Welcome to the Canton of Dragonsfire Tor!

This past saturday was another amazing day in Elfsea (with help from our Canton populace!). We are so proud to be Baron and Baroness of such great groups of caring, hardworking, wonderful people. We had 17 volunteers go to the Arlington Library for our annual demo. This demo has become a favorite of Gerhart and I. Thank you, Aeryn for coordinating this for the past 6 years, and Don Alaric for the 6 years prior to that. Thank you Aoife for stepping up, not only as Deputy Seneschal, but now the demo coordinator. We look forward to another amazing demo next year.

Thank you Diana Warner and Franklin for providing a great craft for the kids to do. They waved their "banners" proudly!! it was a perfect activity for them!

Thank you to Aaliz, Al Aeryn, Vivianne, Aurelia, Heather Clark Nice,Elizabeth MarshallKayla Jade Foster and Denise Oberlin for displaying your arts, and allowing everyone to touch, and work on them! It was wonderful to see the smiles on all the little one's faces! (Thank you Vivianne for helping make sure i ate, and stayed hydrated!!)

Todd Marsh (Llywelyn) - we loved listening to you play. Music is always welcome and calming. Thank you for taking time to entertain us, and for keeping the fighters safe by Marshaling.

Glen Wilkerson and Arthur Marsh,Sebastian and Caelin, thank you for the great weapons show, the knowledge, story telling and general fun, Everyone enjoys the weapons tables!!!

Stephen Schubert and Eber- Thank you ,thank you, thank you for making the dreams of all the future knights come true. your fighting was great fun to watch. everyone was fascinated! We appreciate you!

There are no titles in this email, because Elfsea came together, as one unit, to provide a spectacular day for all those present. This is what it is about...reaching out to tell others about our Dream, and how we live it. We want to thank everyone for coming out and helping. We appreciate you all!!!

Next year will be bigger, and more fun. We look forward to many more coming out to help, and have fun!

See you all soon!

In Service,

Gerhart and Elspeth

If someone was forgotten in our Monday Madness, our apologies, and shout them out for us, please!!!

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.