Aug 3 2021

We have a Molly-shaped hole in our hearts

On March 26, 2021 our beloved Zealous Apostle, Red Molly the Black, passed after a very brief battle with a surprise cancer. The wound is so raw that it’s still hard to even talk about. We will forever miss you, our beautiful friend.

In the Halls of the Saints

a story by Eden the Mad

The fierce red headed quiz mistress found herself in a white room, confused as to how she got there. Looking around she spotted the Paladin, waiting for her with a sad smile on his gruff and kindly face. He greets her “FUCK. I didn’t expect to see anyone here so soon. Most especially not you.”

She is overjoyed to see her friend again and springs forward and gives him a big hug. Then she steps back, confused, “wait… How are you here? You were….” she trails off. His expression gets sadder and he hugs her again. “Yes. I am. And I am sadder than you can know to see you here too.”

Her expression changes to one of alarm “I can’t! I’m not ready! My children need me! I’ve got so much left to do!” He takes her by the hand and leads her to the door “you have raised two capable and talented people. It will be hard for them, yes, but through your example, forethought and planning for every contingency they will be okay. Your time there is done. Come I have someone I want you to meet.”

He leads her through the door and in the next room are people feasting and drinking and making merry. He leads her to a long table where a long-haired fool lounges  in leaped print underwear. The fool takes one look at the quizmistress and perks up “hey! Ever heard of Barbarella?” The quizmistress quips back “did you know that Barberella was the first science fiction hero from comics to be adapted into a feature film?”.  “GROOVY” responds the fool and pats the bench beside him, “you can sit next to me! I can tell we’re going to be friends.” The quizmistress gives him a look from the corner of her eyes but sits, the paladin sitting across from her. The fool looks between them and inquires “well what do we do now?”. Out of a pocket dimension the quizmistress pulls out a white box with gems painted on it. “Let me teach you a little game called Splendor…”

Aug 5 2020

One of the best of us has passed

I weep great tears for you though I wish I could shed all the tears that you deserve.
Goodbye my friend and brother. The cloister is dimmed without you. From your thundering voice sprang many tales. Your powerful arms drove home many stakes that were driven too deep to pull. Though I know thy face did not always smile I cannot now picture it otherwise. Good night Brother Grimnir. May the Valkyries carry you home and keep you until we might all meet again.
Wielder of Balpeenjoir
Rest in Peace
- Zealous Apostle Anton
On August 4th, at 4:45pm, our friend, household member and brother, Kevin Rigdon (aka Grimnir) passed from this earth, slain by the many-tentacled beast known as Pancreatic Cancer. With his strength and mighty constituion he battled the beast for months, though it had done him a grievous blow even before he knew he was in a battle. But Kevin was always a fighter and so he fought to his very last breath, surrounded by family and with the love and support of his many friends.
We have set up a virutal memorial here. If you have contributions, send them to eden (at) Kevin, we will dearly miss you.

Mar 17 2020

Daos Travel Back to 1347

Who doesn’t love a good plague? Actually, the answer is everyone. But in order to fully understand what it must have been like in the middle ages, one must factor in a global plague. Sadly, like the personas we are recreating in the SCA, we are quickly discovering that a plague sucks and one cannot do anything other than look at the four walls and hope it blows by quickly without harm to family or friends.

However, fear not, for unlike our SCA personas, we have modern systems in place to keep away the isolation! If you are a household member, please contact Scott, Brew or Eden to get access to the Daos Discord service. We will be using this to organize online gaming, socially-distanced conversations and household meetings.

I hope to see everyone later in the year!

Eden, Zealot Oracle of House Daos

Sep 29 2016

Welcome Traveler!

House Daos is generally described as a group of people whom like doing things together and are bound by activity, but not by politics, theology or law. We are women and men of characters. Some of us are parents, some of us are couples, all are individuals with a voice… often a vice, or device. Or two.

We write plays, play video games, play RPGs and board/card/dice games, invent games, share ideas, drink (copiously), we create costumes and events, go to conventions, throw (sometimes elaborate) parties, have house meetings, drink more, we time-travel, cook, invent, perform plays, act silly in public and privately, we discuss everything imaginable and pontificate on art, music and movies We’ve been known to ridicule people. We camp outdoors with SCA and by ourselves, we fence, playfight and occasionally ride on each others backs with squeaky weapons. We are comprised of artists, costumers, seamsters and seamstresses, musicians, performers, brewers, artisans, carpenters, painters, designers, programmers, engineers and I think we have an accountant.

We don’t LARP. We will never LARP. LARP is dumb.  Some do, however, drink Mt. Dew and cast Magic Missile into the darkness. Weekly.

We are located in the Pacific Northwest, Mainly in Portland, Oregon, though we have a few Northern members in Seattle, Washington and members down south in Medford, Oregon and LA, California.

Our mission? Some would say it’s to have a good time, and harm none. At least not permanently. Though a few of us have failed in that mission. With the scars to prove it.

Our quest? Some holy grail I imagine. I’ll raise the question at the next meeting.

We’re constantly in the process of updating the web site, some old things might be missing, some new things might be confusing.

Please report bugs in the comments here: BUG REPORTS. Thanks!

Interested in learning more? Contact your local representative or post a comment.

—Web Overlord.

Jun 24 2019

We have a Daos Prince AND New Members!

House Daos welcomed their first royalty during Summits Investiture on June 22nd, 2019! Anton (SCA: Antoine) and his consort, Princess Kathren, ascended the Alpine thrones. They will reign for the next 6 months. Several Daos members have agreed to assist them during their reign, including Eden the Mad who became the royal alpine scribe. At Investiture we also welcomed THREE new members, our former Minions – Eleanor, Rhys and Daria. They were most fashionable lepers and as this was a small event, they did a long marathon session. All-in-all Summits Investiture was a grand celebration of House Daos, past, present and future!

Apr 9 2019

2018 In Review, 2019 Events and CONGRATULATIONS ANTON!

Anton and Kathren

Apparently it’s been awhile since we’ve updated, so here goes…

2018 was a GREAT YEAR for House Daos and 2019 is looking to be even better! To recap – last year the household attended Egils, Stormgods, Autumn War and Bunghole as major events, and we attended several more Daos Light events and feasts. Inside House Daos Kahlia, Fisher, John and Tavia all became members, and Spunky rejoined! Molly also completed her Zealous year and achieved her stole by competing in the “Zealot race” with tasks such as a blindfolded taste test (aka “what liquid is this?”) as well as acting out the role of ‘Molly’ in a bastardized version of the Lay of Thrym. Congratulations are due to Scott, who is our new Prophet! We also found, at long last, Roselan the Lost. Even a name change to Vivian and the addition of a daughter, Emma, wasn’t enough to hide her from the watchful eye of the Inquisition! We are thrilled to welcome Vivian (aka Shannon) back into the fold and look forward to her new persona joining the household.

Outside of the household, our members received much recognition within the SCA. Highlights include:

  • Anne of Daos received her AoA
  • William of Daos received his AoA
  • Bronwyn received her AoA
  • Efa Ystalwyn received her AoA
  • Taliesin Ystalwyn received his AoA
  • Red Molly the Black received her AoA
  • Michael SinClaire received his Goutte de Sang
  • Eden the Mad received her Jambe de Lion
  • Antonious Rath won Prince of the Summits (AS 54)

Which brings me to say… CONGRATULATIONS ANTON!! That’s right…A Daos will be Prince! The populace (those that know us) are both amused and alarmed. I’m sure it will be JUST. FINE.

House Daos will be attending, en mass, the following events:

  • Egils
  • Summits Investiture (where we will help Anton get crowned and then throw a big party!)
  • Game of Thrones and Stormgods
  • Autumn War
  • Bunghole