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

All In-Person Activities Cancelled For Two Weeks starting Monday January 10. Barony Heavy Combat and Rapier Practices Cancelled

Due to a positive COVID-19 report at Twelfth Night, all in-person activities in the Barony have been cancelled for two weeks. There is no fight practice tonight, 1/10/22 or next Monday 1/17/22.

Read the Kingdom Seneschal’s Announcement here.

For those who attend heavy armored combat practice and rapier practice on Monday evenings, please read the additional rules for participation for when the activity resumes, click here. 

40th Anniversary of An Tir Became a Kingdom: Baronies of Madrone and Wyewood Hosted An Tir 12th Night 2022

The Baronies of Madrone and Wyewood teamed up to host in-person 12th Night, a grand event that took place January 7 – 9, 2022 at the Doubletree by Hilton near the Sea-Tac airport.

It was a weekend of joyful ceremony of the coronation of a King and Queen, victors of the most recent Crown Tourney, and a celebration of the people of An Tir.

Many activities were livestreamed on An Tir’s official YouTube channel and Facebook event page. You can watch the recorded activities, click here.

Regarding the New Policy from Society re: Vaccines or Testing Requirement (Sept. 27, 2021)

Today the Society released the policy regarding requiring proof of vaccination or testing within a 72 hour period for attendance to any activity sponsored by the SCA. We will be applying this policy in An Tir. Read the announcement here.

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 via Zoom with salons and a social “room.” To view the Athenaeum website, click here.

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.

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.

SCA Board of Directors Lifts Suspension of In-Person Activity, Gives Kingdoms the Decision When to Resume Based on Regional Modern Health Authority Guidance

Read decisions about policies in place for resuming in-person events:

See the announcement by the SCA  Board of Directors to understand the current minimum requirements for events.

See the announcement from the King and Queen of An Tir regarding resuming events in An Tir. 

See the additional information from the Society Seneschal on June 17 regarding preregistration

See the statement on King County Policy on Events and Proof of Vaccination, Issued by Madrone Seneschal Oct 25, 2021

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.

Our Barony rejoices in the benevolent leadership of Baroness Spike Zoetaert and Baron Enzio Bandinnelli. 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

January 7-9, 2022 – An Tir Kingdom Twelfth Night and 40th Anniversary of An Tir Becoming a Kingdom (SeaTac, WA)

Subscribe to our events calendar and join us!

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!

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.

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. 

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.org 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.