We are a local branch of
The Society for Creative Anachronism(SCA), a non-profit educational organization devoted to learning and
teaching the medieval ways of life, and having fun at the same time! We
are the kids who used to daydream about the Times of Yore, the Knights
In Shining Armor. Now that we have grown up, we have found way to
live those dreams! (on weekends, anyway...)
Who We Are:
We reenact armored fighting,
medieval dancing, feasting, and medieval arts & sciences. We dress
in medieval clothes and subscribe to a code of chivalry and courtesy.
We have kings and queens, scribes, musicians, artisans, knights in
more-or-less shining armor, and a bunch of fun. Come join us!
Read on, and find out more about
What we do:
of our members research and practice medieval skills. Our reenactments
are called "events", where we dress in medieval garb, and just be
medieval for a day, or a weekend. This gives some members a chance to
share their skills in their fields, and others to just wander around
and enjoy it all! At a typical event, there will be fighters in armor
having tournaments, a royal court where soveriegns make awards to
people for different things, a sumptuous candlelight feast, music
making (bardic circle, a kind of medieval jam session), and a grand
revel (a ball with dancing and merry-making). In between all this,
there are often gaming, merchanting, and classes on different things.
It's a blast...
On this page, you will see some weird
names, which are part of the fun. Members adopt a "persona", a name and
personality of a person who may have existed in the time and place of
their interest, and they are known in the SCA by that persona. They
will also have a chance to design a "device", a kind of coat-of-arms
for themselves, which becomes their trademark in the SCA. The device
in the upper left hand of this page is the device for our group, and is
like no other in the SCA, thus anyone seeing this device at an event
knows that our group is there.
whole thing began as a theme
birthday party in 1966, and developed into what it is today. The "Known
Worlde" is divided into nineteen kingdoms, in North America, Europe,
Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. In the U.S., there are about 20,000
paid members, and probably many times that number of people who
participate (you don't have to be an SCA member to play with us!). In
Alabama, we are located in the Kingdom
of Meridies (pronounced Muh-rid-ee-aas), ruled by a king and queen,
who change every six months. Within the kingdoms are Baronies, Shires, Cantons,
and Colleges... Here in Trussville, Alabama, we are a sub-group
(shire) of the Kingdom of Meridies.
out some of the links at the bottom of the page for good stuff. But first: