Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the Barony of Dun Carraig and the Society for Creative Anachronism (often called the SCA).
The Barony of Dun Carraig is a local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. It is a not-for-profit, educational organization of people with a common interest in the history and culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (AD 600 to 1600). Instead of just reading about this period, we learn by recreating aspects of the activities, crafts, and society of medieval life. We are part of a larger geographic group, called the Kingdom of Atlantia (www.atlantia.sca.org), which encompasses Maryland, the District of Columbia, North Carolina, South Carolina, most of Virginia and a small portion of Georgia.
Our Chatelain (new member liaison) is happy to answer any questions you might have about our organization, or to assist you as you get started. The Chatelain can be reached by e-mail (Chatelain AT DunCarraig DOT net) or you may also contact our Seneschal (Seneschal AT DunCarraig DOT net), who is the administrative head of the group. Other officers for specific areas of interest can be found on the Baronial Officers page (Baronial Officers) and they are happy to assist you with more specialized information.
Our Barony maintains a collection of loaner gear and clothing (often called "Gold Key") that can be borrowed from the Chatelain's office as you get started. We also publish weekly classes and practices on the Calendar (Calendar), on our e-mail group (Email List) and Facebook page (Facebook Page).
We've posted a few pages below to help you as you get started:
Introduction to the SCA
Living in the Current Middle Ages - Part I
Living in the Current Middle Ages - Part II
Advice to Newcomers
Who's Who in the SCA
What do they mean? A Glossary of SCA Terms
SCA events for the Complete Beginner
Packing for Events - Basic Packing Lists
Kingdom of Atlantia's Chatelain Page