Barony of Aquaterra

Greetings from your Baron and Baroness

His Excellency Baron Bryson MacLachlan and his wife Her Excellency Baroness Angharad Banadaspus Drakenhefd

Greetings unto the people of the great Barony of Aquaterra,

We write to you now as the chosen Baron and Baroness of Aquaterra. When Their Majesties placed the coronets on our heads, they gave unto us the responsibility to care for, protect and nurture the Barony and the people who are the Barony. This is a task we take very seriously and we will work with you to uphold the trust placed in us by the Crown.

Now that the serious commentary is out of the way, we want to make our time as your Coronets a time of fun, pageantry and growth! If you have ideas, take the time to come find us. We will make time to listen and talk with you! If you want to try something new, come find us and we’ll help you meet the right people! Bring your banners to events, if you don’t have one, we know people! If you’re not having fun, come find us. We’ll sic a jester or two on you or bring out the bouncy horses!

We look forward to our time as your Baron and Baroness. We hope that you will work with us to continue building on the ideas and traditions that have made Aquaterra great and implement new ideas that will bring even more glory to our people and lands!

In Service,

Baron Bryson MacLachlan
Baroness Angharad Banadaspus Drakenhefd
Bryson MacLachlanAngharad Drakenhefd

Per bend azure and sable all estencely, a tyger rampant argent.
Argent, a horse courant sable between two bars purpure between three roses sable and for augmentation, in chief an ancient crown sable.

Deadline for applying to be Aquaterra’s next Seneschal: 7/28

Good afternoon!

As promised in the initial post to the Reeds (below), I am re-posting the information about the end of my term being the end of this year, with the next Seneschal being selected very shortly so we can begin the ‘on the job’ training and transition process as soon as possible, giving the next Seneschal as much experience as possible before officially stepping into the position (Seneschal Job Description).

The deadline for applying is the July business meeting, 7/28. Please send your letters of intent and your SCA/modern resumes to myself and the upcoming Coronets.

Bryson McCloughen
Angharad Drakenhefd
Sabina di Zorzi

We have the intent to have the decision out within a couple weeks of that deadline, and the training/transition will start immediately afterwards.

To anyone interested in applying for this or any other position, please feel free to find me at Boars Hunt / All Champions and ask me any questions you have!

In service,

Lady Sabina di Zorzi
Barony of Aquaterra

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Welcome to Aquaterra

Warm greetings to friends and visitors! We, the gentle populace of Aquaterra, invite you to come and explore our enchanted land of water, mountains and meadows. Share in the camaraderie of delightful music and dance, games, fine food and brews, chivalrous combat, and all things medieval. We re-enact the Middle Ages as they should have been. Peruse these pages for activities, meetings and events.

Murmurs deadline 8/1

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please send any contributions to, the email rarely makes it through to me.


Calling all Champions of Aquaterra!

Your Barony needs you! This coming weekend is the Stanwood-Camano Community Fair and we need our champions to come showcase their colors and skills for the public.

Even if you aren’t one of our champions, we need more fighters and exhibitors! This weekend allows us to use the fairgrounds for the North Sound Sergeantry Trials and Sable Rose Tournament.

We have a fighting eric. Bring your weapons and armor (heavy and rapier) to fight in and for display so we can educate the public on our arms and armor. Adults and children love getting their pictures taken wearing or holding the different pieces!

We cannot actually do archery or thrown weapons, but, in the past, we had a display table of period equipment and knowledgeable people to explain their history and use.

Arts and science displays and staff are strongly encouraged to demonstrate the aspects of the medieval life that did not revolve around combat. Show them we aren’t a one-trick pony organization!

Bring your songs and your stories for both adults and children!

Speaking of which, we’ll have a selection of board games from our Baronial game box and material for children to make their own game boards that they can take home.

The Fair also has a large selection of food vendors (awesome BBQ) and exhibits to visit.

Please contact His Lordship Gideon HravenfuriGideon Hravensfuri and coordinate with him.

In service,
Signore Giovanni dell’Arco, OGGS
Yeoman Emeritus, Barony of Aquaterra
Giovanni dell'Arco
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July Coronation return storage run

The return storage from July Coronation will be this Thursday, July 30 at 7 pm. If you have anything from July Coronation or Boar’s Hunt/Champions, please return it at this time.

Please let me know if you are coming, so I know to stick around until you arrive.

Yvette du Coeur
Head of Costumer’s Guild, Barony of Aquaterra
Chamberlain, Barony of Aquaterra
Yvette du Coeur
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Skagit County Fair Demo Aug 14 & 15


I’ve spoken with the Skagit County Fair people and they’ll arrange for us to have a locked area to place our gear in at night. We will be limited to pop-ups and no stakes. Banners will have to be hung from them as well. Eric’s will be in place for fighting. If you’re planning on attending, please let me know so I can get a list going. Brain is finally reengaging after Coronation!

This is for the Skagit Fair Demo at the Skagit County Fairgrounds on August 14 and 15. Setup will be from 8-9:30, vehicles must be offsite by 9am. I have 2 Rapier fighters for Saturday and 2 Heavy. Additional fighters would be fantastic. We also have a wonderful clothing display from my lady. Additional displays would be great, charter painting, etc.

Thank you,
Bryson MacLachlan

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Lost and Found July Coronation

Please forward to all local lists. Send me an email if you would like a photo of any item(s)

Thank you,

Bryson MacLachlan

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July Coronation 2015 Lost and Found:

  • Wood and Leather Tripod Chair
  • Metal/Fabric Tripod Chair.
  • Pewter mug with brass ring and twine
  • Blue paper parasol
  • Arrow, Orange and Yellow Fletching
  • Woven fiber purple/yellow handheld fan
  • Woven Straw hat
  • Wood cutting board
  • Hand towels, 1 blue, 1 green
  • Belt knife in leather sheath, no belt loop. Wood grip, double edge
  • Metal folding fan with Phoenix design
  • Tunic Dark red with black cuffs and hem, gold trim.
  • Wood mug, Tiki head design
  • White Veil attached to hair clip with pearls
  • Car power adapter 12V, 300mA, 3.6W
  • LED head lamp
  • 1 Brown leather glove
  • Gold wrapped cord trim
  • Multiple sewing pins in white fabric scrap
  • Leather finger guard for archery
  • Army Green hat, Colonel Kurtz
  • Black Hair stick with elastic band. Purple bead decoration on end
  • Napkin, Brown with gold design

Business meeting 7/28, deadlines, and other reminders

Greetings unto the Great Barony of Aquaterra!

Tomorrow is our monthly baronial business meeting. This will be our first business meeting with our new Coronets, so come meet Them if you haven’t yet, and hear more of what Their plans are!
Our business meetings are held the last Tuesday of every month. We can be found in the banquet room of the Denny’s on 128th at 7pm, though many show early to have some time to catch up before hearing the officer reports, event bids/reports, etc. If you show early, please wait until you are in the banquet room to order so the establishment knows if we are still bringing in enough business to get the room for free. Remember that anyone is welcome to attend, and if you have questions about anything related to how the barony runs, please feel free to ask!

Applications for the office of Seneschal are due tomorrow before the business meeting so we can announce the candidates for the commentary period.

Bids for Good Yule are due tomorrow! Please e-mail copies of your bids to the members of the Financial Committee (Coronets, Exchequer, and Seneschal, and their deputies) to aid in their review prior to the meeting, and bring copies to the meeting for those who are interested.

Officer reports are due to Kingdom by Friday! Please copy me in when you send your report in!

Other offices that we are seeking applicants for include Exchequer, Family Activities (New Society level program to come out soon!), Corps of Engineers, Gold Key, Gate, and Equestrian. Deputies are needed for many officers. If you are already volunteering as an officer or deputy, we thank you! Encourage others to consider taking the step into helping shape the future of our barony!

In service,

HL Sabina di Zorzi
Barony of Aquaterra

12th Night 2016 Hotel Info

Hotel Update!

Good News! Upon the assignment of a quest from Her Royal Majesty Mary Grace, I have searched far and wide (well, w/in a mile of the hosting hotel) and found 90 more rooms that have been procured for our use!

These new rooms are located at a lovely Inn less than 10 minutes walk from the main hotel, and the staff there eagerly await our patronage, and have graciously agreed to uphold the original rates we had negotiated for the group with Double Tree.

Reservations are open NOW, but rooms are limited.
$99/night for a standard king/double queen
$129/night for a deluxe king/double queen

To make reservations, please call:
Inn at the Convention Center 503-233-6331
420 NE Holladay St
Portland, Or. 97232

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Ana- Event Steward

Stanwood Camano Fairgrounds Demo Clarification


I have been asked to clarify some things regarding the demo at the Stanwood Camano fairgrounds next weekend. We can set up things like pavilions on Thursday night if needed, We will be operating from about 11:00 Am on Friday Saturday and Sunday and ending about 5:00PM each day. We have in the past had Heavy and Rapier fighters, weaving and dyeing, weapons displays, felting and other such activities. Pretty much anything you would expect at an SCA demo. So far I have one couple who will be setting up their pavilion but, I would like to get an “A” frame or two as well. It would be nice to have a complete period encampment set up with someone there to explain things to the patrons of the fair. We need Chatelaine support as well. So far I have two people who will be doing rapier but not all days and I d not know which days they are coming. There will be free admission to the fair for all participants of the demo. If you have further questions please email me directly.

Thank you

Gideon Hrafensfuri
Gideon Hravensfuri
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Stanwood/Camano Demo


Next weekend, August 1 & 2, we are going to be at a demo at the Stanwood Camano Fairgrounds. This demo has a twofold purpose. First is to support the Stanwood/Camano Fair. The second is to obtain use of the site for the Sergeantry Trials. While Aquaterra does not have any candidates this year, the Sergeantry Trials is still an opportunity for us to foster closer ties with our friends in Madrone and Wyewood. Being at the demo will also keep our options for use of this site more open for future events. Please come and support the Barony in this demo. Contact GideonGideon Hravensfuri to confirm your attendance.

In Service,

Baron Bryson and Baroness Angharad
Bryson MacLachlanAngharad Drakenhefd

Per bend azure and sable all estencely, a tyger rampant argent.

Argent, a horse courant sable between two bars purpure between three roses sable and for augmentation, in chief an ancient crown sable.

Upcoming AQ Events

Thu 30
Thu 30
Fri 31
Sat 01

A and S / Bardic Gathering

August 1 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 01

Heavy Fight Practice

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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