Dragon’s Laire Yule


Hosted by Device of Dragon's Laire

The Barony of Dragon’s Laire (Kitsap & N Mason counties, WA)

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Jess of the Roving Irishmen
Date: December 14 , 2019
Site opens at: 10:30 AM on December 14th 2019
Site closes at: 9:30 PM

Event site:
Village Green Community Center
26159 Dulay Road Kingston, WA 98346

Their Excellencies of Dragon’s Lire, Conchobar MacEoin and Eilidh Keldeleth, cordially invite you to a day of fun and merriment as we celebrate Yule with the Feast of Saturnalia.  Traditionally in Dragon’s Laire, Yule is a relaxed event where we come together to enjoy each other’s company without the stresses of larger events where many of us have some meeting, class, or fighting that we need to be at. This year we’re planning a fun and festive heavy tourney, a Medieval to Modern A&S display, presentation(s) from our Research Corpus, and more. Please check here often for updates as information becomes available. 


Arts and Sciences

Many of us have learned various skills to make awesome things to use to enhance our garb, persona, camp, and the game.  What we often don’t see is what modern things we have made using the skills we’ve learned in the SCA.  This year we’e having a Medieval to Modern A&S Display.  Bring that modern garment that you sewed or knitted. Let’s see some of your woodworking creations. What have you embroidered or embellished? Tables will be set up near the windows to display your item(s). There will be 3X5 cards available to tell us your name and what medieval skills you used to make your item. 


Table Decorating Contest

Alongside our Roman feast this Yule, we will decorate our hall in the spirit of ancient Roman Feast, Saturnalia. We encourage all to create a festive centerpiece for their feast table to be judged during our merry feast. Saturnalia was a day of revelry, role reversals and a King of Fools to reign over the celebration mayhem. Many of our medieval Yuletide customs— gift giving, burning of candles, excess in tasty food and drink for all, and colorful revelry all have roots in the festival devoted to Roman deity, Saturn.  The hall and head table will be decorated in gold and burgundy with plenty of greenery. All tables will be covered in a white table cloth, however, feel free to bring your own. Be as creative as you’d like, just remember that real flames are prohibited by the hall.  Battery operated candles are fine. 


Charity Drive

It has become tradition in Dragon’s Larie to do a charity drive at Yule.  Some may not be aware that our site is a warming shelter for the local community.  They would be grateful to us if we could help them by collecting warm gloves, hats, scarves, and hand warmers (often found in the camping section of big box stores). We did such a good job of collecting socks for them two years ago that they still have some!  Let’s knock their socks off with our generosity once again. 

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Registration Information

Preregistration for Yule is REQUIRED due to space constraints at the hall. Please fill out a form for each member of your party including children.  



Preregistration closes and money is due by December 7th. Payments can be made at Tuesday night Fight Pratice and Scoical, or by mail to the address below. Accepted forms of payment are cash, check, or money order.  Checks and money orders should be made payable to “Barony of Dragon’s Laire, SCA Inc.” 

DL Yule

c/o Jessica Bennett-Dunn

5254 Del Tormey Pl SE

Port Orchard, WA 98366

Accessibility Information

This site is an ADA accessible Community Center with ADA parking, restrooms, and ramps. If you have specific accessibility needs please contact the event steward, Jess. 

Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
Adults $20
Youth – under age of majority in country of residence Free
Feast $10 for adults, children are free
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Event Schedule

Time* Activity Location
10:00 Site opens to set up crew  
10:30 Site opens to Populace  
11:30-3:30 Family Activities begin  
12:00 Lunch  
12:15 Arontious’s Meeting TBD
1:00 Research Corpus Round Table and Presentations TBD
2:00 Santa Guantlet Outside near the playground
3:00 Dancing  
4:00 Court  
5:30 Feast  
9:00 Site Closes  
*All times are approximate and subject to change    

Meal Information

Lunch: Baked potato bar
Southwest bean soup (vegan: kidney beans, black beans, pinto beans, tomatoes, chili seasoning, cumin, onions, bell peppers)
Sour cream
Onions/green onions
Salt, Pepper, hot sauce

Cena (Evening meal)

Gustatio (Starter)

Boiled eggs in sauce: Pine nuts, pepper, celery seed, honey, red wine vinegar, and vegetable broth.

Broccoli and Brussel sprouts with cumin: broccoli, Brussel sprouts, leeks, celery seed, cumin, pepper, salt, olive oil, and white wine.

Roast chicken with black pepper, salt, and coriander

White Sauce: leek, cilantro, flat leaf parsley, savory, salt, white wine, pine nuts, black peppercorns, whole milk, egg whites.

Flat bread: all-purpose flour, olive oil, salt. (Gluten Free rolls will be provided).


Caput Cenae (Main Course)

Roast beef with black pepper, salt, and cumin.

Ostrich ragout sauce: Moscato, cumin, celery seed, peppermint, dates, garum*, black peppercorns, honey, red wine vinegar, rice flour, olive oil 

Lentils with coriander: red lentils, leek, cilantro, flat leaf parsley, coriander seed, black peppercorn, oregano, salt, red wine vinegar, honey, olive oil.

Sautéed Mushrooms: white mushrooms, olive oil, salt, pepper

Flat bread: all-purpose flour, olive oil, salt. (Gluten Free rolls will be provided).


Mensa Secunda (Dessert)

Bakes apples with cinnamon and honey

Rich sweet cake: all-purpose flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, rosemary, honey, moscato, milk, eggs, hazelnuts


  • Vegan Garum: Made with dried shiitake mushrooms, salt, and gluten free soy sauce due to several food allergies we will be using a vegetarian substitute for garum (fish sauce).


Recipes or ingredients may have to change due to regional availability

Tournament Information

This isn’t your normal tourney.  Come and see if you have what it takes to be St. Nick as you compete in the Santa Gauntlet Blanket Tourney. Fighters will have to defend their bag of loot as they make their way through the gauntlet of fighters who are trying to stop you every step of the way. The fighter who makes it through the gauntlet with the most packages intact will be the winner. To enter this tourney fighters should bring a prize to put on the blanket, this can be something for a fighting kit, something garb related, an item of feast gear, or ??? Fighters may be sponsored by a member of the populace if they need a prize for the blanket. 


Information about a Rapier tourney will be available soon.

Youth and Family Activities

This site is at a community center with an outdoor playground so bring your coats (weather permitting).  There will be modern board games, cookie decorating, wrapping “presents” for the heavy tourney, and decorate you own Santa hat.  Parents should bring an apron or smock to keep their child’s clothes clean.  

Volunteer Information

Volunteers are needed for help with set up, scullery, and tear down. Please contact the event steward if you wish to help. 

Classes Offered

Is there a class you’d like to take? Do you want to teach a class? Contact the event steward, Jess, and we’ll see what can be done.

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