The modern office of sheriff in the United States descends from a one-thousand-year-old English tradition: a “shire-reeve” (shire-keeper) is the oldest appointment of the English crown. Originally in Anglo-Saxon England the reeve was a senior official with local responsibilities under the Crown, for example, as the chief magistrate of a town or shire. In our fair Kingdom the Sheriff and guild keep the peace. They are on watch for mischief or theft, and are the first eyes and ears for law enforcement during Faire. They make certain that all weapons are peace tied and that our Kingdom is a safe and joyful place to play. Our Lord High Sheriff will make your acquaintance at the opening ceremony and can be found patrolling the kingdom all day.
The Goode Company of Greeters is a Volunteer day of faire group. Overseeing all things "Front Gate" from the first smile, ticket, or map to the aide station or lost and found this dedicated group covers it all with fun and merriment!
Ambassadors are servants and representatives of the Kingdom and the Crown. It is the mission of the
Ambassadors Guild to extend hospitality, friendship, education, and service to all who enter the gates of
the Kingdom of Dragon Croft. Whether you are a visitor, merchant, or citizen of Dragon Croft, the
Ambassadors are available to assist you. We wish to ensure your experience in our realm is one that will
be well and fondly remembered.
Visitors may seek Ambassadors for information about the Faire, assistance with navigating the
grounds/map, clarification of the entertainment schedule, or any general or historical questions you
may have. Merchants (vendors) are encouraged to accept offers from Ambassadors to assist in their shops or to run errands. Kingdom citizens, the Ambassadors are available to assist you as well, should a need arise.
Whatever your role in the Kingdom of Dragon Croft may be, the Ambassadors Guild wishes to welcome
you and to serve you well as a means of honoring our gracious King and Queen.
If you are one who feels called to serve and would like to become a member of the Ambassador's guild, reach out to Guild Mistress Andrea McLain for information about becoming a guildmember.
Under the fine hand of harper and Guildmistress Sophia Monday, this guild has quickly grown to provide musical entertainment in the lanes at Faire as well as command performances at other Kingdom events
The Minstrels Guild takes as its mission providing music throughout the Kingdom, and welcomes musicians at any level of ability who are committed to their craft. Reach out to the Guild Mistress for details and membership requirements.
Ah, the mighty Jester. Weaver of tales and entertainer to all. But did you know there is much more to this noblest of characters than meets the eye?
While the term 'Jester' most often evokes the image of a brightly colored fool running about at court, at the height of the Middle Ages, the Jester was in fact part of a larger troupe of performers known as Minstrels, or 'little servants'. Three classes of Jester emerged throughout the Middle Ages: The Professional, educated individuals who had the ear of the King or noble they served and could many times defuse a tense situation at court with a well-timed insult or joke. The handicapped - adopted by noble households, and members of groups such as the Fools Society - traveling groups of entertainers who performed at fairs and festivals. This last class of Jester brought about the classic fools costuming we have come to recognize today.
The Jester played many roles in society, not only providing entertainment at court or festival, but also providing more mundane services when their comedic talents were not needed. And it was not all fun and games - the Jester was at times expected to accompany the army into battle, bolstering troop morale and even acting as messenger between the two armies. The role of the Jester eventually returned to its Roman roots as comedic actors on stage, but we will always remember with fondness the brightly colored Fools who, with well-timed wit and wisdom, maintain a place in our hearts.
The Jesters Guild seeks to provide entertainment throughout the Kingdom, and welcomes performers of all stripes, from jokesters and physical performers to dramatic and classical talent. Any non musical performers are welcome to reach out to Guild Master Farthing Fourthpenny for details and membership requirements.
Master Jared Tanner, our Minister of Transport: everything that moves during faire upon the Kingdom is his realm. As Steward his aid to the Kingdom and the green dragon rider is exemplary the new trees and flowers would surely perish without him.
Arachna’s guild takes its name from Arachna, turned into a spider by the goddess Athene with the words “may you weave your webs forevermore”. Members of the guild take up that challenge, not only weaving the Kingdom website but also knitting together myriad pieces of information technology behind the scenes to help things run smoothly. They use 21st century tools to help create the medieval magic of faire.
The guild has a place for any who are inclined towards the inner workings of the interWebs, anything from HTML to TikTok. Prithee reach out to Guild Mistress Merry Spellseeker for details and membership requirements
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