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.
- 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!
(Click here for the full Northshield calendar of events.)
Tis But A Scratch – Barony of Jararvellir (Jefferson, WI)
Die by the Sword – College of Svatý Sebesta (Vermillion, SD)
Sadeh – A Middle Eastern Coffee House Experience – Barony of Castel Rouge (Winnipeg, MB)
Fighter’s School – Barony of Windhaven (Fond du Lac, WI)
That Moot Thingy XV (15) – Canton of Coille Stoirmeil (Tomah, WI)
Gulf Wars XXIV – Kingdom of Gleann Abhann (Lumberton, MS)
Bardic Madness XXV – Canton of Nordleigh (Hastings, MN)
Ides of March – Shire of Trewint (Brookings, SD)