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.
- September Skein is up!
- Read the Letters of Intent from those running for the Baronage
- 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!
- We do not have use of the Stock Pavilion:
Wednesday, December 2
Sunday, December 6
- We have practice scheduled but may encounter penned animals:
Wednesday, October 14
Wednesday, November 11
(Click here for the full Northshield calendar of events.)
Fall Crown – Shire of Midewinde (Minot ND)
Griffin Needle Challenge – Shire of Falcon’s Keep (Marshfield WI)
The Fifth Annual Rhythm & “Boos” – Shire of Korsväg (Moorhead MN)
Stellar University of Northshield – Barony of Windhaven (Menasha WI)
Known World Academy of the Rapier and Known World Costuming Symposium – Kingdom of Middle (Mundelein IL)
Fighters Retreat – Canton of Blachemere (Ramsey MN)
Boar’s Head – A Traditional Yule – Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr (West Bend WI)
Live By the Sword II – Shire of Rudivale (Grafton ND)