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.