Hail and Well Met

St. Carol on the Moor is a chapter of the SCA that operates out of Charleston, IL.  We are part of the Midlands region of the Middle Kingdom for the SCA.  We are dedicated to studying and recreating the Middle Ages as they should have been with no plague, no discrimination, and food for all!

What the SCA IS

The SCA is a non-profit group that strives to learn about everything pre-17th century Europe.  As a group, we get together for various meetings and events to share our knowledge that is split mainly into two groups, Combat and Arts & Science.  Our members practice everything from rapier fighting, armored combat, archery to bead making, painting, sewing, and cooking.  There is a niche for everyone.  There are a variety of events such as weekly meetings that are free.  Weekly meetings are usually very laid back, and depend on the interests of those attending the meeting that night.  There might be combat, blacksmithing, or whatever topic the group wants to discuss that week.  Period garb is typically not worn for our weekly group meetings.  Weekend events and demos typically do request at least some attempt at period garb.  Local chapters can often help newcomers with garb for their first events.

What the SCA is NOT

The SCA is not a role playing fantasy group.  We are a historical group that tries to recreate and study history.  There are no elves, fairies, or magic so please leave your wands at home.

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Midlands Regional A&S Fair

St. Carol on the Moor
Presents
Midlands Regional A&S Fair

Saturday March 2, A.S. 47 (2013)

St. John’s Lutheran Church
901 W. Jefferson, Effingham, IL 62401

Site opens at 9AM; Site closes at 7PM
Site fee: $7
Under 18: $3.50
Family Cap: 21
We will be offering a lunch ($5) 11AM-till out.

Site is dry but there has been an exclusion allowing brewing and vinting entries to be judged on site. Site features plenty of parking and many restaurants
nearby. Classes and martial activities on the schedule as well.

There is a hotel block held at Fairfield inn & Suites. 1111 n Henrietta. Phone is 217.540.5454. Under last name SCA first name Elizabeth. Rooms with two queens or one king so specify which you need when reserving. Rate $85. Also specify if you need Friday and Saturday night as the block is set for both nights.

We have a variety of A&S classes and Marshal Activities that will be provided on site.  We have classes ranging from garb, cooking, animal husbandry, forge work, hands on and educational!  Also don’t forget that His Highness has declared that Midlands A&S will be an official Unbelt practice and meeting!  So check out the detailed class lists for more information!

A&S Class List

Marshal Activities/Combat Class List

A&S Directions to Site and Hotel

More information to come as the menu, events, and classes are posted, so check back later!

Midlands Regional A&S Fair Official Page

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Newcomer Garb

What to wear?  I think that is one of the first questions every asked in history, and is typically one of the first questions asked by newcomers to the SCA.  See you are already participating in the spirit of recreating history!

Period garb is great because you have several centuries of fashion spread across multiple countries to choose from.  You can choose to keep it simple or go for a full historical wardrobe that would put a king to shame.  For your first event you might be able to borrow garb from your fellow SCA group.  But if you would like to get a start on your own collection here are a few directions.

Simple Tunic

Tunics are a simple design that shows up across many periods in our history.  They are fairly easy to make and can be used for nearly every event!  Plus they can be mixed and matched with loose pants, skirts, and surcoats to give you a change of pace.

Here is a great article to get a person started on their own garb!

Intro to Garb ~ By Cynthia Virtue aka Cynthia du Pré Argent

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This is the recognized web page for College of St. Carol on the Moor for Creative Anachronism, Inc. The maintainer of this page is Sybil Perry (daylene(at)gmail (dot) com). It is not a corporate publication of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., and does not delineate SCA policies. All material hereon should be considered under copyright protections according to U.S. law and international treaty, and may not be reused or linked to without the permission of the author, artist, or other copyright owner as designated. In case of conflict with printed versions of material printed on this page or its links, the dispute will be decided in favor of the printed version unless otherwise indicated.

All external links are not part of the St. Carol on the Moor web site. Inclusion of a page or site here is neither implicit nor explicit endorsement of the site. Further, SCA, Inc. is not responsible for content outside of www.midrealm.org/stcarol/

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