We are so happy that you are considering joining our group. His Excellency has been a part of the SCA since 1998 and I have been playing since 2007.
We thoroughly enjoy this hobby and have even involved our son in it as well. This organization is very family oriented and there is something for everyone.
We have many different types of combat to get involved in, as well as many types of arts and crafts, if that is your thing.
We also have people that sing, dance and tell wonderful stories. There is ALWAYS something new to explore and many new friends to be made!


Baron Lochlainn and Baroness Edan

If you have any questions please contact our Chatelaine at ravenschatelaine@gmail.com

Newcomers' Resources provided by the Society for Creative Anachronism:

  • SCA Interactive Demo

  • Overview and description of the SCA

  • How did the SCA begin? How is it organized?
    Why is everyone wearing odd clothing and bowing to those people with crowns on?
    How can I join?

  • A Newcomer's Guide to the SCA – Start Here!

  • An eight-page brochure with color photos and information on: What is the SCA?
    – Getting Started – Who is Who?
    – Activities – Where to find SCA equipment – Recommended Reading
    Hi-res version
    Lo-res version

  • Forward into the Past

  • An introductory booklet published by the Society.
    Goes into a little more detail. What is the SCA
    – Getting Started – Fitting in – What to wear and how to behave
    – Making a T-tunic – Names and personas
    –Kingdom & Local Officers – SCA Combat – Who is Who?
    – Heraldry – Guilds, Households, and Sociability – The Gentle Arts and Sciences

  • Glossary of SCA Jargon

  • "Good greif–what do they mean by that?" The SCA has a vocabulary all its own.
    Here are definitions for the most commonly used terms you'll hear at events or read in newsletters.
  • Advice to Newcomers
  • Whether a long time SCA memeber brought you to your first meeting or you came by yourself, there's always a period of adjustment.
    Here's how to get yourself oriented quickly and begin to have some fun.

  • Your Teenager and the SCA – Some Answers for Parents

  • Newcomers' Resources provided by the Kingdom of Atlantia:

    (Atlantia encompasses all of Maryland, the District of Columbia,
    North Carolina, South Carolina Most of Virginia, and a small portion of Georgia.)

  • Going to your first event
  • Offices and Titles in the SCA
  • Newcomers' Resources provided by other Kingdoms / Groups:

  • A Guiding Hand – An Ansteorran New Members Guide
  • While this Guide is somewhat specific to the Kingdom of Ansteorra (Texas), it has lost of good information on preparing to attend your first event, courtesy and etiquette, and the structure of SCA royaltly and nobility

  • SCA Demo
  • This Online Demo is meant to give a general overview of some of the aspects of the SCA

    Marketing flyer

    Advice for Newcomers

    Kingdom of Atlantia
    Kingdom Calendar
    SCA Main Page