Welcome to the Canton of Dragonsfire Tor!

A Message from the Vicar and Vicaress

Unto the Barony of Elfsea and Canton of Dragonsfire Tor do 
Duke Drake and Countess Sibri send warmest greetings.

The weather has been terribly cold, but hopefully will be warming soon, and then it will be time for WAR! Duke Drake will be attending Gulf Wars this year. I know that many plans are being made to make Elfsea’s camp a wonderful home away from home again...(a meal plan, hot shower, etc) and it should be loads of fun. Good luck in your endeavors getting ready for war, whether it be repairing armor, sewing new garb or practicing your melee skills! There are lots of opportunities within the barony to help with those needs, or at least work together to have more fun while doing them. Be sure to volunteer at War, and log your hours. It is a great way to support your Kingdom while having fun giving back a little of your time.

We are looking forward to the end of March and our joint fighter practice with Steppes on the fifth Sunday. As of yet, plans are still in the works... this will discussed at the next Populace meeting. Steppes was a very gracious host last time, and I know that Elfsea will be as well!

Looking a little farther ahead, Elfsea Springfaire is being planned for the beginning of April. Lord Herries and Lady Aiofe are working hard, but I know they would appreciate all the help they can get. Many hands make light work, and we would love to showcase the great people of Elfsea. Please volunteer where you can.

There are many great events coming up now that Tourney season is almost upon us that are within a few hours drive of home. We hope to see you out and about!

Yours in Service,
Drake and Sibri

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.