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

Baronial Curia Meeting Tuesday, June 28

Join the Barony’s virtual Curia meeting on Tuesday evening, June 28, at 7pm.  The meeting is via Zoom and all are  welcome. Link will be posted on Facebook event page and emailed to the Barony email list the day of the meeting.

Please come and participate in planning the activities and direction of the Barony.

Athenaeum Artists and Artisans Fair Coming July 9 – Attendee Online Pre-Registration is Now Open

The Barony is the sponsor of the annual Athenaeum – an Artists and Artisans Showcase, a Kingdom-level event. This year Athenaeum takes place IN-PERSON (after two years of being a virtual event.) Join many artists, artisans, members of the Order of the Laurel and joyful Antirians to view the wonderful skills these artists choose to display. The Madrone Culinary Guild is preparing cold ‘sack lunch’, optional to purchase for $8.

Click here for PayPal Pre-registration for Athenaeum.

Event steward Master Aeron Corrino seeks volunteers to help at the Athenaeum event with room setup, gate, and other tasks. Email Joel.reid@ruffattire.com to find out about volunteer needs. Thank you!

No Monthly Baronial Social or Fight Practice on July 4th. Mark Your Calendars for August 1st and August 15

The Barony holds a Social gathering periodically in the upstairs room at KapKa School, the location of weekly Heavy and Rapier Combat Practice. The Social is in person and people do not wear medieval garb. Masking is individual choice.

On August 1st, join our new Baron and Baroness for an Ice Cream Social.

At the August 15th Social, Margaret Palmer will demonstrate how to inkle weave. Participants will learn how to warp the loom and have the opportunity to weave. There will be books and other resources on weaving available. Bring your questions!

The Crown Appoints New Baron and Baroness of Madrone

As Baron Enzio and Baroness Spike retire after six years of service to the Barony, great King Sven and wise Queen Rauokinn have heard the words of the populace and are pleased to announce that our new Baron and Baroness have been selected and confirmed!
Congratulations to Christopher MacEveny and Gera Gangolffin . Huzzah!

The ceremony of succession will take place at Athenaeum on July 9.

Read the letter of intent of Gera and Christopher.

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.

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
Baronial Successors Gera Gangolffin and Christopher MacEveny

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

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!

Canton of Porte de l’Eau

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.