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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).

Serve as a Baronial Officer –  Help Your Barony Thrive!

The Barony is run by volunteers who consent to serve for a period of time, usually two years, as one of the Baronial officers. Service can be based on interest and skills. Training is available. Serving the Barony is a wonderful opportunity to meet people and enhance your skills. Check out the open positions.

Contact the Barun and Barunin and the Baronial Seneschal if you are interested in volunteering for one of these positions.  Click on the links to learn more about these opportunities.

Baronial Herald

Apply for the job of Deputy Herald and learn the ways of a Barony Herald, to succeed the current herald. This is a required office for the branch.

Exchequer (Treasurer)

The Exchequer is seeking a deputy to understudy this required position and become the next Exchequer. Training is available. Please contact the current Exchequer, Mistress Etiennette, to inquire about the office.

Madrone News

Peasant’s Revel Saturday, July 13 at New Site

The Madrone Culinary Guild and the Canton of Porte de l’Eau present the traditional annual event Peasant’s Revel at Spiritridge Park in Bellevue this year. Read more, click here.

Baronial Socials on First and Third Mondays

Come to Baronial Socials on the first and third Mondays at KapKa School, for socializing with fellow Madronans, from 7 to 8:45 p.m.

The first Monday is usually an open social, sometimes with a class or project.  The third Monday the Social includes a dance practice with Master Trahearn, and folks are welcome to join or to socialize.

Mark your calendars for the Social on Monday, August 5, the Barun and Barunin will host an Ice Cream Social in War Garden Park across the street from KapKa School.

More info click here.

Please Support Your Barony with a Gift

Please support the functioning of our amazing Barony. The heavy combat and rapier participants rely on rental of the KapKa School (which we also use for Socials and Dance Practice), there are equipment repairs and equipment replacement. Please make a gift via PayPal or send a check. Click here. Thank you!

Equestrian Guild practice

The next Equestrian Guild practice is tbd. Check the information on the Facebook group.

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.

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 folks in Kirkland, Redmond, and Bellevue sponsor activities enjoyed by SCA participants in the region. Information about “PdL” activities is available on the “Barony of Madrone & PdL Group” on Facebook.

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.

Photo by Marguerite fitz William

Upcoming Baronial Events & Activities

Every Monday: Heavy and Rapier Fighter Practice
First & Third Mondays: Baronial Social/Practical Class
First Wednesday: Culinary Guild Business Meeting (virtual)
First Thursday and Third Monday: Dance Practice
Second Wednesday: Scribal Night
Third Tuesday: Porte de l’Eau Business Meeting (virtual)
Fourth Tuesday: Barony of Madrone Business Meeting known as Curia (virtual)
June 29 – Athenaeum Arts & Sciences Fair (an event in garb)
July 13 – Peasant’s Revel (an event in garb – NEW EVENT LOCATION)

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!

 For information on virtual activities, contact the Seneschal or check the Baronial calendar, or announcements here in the News column and on the Barony’s Facebook page.

Baronial Curia (planning/business meeting) is taking place via web videoconferencing until further notice.

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

This is the official website for the Barony of Madrone of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA) and is maintained by the Webminister who may be contacted at madrone.webster (at) antir.org.

This site may contain non-authoritative copies of some SCA policy documents; to be sure you are viewing the complete and current version, consult sca.org or the originating office directly.

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