Welcome to our Canton!

All local SCA groups, like us, are chapters of the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. The Society's main page has many resources including a great Newcomer's page.

Our Canton has weekly fighting practices, monthly business meetings, and other activities. See the Practices and Meetings button in the Main Menu for more information.

The way our structure works is that Three Hills is a canton. Cantons are of part of a Barony, in our case, the Barony of Andelcrag. Andelcrag is part of a region called Pentamere, which is most of western Michigan. Pentamere is part of the Middle Kingdom or Midrealm, and Midrealm is part of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Three Hills Meetings and Practices

Map to Saint Mary's Catholic Church.

Our Banner and Canton Officers

Canton Officers

Seneschal, The 'President' of the group - Lady Kateline Crowe (Kat Anlage), 6789 Cypress Bay Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (904) 525-0870
Exechequer, Our Treasurer- Countess Catarina deBruyn (Christine Wittenbach), 9343 S. Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI, 49002,(269) 598-0064
Knight's Marshal, In charge of 'Heavy Weapons' fighting- Sir Raymond d'Anjou (Dan Mondoux), 6924 Angling Rd., Portage, MI  49024, (269) 323-2218
Rapier Marshal, In charge of fencing- Lord Enoch Mustelis, (Greg Ostroy), 5731 Lovers Lane, Portage, MI 49002, (269) 569-1448
MOAS, Minister of Arts and Sciences, In charge of promoting the arts and sciences- Mistress Enid d'Auliere (Marcia Wallace), 3636 Hoover Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, (269) 350-5375
Web Minister, In charge of the local web site- Master Rowan of Windtree Tower (Vince Whitmore), 8516 Douglas Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009,(269) 365-1665

The Barony of Andelcrag

A Map of Andelcrag

Cantons of the Barony


Canton of Dun Traigh

Lake Michigan shoreline from Allegan to Manistee

Incipient Canton of Nordheim

Newaygo and Mecosta Counties, MI)

Canton of Rimsholt

(Grand Rapids, MI)


Canton of Three Hills

(Kalamazoo, MI)

Canton of Westmere

(Berrien and Van Buren Counties, MI)

Andelcrag History

A History of the Barony of Andelcrag, arranged by Baronial reigns, documentation based on the SCA Online Armorial or the Midrealm Order of Precedence, except where noted. I have included this history on our Canton web site because the histories of Three Hills and Andelcrag are very intermingled.- Rowan.



"This was taken on the Quad at Kalamazoo College, the first event in what would become the Canton of the Three Hills.

In the fall of 1971, the Homecoming theme was on the Middle Ages, so a few students at K who had been exposed to the SCA elsewhere, organized a small tournament on the Quad in conjunction with Homecoming. Some in attendance later began classes at Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo College and Western's West Campus are each located on large hills in the city of Kalamazoo

One of Kalamazoo's noted features is the State Hospital Water Tower, located at the top of Oakland hill. When the baby group was deciding on a name for themselves, they realized they had the perfect solution: Canton of Three Hills. The First Hill represented our founding location, Kalamazoo College. The Second Hill represented the bulk of the students at Western Michigan University. The Third Hill represented the State Hospital, where we all figured we'd end up someday. It was also a way cool landmark, what other SCA group had a medieval looking Tower in it? NONE, in 1971.

Thus, the Canton of Three Hills' name is based on Kalamazoo's geographical features and its mental institution."

-Mistress Siobhan O'Neill


1975- Oct 4, Algorik of Valkarth becomes founding Baron of Andelcrag
1981- Name Canton of the Three Hills registered
1984- Name Andelcrag, Barony of registered
1986- Device for Andelcrag, Barony of registered- Sable, on a pile inverted throughout argent between two lightning bolts in chevron inverted Or a laurel wreath vert.
1989- Name for Canton of Rimsholt resgistered
1989- Device for Canton of Rimsholt resgisteed- Purpure, a fir tree couped within a laurel wreath within a bordure embattled, all argent.


1990- Feb 17, Karl Aerdigwidder von Zauberberg called Fum, becomes Baron of Andelcrag
1990- Device for Canton of the Three Hills registered- Per fess azure and vert, a fess dancetty ('dancetty' changed to 'indented' in 1991) in chief Or, in chief a laurel wreath vert, fimbriated Or.
1993- Name for Order of the Salient Hart registered


1996- Sep 21, Benedict of Beverly and Emma de Winter become Baron and Baroness of Andelcrag
1997- Badge for Order of the Guardant Ram registered- Per chevron sable and argent a brown ram's head caboshed proper armed Or.
1997- Name for Order of the Guardant Ram registered
1997- Badge for (Defender of Andelcrag?) registered- Or, two lightning bolts in saltire sable.
1998- Name for Canton of Dun Traigh registered
1998- Device for Canton of Dun Traigh registered- Per bend wavy Or and azure, a tower sable issuing a flame gules, and a laurel wreath Or.
1999- Name for Canton of Three Walls registered


2000- Sep 16, Thorfinn Grimkelsson and Brighid ni Caernaigh become Baron and Baroness of Andelcrag
2000- Badge for Order of the Salient Hart registered- (Fieldless) A hart courant azure.
2002- Device for Canton of Three Walls registered- Per fess vert and sable, a fess bretessed between a chalice and a laurel wreath Or.
2004- Name for Canton of Westmere registered


2005- Feb 12, Garth of the Crags and Kassia Gildea become Baron and Baroness of Andelcrag
2005- Badge registered (Butterfly?)- Or, three monarch butterflies proper within a bordure purpure.
2006- Device for Canton of Westmere registered- Azure, a trident surmounted by a laurel wreath and on a chief argent two paw prints sable.
2009- Badge registered (Defender of the Tower?)-Sable, on a pile inverted argent a tower sable, a bordure embattled Or.


2010- Feb 13, Logan Na'ealgaith and Zaynab Yasmine become Baron and Baroness of Andelcrag
2014- Jan, First Bolt, an informal Baronial award, given at Winter Revel


2014- Feb 15, Collette de Valois and Antonia Lavinia Maria Toscano become Baroness and Baroness of Andlecrag

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This is the recognized web site for the Canton of Three Hills of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. and is maintained by Master Rowan. This site may contain electronic versions of the group's governing documents. Any discrepancies between the electronic version of any information on this site and the printed version that is available from the originating office will be decided in favor of the printed version. For information on using photographs, articles, or artwork from this web site, please contact the Webminister, Rowan, at rowan25@charter.net. He will assist you in contacting the original creator of the piece. Please respect the legal rights of our contributors. Copyright © 2014 Canton of Three Hills. The original contributors retain the copyright of certain portions of this site.