Welcome to the Canton of Dragonsfire Tor!

Greetings Elfsea and Dragonsfire Tor,

Thank you for all of the hard work you have put in over the past two months. We held four events in a month and a half! The event stewards did a great job leading the effort. It was the work of many people that pushed these events into greatness. Add to these events all of the prep work, A&S workshops, guild meetings and fighter practices… whew!

Please take time to recharge and take care of yourselves. Warlord is this weekend and will be a great time for us to enjoy a wonderful event hosted by our good neighbor. In June, some folks will be heading down to Emerald Keep and others up to Namron for King’s College. We have a somewhat quiet time for the next month or so. Let’s use it to get ourselves ready for the next round of activities.

Fairly soon we will begin planning for Baronial College, the Arlington Demo, and the Boy Scout Demo in October and November. We’ll also be planning for DFT Yule Revel and Tournament of Champions in December.

We are so pleased with how this group works and travels together. We truly speak about you with pride as we visit with the other Baron and Baronesses. Thank you again for everything you do to make the Barony and Canton great.

William and Cassandra

Baron and Baroness

The Canton of Dragonsfire Tor is a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the study and recreation of the medieval era. We study the time between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance.

To get in touch with members of our group and to keep up with what's going on in our corner of the Knowne World, there is the Dragonsfire Tor e-mail list. Sign up or read the archives here.

The canton of Dragonsfire Tor is a protectorate of the Barony Elfsea located in the SCA Kingdom of Ansteorra. Mundanely this is known as Stephenville, TX and the surrounding area including members who are students at Tarleton State University.

Members of our Canton participate in a wide variety of activities associated with the medieval era and its surrounding times. These activities are usually divided into three different categories: Combat, Arts & Sciences, and Events.

Combat

Combat in the SCA is based on styles prevalent during the Age of Chivalry; Chivalric Fighting, Rapier Fighting, and Archery. Each of these types of combat are practiced under the purview of experienced fighters.

Weapons commonly used by the SCA include greatswords, rapiers, glaives, pollaxes, daggers, longbows, and crossbows.

Arts & Sciences

Great focus in the SCA is given to learning and preserving the old arts and sciences of the period.

Arts included are blacksmithing, cooking, weapons making, sewing,

calligraphy Definition: decorative handwriting or handwritten lettering.

synonyms: handwriting, script, penmanship, hand, pen

"the scribe's meticulous calligraphy"

, shoemaking, beekeeping, and

illumination Definition: the art of illuminating a manuscript.

Synonyms: decoration, illustration, embellishment, adornment, ornamentation

"the illumination of a manuscript"

Events

The Canton hosts several events across the course of the year in addition to the events hosted by other SCA groups in the region. These events are opportunities for members to gather among friends, wear period clothing, eat period food, and camp using period tents and equipment. Among these these greater events we have a monthly meeting of the Canton's Populace.