Years ago, I was invited to attend Pennsic War by a friend of a friend who was a vendor. This was my first introduction to the Society. It was the equivalent of drinking from the firehose. After a week of that craziness, I was overwhelmed, but I wanted to know more. I’d always been a fan of the Renaissance Fairs, and thought that this was just an extension of that. I was pleased to find that it was… and wasn’t!
Below is a short definition of what some common acronyms used around the SCA B&B – Baron & Baroness MKA – Mundanely Known As (used to reference a member’s mundane name as opposed to their society name)
There are several teams that you will encounter when joining the SCA. Some of them are unique to the Society and here we’ll attempt to define some of them for you.
The Kingdom of Ansteorra is made up of multiple branches representing different locations in the mundane world. Ansteorra is broken into Northern, Central, and Southern regions. This is strictly to provide geographical separation, but all are ruled by the Crown. Within that Kingdom are various branches overseeing their respective regions. Bryn Gwlad is the region … Read more
Branches of the SCA are setup based around a geographical area or an institution. Within the Kingdom of Ansteorra, these are the designations. Kingdom: area ruled by a King and Queen Principality: area within a kingdom ruled by Prince and Princess Barony: area administered by a Baron and/or Baroness, the ceremonial representative(s) of the Crown … Read more