Welcome to the Canton of Dragonsfire Tor!

Greetings Elfsea and Dragonsfire Tor:

July has been a great month, we have a college right around the corner, new Heirs and many opportunities for fighting and fellowship!

Ansteorra has new Heirs, Duke Lochlan Dunn and Mistress Michele Chantal de Charente are Ansteorra's Prince and Princess! VIVAT!!!

Baronial College is coming up, please volunteer to help. This is shaping up to a fun event. We are pleased to announce that Elf-sea Baronial College has to been selected as the site for Her Highness' Princess' Tea. We look forward to seeing every-one there.

Awards, please look around and see who is doing what, and think about putting them in for an award for their service, fighting or arts. Ansteorra Order of Precedence will tell you what awards each member of the Kingdom currently has. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

We have officer positions open, please think about volunteering to hold an office in the group. Some of these are mandatory for us to keep our group status. Exchequer, Knight Marshal, A and S, Chronicler are all open. Please send application to current Baronial officer, Baron and Baroness, Regional officer and Baronial Seneschal. Thank you for all the hard work of our officers.

The design for the new coronets was chosen. Thank you to everyone that participated in this endeavor. It was great to see all the designs, and the final creations of the artist making the coronets. We had designs from Her Highness Michelle Chantal de Charente, Lady Diana the Just, and Laura Wright - Meadhbh. After the vote, a design using Meadhbh's and Her Highness' artistry, with Master Aethelstan's help, was chosen. They will be beautiful to see, and we are grateful to everyone for their input and help. they should be debuted in December.

Mistress Ameline is checking at Pennsic for Pavilions, if she cannot find one for sale on site, she will get with Master Caelin and order ours from Panther. We look forward to bringing the group pavilion out to events we travel to, like our predecessors all did! Thank you Mistress Ameline, and Master Caelin.

We look forward to seeing everyone at future events! Travel safely and have fun!

We are currently scheduled to travel to:
Shed work day August 2, 10 AM
August 16th - Steppes Artisan, Cedar Hill
August 23rd - Elfsea College, Southlake
August 29-31 - out of kingdom
September 27th - Loch Ruadh Fall Event

In Service,

Gerhart and Elspeth
Baron and Baroness of Elfsea
Lord and Lady of DragonsfireTor

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.