The Barony of Lyondemere
Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) for the coastal Los Angeles area, California


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Baron Jon Thomme de Claydon and Baroness Eva filia Edeneweyn

Upcoming Baronial Progress

April 12 – Starkhafn Anniversary
April 26 – Cast Iron Chef Lyondemere
April 27 – Robin Hood Tourney

May 10 – Altavia Anniversary
May 22-25 – Potrero War

June 7- Coronation
June 8 – Queens Champion
June 28 – Gyldenholt Anniversary

July 12th – Lyondemere Anniversary

The 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 meetings, workshops (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.