Baron Thomas and Baroness Catylyn

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Their Excellencies Thomas Chisholm and Catylyn verch Morgant ap Llewellyn bid you Welcome to the Barony of Starkhafn, the Southern Nevada area branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).

What’s the Society for Creative Anachronism? It is an international non-profit volunteer educational organization. The SCA is devoted to the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century skills, arts, combat, culture, and employing knowledge of history to enrich the lives of participants through events, demonstrations, and other educational presentations and activities. Participants attend events which may feature tournaments, arts exhibits, classes, workshops, dancing, feasts, and more. Our “Known World” consists of 20 kingdoms, with over 30,000 paid members and an estimated 60,000 participants residing in countries around the world.

The Barony of the Starkhafn, includes Las Vegas and the surrounding areas. Please click here for details about the specific areas that lie within the Barony’s borders.

Have you ever wished you could travel backward in time to an age when Chivalry and Honor were commonplace? Ever wanted to feast by candlelight or fight with knights in armor? How about sing ballads, weave tapestries or illuminate manuscripts? Classes are offered on a wide range of topics, from costuming, cooking or singing to fighting and armoring. Weekend events are held with tournaments, courts, feasts and revels. Please join us at one of our meetings! For more information, browse the site, learn more about us, check out our photos, or contact our local Châtelaine (newcomer liaison).

In addition to the information on this site, you can learn more about the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) and the kingdom within which our Barony resides, the Kingdom of Caid.

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Medieval Demonstrations

The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA), is an international, non-profit, educational organization designed as a hands-on, learn-by-doing model to research and re-create life prior to 1600.

As an educational organization, we do presentations for the general public, known as a “demos.” We do educational demos for schools and scouting groups; sometimes in shopping malls, movie openings or at community sponsored cultural events. The types of demonstrations may depend on the venue, but generally can include, but are not limited to, medieval martial arts (armored combat, rapier combat & archery), calligraphy, fiber arts, music & dance, heraldry, clothing, everyday objects and more.

The local group’s officers that are in charge of demonstrations are the Seneschal (chapter president) and the Demo coordinator. For more information contact our Seneschal or Demo Coordinatior.


Helpful Navigations

If you’re a newcomer and need help getting started in the SCA, e-mail the Châtelaine (newcomer helper) [NOTE: The Châtelaine is also known as the Castellan or Hospitaller in some groups.] Visit the Getting Started page

If you’re a member of the media and are looking for more information about the Barony of Starkhafn or the Society for Creative Anachronism, e-mail THN Elinor Assheycombe, the Seneschal (official representative)

Visit the History page.

If you’re a teacher or representative of a group that would like to schedule an educational class or demo on Medieval/Renaissance topics, e-mail the Demo Coordinator. If you have any suggestions, comments or queries, please contact the Webwright.