Their Excellencies, Baron Gernon Valletort du Harfleur and Baroness A’yse al-Zahra, welcome you to the Barony of Blatha an Oir.
Blatha an Oir is a local branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) (a non-profit educational organization devoted to the study of pre-seventeenth century Western culture) that is located in Tacoma-Pierce County, Washington. We are located near the center of the Kingdom of An Tir. We are the sixth oldest Barony of An Tir, being elevated in 1983. We were a shire of Madrone when An Tir became a Kingdom in January of 1982.
Geographically, Blatha an Oir is bounded to the north by the Barony of Wyewood (South King County) and to the south by the Barony of Glymm Mere (Thurston and South Mason Counties). The Barony of Dragons Laire (Kitsap County) lies to the west. The Barony of Vulkanfeldt lies across the mountains to the East.
Autumn War is our big event of year. The Barony also puts on Harvest Feast, Candlemas, Sergeants Trials, Embers and Ambrosia (where we have the Daffodil archery tournament and our Arts and Sciences and Bardic competition), and Lord Defenders. Lord Defenders is the Barony’s Championship Trials for Heavy Weapons, Rapier, Archery, and Thrown Weapons.
Our members come from many walks of life. We share an interest in the history and culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and pursue that interest through Experimental Archeology. This is just a fancy way of saying we attempt to duplicate the many Arts and Sciences of hundreds of years ago. We study combat techniques, arts and crafts, social structures and dress of the period. This includes Heavy weapons, rapier, archery, spinning, weaving, dyeing, tailoring, embroidery, brewing, heraldry, carpentry, joinery, carving, blacksmithing, and much more. We encourage a hands on approach to history. This study starts in the library but moves quickly to the forge, needle and tourney field. This website provides a glimpse into our world and resources for our members.
For more information, you may contact our Chatelaine, Seigmund Faust about getting involved with our fair Barony.
For history and info on the barony and its members, check out the An Tir Wiki-pages! Click here!