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  • Friday Update – August 20th
    Turban style helmet with etched arabic
    Turban style helmet from the late 15th Century from Iran. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/25377

    Greetings unto the clūdiġ Barony of Dragon’s Laire,

    Percent positive test rate and cases per 100,000/7days continue to be well above our established return to in-person levels.

    On a positive note, vaccination rates are measurably increasing. For more information, please visit https://kitsappublichealth.org/communityHealth/Covid-19/CoronaVirus.php

    An Tir is quiet this weekend, but you can still RSVP to the Barony of Three Mountains’ ‘Roman and Scythian Summer’ held virtually on August 28th. Check out the event https://www.facebook.com/events/508464083584177 and RSVP  https://forms.gle/kgvGbxYyGJYDCBZw5

    YIS,

    Ciar ingen Fiachnae on behalf of Lady Furia Dommitia, Seneschal

  • An Update from the Seneschal

    From the Seneschal of Dragon’s Laire

    To the forbearing Populace of Dragon’s Laire,

    Firstly, thank you all for your patience with the sudden and last minute changes we have all faced this month due to the rapid and unexpected increase in COVID cases. I completely understand your frustration and hopefully, this will address some of your questions and concerns.

    The Zoom link for tonight’s Social is: tiny.cc/dxoasz

    A huge thank you to our Webminister Maenach who managed to keep it the same link we were using previously in a matter of minutes.

    Here are some much anticipated answers:

    All activities are currently on pause at this time.

    Their Excellencies and I have agreed on the following plan for returning to in-person activities, using data compiled and shared by the Kitsap Public Health Department and viewable at https://kitsappublichealth.org/communityHealth/Covid-19/CoronaVirus.php.

    The Plan:

    We will return in-person when the Kitsap County ‘cases per 100,000 per 7 days’ drop below 100 new cases, or below 10% positive infections, for three consecutive days.

    Masks will be required in all indoor spaces and social distancing encouraged during practice activities. These are the same parameters the State used for reopening phases.

    Masks will return to ‘optional but recommended’ when ‘cases per 100,000 per 7 days’ drops below 50.

    Updates will be posted on Friday evenings, including the data shared from the Kitsap Public Health website, and be shared via the website, the email list, and the Dragon’s Laire Facebook Page and Groups.

    In the meantime, please continue to share resources for armor, armor repair, garb design, ballista (hint hint), Heraldry, persona development, and any other activity or interest that help to contribute the components that combine to make the Barony and the Populace as amazing as it is! (Shameless plug, the website is looking for new content!)

    Please be safe, take care of each other, and I look forward to being in person again soon!

    YIS,
    Furia Dommitia

  • Social & Fight Practice cancelled

    From the Seneschal of Dragon’s Laire:

    DRAGON’S LAIRE PRAY ATTEND

    **SOCIAL AND FIGHTER PRACTICE FOR TONIGHT 08/10/21 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.**

    In an abundance of caution due to rapidly increasing infection rates in Kitsap County, Their Excellencies, the Baronial Marshall, the Rapier Marshall, and I have elected to cancel tonight’s activities.

    I deeply apologize for the late nature of this announcement and any inconvenience it may cause.Social, fighter practice, thrown weapons, and rapier are on pause until further notice.

    Archery will continue as scheduled on Wednesdays with one change. In its nature, target archery is the only socially-distanced weaponized activity we have currently and as of this moment, it is now REQUIRED to wear a mask to participate.

    Thank you all for your understanding.

    Please be safe.

    Yours in Service,
    Furia Dommitia

  • July 6: In-Person Social, Practice, and Business Meeting

    Posted on behalf of Furia Dommitia heraldic device for Furia Dommitia

    Good news, everyone!

    Firstly, thank you everyone for your patience, enthusiasm, and kindness over the last 15 months. It brings me great pleasure to announce the first in-person Social and Fight Practice will be held on Tuesday, July 6th at the VFW starting at 6 pm with the Business meeting starting at 7 pm.

    This will allow His Excellency, Arion, and His Lordship Conrad time to re-authorize the fighting, stabbing, and shooting forces of the Barony. Please note that Dragon’s Laire is currently restricted from providing any food or beverages and individuals cannot bring food or beverages to share at this time. There will be a new sign-in sheet, which EVERYONE must sign. Each marshallate activity will also have the normal necessary waiver sheets for sign-in.

    Their Majesties and the Kingdom Seneschal have decided that An Tir’s mask policy will reflect the local County policy for each region. Kitsap County currently requires masks if you are unvaccinated. Please note that it is strictly against An Tir policy to inquire or require proof of vaccination.

    Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
    Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Location: VFW Post 4992
    9981 Central Valley Rd NE, Bremerton, WA 98311
    Precautions:
    – No providing or sharing food or beverages
    – Masks required for non-vaccinated individuals
    – Sign-in sheet required for EVERYONE

    The Archery community will be thrilled to know that the Chief Archer Archos Alaricus is ready for Archery Practice to start again Wednesday, July 7th at 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The same sign-in and mask policies apply.

    I strongly entreat the glorious populace of Dragon’s Laire to comb through their belongings and see if they currently possess anything that belongs to the Barony. As of this moment, all of the Baronial decorations are missing. I especially would like to ask the amazing event staff and tear down crew of our last in-person event, Candlemas, to double check their storage as that was the last place many of the decorations were seen.

    Please note, at this time, that the Barony is still looking for bids for the October Arts and Sciences event.

    Thank you all again.

    YIS,
    Furia Dommitia
    Seneschal

  • The Dragon’s Laire email list lives once more!

    The Dragon’s Laire email list lives once more!

    If you would like to join or leave the email list, or adjust any settings such as how often you receive emails, please visit this link:
    https://groups.google.com/a/g.antir.org/g/dragonslaire

    I’m working on getting monthly reports to go out to this new list. The problem is more complicated than I expected, and requires assistance from the Kingdom IT team. The last update I received from them was just yesterday, so I trust that they’re on it.

    In the mean time, we can at least have conversations on the list again!

    I’ll be watching to make sure things go smoothly as we start the list back up and I might change some settings if I notice anything wrong. If you notice anything, please let me know. Thanks!

    In service,

    Máenach na Cailled
    Webminister, Dragon’s Laire