Who are we?
If you clicked on this link,
you are presumably new to the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism). First,
we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Current Middle
Where are we?
SCA is a non profit organization which is a
sort of living history group for the period of time from 600 to 1600 a.d.
Anyone can participate, whether they are a formal member or not. The Knowne
World is divided into 16 laurel kingdoms, which are divided into regions called
Baronies, which are further divided into smaller local groups called Shires
The Canton of Misty Marsh is mundanely located
in the northeastern part of South Carolina, encompassing Florence to Myrtle
Beach. It is part of the Barony
of Hidden Mountain
, which comprises the entire region from Interstate
95 to the coast. Hidden Mountain is one of 15 different Baronies within the
borders of the Kingdom of Atlantia
which encompasses Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and
a little piece of Georgia.
When do we meet?
The Canton of Misty Marsh holds
monthly populace meetings the first Sundayof each month beginning at 7 pm
at the Golden Crown Restaurant, Florence, South Carolina. This is a meeting
open to anyone who wishes to attend, where we discuss any current or upcoming
business of the group. Workshops are held weekly on a variety of topics. Currently,
they are on the third Wednesday of the month beginning at 7 pm at the home
of Lady Cecelia Blythe, contact her for more information (669-6584 ).
about our weekly fight practice can be found here.
There are events nearly
every single weekend somewhere in the Kingdom. There are three requirements
to attend: (1) to pay the required site fee (if any), (2) to make an attempt
(it need not be a necessarily good attempt) at wearing pre-seventeenth century
garb, and (3) to act in a courteous and chivalrous manner as would a noble
of the realm. Click here for the current Kingdom calendar for more information
What do we do?
Each of the 16 laurel Kingdoms around the Knowne
World are ruled by a King and Queen, chosen every 6 months in Crown Tournament.
Fighters participate in a double elimination tourney. The winner is crowned
prince, and later becomes King. The Baronies are governed by a Baron &/or
Baroness. Kings & Queens and Barons and Baronesses hold courts to grant awards
to those gentles who they deem deserving, whether for their skills in fighting
or the arts, for service, for courtesy, or for a number of other reasons.
A typical event will have fighting, arts & sciences activities (classes &/or
competitions), children's activities, and such during the day. Often, merchants
are there as well. In the afternoon, there is often a court, followed by feast,
and then perhaps dancing or a bardic circle (for storytelling, singing, etc.),
In the SCA, there are basically 2 things: there is fighting,
and there is "everything else". We call "everything else" in the SCA "arts
and sciences". This covers a myriad of topics from armor making to leatherwork,
woodwork, metal work, garb making, cooking, dancing, heraldry, calligraphy
and illumination, music, embroidery, etc. Anything you can think of (almost)
that is done today was also done in the Middle Ages - just in different ways.
To explore how it was done in the Middle Ages, and how you too can do it in
this fashion, try the links button.
In the SCA, we each choose a "persona"
- we create a person and name based on a particular place and time period
of our own choosing. We attend events as our persona, and we refer to each
other with our SCA name rather than our "mundane," or everyday, name. This
helps us establish an ambiance of actually being in the Middle Ages.
Who can participate?
While membership is encouraged, it is not required to attend
events, meetings, or workshops. There is much to do in the SCA. There truly
is something for everyone. Wherever your interests lie, you can find something
in the SCA to your liking.
Getting to know us
Those from Misty Marsh are a
warm and generous people known for their hospitality. We welcome inquiries
on how you, too, can join us. Please contact our chatelaine (the officer in
charge of assisting newcomers) or any of the officers listed in the Contacts
section for more information.