Welcome to the Current Middle Ages. We are the College of Phoenix Rising in the Kingdom of Meridies of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). The SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our “Known World” consists of 20 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more. In simple terms, I tell my friends it is Historic Cosplay.
This is a place where you can meet interesting people who enjoy a hobby that is a blast and bond in an activity that occurs all year long and in a time long ago. We learn and share skills that allow people to do really amazing things: Make armor and weapons and go into battle. Shoot bows and arrows.Throw knives or axes. Craft the clothing (garb) to bring style and personality to an exciting new life. Make your garb from design to weaving to sewing to adorning. Blacksmith items for everyday life, such as knives, spoons, hinges, armor or jewelry. Woodworking from furniture to chests. There are classes on history and the life people led. There are activities for the whole family. At my second SCA event I got to see the children chasing the newly crowned King and laughing the whole time. There is an awesome time for anyone who joins the SCA.
Here are some links that will help you find out more:
- SCA Newcomer’s Portal – A wealth of resources for those new to the SCA
- The Kingdom of Meridies – The kingdom which our group is a part of
If you are interested or have questions, please drop me an email at chatelain(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)phoenixrising.meridies.org I will do my best to get with you in a timely fashion.