North Woods

A Barony of the Middle Kingdom
AKA The "Lost Barony"
motto: "Beware the Wolf"

What is the SCA

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North Woods

A Barony of the Middle Kingdom
AKA The "Lost Barony"
motto: "Beware the Wolf"

What is the SCA

Home Up Calendar Contacts Newsletters Activities

What is the SCA?

"The Society for Creative Anachronism, or SCA, is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts, skills, and traditions of pre-17th-century Europe." This is the first line of the newcomers page on the SCA website http://www.sca.org/officers/chatelain/sca-intro.html. Here they give you more complete information than I can provide, including links to the 19 kingdoms  and resources for the newcomer. There also is a pdf file with terms commonly used at events - http://www.sca.org/officers/chatelain/pdf/jargon.pdf. These are great resources, however, here is my short list of terms to get you through that first event:

  • SCAdian (SKAY-dee-an)

    •  as a noun: a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
    • Also: SCAer. Used as an adjective to mean “of the SCA.”

  • Gentle 

    • any person, not gender-specific.

  • Populace

    •  the inhabitants of a kingdom or local group; the people present at an event.

  • King/Queen

    • Rulers of a Kingdom.
    • also called the Crown.

  • Crown Prince/Princess

    • Heirs to the throne.

  • Baron/Baroness

    • landed representatives of the Crown who are ceremonial heads of a barony.

  • Chivalry 

    • Knights who swear fealty to the Crown and Masters-of-Arms who do not.

  • Knights/Masters-of-Arms

    • someone recognized by the Crown for mastery of armored combat/heavy fighting.

  • Laurel

    •  someone recognized by the Crown for mastery of an art or science.

  • Pelican

    • someone recognized by the Crown for great service to their Kingdom and the SCA.

  • Warder

    • someone recognized by the King and Queen for mastery of rapier combat/light fighting.

  • Squire

    •  a student in a formal relationship with a Knight or Master of Arms for training in armored combat.

  • Barony/Shire

    •  types of SCA local chapters. Baronies are generally larger in size, and have a Baron and/or Baroness as their ceremonial heads. Sub-groups within a Barony’s territory are known as Cantons, or in some areas, Ridings or Strongholds. 

  • Period

    • used to mean something that is authentic or could fit in the timeframe of the SCA ( approx 600 - 1600 AD).

  • Persona

    • your SCA person you are representing as opposed to your mundane or real identity.

  • Waiver

    •  a release of liability form.  Non-members must sign waivers at events and martial practices.

  • Person with a crown on their head

    • someone who may be a King/Queen, Prince/Princess, Baron/Baroness or have been one in the past. They are to be treated as royalty - just in case. 
This page was last updated on 14-Sep-2014 08:10 PM .
 
Side Trips to our Cantons:

Ealdnordwuda     Riding of Hawkland Moor     Wealdlake     Iron Oak 

Side trips to the Knowne World: Pentamere a region of The Kingdom of the Middle (Midrealm) a part of The SCA (Society of Creative Anachronism)
Or visit with Lady Seadhli at the Pentamere and Canton of Wealdlake Minister of Youth Website Check out a medieval wedding at Aliyah's Wedding Day Come see what we are about on the online SCA demo And after your visit, come back - we missed you! 
This is the recognized Web Site for the Barony of North Woods of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. © 2005 - 2014  Barony of North Woods and its members.  Click here for full disclaimer For problems with this website, please contact the Webminister

 

Side Trips to our Cantons:

Ealdnordwuda     Riding of Hawkland Moor     Wealdlake     Iron Oak 

Side trips to the Knowne World: Pentamere a region of The Kingdom of the Middle (Midrealm) a part of The SCA (Society of Creative Anachronism)
Or visit with Lady Seadhli at the Pentamere and Canton of Wealdlake Minister of Youth Website Check out a medieval wedding at Aliyah's Wedding Day Come see what we are about on the online SCA demo And after your visit, come back - we missed you! 
This is the recognized Web Site for the Barony of North Woods of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. © 2005 - 2014  Barony of North Woods and its members.  Click here for full disclaimer For problems with this website, please contact the Webminister

 

Side Trips to our Cantons:

Ealdnordwuda     Riding of Hawkland Moor     Wealdlake     Iron Oak 

Side trips to the Knowne World: Pentamere a region of The Kingdom of the Middle (Midrealm) a part of The SCA (Society of Creative Anachronism)
Or visit with Lady Seadhli at the Pentamere and Canton of Wealdlake Minister of Youth Website Check out a medieval wedding at Aliyah's Wedding Day Come see what we are about on the online SCA demo And after your visit, come back - we missed you! 
This is the recognized Web Site for the Barony of North Woods of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. © 2005 - 2014  Barony of North Woods and its members.  Click here for full disclaimer For problems with this website, please contact the Webminister

 

Side Trips to our Cantons:

Ealdnordwuda     Riding of Hawkland Moor     Wealdlake     Iron Oak 

Side trips to the Knowne World: Pentamere a region of The Kingdom of the Middle (Midrealm) a part of The SCA (Society of Creative Anachronism)
Or visit with Lady Seadhli at the Pentamere and Canton of Wealdlake Minister of Youth Website Check out a medieval wedding at Aliyah's Wedding Day Come see what we are about on the online SCA demo And after your visit, come back - we missed you! 
This is the recognized Web Site for the Barony of North Woods of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. © 2005 - 2014  Barony of North Woods and its members.  Click here for full disclaimer For problems with this website, please contact the Webminister