Welcome to Lyondemere!
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. 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.
In-Person Events: Please see the Calendar for the most recent information on Meetings and Practices.
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.
Discord? What’s that?
It is an application that helps facilitate conversations without being email or Facebook. You can install the app on your computer or your phone. And we could have casual conversations and share information on a platform that is widely in use by many folks. While it started primarily with gamers, there are some very healthy SCA communities on Discord servers throughout the Knowne World. If you’d like to check it out, please come over to https://discord.gg/vG7vAbeavJ and introduce yourself on the Barony of Lyondemere Discord server!