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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.

Welcome!

For more information about the SCA and the Barony of Madrone, see our Welcome Page, or contact our Châtelaine (Orientation Specialist).


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 holds social activities. See their website here.


adrone News

Barunin Gera’s Largesse Work Party Rescheduled to Monday, December 5 Baronial Social — 7 pm

Join Barunin Gera and artisans of the Barony and learn how to make items useful for largesse! Or bring your largesse project to work on and show to others. (Largesse: small items, handmade or cleverly acquired, that our Baron and Baroness can bestow as gifts of appreciation.)

If you have any items of largesse to donate, bring them along to deliver to Their Excellencies. Baronial Social takes place at KapKa School (upstairs from Heavy and Rapier Combat practice) 510 N 49th St, Seattle, WA 98103.  We attend Social in modern clothing.

More information, click here.

Rapier Training Schedule Now Available

The Rapier Training schedule is now available on the website. Click here for the Rapier Practice page.

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, bring our arts, sciences, rapier and armored combat, and we 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!

December 3: Good Yule held in Stanwood, WA or Glymm Mere Yule, held in Oakville, WA
January 27-29: Ursalmas held in Monroe, WA

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 Monday: Culinary Guild Business Meeting on Zoom
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!

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.