Terms you should
- Medieval/Renaissance Clothing worn at events.
- Any point in time between the year 600 CE to 1600 CE, the time frame that the SCA operates within.
- A character that might have lived in the SCA period that a member pretends to be at events; A persona can be very simple or quite complex, it's up to YOU!
- Troll or Gate
- The place when you check in at an event and fill out your NCR forms
- Rino Hide
- Someone who refuses to die at a Tournament!
- The place at events where you pay any monies due and receive your site token (it is required that everyone check in at ALL events)
- Day Tripping
- Not camping overnight, may or may not be eating feast.
- Call of the Marshalls for everyone to stop. Failure to do so may result in someone being injured.
- Call to indicate a knife is being unconcealed.
- Dinner, usually served in the feast hall at events. There is a separate fee and space is limited.
Chivalry In the Current Middle Ages....
The SCA strives to reproduce and recreate the best aspects of the
middle ages and renaissance, especially the ideals of courtesy, chivalry, loyalty,
and honor. We address one another as "My Lord" or "My Lady."
If someone holds a higher title they will gently correct you. When
someone wearing a crown walks past, it's polite to bow your head or give
a small curtsy. The King and Queen are addressed as "Your Majesty", the
Prince and Princess as "Your Highness", and The Baron and Baroness as
If you are unsure how to address someone, just ask.
Choosing a Persona
Please note: You cannot use the name
of a real historical person or a fictional character, or a name that
implies a relationship to either. An excellent web site to check out for ideas
for and the rules of SCA name construction is the SCA College of Arms-Name Articles.
For an SCA Event, just think of people in "garb" (costume,) fighters battling, contests, feasts, music, and dancing. It is always a good idea to pre-register for an event if you wish to participate in the feast. For a list of up-coming events check out the Upcoming Events page and click on the links for the SCA and Trimaris home pages..
What to Bring With You to an Event?
During the hotter months, you might want to dress lightly during the day and bring a change of garb for the feast. During the cooler months it is a good idea to bring a cloak for morning and evening wear. Ladies may carry personal items in a small basket.
A hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent are all good to bring with you.
is asked to make an attempt at pre-1600
clothing. "Period" garb is the most visible of all our activities and
is the only
requirement in the SCA. Your garb can be as simple as a tunic or as
Elizabethan garb. Please don't feel as though you have to be dressed
perfectly. If you're not sure what to wear, ask someone.
They will be more than willing to help. We understand that you may not
have the knowledge or means to for a complete outfit. Another
misconception is that if
you wear one style of clothing, you will always have to use that style.
This is not true! Many
people see a costume and think they might like it, but after wearing it
to their first event they find that the clothes are too uncomfortable,
too warm, or not flattering to their figure.
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