement. You can make a gift via PayPal or send a check. Click here. Thank you!
Equestrian Guild practice
The next Equestrian Guild will be held on Saturday, December 16 from noon to 5 p.m. Watch the Barony Facebook group for the event announcement to RSVP.
THE SCA PROHIBITS HARASSMENT AND BULLYING OF ALL INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS. Participants engaging in this behavior are subject to appropriate sanctions. If you are subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, or if you become aware of anyone being harassed or bullied, contact a seneschal, President of the SCA, or your Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman. Click here to read more.
Our Barony has the wonderful and benevolent leadership of Barunin Gera Gangolffin and Barun Christopher MacEveny. Madronans can contact the Barun and Barunin with questions, feedback, and suggestions. It is our duty as Madronans to take note of accomplishments of our fellow Madronans and to recommend those who do service for an award.
pcoming Baronial Events & Activities
Every Monday: Heavy and Rapier Fighter Practice
First & Third Mondays: Baronial Social/Practical Class
First Wednesday: Culinary Guild Business Meeting (virtual)
First Thursday and Third Monday: Dance Practice
Second Wednesday: Scribal Night
Third Tuesday: Porte de l’Eau Business Meeting (virtual)
Fourth Tuesday: Barony of Madrone Business Meeting known as Curia (virtual)
Subscribe to our Baronial Calendar of Activities and find out how to join virtual and in-person local activities.
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!
Twelfth Night Takes Place Nearby! Make Your Plans to Attend
Twelfth Night is one of the major events held by the Kingdom of An Tir, and up to a thousand people may attend. The Coronation of new Crowns of An Tir takes place, and many other activities. Held indoors, this event is a good place to wear garb that is “dressy” for one’s persona.
The Barony of Blatha an Oir and a consortium of others is bringing Twelfth Night to the Hilton Bellevue, and the date is January 12 – 14, 2024. For information about how to attend and the event schedule, click here.
During the COVID pandemic, all in-person activities in the Kingdom of An Tir were suspended between March 2020 and August 2021 and meetings took place in the virtual world. Some activities continue on that basis. For information on virtual activities, contact the Seneschal or check the Baronial calendar, or announcements here in the News column and on the Barony’s Facebook page.
Baronial Curia (planning/business meeting) is taking place via web videoconferencing until further notice.
The notes of the Curia meeting are available for public viewing.
Apply for the job of Deputy Herald and learn the ways of a Barony Herald, to succeed the current herald. This is a required office for the branch.
The Barony is seeking a volunteer for the office of Chatelaine. The Chatelaine provides support and information to newcomers. The Chatelaine is often the first person contacted by someone looking for the local SCA. This is a required office for the branch.
baronyofmadrone.net is the official web site for the Barony of Madrone of the Society for Creative Anachronism, and is maintained by the Barony of Madrone’s Webminister office. This site may contain electronic versions of the group’s governing documents. Any discrepancies between the electronic version of any information on this site and the printed version that is available from the originating office will be decided in favor of the printed version. For information on using photographs, articles, or artwork from this web site, please contact the Webminister at email@example.com and he or she will assist you in contacting the original copyright holders.