Rapier Combat

Combat with rapier, schlagger, or similar bladed weapons.

[DRA] Yule Ball

Flintheath once again lifts the spirits with its great festival of Yule Ball where with light and flames and celebration we will banish the seasonal cold and darkness.

Swords clash in AEthelmearc

The sounds of sword on metal armor and the twang of bowstrings were heard recently at a fighter practice at Highland Park along Washington Boulevard in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photographer Justin Merriman, of the Tribune-Review, caught some of the action. (photos)

Order of Defense Premieres tapped in Atlantia

Cian Triton, Principal Herald, reports that Their Majesties Logan and Esa of the Kingdom of Atlantia announced the kingdom Premieres of the Order of Defense at Their April 11, 2015 Coronation. Those chosen were Master Aedan Aylwyn, Master Alan of Gravesend, and Master Giacomo Vincenti.

Elfsea Springfaire Photos

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Elfsea Springfaire which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

Opinion re: Inclusion of Non-Rattan Fighters into the Chivalry

The Society Seneschal, A.J. Pongratz, has published an Advisory Opinion Regarding the possible inclusion of non-rattan righters into the Order of the Chivalry.

Creation of the Order of Defense

Due to the large amount of information surrounding the additional peerage for rapier and cut and thrust, the Board of Directors decided to participate in a conference call on February 2, 2015.

APEC Proposal - Commentary Being Accepted

Currently open for commentary is a proposal by the Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (“APEC”) for a new Rapier Peerage.

APEC - Proposed Corpora Change

At the July 2013 Board Meeting, the Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (“APEC”) proposed that the Board of Directors create a new Patent-bearing Peerage Order parallel to the Orders of the Chivalry, the Laurel and the Pelican. This Rapier Peerage would be for the related martial arts of rapier and all forms of cut & thrust in the SCA.

The geometry of fencing

In 1628, Girard Thibault wrote Académie de l’Espée, a rapier manual based on mathematical foundations. Science historian Daniel Margocsy of Slate offers a feature article on the fencing tome. (photos)

SCA BoD to decide on proposed Rapier Peerage Corpora change in 2015

Don Miklos von Baeker, Baron of Oldenfeld, reports that the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism plans to make a decision on the proposed Rapier Peerage Corpora change in 2015.

SCAdians share skills at Southeast Texas Arts Festival

Members of the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism took part in the Southeast Texas Arts Festival which took place october 17-18, 2014 at the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts. Jake Daniels of the Beaumont Enterprise was on hand to take photos.

More Pennsic 43 photos online

Brita of the East Kingdom reports that she has created an album of photos from Pennsic 43. The photos may be viewed on her Shutterfly website.

Rhaglan Ffaire 2014 photos online

Nicholas reports tha he has created an album of photos from Rhaglan Ffaire, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

Horse and Falcon 2014 photos online

The Kingdom of Calontir's Falcon Banner reports that Vilhelm Lich has created several albums of photos from the recent Horse and Falcon event. The photos are available to few on Flickr.

Three Queens 2014 photos online

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two albums of photos from Three Queens 2014 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

Glaslyn Defender 2014 photos online

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Glaslyn Defender of the Flame which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

Mudthaw 2014 photos online

Brita reports that she has created an album of photos from Mudthaw 2014, which took place in March in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available to view on Shutterfly.

Ohio State University presents conference with "Game of Thrones" theme

Academics rubbed garbed elbows with members of the Society for Creative Anachronism recently when the Ohio State Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies presented a conference entitled Pop Culture and the Deep Past with a Game of Thrones theme. Andrew Zistler of The Lantern has the story. (photo)

Birka 2014 photos online

Brita and Hugh from the East Kingdom report that they have created albums of photos from Market Day at Birka. Brita's photos are available on Shutterfly, while Hugh's may be found on Picasaweb.

Estrella War Rapier & Hard Suit Combat Edition Announcement

Polish and repair your armor! Practice your tactics and formations! Prepare for these challenging fighting Scenarios for Estrella War XXX!

Estrella War Announcements #1

Hail to gentles from far and near…as Estrella War XXX approaches, Atenveldt warmly greets you, and bids you welcome here!

Queen's Champion 2013 photos online

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted two albums of photos from Queen's Champion, which took place October 5, 2013 in the Barony of Stargate, Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

Rose and Butterfly Tournament video online

Don Conchobhar mac Michil, of the Kingdom of Artemisia, reports that he has uploaded a series of rapier videos shot at the 10th Rose and Butterfly Tournament, at the Uprising event. The videos are available on You Tube.

Sir Morgan Claymore winner of Atenveldt Fall 2013 Crown Tournament

Baroness Magdalen Venturosa reports that Sir Morgan Claymore was the victor in the September 7, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atenveldt. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Livia Alexandra Severa, the Countess Claymore.

Rapier Peerage Proposal – What is it?

The East Kingdom Gazette provides a brief background to the proposed Rapier peerage.

Texas paper spotlights the Barony of Raven's Fort

In its Club Spotlight column for July 14, 2013, the Huntsville Item (Huntsville, Texas) looks at the Barony of Raven's Fort, the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Northern Regional War Camp photos online

Brita reports that she has created several albums of photos from the East Kingdom's Northern Regional War Camp. The photos are available to view on Shutterfly.

Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (APEC)

At the July 2013 Board Meeting, the Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (APEC) proposed that the Board of Directors create a new Patent-bearing Peerage Order parallel to the Orders of the Chivalry, the Laurel and the Pelican. This Rapier Peerage would be for the related martial arts of rapier and all forms of cut and thrust combat in the SCA.

Shava's WW photos and new video online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva reports that she has posted photo and video from Double Wars, which too place recently in the Kingdom of Northshield. The photos are available on Flickr, while the video can be found on YouTube.

Call for Applications - Office of Society Rapier Marshal

Ritter Asoph Hearts, Society Earl Marshal, has announced that the Board of Directors of the SCA is seeking spplications for the position of Society Rapier Marshal.