Emprise of the Black Lion


Hosted by Device of Madrone

The Barony of Madrone (King County, WA )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Alianora Greymoor
Date: September 22 , 2017 until September, 24 2017
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on September 22th 2017
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on September 24th 2017

Event site:
Flying Horseshoe Ranch
3190 Red Bridge Road Cle Elum, WA 98922


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Greetings all,


After deliberation with the
event staff and branch leadership in Madrone, and with input from
the modern agencies in Kittitas county, we’ve reluctantly come to
the decision that for the well-being of participants and horses we
will cancel the Emprise of the Black Lion for 2017. 


This is due to the proximity
of the site to five uncontained fires:  the Jolly Mountain and
Jack Creek fires to the North of the site, the Sawmill Creek fire
to the West, and the Norse Peak and American fires to the
South.  With fires on three sides of the event, the air
quality is highly likely to be poor regardless of the direction of
the wind and the threat of evacuation would factor heavily into the
calculation that people would make in deciding to bring their
families and their horses.


We appreciate everyone’s
ongoing support for the event and recognize the many hours that
have gone into planning, including artisans creating site tokens,
prizes, menus, tournament designs, and other investments of time
and energy into the pageantry and community of the event.  We
look forward to renewed planning for the Emprise again in
2018.  We also thank the Barony of Vulcanfeldt for their
support of the event.


In Service,


Baroness Alianora

Event Steward 

Emprise of the Black

This page was last updated: November 5, 2018
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