The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
The SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our "Known World" consists of 19 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which may feature tournaments, arts exhibits, classes, workshops, dancing, feasts, and more. Our "royalty" hold courts at which they recognize and honor members for their contributions to the group.
Membership is not required to attend SCA meetings and events.
Membership is needed to hold offices and some other activities. There are
many different levels and benefits for becoming an SCA member. Please
click on the link to read more about the details.
The Midrealm, being the third oldest
Kingdom in the Society for Creative
Properly known as the Middle Kingdom, it consists of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, part of Kentucky, a nip of Iowa, and a bit of Ontario
Anyone is welcome to join all of any of the groups listed. Some of the groups are with the approval of the moderator and some are not. These are independent discussion lists and are to be treated as such. These links very from general interest to a specific interest.
General Interest and Announcements
Rokkehealden Discussion List:
This group is for items pertaining to the shire of Rokkehealden and it's members. Anyone is welcome to join.
The oak stands alone, along a road in a place long ago cleared for farming.
The tree holds court here on a rise where two old roads cross. You figure that
this tree was a bit more than a sapling when the Romans built this road, long
years ago. Off to one side, the strange human-made bee hives, apiaries, hum and
mutter as the bees come and go to the clover fields beyond. Beyond the fields of
clover lie fields of reaped grain, gathered up into golden stacks. At the
horizon is a smallish keep, perhaps the dwelling of a minor Lord or Duke.
Directly under the tree, tucked up near the trunk, is a largish stone building.
Sunlight splashes off the slate roof and a small wisp of smoke rises through the
chimney and through a gap in the branches. The path to the door is worn cobble
stone and dirt. The door itself is a slab of dark wood, bound with iron.
Overhead, a sign, the newest item here displays a bottle and a hive.
For people who live in Illinois and are interested in the Middle Ages. It functions as a combination message board, discussion group, information center and general hang-out.
The Village Green of the Midlands
Here the SCAdian folk of the Midlands may post broadsides to promote their practices and events or they may poll the populace on matters of import. The village elders do not condone any for-profit commercial enterprises operating here.
Ayreton Web Site
Electronic home of Ayreton, the greater Chicagoland area SCA Co-operative. We are a part of the Midlands region and the Middle Kingdom.
Scribal Focused Interest:
Rokkehealden Scribal Discussion List.
The Shire of Rokkehealden Scribal e-group is for the shire scribes and any other gentles interested in learning more about Calligraphy and Illumination. The intent of this e-group is to be able to contact one another and share information. This list is to be used to ask questions, find other scribes of similar interests, offer help to the make scrolls or teach a class, arrange scribal get togethers, and any other related subjects. It is not a forum for mundane chatting, or for having non-scribal, personal conversations. The Minister of the Arts and Science Office is the moderator.
Fighting in the Neighborhood -
This group is for announcements regarding up
coming fighting activities in the Middle Kingdom.
Anyone is welcome but it is specifically geared towards fighters of the Midlands and Middle Kingdom area.
Arts & Sciences Interests in General
Shire of Rokkehealden Arts & Science Discussion List.
This e-group is for the shire arts and sciences and any other gentles interested in learning more about the arts and sciences. The intent of this e-group is to be able to contact one another and share information. This list is to be used to ask questions, find other people with similar interests, offer help to with a project or teach a class, arrange A & S get togethers, and any other related subjects. It is not a forum for mundane chatting, or for having non-A & S, personal conversations.
Youth & Parent Interests:
This list has been created to discuss activities for youth in the Society for
Creative Anachronism within the Midrealm.
Minister of Youth officers and teachers can share ideas, information, and post event activities geared towards our youth. Parents can give their input and be kept up to date on activities for their children. Information can be shared about Page School, Page for a Day, Youth Craft Faires, Pennsic Youth Activities, the RUM Youth Track, and other youth oriented A&S and service opportunities. This is not an official SCA discussion list.
Midrealm Page's School
For communication between the Pages and parents of Pages of the Middle Kingdom in the SCA.
This is an unofficial list for marshals of Youth Combat in the Middle Kingdom of the SCA. It is designed to give a forum to discuss those things that are not clear in the rules. It is for boffer, rapier and armored combat.