Welcome to the Current Middle Ages
The Barony of Myrgan Wood is the North Saskatchewan branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Our territory includes everything north of the South Saskatchewan River including Saskatoon, Humboldt, Prince Albert, Meadow Lake, North Battleford, Rosetown, and various other communities. Myrgan Wood resides in the Kingdom of Avacal.
The Society for Creative Anachronism is a non-profit educational society dedicated to researching and re-creating the lives and artifacts of the middle ages. Through events such as taverns, wars, feasts, and tournaments, SCA members become part of the Current Middle Ages.
The SCA has thousands of members all over the world - Japan, Australia, Europe, and North America. The area of the world where SCA chapters exist is called the Knowne World and is divided in to Kingdoms, Principalities, and Baronies, all of which are ruled by royalty.
You are in the Kingdom of Avacal, Barony of Myrgan Wood. The Kingdom of Avacal is comprised of Provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta and parts of British Columbia. The Barony of Myrgan Wood is comprised of Saskatchewan communities north of the South Saskatchewan River including Saskatoon, Humboldt, Prince Albert, Meadow Lake, North Battleford, Rosetown, and various other communities.
The SCA upholds the ideals of chivalry and fealty established in the Middle Ages. All SCA members are considered to be nobility and are expected to behave as such: with honour, loyalty, courtesy and generosity.
All of the skills used to recreate the artifacts of the Middle
Ages can be grouped under Arts & Sciences. SCA members have
recreated everything from textiles and clothing to armour and
weapons. Calligraphy, heraldry, music, dance, and leatherwork
are all examples of pursuits available to members. They research
and learn skills independently and from each other in class
settings and informal groups.
Find out more about the arts & sciences in Myrgan Wood
Armoured combat, rapier and archery are the three forms of combat in the SCA. All combat is regulated for safety and fair play. Armoured combatants participate in wars and tournaments. The sword and shield are most commonly used but many other weapons are constructed and experimented with.
Rapier fighters recreate late 16th century fencing techniques.
Unsharpened steel blades are the weapons used in this forum. Archers
participate in target archery. and also use blunted arrows and bows with
limited poundage in war-like combat.
Find out more about sports & combat in Myrgan Wood
Click on the roles below for more information.
The Baron and Baroness are appointed by the Crown (upon consultation with
the populace) to act as the Royal Presence within the Barony. They also
represent the Barony to the Crown and at meetings of the Noble Estate. They
have the prerogative to establish and make awards specific to the Barony to
acknowledge skill, service and other merits.
View past history of Baron & Baronesses
The officers are responsible for..
The Seneschal is in charge of the day-to-day business of keeping the barony going. They are the legal representative of the Barony
The Exchequer is in charge of the moneys raised by the group. This can be money people pay to attend events or money donated to the barony. They are responsible for paying money out to cover the legitimate expenses of the group (such as paying for and event site).
The Herald announces things at court, introduces fights on the field, and helps members develop a name and device. In the SCA, we use names that could have existed in Medieval or Renaissance times and create devices that can be used to identify us by picture, much like a coat of arms.
The Chronicler is responsible for the publications of the group. The Barony of Myrgan Wood issues a newsletter called "The Elm's Leaf" periodically. It can be found here.
The Web Minister is responsible for updating and taking care of the website for the Barony, including news, event updates, and other useful content.
The Knight Marshal organizes practices for our armoured combattants.
The Rapier Deputy organizes practices for rapier.
The Missile Deputy organizes practices for missile combatants (i.e archery and thrown weapons).
The Chatelaine is the person who helps newcomers. If you are interested in joining the SCA, or just visiting an event because the pavilions caught your eye as you drove past, this is the person who will answer your questions. And if they can't, they'll help you find someone who can. They also are the ones to contact if you would like our group to put on a demonstration for your school or event.
Gold Key is the person to contact if you need to borrow garb (costume) for an event.
Arts and Sciences are just what they sound like. The line between what is an "art" and what is a "science" is often blurred, hence one person organizes workshops in both areas, and helps people find others to help them in specific areas of interest.
The Baronial Champions are selected by tournaments held annually. The Champions attend Their Excellencies at court and are responsible for organizing the tournaments to choose their successors.
The title of Champion of Sword is awarded to the winner of the armoured combat tournament held each October at our Anniversary Event.
The title of Champion of Missile Combat is awarded to the winner of the missile weapons tournament held each October at our Anniversary Event.
The title of Rapier Champion is awarded to the winner of the rapier combat tournament held each April at our Spring Champions event.
The title of Champion of Arts and Sciences is awarded to the winner of the A&S tournament held each May at our Spring Champions event.
The title of Champion of Bardic is awarded to the winner of the Bardic championship tournament held each March at the Skald the Hall event.