The Barony of Stormhold – The Past in the Present
Open to all, the Barony of Stormhold (a chapter of the worldwide Society for Creative Anachronism based in Melbourne, Australia) encourages and supports anyone with an interest in pre-1600 art, history, combat, craft and culture.
The Barony of Stormhold is part of the Kingdom of Lochac (Australia and New Zealand) and we are a regional branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). Our members are generally in the central and western suburbs of Melbourne and the western regional towns of Victoria, especially Ballarat.
The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international, non-profit, educational society celebrating pre-17th century history. It has members who study every aspect of medieval life. We are brewers, archers, calligraphers, heralds, fencers, spinners, blacksmiths, costumers, dancers, cooks and armoured fighters. We enjoy feasting, spinning, needlepoint, equestrian, leather-work, bead-work, socializing, live weapons competition, period music, theatre and much more. If someone did it back then, you can bet someone is trying to do it now. In fact, anything that happened before the 17th century is within the scope of the club. And if you’ve got a specific interest, there’ll probably be someone in the worldwide Society that shares your passion.
So have a look around and explore the website. A wealth of knowledge awaits!
Curious about getting involved?
If your local group is Stormhold, have a look at our calendar of events and decide what you might like to come along to. If it is a regular event, you can get in touch with the contact person for that event directly, using the information on the event page. If it is a special event, you can contact the steward of that event (also listed on the event page).
You don’t need armour, and you don’t need a costume (yet)! It helps if you let us know in advance you are coming, so we can make sure that there is enough loaner gear available. Each regular event lists what you would need to bring with you if you wanted to get into armour (usually personal groin protection, and a water bottle), but donning armour is not a requirement for enjoying your time in the SCA. The tabs above can give you details on our regular meetings, upcoming competitions and the minutes from recent committee meetings.