Do you dream of lords and ladies, knights and squires, kings and queens? Do you hanker for a world of pageantry, where all can aspire to true nobility. Welcome to the to the SCA, a journey full of learning and entertainment. Welcome to multiplayer Medieval real-world gaming!
The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international non-profit volunteer organization devoted to the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century skills, arts, combat, and culture.
The SCA started as a backyard costume party and never stopped. In 1966 a group of history buffs and science fiction/fantasy fans hosted a big outdoor party in Berkeley, California. The invitation stated that a Tournament would be held on the first of May, summoning “all knights to defend in single combat the title of ‘fairest’ for their ladies.”
Since then, the Society has grown to nineteen kingdoms covering the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, South Africa, and Australia. There are over 30,000 paid members of the corporation, and the total number of participants is around 60,000 people.
If you live in the Southern Highlands of NSW you are standing in the Canton of Okewaite. Our lands cover the known world areas of the Southern Highlands and Goulburn. Okewaite is a Canton in the Barony of Politarchopolis which in turn is a Barony in the Kingdom of Lochac.
We get together regularly to research and recreate life in the middle ages -feasting, fighting, brewing, weaving, singing, forging, gardening, illuminating – you name it, we do it – with an emphasis on creating a fun, inclusive environment for all comers.
We have regular events and gatherings and you are very welcome to step out of the mundane and join us in the lands of Okewaite.
If you want to find out more about us, join our Facebook Group, or the Fighter’s Facebook group and say hello or turn up to one of our weekly activities and see what we do.
If you are new to the SCA check out these helpful pages –
The Society for Creative Anachronism Newcomers Portal
The Kingdom of Lochac Handbook for Society Newcomers
Newcomers Supplement from The Shire of Colles Ardorum
There are two main classes of membership available: Full Memberships and Event Memberships, which confer different privileges.
Full Memberships provide full rights to participation in the Society, including voting, entering Crown Tournaments, running events or holding an office. If you travel, Full Memberships also give you affiliate membership status with SCA groups overseas, e.g. in New Zealand, the US and Europe. Subscribing Memberships can be bought for up to five years.
Click on the Okewaite Shield for a link to Lochac Membership page.
Please note – you will be assigned membership to a group nearest your postcode, however you can choose to play with any group within the organisation. If your postcode exists outside of the Okewaite boundaries simply contact our Seneschal.