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

Come to Baronial Social Monday October 17: Clothing & Garb focused activity

Set your calendars for Baronial Social on the first and third Mondays, lots going on here. Bring questions about making or obtaining garb to attend an event. Many of us are getting ready to go to Collegium November 13-15, take classes and attend Royal Court! Baronial Social location and activity information click here.

Are You Wishing for an Event to Attend Soon? Read more

True, the Barony of Madrone is not holding an event in the near future where we wear our medieval garb, socialize and do activities. Our neighbor branches are busy! Check out these events that are an hour or so drive, or even a bus ride away!

October 15: Rose and Thorn Symposium held in Oakville, WA
November 5: Harvest Feast held in Olympia, WA
November 11: Collegium 2022 held in downtown Everett, WA
December 3: Good Yule held in Stanwood, WA
January 27-29: Ursalmas held in Monroe, WA

Learn About Scrolls, Awards, and Charters – Attend Scribal Night

Join Gallant Kate MacKim, the Scribal Arts Coordinator, at Scribal Night once a month on the second Wednesday.  For more information, join the FB group Madrone Scribes and Calligraphers.

Get together with scribes and interested folks and play with ink and paint! Show folks new to the world of charters how it works. Learn about the role of calligraphy and scroll painting for SCA awards. There are extra painting sets and tools if you’d like to try stuff out before you put together your own kit.

While this is a Madrone activity, feel free to bring your own projects to work on: other branch charters, kingdom charters. Please come and be artistically social!

Open Positions: Baronial Chatelaine &
Deputy Seneschal to Train as a Successor

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.

The Barony is seeking a volunteer for the office of Deputy Seneschal. The volunteer will learn the office of Seneschal from Viscountess Kerij-e with a view to taking office in 2024. This is one of those offices that looks really good on your resume on your list of skills acquired from volunteer experience.

In-Person Events and COVID-19 Policies in Place

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

SCA Board of Directors Resolution – Amendment to the COVIDSafe Policy effective 1 December 2022.

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

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.

Barunin Gera and Barun Christopher. Photo courtesy of Patricia Neyn Andrew

pcoming Baronial Events & Activities

Every Monday: Heavy and Rapier Fighter Practice
First & Third Mondays: Baronial Social/Practical Class
First Thursday: Dance Practice
Second Wednesday: Scribal Night
February 2023 date to come: Rogue’s Tavern (with heavy & rapier combat activities)
May 6, 2023: Lionhearts Martial Championships
June 24, 2023: Athenaeum Artists and Artisans Fair

Baronial Calendar of Activities

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!

Canton of Porte de l’Eau

For information about the barony’s Canton,  Porte de l’Eau, see their website 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

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.