Emprise of the Black Lion


Hosted in-person by Device of Madrone

The Barony of Madrone (King County, WA )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Gera Gangolffin
Date: August 26 , 2022 until August, 28 2022
Site opens at: 2:00 PM on August 26th 2022
Site closes at: 2:00 PM on August 28th 2022

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

The Emprise of the Black Lion, themed around the 1460 Treatise of Rene of Anjou, highlights pageantry in the fields of Equestrian and Martial deeds through a variety of tournaments and competitions. Saturday will include a heavy pas d’armes and a rapier tourney. The archery range is huge, and will host York and flight shoots as well as close-in target shooting. We’re hosting an informal A&S Salon Sunday morning. Join us for much revelry and merriment!

The Emprise is a camping event, with generous, first-come, first served camping space for tents, RVs, and horse trailers. There is also limited cabin space.

Event contacts:
Event steward: Gera Gangolffin
Co-steward: Alianora Greymoor
Equestrian MIC: Annisa de Garrigues
Heavy MIC: Nicklass Volkhart
Rapier MIC: Enzio Bandinelli
Archery MIC: Arthur of the Green Arrow
Gate: Ysolt of Wind Hill

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - King
Is an online gathering
Accepts PayPal
Offers Youth & Family activities
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Equestrian activities
Has Archery activities
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities

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Registration Information

Event and equestrian preregistration is now live! Click here to preregister for the event. 

Camping preregistration is unnecessary – camping space is generous and will be allotted on a first come, first served basis.

The site has very limited cabin space available; they are 8-person/4 bunkbed sleeping cabins with a single power outlet, and shared bathrooms & showers for all cabins. As of August 1, there are a couple remaining – please rent those directly from the site, Flying Horseshoe Ranch, at (509) 674-2366.

Other site amenities include two shared kitchens with indoor dining spaces, a large beautiful courtyard with bbq grills, outdoor tables, and a bonfire pit, a swimming pool, pipe paddocks and a large arena, and a beautiful event field for tourneys and gallery.

Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
Weekend event admission $30
Day trip event admission $20
Youth/children under 18 Free
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Preregistration is live now! Click here to preregister for the event.

Event Schedule

Time Activity Location Who
3:00 PM Gate opens
4:00 PM Riding time for equestrians Arena Equestrians
6:00 PM Dinner break
7:00 PM Revelry, music, bonfire Courtyard
9:00 AM Equestrian lists and gear inspection Arena Equestrians
Archery Range Opens Range Archers
9:30 AM York Shoot begins Range Archers
10:00 AM Grand Procession Before the Judges Arena
Jousting Arena Equestrians
10:30 AM Rapier Tourney List Field Rapier fighters
12:00 PM Lunch break
1:00 PM Equestrian Skills Arena Equestrians
Grand Pas d’Armes List Field Heavy fighters
3:00 PM Court Courtyard
4:00 PM Harnisfechten Pas List Field Heavy fighters
Pet the Pony Arena Youth
Pool open Pool
6:00 PM Dinner break
7:00 PM Revelry, music, bonfire Courtyard
9:00 AM Bacon w/ the Barunin Courtyard
9:30 AM Open equestrian Arena Equestrians
Open archery Range Archers
A&S project time Courtyard

Tournament Information

Heavy Pas d’Armes:

Meet your fellow armored combatants over a barrier with your choice of weapons in a 15th century style Pas D’Arms. Bring your drama, your snark, and your best game, as the good gentles of the gallery will be cheering you on!


Come challenge your friends to duel! Combatants will challenge each other to duels in front of the populace, with the terms of the duels to be decided by the duelists. Come impress your friends, foes and onlookers, with your wit, skill and most importantly panache.

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