Definitions

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.

Chivalric [shi-val-rik, shiv-uh l-rik]

Chivalric refers to heavy armored combat.

Rapier [rey-pee-er]

Rapier combat refers to combat with a slender blade used for thrusting.

Garb [garb]

The period costumes worn by participants within the SCA.

SCAdian [sca-de-an]

The way that fellow members of the SCA refer to each other.

Mundane [mun-dain]

A person who is not a member of the SCA, an SCA member’s “regular” life, or when a member does not dress in garb for an activity.