Welcome to the Canton of Dragonsfire Tor!

A Message from the Vicar and Vicaress
Duke Quintus Aurelius Dracontius and
Countess Sibri de Aldebourne

Greetings unto the Populace of the Great Barony of Elfsea and Canton of Dragonsfire Tor!

We hope this missive finds everyone warm, happy and with family during this wonderful holiday season.

We very much enjoyed Dragonsfire Tor's Yule Revel. We were amazed at the dedication and work ethic of the Tor and their friends who helped to set up and run such a beautiful event.

We also enjoyed the camaraderie at Elfsea's Christmas party. The potluck was delicious, and Baron Arthur and Master Caelin earned their right to keep hunting the King's land due to the bountiful supply of game supplied for the feast! We look forward to see more friendly faces at Steppes' 12th Night.

As the weather turns colder, do not forget that there are indoor activities to do within the Barony, as well as chivalric and rapier fighting.

The Dragonsfire Tor calendar found at http://dragonsfire-tor.ansteorra.org/calendar.php has the means to show you not only their happenings, but also those of Elfsea, Steppes, and Ansteorra... all nicely color-coded and lined up on one calendar. Huzzah!

Our next Populace meeting will be back in its normal timeslot, Mon, January 26, 2015, 7pm – 9pm at the Bedford Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Dr, Bedford, TX 76021, United States (map) We look forward to seeing everyone then, if not before.

The new year is upon us... Remember, "Life is GOOD in Elfsea!"

YIS,
Drake and Sibri
(vicars@elfsea.ansteorra.org)

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.