Combat & Chivalry

Baronial Marshal:
Conrad Ross heraldic device for Conrad Ross

What is the Marshallate?

The Marshallate is the entity in charge of combat protocol and organization in the SCA. The Barony has a overall Marshal, and that Marshal has sub-officers who help with the various different aspects of SCA combat. These sub-officers include the List Mistress; she runs the ‘lists’ of combat with the help of the Marshal and the heralds.

Areas of SCA Combat

Generally is divided into several types. There is ‘heavy’ or armored combat. This is probably closest to the ‘knights in shining armor’ idea. There is rapier combat and archery, thrown and siege weapons. For those who ride horses there are equestrian activities and combat, although currently the Barony does not have an equestrian marshal due to lack of horse riders in the area.

For the youth of the Barony we have Youth Armored Combat.

Marshal Contacts

Helmet: Proconsul Conchobar
Copyright David Clough, 2015

Baronial Marshal: Conrad Ross heraldic device for Conrad Ross
Baronial Rapier Marshal: Jacques Luis de Normandie heraldic device for Jacques Luis de Normandie
Baronial Archery Marshal: Artunis heraldic device for Artunis
Baronial Thrown Weapons Marshal: Telemon of Crete heraldic device for Telemon of Crete
Baronial Equestrian Officer: (office vacant)
Baronial Siege Marshal: Milo of House Awry heraldic device for Milo of House Awry
Baronial Lists Minister: Liu Xian heraldic device for Liu Xian

Our Practices

In the warmer months (Spring to mid-Fall) Thrown Weapons, Heavy Weapons and Rapier practices are on Tuesdays at the VFW Hall at the Baronial Social and Fighter Practice (6-8 p.m.). Archery practices are on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall. During the cooler months Archery and Thrown weapons practices are held on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 11 a.m. respectively, weather permitting.

Local Fight Practices

Other baronies and shires hold practices which those from Dragon’s Laire are welcome to attend (and vice versa!). Here are a few of them. Please do check the local entity’s website to assure time and place.

BranchDate & TimeSiteCommunity
Druim DoinneanThursdays @ 6:30pmJefferson Elementary SchoolPort Angeles, WA
MadroneWednesday @ 7pmRavenna Blvd between NE 50th & NE 65th St.Seattle, WA
AquaterraSaturdays @ 1pmEvergreen Middle SchoolEverett, WA
Glymm MereWednesdays 6:30pmLincoln Elementary SchoolOlympia, WA
Blatha an OirTuesdays 6:30 pmSheridan Elementary SchoolTacoma, WA

Local Mailing Lists of Interest

DL-Warriors – For the Fighters of the Barony of Dragon’s Laire
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DL-Archers – For the Archers of the Barony of Dragon’s Laire
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DL Rapier Fighters – dlrapierfighters@yahoogroups.com

DL Siege – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dlsiege

DL Youth Combat – For Youth Combat in the Barony.
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The Honored Marshal

Honored Marshal is an award given yearly to a baronial Marshal who truly shines in their work.

The following has been faithfully kept by Maestra Althaia filia Lazari, Martial Authorization Officer, Curia Clerk & field marshal, Barony of Dragon’s Laire & Clan Carn

  • June Faire 2018: Stephen of House Awry (Target Archery, Thrown Weapons)
  • June Faire 2017: Arqai Ne’urin (Siege Weapons)
  • June Faire 2016: Stephen of House Awry (Thrown Weapons)
  • June Faire 2015: Arcos Loegaire mac Lochlainn (Target Archery)
  • June Faire 2014: Khulan Shizir (Target Archery)
  • June Faire 2013: Arqai Ne’urin (Armored Combat)
  • June Faire 2012: Karl von der Ostwache (Armored Combat)
  • June Faire 2011: Myrick the Bear (Youth Armored Combat, Armored Combat)
  • June Faire 2010: Carlos Luis Lancero (Rapier Combat)
  • June Faire 2009: John Wolfstan (Armored Combat)
  • June Faire 2008: Talentus del Albero “Talon” (Rapier Combat)
  • June Faire 2007: Christopher Maceveny (Rapier Combat)
  • June Faire 2006: Ifanwy ap Lyam Llewelyn (Armored Combat)
  • June Faire 2005: Robert “RedBear” Makcalpyn (Armored Combat)
  • June Faire 2004: Stephen Desjardin (Armored Combat, Target Archery, Siege Weapons)
  • June Faire 2003: Althaia filia Lazari (Armored Combat, Rapier Combat)
  • June Faire 2002: John Wolfstan (Armored Combat)
  • June Faire 2001: Drakkus Blackrogue (Armored Combat)
  • June Faire 2000: Caroline dePoliana (Armored Combat)
  • June Faire 1999: Denis Duncan MacLaren (Armored Combat)
  • June Faire 1998: Unknown
  • June Faire 1997: Caroline dePoliana (Armored Combat)
  • June Faire 1996: Tuirrean ni Chaoilte dal gCais (Armored Combat)
  • June Faire 1995: Drakkus Blackrogue (Armored Combat)
  • June Faire 1994: Shandrea Silvertrue aka Asny Haakonsdottir (Armored Combat)
  • June Faire 1993: Denis Duncan MacLaren (Armored Combat)

Note: the information for some Honored Marshals may have changed since the time of the award.