Branch Designations

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
  • Province: equivalent of barony without ceremonial representative
  • Shire: local branch reporting directly to a kingdom or principality
  • Canton: local branch reporting through a barony
  • Riding: local branch reporting through a province
  • College: institutional branch based at a school, research facility, etc.
  • Stronghold: institutional branch based at a military installation
  • Port: institutional branch based at a military installation in situations where groups of members will be detached for long periods, as with ships at sea

For a list of the branches within Ansteorra, you can easily reference this list.