Who are we?
The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is a living history organization dedicated to the re-creation of the culture of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Members of the SCA work to create a “current Middle Ages” by researching and re-creating the dress, weaponry, armor, jewelry, food, and life styles of the period. The Barony of Jararvellir is the local group of the SCA based in Madison, Wisconsin. We are a part of the region known in the SCA as the Kingdom of Northshield.
The Barony hosts armoured combat, rapier combat, archery, and thrown weapons, as well as guilds devoted to instrumental music, needle arts, calligraphy and illumination, armour making, Middle Eastern dance, fletching, both vocal and instrumental music, brewing and vintning, European dance, and many other things. SCA membership is not required to participate in many of these activities. All that’s necessary is your interest.
- March Skein is up!
- The Shire of Korsväg (Moorhead, MN) is a bit of a trek, but it’s also an opportunity to attend a very rare event! Consider attending New Orders, A Premier Event on May 2 if you’re interested in seeing the birth of the Rapier peerage.
- The 50th Anniversary Celebration Event of the founding of the SCA will be June 17 – 27, 2016 in Danville, IN. (That’s only a 5-6 hour drive from Madison.) It’s never too early to start planning!
- Dates when we do not have use of the Stock Pavilion:
Sunday, April 12
Wednesday, April 15
Sunday, April 19
Sunday, May 3
- Dates when we have practice scheduled but may encounter penned animals:
Wednesday, April 8
Wednesday, May 13
(Click here for the full Northshield calendar of events.)
Northshield Rapier Academy – Shire of Inner Sea (Duluth, MN)
Spring Coronation – Canton of Blachmere (Andover, MN)
Known World Dance Symposium 2015 – Kingdom of Drachenwald (Miltenberg, Germany)
Northshield Kingdom Arts and Sciences Open Division and Triathlon Tourney – Kingdom of Northshield (Webster, MN)
New Orders, A Premier Event – Shire of Korsväg (Moorhead, MN)
Falcon’s Keep Eastern Regional Practice – Shire of Falcon’s Keep (Stevens Point, WI)
Barony of Castel Rouge 45th Anniversary Celebration – Barony of Castel Rouge (Dugald, MB)
Spring Crown – Shire of Skerjastrond (Escanaba, MI)
Quest for Camelot XVI – Shire of Schattentor (Sturgis, SD)
Lamb to Loom – Shire of Turm an dem See (Random Lake, WI)
ARRG XIV: Release the Kracken! – Shire of Falcon’s Keep (Montello, WI)
Mermaid’s Retreat – Shire of Turm an dem See, (Valders WI)