Welcome to Lyondemere!

Baron Conchobhar and Baroness Seraphina at Lyondemere Arts and Archery/QC Archery and Thrown Weapons, 2018

The Barony of Lyondemere is the local chapter of the SCA, the Society for Creative Anachronism. The SCA is a non-profit 501(c) society dedicated to research and re-creation of elements of the Middle Ages and Renaissance history. The Barony is also the parental group for the Noe College, the SCA branch at Cal State University of Long Beach (CSULB). We are also a part of the Kingdom of Caid, one of twenty “kingdoms” or major geographical units of the SCA. There are an estimated 30,000+ people involved in the SCA around the world.

The Barony of Lyondemere hosts up to an average of 10-15 or more meetings, workshops (such as cooking, dancing, costuming, arts), and fighter practices a month, and between 3-5 major events a year. (Check our Meetings Schedule)

Council Meetings are held once a month, during which we discuss business items. Arts and Sciences vary in topic from month to month, but are a mix of hands-on and lecture-type workshops, varying from beginner to advanced skill sets in different arts and sciences forms. Fighter practice (Wednesdays) encompasses both Armored Combat (sometimes called Heavy Weapons) and Rapier Fencing. Armored Combat is an “unchoreographed martial art,” recreating swordplay of the middle ages, using rattan swords, shields, and a variety of other secondary weapons. Rapier Fencing is medieval fencing in the round. Archery practices (target archery) are held on Sundays.

Heirs Selected

Greetings, Lyondemere

It is our honor to announce that WE HAVE HEIRS! Will and Arwen have been selected as our successors. Seraphina and I want to thank all of the people who sent in their letters of intent. The decision was tremendously difficult as we had four terrific sets of candidates to choose from. Thank you to those who participated in the polling. Your feedback was invaluable. It’s reassuring to know so may people want to both lead and support this barony. We look forward to working with Will and Arwen and are excited to see where they lead us. Mark your calendars and join us for Anniversary/Investiture on June 27, 2020.

Congratulations to Will and Arwen, the next Reeves of Lyondemere.

In Service,
Conchobhar and Seraphina

Upcoming Baronial Progress

The following events are on the calendar for the Baron and Baroness to attend in Caid during 2020.

  • Saturday, March 7 – Crown Tournament (Naevehjem / Ridgecrest)
  • Saturday, March 14 – Gyldenholt/Calafia Friendship Tourney (Orange County TBA)
  • Saturday, March 21 – Lyondemere Arts & Archery (Lyondemere, Woodley Park)