Rapier Combat

Combat with rapier, schlagger, or similar bladed weapons.

Rivenoak Championship Tourney

Fun, Fighting, Feasting!! Sad and blue because the Great Western War has been cancelled this year?! Then have no fear!! The Rivenoak Championship Tourney is here! Come join in the revelry and excitement as Baron Coronado and Baroness Jehnene seek a new heavy fighting champion and a new rapier fighting champion!

The Rivenoak Championship Tourney will be held at 5 mile in Bidwell Park in Chico on Oct. 7th 2006. The site opens at 10 a.m. and closes Location:
Barony of Riveroak (Chico, California)

Straight and Narrow II

The Outlands premier period combat collegium is returning for AS XLI. This year, by popular demand, we will be bringing back Puck and Mary Curtis to teach Spanish Rapier. On the armored side we are bringing in Roger Siggs who will do a workshop on Intermediate Fiore. If you've attended a few basic Fiore classes and feel you've learned as much as you can from them, you NEED to be here.

Both fighting workshops will be all day long affaires (6 hrs of instruction) so you should come away overstuffed with new knowledge with which to improve your fighting prowess. Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Fencing Gear Stolen in Ansteorra

Don Duncan Hepburn (Wayne Ross) reports that his car containing his fencing gear was stolen August 28 or 29, 2006 from his home in Dallas, Texas. SCAtoday.net readers are asked to be on the lookout for the stolen gear.

Blood Spilled During Australian Demo

A medieval educational demo for elementary school students in Brisbane, Australia turned bloody when one of the re-enactors was slightly injured by a rapier blade.

Today in the Middle Ages: August 28, 1549

On August 28, 1549, the Baron d'Aguerre and the Lord of Fendilles fought a duel with bastard swords after quarreling in the King's chamber.

First Mates Tourney

It is that time of the year again! For the past twelve months, Lady Ruth (Helmet Hackforth) has valiantly served my Captain in defense of my ship. The Gardian will now be requiring a new and loyal First Mate whose job it is to protect the Captain and the Ship. The First Mate will be chosen by means of a Rapier Tourney, defending the ship from all rougues. The victor will hold the titleof First Mate for the following year. (We will be reporting this event for points towards the Lochac Rapier Championship.) Location:
Barony of Innilgard (Adelaide, Australia)

Known World Academy of the Rapier

The Kingdom of Caid and the Barony of Lyondemere are proud to host the Known World Academy of the Rapier Sept 8-10, 2006 at the Los Angeles Airport Marriot in Los Angeles, California.

Event Pre-registration is now open!

The Deadline for Event Pre-Registration is August 18, 2006. This is also the cutoff for the group booking hotel rate, after that BOTH prices go up. Pre-Reg TODAY, before Pennsic, otherwise you may miss it! Location:
Barony of Lyondemere (Los Angeles, California)

Mists Rapier Tourney and Salon

Come and join The Divines as we frolic amongst the trees in Scotts Valley on Aug. 12 at the Mists Rapier Tourney and Salon.

For non-fighters we have a theme: Come dressed as a 16th C Courtier masking as a Greek god. Costumes can be pretty simple: wear a chemise (with a bathing suit under it, perhaps, for modesty) and drape yourself with garlands. Use your imagination and have fun with the Location:
Principality of the Mists (Scotts Valley, California)

Feat of Arms, Pennsic 35

Don Iago Benitez and THL Alric of the Mists have announced a Feat of Arms on Saturday August 12, 2006 at Pennsic War XXXV.

May Revel Photos

Ragn Solvi reports that photos taken by Adisa at Oertha's May Revel are now available to view online. The event was sponsored by the Barony of Eskalya.

SCA Helps Library Hold Renaissance Faire

The Canton of Attilium, in the Barony of Windmasters Hill, Atlantia, helped the Cliffdale Library hold a very successful demo, and Jarel Loveless of the Fayetteville Observer was on hand to cover the story.

Black Sea Trading Company Combines SCA with Modern Life

Tina Forde, Business Editor for the Antelope Valley Press in Palmdale, California, takes a look at a local dance studio which combines modern life interests with the SCA through dance and the martial arts.

Annual 3 Day Event

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


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!

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

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

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.