Barony Bordermarch is a medieval recreation group located in Beaumont, Texas. We are a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism CA) located in the Kingdom of Ansteorra (Texas and Oklahoma). Our members participate in chivalric (armored) fighting, rapier combat, archery, and equestrian activities.
Our activities also include “Arts and Sciences” ranging from 600 to 1600. This could mean sewing and textile production, blacksmithing or armoring, carpentry, scribal (illumination), dance, music, cooking, brewing, or anything else you can dream up! The SCA covers the whole world also, so if you are fascinated by Vikings or samurai (or the Crusades), there is an equal opportunity to participate.
Words from our Baroness.
History isn’t just something in a boring book. It’s how we got here. The long and winding path humanity walked down that led us to right now. If you’ve ever been curious about the Middle Ages or the Renaissance, ever wondered what it was like to live during that time, ever dreamed of knights, kings, queens, and noble deeds…then you might just belong with us. We are the Society for Creative Anachronism, and we make history come alive. The SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th century Europe. We don’t just dress up and call each other “milord” and “milady.” We spend our weekends living in a shared world where chivalry, honor, and the pageantry of royalty are real things you can see and touch and experience for yourself. We do combat, we dance, we sing, we create art, we serve; we build a little refuge from the stresses and conflicts of the modern era based on nobility, honor, and respect for one another. Rank and titles in the SCA are earned entirely within the Society, not granted based on who you are in the modern world. If this sounds like a place you might want to be, come and check us out. The SCA is divided into regional groups we call “kingdoms,” each led by a king and queen who have achieved those titles through their own merit. Texas (except El Paso) and Oklahoma comprise the Kingdom of Ansteorra. Within Ansteorra there are a number of local groups such as baronies, shires, and cantons. For a weekend event near you, browse the Kingdom Calendar. We’re excited that you’re interested in the SCA, and we can’t wait to meet you at an event. As Shakespeare wrote, “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” You may be a Peer of the Realm or even of Royal Blood: join us and find your own path to destiny!
Ever in service,
Gabrielle de Lacy Baroness of Bordermarch