A New Deputy Society Seneschal Office


The SCA Board of Directors is directing the Society Seneschal to develop and implement a new Deputy Society Seneschal Office and accompanying kingdom level infrastructure to deal with broad-based event support services.

The core activity and a core competency of the Society for Creative Anachronism is holding events –… Continue reading

New Corpora and Sanction Guide Approved 18/01/2014


The *New* Sanction Guide and The Most Current Version of Corpora was approved bt the Board on 1/18. The thanks go out to all of *YOU*. For your time and efforts and reads and rereads and reedits. 2 YEARS. From start to finish. DONE. There will be… Continue reading

How Many Officers?

Should we dial back on the number of “REQUIRED” officers in local SCA branches. If so which? How?

Ask The Society Seneschal Anything……

I will be holding an informal “Ask the Society Seneschal Anything” Q&A at Stargate Yule this weekend. If you ever wanted to get some insights into how SCA Corporate work or had a question you were afraid to ask,…now is the time to ask.

Sir Modius, SocSen

Position Available: Vice President for Information Technology

The SCA Inc. seeks applicants for the position of Vice President for Information Technology, for a three-year term beginning April 12, 2014. This is a part-time volunteer position requiring technical leadership and a commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per week plus availability for emergencies. The position is reports directly to… Continue reading

Position Available: Gulf Wars Deputy Exchequer.

Gulf Wars is seeking an individual willing to serve as a Deputy Exchequer for one year, then as the Gulf War Exchequer for the next two years with a final year as the Emergency Deputy. This position starts on or about February 1, 2014. The deputy will replace the current… Continue reading

Request for Commentary on Sanctions and Corpora

Over a year ago the office of the Society Seneschal began a complete revamp of the sanction process. The Grand Council assisted in this mammoth project as did past society Seneschals, Kingdom Seneschals, members of the Royalty and past board members. Special thanks to the feedback from individuals that have… Continue reading

October Newsletters Available

September 25th, 2013

We are pleased to let you know that the October 2013 Kingdom Newsletters are now available to all current Sustaining and International members for your review. If you are new to the enewsletter site, please go to to access. Your Membership Number is your User ID… Continue reading

What does SCA Participation mean for the Sanctioned Individual?

The Society Seneschal asked:

Trying to get a handle on a loose thread regarding the sanction guide. What is the meaning of “SCA participation”. More specifically. When you get a sanction resulting in a revocation of membership and denial of participation, what should be precluded. So in the hypothetical Lord… Continue reading

Corpora II B. Requirements for Participants at Society Events

“Anyone may attend Society events provided he or she wears an attempt at pre-17th century clothing… ”

Prescription sunglasses are OK.
Sunglasses? If you have a medical necessity?

EL: Clothing includes overtly modern sunglasses. Prescription eyewear is always ok.

Director-Elect Selected

The SCA Board of Directors would like to announce that David Keen / Master David of Caithness, has agreed to accept the position of Director-Elect.  Mr. Keen/Master David hails from the Kingdom of Caid.  He will be replacing Director Mark Faulcon, whose term ends at the close of… Continue reading

Board Nominees – Commentary Requested

Board Nominees

Crystal Ames Senhora Volante de Porto Caid 2015-05
Sam Davis Duke Thomas Blackmoore, KSCA Meridies 2015-05
Therese Schwartz HE Myrddina O’Dolwyddelan Atenveldt 2015-05

Dr. Scott Berk Master Phillip Reed East 2015-01
Erik Contreraz Master Raven Mayne Atenveldt 2015-01
Paul Morris Baron Rowan Buchanan West 2015-01
Lori Taylor Viscountess… Continue reading

Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (“APEC”)

At the July 2013 Board Meeting, the Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (“APEC”) proposed that the Board of Directors create a new Patent-bearing Peerage Order parallel to the Orders of the Chivalry, the Laurel and the Pelican. This Rapier Peerage would be for the related martial arts of rapier and all… Continue reading

Disabilities and the SCA

In the past year I have had three folks approach me with similar experiences. Each was told that they would never become a peer (Knight, Laurel or Pelican) because of their disability. While I can understand that for a fighting peerage it may be daunting task, service and art peerages… Continue reading

Seeking feedback on the *new* Sanction Guide

The Society Seneschal would like to collect feedback on the *new* Sanction guide before it is submitted to the Board for approval in Oct. There is still work to be done but it’s getting close. Great heaps of thanks go to the GC and the vast number of folks who… Continue reading

From the July 2013 Board Meeting….

From the Society Seneschal


Changes in status
Drachenwald. The Incipient College of St John of Rila (Bulgaria) to Full College
Drachenwald. The Incipient Shire of Depedene under Wychwood N & NW England (postcodes NE, DH, SR, DL, TS, CA, LA, FY, PR, BB,… Continue reading

3rd Quarter Board Meeting Info

The Board of Directors would like to remind the membership that the Third Quarter 2013 Board Meeting will take place in the West Kingdom on July 13, 2013.  The location will be Mt. Olive Church on 1989 E Calaveras Blvd in Milpitas, California and the start time will be… Continue reading

Recruitment and Retention

New topic from the Society Seneschal

In light of a new chatelaine to be selected in July.
Recruitment and retention.

Ideas. New efforts. Etc. etc.

Corpora Section X Announcement

Greetings unto the Populace of the SCA,

As you may be aware, the Society has been reviewing all Corporate documents with reference to Sanctions and sanction language. The goal is to create a comprehensive Sanction Guide.

The first stage of this review was performed by the Grand Council. The Grand… Continue reading

Position Available – Pelican Sovereign of Arms

After three years of service as Pelican Queen of Arms, Juliana de Luna wants to retire from that job in January 2014. Therefore, we’re looking for a successor to take up the reins (reigns?) and become the Pelican Sovereign of Arms.

If you are interested, please see the below job… Continue reading

Possible Demo Policy Revision re Gunpowder

Potential change to Kingdom Seneschal’s Handbook…

To be included in Kingdom Seneschal’s handbook section XV Demo Policy.
A Demo with gunpowder is nominally defined as (but is not limited to) bringing any gunpowder (home-made or commercial), items containing powder, or the three main ingredients for the creation of gunpowder onto… Continue reading

Greetings from the Incoming President


I would like to share with everyone the following letter from our most recent SCA President, Tom Hughes. As he indicates, it has been a busy past three years for the SCA, and his summary speaks for itself. We thank him for his time spent on behalf of our… Continue reading

PayPal Testing

The Board of Directors has granted a one-time variance to the following Society Financial Policy, Section XII, B to allow the Barony of Gyldenholt, Caid to test the PayPal system for accepting credit cards at the Gyldenhold – Calafia Friendship Tournament on March 9, 2013. The Society Exchequer is currently… Continue reading