Barony of Lyondemere is the local chapter of the SCA,
the Society for Creative Anachronism. The SCA is a non-profit 501(c)
society dedicated to research and re-creation of elements of the
Middle Ages and Renaissance history. The Barony is also the parental
group for the Noe College, the SCA branch at Cal State University
of Long Beach (CSULB).
We are also a part of the Kingdom
of Caid, one of nineteen "kingdoms" or major geographical
units of the SCA. There are an estimated 35,000+ people involved
in the SCA around the world.
The Barony of Lyondemere hosts up to an average of 10-15 or more
(such as cooking, dancing, costuming, arts), and fighter
practices a month, and between 3-5 major events a year.
Council Meetings are held once a month, during which we
discuss business items. Arts and Sciences vary
in topic from month to month, but are a mix of hands-on and lecture-type
workshops, varying from beginner to advanced skill sets in different
arts and sciences forms. Fighter practice (Wednesdays)
encompasses both Armored Combat (sometimes called Heavy Weapons)
and Rapier Fencing. Armored Combat is an "unchoreographed martial
art," recreating swordplay of the middle ages, using rattan swords,
shields, and a variety of other secondary weapons. Rapier Fencing
is medieval fencing in the round. Archery practices (target archery)
are held on Thursdays and Sundays.