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The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
The official site for the international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century European history.

SCA Interactive Demo
Society for Creative Anachronism Interactive Newcomer’s Portal

SCA Geography
Regional listing of the nineteen kingdoms of the SCA.

Kingdom Of Calontir
The Kingdom of Calontir is a regional group within the SCA that embodies the majority of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and a touch of Arkansas (Fayetteville).

Calontir Map
Regional listing of the groups of Calontir.

Katriana’s Songbook
Songs collected by Katriana op den Dijk, Calontir.

Compleat Anachronist
The Compleat Anachronist is a pamphlet series published four times a year by the Society for Creative Anachronism. Each issue focuses on a topic relevant to the time period 600 C.E. to 1600 C.E.

Tournaments Illuminated: Index by Topic
Tournaments Illuminated is a publication of the SCA, Inc., publishing material that furthers research & education.

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SCA Archery Homepage
Includes Kingdom rules, Interkingdom Archery Competitions, articles, vendors and suppliers.

Archery Discussion Group
Discussion of traditional target archery in the Society for Creative Anachronism, an historical re-creation and recreation group.

The Archery Library
The Archery library is an online library containing digital versions of old archery books, prints and articles from times past.

Stefan’s Florilegium: Archery
Lord Stefan li Rous’ collection of files pertaining to SCA archery.

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Armored Combat

Society Earl Marshal
Because it never hurts to brush up on the rules of combat in the SCA.

Calontir Marshals Website
This site is intended to be a resource for all martial activities such as Heavy Weapons Combat, Marshalling, and Archery, for the Kingdom of Calontir.

The Armour Archive
The Armour Archive is a complete reference source for information on recreating medieval armour. The site features a library of armouring essays and tutorials and a catalog of related links.

Bellatrix Fighting School
A fighting manual written by Duke Paule of Bellatrix.

Closed Form Heater: A Voice from A.S. IV
A fighting article that explains Master Edwin Bersark’s fighting technique, amended by Duke Cariadoc’s adaptations of it.

Medieval Weapons: From Archery to Armour
General site on arms and armour with links to more detailed sites

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Arts & Sciences

A Modern Herbal
Home of the electronic version of "A Modern Herbal", by Mrs. Maud Grieve. An excellent collection of plant information with references to period documents.

The Blackwork Embroidery Archives
Original blackwork patterns inspired by historical sources.

A Boke of Gode Cookery
A compilation of medieval recipes adapted for the 21st century kitchen, along with diverse facts on food & feasting in the Middle Ages & Renaissance and other historical culinary items.

Cindy Renfrow’s Cooking Pages
Cindy Renfrow delights in making historic recipe books more widely available to the modern reader for study and re-discovery.

The Curious Frau
A site dedicated to Research and Recreation of the Clothing and Food of Renaissance Germany.

Dragonfly Dance
This group is for the European dancers of Vatavia. It is an unofficial e-mail list.

The Food Timeline
The history of food is full of fascinating lore and contradictory facts. This site seeks to place both foods and recipes in a timeline based on print evidence and historical context.

Historic Food
Find out more about the forgotten delights of English food and the remarkable skills that were once employed in its production.

Interactive Album of Mediaeval Palaeography
A collection of tanscription exercises on medieval documents.

Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry
Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry is a Flemish-wrought Book of Hours usually referred to as "the king of the illuminated manuscripts." It is also a pinnacle in the entire history of painting.

Maille Artisans International League
Dedicated to the advancement of chain maille art - this site aims to create new techniques, weaves (over 700 listed!), patterns and knowledge.

Making art: Medieval manuscripts
The reconstruction in this animation is based on a page from an early fourteenth-century book made for a French bishop, Reynaud de Bar. It’s called the Metz Pontifical.

YouTube recording of BBC show Mastercrafts with episodes on green woodworking, black smithing, weaving, thatching, stonemasonry, and stain glass windows.

The Medieval Beadwork Page
Medieval beadwork, documentation and tutorials. Yes, it is period!

Medieval Cookery
Daniel Myers, a member of the SCA, compiled this fantastic site packed with period recipes, menus, class handouts and much, much more!

The Murthly Hours
Written and illuminated in Paris in the 1280s, containing full-page miniatures by English artists of the same period, and was one of the most richly decorated manuscripts in medieval Scotland.

Old Cookbooks and Food History
This website is a means to establish contact with people who are working in the field of food history and particularly with old cookbooks, other gastronomic literature and bibliographies.

Pigments Through The Ages
An introduction and history of colors. Includes symbolism and uses in early paintings.

SCA Kingdom and Principality Awards
An overview of each Kingdom’s awards, with pictures of the badges -- indispensable information for award scrolls.

Serving the Guest: Food for Remembrance
A cookbook with essays and anecdotes on the historic and contemporary role of food, cooking, meals and hospitality in Sufism, the mystical tradition of Islam.

Sword Forum International
The Internet’s most popular information resource on swords and swordsmanship of different cultures and time periods. We celebrate history and culture through the study of antique swords.

Timeline of Art History
A chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated especially by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection.

Architecture, Designs, and Clothing of the Medieval Lifestyle
A collection of links for Medieval architecture, art, and clothing

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Calontir Songbooks
Singing around a fire or at a post-revel is an ancient and honorable Calontir tradition. To encourage people to learn some songs (or at least the words) links to several songbooks are presented here.

Katriana’s Songbook
Songs collected by Katriana op den Dijk, Calontir.

The CalonSound Project - Recording The Voices Of Calontir
The CalonSound Project is a volunteer effort to record and archive the original stories, songs, poems, and instrumental works of the artists of Calontir.

Ansteorran Bardic Guild
Welcome to the on-line home of the Bardic Guild of the Kingdom of Ansteorra of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

The Bardic College of Ealdormere
Musicians, poets, storytellers and wordwrights in the Ontario region of Canada. is a repository of our Bardic Arts, a place where all can view the works of the Bards and interact with them.

Cantaria -- a library of traditional folk songs of western Europe - Ireland, England, Scotland, France - and contemporary folk songs written in traditional style.

Erich’s Songbook
A growing selection of songs Sir Erich Hlodowechssun has sang over the years. Many of the songs include musical notation and MIDI files.

The Hornbook of Mikal the Ram
The Hornbook contains thirteen stories and almost as many songs and poems, or, as Mikal put it: enough material for eight really good events...

The Internet Renaissance Band
Midi files of music from the Medieval and Renaissance periods, and ancient carols.

The on-line home of the Mid-Realm bardic community. This site is dedicated to the encouragement and support of the bardic arts within the Middle Kingdom and the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Redwulf Songbook
Contains the Redwulf Songbook, ballads Rhiannon Redwulf has written and information about Broadside ballads, as well as a metrical translation of a Middle English Carol.

ShavaSue’s YouTube Channel
Elashava bas Riva’s YouTube channel is chocked full of live bardic performances from folks all over the Knowne World.

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Cut & Thrust

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Events & Activities

War of the Lilies
Lilies is unique among the wars in that it does not promote inter-kingdom conflict, instead proving that wars can be fun! It is usually held at the Kelsey Short Youth Camp at Smithville Lake, MO.

Gulf War
Gulf Wars is traditionally between the Kingdom of Ansteorra and Kingdom of Trimaris. It takes place at Kings Arrow Ranch in Lumberton, MS, and is hosted by the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Pennsic War
The Pennsic Wars are an annual event between the East and Middle Kingdoms of the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc., and are hosted by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc at Coopers’ Lake Campground.

Estrella War
The Estrella War is an annual SCA event that takes place each February in the state of Arizona, (the Kingdom of Atenveldt, SCA).

Great Western War
From across the Knowne World, we meet on the grassy hills and meadows of Loch Prado (Prado Regional Park in Chino, CA) to celebrate the arts of war and peace.

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The Curious Frau
A site dedicated to Research and Recreation of the Clothing and Food of Renaissance Germany.

The Elizabethan Costuming Page
The definitive guide for Elizabethan costumers, providing everything from online pattern drafting engines to lists of suppliers, additional resources, and a bibliography.

Footwear of the Middle Ages
An ongoing examination of the history and development of footwear and shoemaking techniques up to the end of the Sixteenth Century.

La Cotte Simple
An exploration of clothing and accessories of the late 14th and early 15th centuries.

La Couturière Parisienne
A repository of fashion and costume history info from the Middle Ages to the 1930s: original pictures and patterns, an extensive how-to section and specials.

The Medieval Tailor
This site deals exclusively with 14th century English and French women’s clothing.

Oriental Costumes, Their Designs and Colors
Max Tilke’s excellent costuming resource has been electronically preserved by Celestina Wroth and Jian Liu. It provides a brief overview of costumes worn in the orient, and contains 128 plates.

The Realm of Venus
Welcome to the Realm of Venus, a site about the clothing and accessories of the men and women of late Renaissance Italy, with a focus on sixteenth century Venice.

The Renaissance Tailor
16th and 17th Century Clothing: Renaissance tailoring techniques, advice, manuscript sources, and a series of demonstrations for underwear, corsets, farthingales, doublets, dresses, and more.

Traditional Mongolian Clothing
An assortment of information collected and submitted by Lady Collette de Paris.

Your Wardrobe Unlock’d
Your Wardrobe Unlockd, the costume maker’s companion.

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General Reference

Citation Machine
Citation Machine is an interactive tool designed to help you create reference citations for project documentation.

Free Online Graph Paper / Grid Paper PDFs
Want to practice drawing celtic knotwork or perfecting your calligraphy? Do you need guide paper for foreign characters? This site’s got what you need!

Material Culture Linkspages
Articles on material culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, documentation-writing for the SCA, and related topics.

The Medieval Lifestyle
General overview on living in the Middle Ages with links to more specific topics

World Digital Library
A collection of primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and more.

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SCA Heraldry Page
The Official Web Page of the Laurel Sovereign of Arms for the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. Contains a wealth of articles, links and more!

SCA Armorial Search Form
Not always the easiest to use, but this page allows you to search for a registered Armorial by name, blazon, time-period, or Kingdom.

Kingdom of Calontir Online Armorial
The online armorial for the Kingdom of Calontir. Includes arms for the populace of Calontir and Royalty, as well as badges for Kingdom orders and guilds.

Modar’s Heraldry Page
Considered to be one of the definitive resources for SCA Heralds. This site has links to many wonderful articles and links on heraldry and heraldic display, listed by category.

Academy of Saint Gabriel
The Academy of Saint Gabriel does historical research on names and heraldry, primarily for history hobbyists interested in re-creating medieval and Renaissance Western cultures.

Codices Electronici Sangallenses (CESG) – Virtual Library
The purpose of this site (Digital Abbey Library of St. Gallen) is to provide access to the medieval codices in the Abbey Library of St. Gallen by creating a virtual library.

Home to the Illustrated Atlas of Heraldic Terms, a fully illustrated, searchable glossary of over 500 heraldic terms in 6 languages.

Medieval Names Archive
A section on the Academy of Saint Gabriel’s Web page that contains a collection of articles on medieval and renaissance names intended to help historical re-creators to choose authentic names.

Royal Genealogy of the Knowne World
This site contains information about all the Royalty of all the Principalities and Kingdoms throughout the history of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

SCA Kingdom Arms, Badges, and More
An unofficial site designed to help learn about the armory and "colors" for each Kingdom in the SCA, Inc. Contains other useful tidbits of information as well.

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The Life of King Edward the Confessor
Cambridge University Library MS. Ee.3.59 contains the only copy of an illustrated Anglo-Norman verse Life of St Edward the Confessor, written in England probably in the later 1230s or early 1240s,

Compleat Anachronist 54: "The Mongols!"
An in depth look at the Mongols by Catriona Macpherson.

Viking Society Web Publications
The Viking Society for Northern Research is making virtually all its publications (and some other related items) from inception in 1895 to the present freely available on this web site.

The Tradition of Viking Ships and Rowers
Collection of links about Viking ships and seafaring gathered by an online cruise travel company: CruiseDirect.

Medicine and Health in the Middle Ages"
Collection of links and short explanations about Medieval medicine by an e-Prescribing software company: DoseSpot. Some links are broken.

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Anshelm Arms
Featured on this website are products made by Brent Junkins (known in the SCA as Master Luther Anshelm). Brent has 17 years of full-time professional armoring and his quality work is known world.

Aurora Silk
Naturally dyed silk embroidery thread, yarn, and fabric, fine hemp yarn and fiber, and a full selection of natural dyes. Dyework by Cheryl Kolander, author of A Silkworker’s Noteboook.

The Basket Man’s
High quality hand-crafted baskets that are unconditionally guaranteed. Hand-crafted wooden chairs and tables also available.

Big Daddy’s Gypsy Caravan
Big Daddy’s Gypsy Caravan is an online fabric store, as well as renaissance fabric and vestment brocade supplier. They offer fabric by the yard at discount and wholesale prices.

Bokalo’s Armoury
This armoury was founded with the intention of responsibly manufacturing, designing and creating superior reasonably priced armour with the intention of providing it for the next 25 years.

Boots by Bohemond
Custom handmade leather boots and shoes for use in the SCA, Renaissance fairs, living history, and historical reenactment from the middle ages.

The Briar Patch
Garb merchant whose motto is "where quality beats prices." Great attention is paid to the details of each piece. Decorative top stitching is added for unique one of a kind pieces.

Calontir Trim
Calontir Trim stocks a wide variety of fabric trims, from simple cotton weaves to elaborate byzantine borders.

Carl Dyer’s Original Moccasins
Our burning desire is to create, without exception, the finest moccasins in the world!

Carolina Calicoes
Carolina Calicoes offers a vast selection of 18th and 19th century calicoes (calicos), chintz, brocades, wools, cottons, linens and linsey-woolseys.

Class Act Fabrics
Fine silk, wool, and linen fabric at Class Act Fabrics; for historical costumers, reenactors, SCA, doll makers and costumers; current fashion fabrics.

The Crafty Celts
Historically inspired celtic jewelry. Fine handcrafted Irish torcs, pendants, bracelets, brooches and hairpins by The Crafty Celts - handcrafted from bronze and sterling silver.

Dark Victory Armory
Dark Victory Armory makes lightweight, low maintenance, high performance armor. We believe that we offer the best value and highest performance armor on the field.

Dharma Trading Company
Dharma Trading Company has been a supplier of fiber arts supplies for more than 37 years. Request a FREE catalog with everything you need for home or small business crafting right from the website!

Dragonscale Jewelry
Dragonscale Jewelry is pleased to showcase their online gallery of images from 10,000 years of human culture, hand crafted into a wide and varied line of jewelry.

E.G.G. Armor Armory
E.G.G. Armor specializes in S.C.A. style armor created entirely of Kydex plastic.

Elk Ridge Archery
Provides a complete line of traditional archery supplies.
Great place for linen fabric and cotton suitable for clothing and interior decorating.

Fall Creek Suttlery
Fall Creek makes and sell their tents for civil war reenacting, but their "A" frame and wall tents work well for the SCA. Heavy duty, sunforged canvas guarantees your tent will last for many years.

Four Seasons Tentmasters
Regardless of your time period, geographic location or personal portrayal, Four Seasons Tentmasters have the tent for you.

Grunal Moneta
We produce authentic-style hammered coins, starting with Greek through to Celtic (650BC), all the way to the English Civil War (1660AD) and everything in between.

H.H.Perkins Company
Rattan Fighting Swords, as seen in Tournaments Illuminated and local Kingdom newsletters.

Icefalcon Armory
Excellant Quality armor, helmets, breast plates, aluminum shields, rattan and more...

Ironmonger Armor
Ironmonger Armory is a family run armory in the east kingdom of the SCA. We have a well earned reputation for building quality armor for more than 16 years.

Known World Treasures
Thank you for visiting Known World Treasures. We strive to bring the populace the best variety, and quality products at inexpensive prices.

The Lacemaker
Offers a full range of supplies, tools and accessories for bobbin lace, tatting, crochet, knitting, needlework and weaving.

Medieval Miscellanea Pavilions
Medieval Miscellanea Pavilions rent and sell colorful traditional decorated pavilions as well as our new line of canvas cottages, castles and more.

Neverland Designs
Over the past 10+ years Neverland Garb has become your reliable source for affordable, high quality, dependable basic garb needs at most wars and at events throughout Calontir and other kingdoms.

New World Arbalest
New World Arbalet makes Medieval and Renaissance crossbows.

NYC Mongol
NYC Mongol offers a variety of items focusing on hand made clothing imports from Mongolia as well as yurts (ger) and archery equipment.

Panther Primitives
Panther is the world’s largest manufacturer of historical reproduction tents and supplies for re-enactors and collectors.

Pewter Replicas
Accurate historical pewter replicas from the medieval, renaissance, tudor, jacobean and stuart periods for re-enactment: renaissance fairs and living history.

The Pillaged Village
Online catalog containing medieval, SCA and historical reenactment supplies, including costume trimmings, Celtic, Renaissance, Medieval Fantasy, Viking and Gothic items.

Plastic Lamellar
This site showcases plastic lamellar plates manufactured and sold by Noble Plastics, Inc.

Raymond’s Quiet Press
Low cost representations of medieval jewelry available to people in the SCA.

Ren Boots
We offer the best in leather made, thigh high and knee high renaissance and medieval boots.

Revival Clothing
A complete line of authentic Medieval clothing, arming clothes, accessories and shoes for ladies and gentlemen based on historical patterns and research.

Silk Connection
Silk Connection sells silk & cotton yardage, scarves, ties & more.

Sir Sven’s Armoury
Creating sport and replica armour since 1969, we are back in the retail business with a new line of stainless steel sport armour (all sport items are also available in mild steel).

Steel Rod Armoury
Steel Rod Armoury produces everything from full suits of SCA rated armour, chain maile armour, plate armour, and fine jewelry to individual pieces like chain maile, sabatons, cops, necklaces and ankle bracelets.

T’ger Toggs
T’ger Toggs features the finest in peasantwear; costumes perfect for Renaissance Fairs, plays, the SCA, and LARPS.

Thai Silks
Offering the best quality imported silks from Thailand, China, Korea and India and cottons from Indonesia, all at the lowest prices. Browse our online store of over 2500 items.

Thorny Rose
Meeting all of your tailoring needs, from medieval to modern.

Truehearth Armouries
Custom built armour for combat or display. The armour is made from mild and stainless steel with brass and copper trims.

Ursula’s Alcove
Ursula’s Alcove is a online catalog for fiber enthusiasts.

Ward Metal
Our objective here at Ward Metal is to work with our customers to design, produce, and finish quality products of metal, including custom medieval style armor.

Windrose Armory
Windrose Armoury has been producing high quality armour for medievalists and living historians for more than ten years. We strive to produce the finest armour available.

Has a nice selection of fabrics, eachone hand dyed and hand woven on antique foot powered looms, just as it was done hundreds of years ago. Also has hand made drop spindles and spinning wheels.

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SCA Interactive Demo
Society for Creative Anachronism Interactive Newcomer’s Portal

Calontir Newcomers
This mailing group is for new members, as well as potential new members, located within the Kingdom of Calontir.

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