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Emprise of the Black Lion XIII

September 12, 2014 to September 14, 2014

King County, WA

Autocrat: Guillaume de Garrigues device5811OP


Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye....

... let all people of An Tir, and of all the known kingdoms, who are not banished or enemies of the King our lord, know that there will be a great festival of arms and a very noble tourney, both mounted, on foot and of archery, with crests, banners and horses covered with the arms of the noble tourneyers, as is the ancient custom, hosted by the very noble and very powerful Barony of Madrone and Barony of Wyewood...

... and this tourney, known as the Emprise of the Black Lion XIII, will be held on Saturday, September 13, at the place called Reber Ranch in the city of Kent, Washington.

Complete your tournament season in style at An Tir's grandest event for equestrian pageantry and historically inspired tournaments.  On Saturday the 13th there will be three parallel tournaments (equestrian, archery, and armored combat on foot) all inspired by the 1460 treatise of René of Anjou, overseen by four noble judges.  This event also provides opportunities for heralds and musicians who love to create pageantry and ambiance through the practice of their arts.

Please note that this is not a camping event, although staying on site in RV's / horse trailers is permissible.

For full event information, visit


Adults $10. $5 NMS applies.  Youth and children (under 18) free.  Make checks payable to "Barony of Madrone, SCA Inc".  10'x12' stalls are available for horses for $20 per day or $25 per day + night, with bedding included in the price. Please pre-register through the website to secure a stall. 


Site opens 2p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Sunday (but please make note, there is no camping at this site).  The flagship tournaments and court business will take place on Saturday, September 13th.

Site Info:
Name: Reber Ranch
28606 132nd Ave. SE
Kent, WA 98042

Directions to Site:

From Highway 18, from any direction -- take the SE 304th street exit.  Turn right on SE 304th (applies to both N and S bound exits).  Turn right on 132nd Ave SE. Reber Ranch will be on your right.

From Highway 167 southbound -- take the 84th Ave / Central Ave exit.  Turn left onto Central Ave N.  Turn left at E Smith St / WA-516.  Keep slightly right to stay on road as WA-516 becomes SE Kent Kangley Rd.  Turn right at 132nd Ave SE.  Reber Ranch will be on your left.


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