Rapier Combat

Combat with rapier, schlagger, or similar bladed weapons.

Annual 3 Day Event

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The Barony of St. Swithin's Bog proudly presents our annual THREE DAY EVENT! July 14, 15 & 16.

ATTENTION!!! NEW SITE, NEW SITE, NEW SITE! CAMBRIA COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS. THIS SITE IS COMPLETELY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE.

Site opens on Friday July 14, at 4:00 P.M. and closes Sunday Noon sharp, anyone left on site after that time becomes the cleanup crew. Troll is open on Friday from 4:00-10:00 P.M. and will reopen on Saturday from 8:00- Location:
Barony of St. Swithin's Bog (Ebensburg, Pennsylvania)

The Sporadic Verses

The Sporadic Verses, a series of satirical stories written about imaginary SCA folk, and published in the 1990s in two local newsletters, are offered online for all the world to see.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 26, 1559

On June 26, 1559, the Parliament of Paris outlawed the practice of dueling.

Encampment at the Castle photos online

Photos taken at the Encampment at the Castle event held in Three Towers are online.

Red Hot Rapier III: No Parley!

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The Shire of Turmstadt presents to you 48 hours dedicated to rabid rapiers, foil follies, epicurean epees and gargoyled gorgets, plus several other atrocious attempts at alleged alliterations. We don't mind if you bring your Heavy stuff, too, your A&S projects and whatever else you like, but do so at your own risk: This shall be one event where fencing has priority, and we'll schedule nothing but fencing. (Oh, yes, if bychance the King and Queen popped in, we may make an exception for them and have a Court...) Location:
Shire of Turmstadt (Forchheim Germany)

Rent a Don IV Rescheduled

Dom Duarte Gonçalves, Autocrat for Rent a Don IV, has announced that the event has been rescheduled.

L'Esercisio Della Spada

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The August Company of The Martillodores does invite all combatants and witnesses to attend the L'Esercisio Della Spada (The Exercise of the Sword) To be held on the 10th of June, 2006 Mather Regional Park, Sacramento, California.

With the gracious hosting of the and the good Shire of Betony Wood and the Barony of Fettburg, The Company of The Martillodores does send word to all would care to challenge us to once again come to our Field of Honor and fight with Courtesy, Skill, Camaraderie and Style! All who would come to meet us will be prepared to show the assembled Gallery and The Company of the Martillodores their best display of those said qualities in the Arte of Defense with the rapier. Furthermore, The Company of The Martillodores invites all who would come gather to witness this event to be welcome in our shaded galleries provided for their viewing pleasure, the better to see all of the Martial arts for the day, which will be conducted in the style of a Pas d' Armes. Location:
Shire of Betony Wood & the Barony of Fettburg (Sacramento, California)

Rent a Don IV

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Oyez Oyez. The shire of Mynydd Gwyn is proud to announce that once again "Rent a Don" will grace the shore of Insulae Draconis. This year it is our honour to have Don Giacomo Cavalli da Treviso from the Kingdom of Caid. A list of classes is currently being penned and will be made available on the website shortly.

There will also be other combat activities on going for those less inclined to the art of rapier; there will heavy weapons activities Location:
Shire of Mynydd Gwyn (Shurdington, Cheltenham, England)

Swords and swordplay entertain and educate public at Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Two SCA members who also cross over into 18th century fencing reenactment in the New World were among those who entertained and educated the public at the Pottstown, Pennsylvania May Day Festival. The Pottstown Mercury has the story, courtesy of Evan Brandt.

Prince Godwine of Meridies on Fencing

Prince Godwine of the Kingdom of Meridies comments on His controversial decision to not support fencing in the Kingdom during His reign.

Rapier Ithra & War II

The Barony of Wastekeep invites you to join us for a new season of Rapier at the Connell Community Center, March 25 - 26, 2006. The gate opens at 8:30am on Saturday, March 25 and ends 4:00 PM on Sunday, March 26. Site Fee,$10.00 Adult, children $5.00, NMS $3.00 -- checks payable to SCA, Inc.-Barony of Wastekeep.

Instructors Sought for Known World Academy of Rapier

The Kingdom of Caid will be hosting the 2006 Known World Academy of the Rapier (KWAR) on September 8th through 10th, 2006. The event is being held at the Los Angeles Airport (LAX) Marriot in Los Angeles, CA. (Correction)

Photos from Hertzkreig Online

Lachlan reports that an album of photos from the recent Hertzkreig event in Svaty Sebesta have been posted to the Unofficial Northshield Photo Gallery.

West King Wields Rapier at Estrella

Brigit Thornwielder reports on the deeds of His Majesty Fabian of the Kingdom of the West during the recent Estrella War XXII.

Rapier Combat at Estrella XXII

Niccolo of the Kingdom of Artemisia offers his observations on rapier combat at Estrella XXII.

Rapier Gear Stolen in Michigan

Zygmunt Nadratowski reports that his rapier gear was stolen recently from his home in Michigan.

Three Events Added to Estrella Schedule

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has announced three additional special events at the War: a Progressive Weapons Rapier Tourney, sponsored by the Kingdom of Caid, a siege engine competition, sponsored by Atenveldt, and Defenders of the White Scarf Tourney, sponsored by the Southern Academy of Rapier.

Silk Slippers & Crossed Swords

Join us for a day of skill and merriment in the Tudor Court. Some of the finest dance teachers in the Known World will travel to teach their fine art to our courtiers. As well, a fencing tournament of Great Renown will be held in honour of their Majesties. A magnificent feast has been planned, to be followed by a Grand Ball in the evening. The Court of Love will once again be in session throughout the evening for the populous to bring forward their quandaries of the heart.

Fencing at Hannukah 2006

Photos from the recent Hannukah event held in the Principality of Oertha (Alaska) are now available online.

Feast of the Seven Deadly Sins:Murder at Carneval

On these cold winter days, one is often left wondering what to do and how to alleviate those winter blues. Never fear; there is more than enough to do at the Feast of the Seven Deadly Sins!

Medieval Art of Swordsmanship Lecture in Ansteorra

Dr. Robert Holland of the Schola Saint George will present a workshop on the Medieval Sword and Buckler February 11-12-2006 in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area.

Special Events to Enhance Estrella XXII

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has annouced that several special events will occur at this year's War.

Rent a Don IV - CANCELLED

The Shire of Mynydd Gwyn is proud to announce that once again Rent a Don will grace the shore of Insulae Draconis. This year it is our honour to have Don Giacomo Cavalli da Treviso from the Kingdom of Caid. A list of classes is currently being penned and will be made available shortly.

Kevin O'Shaughnessy becomes Peer, Don, Earl Marshal of Northshield

On December 10, 2005 at the Boar's Head event in the Kingdom of Northshield, during evening court, their Majesties Æsa Gilsdottir and Kitadate-tenno recognized Kevin O'Shaughnessy as a Master of the Pelican and a Master of the Laurel.

North of the Border: Rapier Fest III

Yes, it's happening again! A total weekend devoted to the Arte of Rapier Combat. Spread over two days will be training sessions, a tournament or two, melee sessions and a rapier game, a relaxed weekend of fencing and feasting. Lunch is served on both days, with a feast of simple foods on the Saturday night. Billets, booking and information can be arranged by contact with the Steward.

Masque of Courtly Love 9.1: Medieval Science Fair

The Marche of Alderford is pleased to present "Masque of Courtly Love 9.1: A Medieval Science Fair" on February 18, 2006, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in North Canton, Ohio.

http://alderford.org/events/masque2006

An Tir Twelfth Night 2006

It is time to begin plans and preparations for our most glorious winter event. Come join Their Majesties in the Barony of Three Mountains to crown their Royal Successors. Enjoy the many activities that include a Grand Ball and Heraldic Costume and Banner Contest on Friday night, the Kingdom Rapier Championship and much, much, more.

English Backsword Workshop in Central Washington

Knights of Arador Swordplay Academy will present a workshop on the English Backsword "a la George Silver" in Moses Lake, Washington November 12-13 2005.

Rapier Broken Field Battle -- Up Close and Personal

SCAtoday.net's Iustinos Tekton shares the results of a rare photo opportunity, after being allowed to photograph the Rapier Broken Field Battle at Pennsic 34 from the Marshal station at the center of the battlefield itself.

AEthelmearc Fencing Laurel Vigil and Elevation at Pennsic

Baron Quinn Kerr will be sent to vigil to contemplate his elevation to the Order of the Laurel at the end of Opening Ceremonies at the Pennsic War, on Sunday morning, August 14.