We enjoyed the format for last month's populace meeting. It was informal and involved some great discussion. We have spoken with our incoming Seneschal, Master Caelin, and have decided to change the format for the meetings.
Meetings will now be a presentation of information and recognition from us and then a presentation/discussion of Baronial business by the officers and led by Master Caelin. These meetings will be in mundane attire.
The last month of each quarter will be in a court setting as we have done for this first year of our term. March, June, September and December will have court and garb will be encouraged but not required.
This change begins with this month's meeting.
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.
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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 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.
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,
, shoemaking, beekeeping, and
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.