Who are we?

Azure, on a fess between two catfish counter-naiant Or a laurel wreath vert.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.


  • January Skein is up!
  • We have a new guild activity: Jewelry Making!
  • 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, February 11
    Wednesday, March 11
    Wednesday, April 8
    Wednesday, May 13
  • 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!

Upcoming Events

(Click here for the full Northshield calendar of events.)