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The Barony of Madrone is the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism.  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.

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

adrone News

Garb & Gear Swap at Baronial Social Monday, May 16

Need some new-to-you SCA clothing (garb) or have some you’re ready to pass on? No $$, just gifting. Come to the first of our Baronial Social nights of the year at KapKa School in north Seattle. How to get to KapKa School. Contact
madrone.chatelaine@antir.org for details. (If you want to bring anything, please check in with the Chatelaine first!)

Baronial Polling Is Open Through May 23; Please Participate!

Polling is open and takes place using an online tool. This is a critical part of the process. Although it is not voting, polling gives the King and Queen a sense of the level of support for our candidates. You can participate in the poll online if you are a paid member of the SCA and live within the Barony of Madrone zip codes.

Please follow the link below to participate:

https://antir.org/online-baronial-polling/

This will require you to login to the Kingdom website to complete. If you don’t already have a login, don’t panic, there is an option to register for one. After you have a confirmed login, you will be able to see the form available.

If you do not have an SCA membership and are within the Madrone zip codes, you can send an email with your comments directly to Their Majesties or to the polling secretary, Ana de la Sara, at pollings@antir.org.

Questions? Email Seneschale Kerij-e at madrone.seneschal@antir.org or the polling secretary at the link above.

The strength of Madrone lies in its people. Thank you.

Selection Polling for Successors to the Baronial Coronets of Madrone

Their Excellencies Baron Enzio Bandinelli and Baroness Spike Zoetaert have served this glorious Barony of Madrone long and well. It is their wish that successors be selected and the Baronial Coronets be passed on. Per Kingdom law, the selection is accomplished via a combination of baronial polling and Royal selection.

The candidate pair for Madrone Coronets is Meisterin Gera Gangolffin and the Honorable Lord Christopher MacEveny. Click here for their letter of intent, and links to resumes and social media.

Two meet-and-greet social events were held, on May 1 and on May 9.

More information about the online polling process.

Learn About the Baronial Polling Process

The Madrone Baronial Polling has been announced for May 5-23, and you may have questions about the process. In preparation for the polling, and for information about the requirements to be considered as candidates, check out these documents on the Kingdom website! Don’t forget to make sure your SCA memberships is up-to-date!

Antirian Landed Baronial Companion (You may need to sign up for the Kingdom Website to access, or send email to seneschal@baronyofmadrone.net and she will send it to you!)

Open Position: Baronial Chamberlain

The Barony is seeking a volunteer for the office of Chamberlain. The person filling this office maintains  inventories of regalia and Baronial equipment, and enlists people to do maintenance on equipment when needed. The Chamberlain reports the status of the inventory to the Exchequer. Find out more about volunteering for this office, please email the Seneschale.

Open Position: Baronial Chatelaine

The Barony is seeking a volunteer for the office of Chatelaine. The volunteer will serve as the deputy of Chatelaine HL Tabytha Morgan to learn the office. The Chatelaine provides support and information to newcomers. The Chatelaine is often the first person contacted by someone looking for the local SCA.

Virtual Athenaeum Artist and Artisan Exhibits Remain Available for Reading

The Barony of Madrone presented the website-based and online event, Virtual Athenaeum, an Arts & Sciences showcase.

Exhibits are here. Read, comment, and share links with friends and subject area experts!

The online event took place on June 26 & 27, 2021 via Zoom with salons and a social “room.” To view the Athenaeum website, click here.

In-Person Events and COVID-19 Policies in Place

Read announcements about policies in place for in-person SCA events:

From Kingdom Seneschal’s Desk – An Tir COVID Policies effective March 15, 2022

Our Barony has had the wonderful and benevolent leadership of Baroness Spike Zoetaert and Baron Enzio Bandinnelli for six years. This spring these two gentle leaders retire from the Coronet of Madrone. Please see details on the left side of this page. Madronans can contact the Baron and Baroness 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.


Baron Enzio and Baroness Spike

pcoming Baronial events

July 9, 2022 – Athenaeum Artists & Artisans Fair
July 23, 2022 – Picnic in the Park with Sven “(No, not THAT Sven)”
August 27-28, 2022 – Emprise of the Black Lion Equestrian Championship (more info to come)

Subscribe to our events calendar 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!


For information about the events and goings-on for the barony’s 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. 


Volunteers help run the Barony

The Barony is run by volunteers who serve for a period of time, usually two years, and then hand off to a successor. Serving the Barony is a wonderful opportunity to meet people and enhance your skills (and those skills you develop doing volunteer work? ….. you can reference those skills on a resume!)

onthly Activities

Baronial Calendar

Due to the COVID pandemic, all in-person activities in the Kingdom of An Tir were suspended between March 2020 and August 2021.  Some activities are re-starting under COVID procedures and policies . Some activities continue to take place in the virtual world. For information on virtual activities, contact the Seneschal or check the Baronial calendar, or announcements on the Barony’s Facebook page.

Baronial Curia (planning/business meeting) and a number of other activities are taking place via web videoconferencing until further notice.

The notes of the Curia meeting are available for public viewing.

Watch this website and the Facebook group for notification of resumed activities such as Social Night, Culinary Guild, Porte de L’eau Library Night, Equestrian, and Scribal get-togethers.  For information on activities, contact the Seneschal or check the announcements on the Barony’s Facebook page.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

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.

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 madrone.webster@antir.org and he or she will assist you in contacting the original copyright holders.