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  • 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

  • Candlemas Court Report

    As provided by Murakami Tsuruko heraldic device for Murakami Tsuruko, Court Herald

    Morning Court

    Their Excellencies Kloe and Arion welcomed the Populace to the Event.

    Papyrus scroll with caligraphy and the image of a flame on the right
    Dragon’s Flame granted to THL Arqai Ne’urin at Candlemas 2021, February 6.

    THL Arqai Ne’urin stepped down as Arts & Sciences Champion and received the Dragon’s Flame.

    His Excellency, Arion the Wanderer, stepped down as Bardic Champion and received the Dragon’s Flame.

    He Arion performed the Invocation to the Muse by Mesomedes of Crete, 2nd C on the lyre.

    The Invocations for the Championships were done. Arts & Sciences with THL Arqai Ne’urin, THL Sigridr Vilhjalmsdottir, and m’Lord Ionnus (Owain) ap Gwyllim Pengryth. Followed by the Bardic Championships with THL Marie nic Shiobhan, m’Lady Ysuanaa of Dragon’s Laire, and m’Lady Halldora Bjorn.

    Evening Court

    Their Excellencies, Kloe and Arion, thanked everyone for attending the event.

    Lady Sigrid Vilhjamsdottir was inducted as the new Arts & Sciences Champion.

    THL Máire nic Shiobhán was inducted as the new Bardic Champion.

    Dame Gwen the Potter presented the Light of Scholarship to the other entrants.

    The Scholars participants were recognized: THL Annaka Poznanska, Maitre Renart le Fox de Berwyk, and Magistra Aelianora de Wyntringham. (They will be presenting their papers during Baronial Socials in the coming weeks.)

    Charter with a hand painted picture in the upper half and left side. Calligraphy across the mid. The seal of Dragon's Laire on the bottom.
    Dragon’s Heart awarded at Yule 2020. Created by Dame Tamlyn of Wyntersea.

    HE Arion invited all Bardic, Artisans and Scholars to share their art and knowledge with the Barony in the coming years.

    HE Kloe read an announcement on behalf Baroness Spike of Madrone about this year’s virtual Athenaeum.

    THL Andromache had an announcement about a Bardic War of Words, to be held May 15-23, ethereally. For more information visit the Bardic Wars Facebook page.

    HE Arion showed HE Barnet Acelin’s Dragon’s Heart Scroll done by Dame Tamlyn

    THL Ciar ingen Fiachnae stepped down as Seneschal and Lady Furia Dommitia stepped up as the new Seneschal. The tools of the Office had been exchanged earlier in the day (the Key to the Barony, the Oil Pump, and The Shovel).

    Awards and Recognitions

    The following Awards were given:

    Wyvern – Lord Máenach na Cailled

    Drake’s Sheppard – Lord Titus Octavius

    Dragon’s Portal – THL Kösem of House Awry, Premier member

    Dragon’s Treasure – THL Ciar ingen Fiachnae Premier member

    Baron’s Favor:

    THL Kassandra of Dragon’s Laire, for making the Bardic Champion’s Book. This is the first Baron’s Favor given by HE Arion

    Lady Sigridr Vilhjalmsdottir, for Arion’s citherode garb

    The Flaming Newt:

    Farcus Cedrickson for A&S: Poetry and Scholarly Paper

    Ysaunna of Dragon’s Laire for Bardic

    Recognitions and Thanks

    HE Kloe announced that starting next year there will be youth versions of the Arts & Sciences and Bardic Championships and Scholars challenge. M’Lord Farcus and m’Lady Ysuanaa were invited to participate in the shaping of the Championships.

    HE Arion thanked the following:

    Master Arontius, who stepped down as Exchequer, THL Adelheide Leeuwin, who stepped up.

    Dame Gwen the Potter, who stepped down as Finance Committee Recorder, and Lady Guiote de Bourgogne, who stepped up.

    THL Milo of House Awry for enabling the screen sharing for the virtual court.

    The Event Steward and their staff for their work on the event.

    Lord Máenach na Cailled for technical support of the event.

    Court was closed with the usual cheers.

  • Sergeantry Program

    Greetings unto the Populace,

    We are excited to bring forth from the history of Dragon’s Laire a path long overgrown by time.  A path a new generation of the populace can forge again.  The path of Sergeantry. 

    We ask that those who are considering this undertaking to review the Sergeantry program and create your Declaration of Intent here: Dragon’s Laire Sergeantry

    We ask any who wish to declare for Candlemas to submit all imagery and documents by 2/1/2021 here: Declaration of Intent

    At this time we are allowing a rolling declaration due to COVID-19. You can declare anytime thereafter to be added at a Business Meeting or at a future virtual or in-person event. We will reassess this as we move forward in the future.

    We are excited to welcome the new Adventurers on the path,

    Kloe and Arion
    Baroness and Baron
    Dragon’s Laire, An Tir

  • November business meeting now Nov 10

    From our seneschal, Ciar ingen Fiachnae heraldic device for Ciar ingen Fiachnae

    Greetings unto the cele Barony of Dragon’s Laire!

    The November Finance and Business Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday November 3rd, 2020, has been rescheduled for Tuesday November 20th, 2020. 

    The Social Zoom meeting room will still be available. As this is Election Night, I make no guarantees that anyone will be in attendance for any extended length of time. If you do join the Zoom meeting, please no politics.

    You can join us on Zoom using this address http://tiny.cc/dxoasz every Tuesday starting just before 6:00 PM.  Most evenings there is a moderator and a ‘breakout’ room is available for meetings, side conversations, practicing musical performances, attempting virtual teaching, etc.

    I hope this week finds you well,

    Ciar ingen Fiachnae
    Seneschal