Welcome to the Canton of Dragonsfire Tor!

Greetings Elfsea and Dragonsfire Tor, it was a beautiful Saturday, filled with elevations, a coronation that was beautifully done, a new peerage begun, and much more. The day was filled with beauty, and we were blessed to sit with the best barony and canton.

Many of you were there to bear witness to our news, and we are sure there are many questions. We will answer those we can. Know this, we are proud to be Baron and Baroness, as well as Lord and Lady. The coming months will be filled with joy, and tears, and we will meet both head on, with all of you with us. We will write a more lengthy notice soon, but this we will say now: thank you. Thank you for your support, your hard work and your dedication to Elfsea and the Tor. Thank you, Quintus Aurelius Dracontius AkaDrake and Sibri for their guidance and their dedication. Thank you for continuing to make life good.

In service,

Gerhart and Elspeth

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.