Things to do in the Barony of Sentinels’ Keep
In the Society, we love to kill our friends—not hurt them! There are many ways you can experience the thrill of battle, whether young or old.
Heavy combat is an option that involves weapons of rattan, full suits of armor, and hitting really hard. While not for the weak of heart, this form of combat is how crowns are won. Heavy fighting is open to anyone ages 16 and up (with parental permission for minors).
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We also have rapier, which is similar to fencing (but more fun). This form of combat employs metal blade with rubber blunts (no sharp edges). Rapier is open to anyone ages 14 and up (with parental permission for minors).
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We have youth combat, using boffer (foam) swords and armor. This combat is broken into age groups for youth under the age of 16.
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Combined Weapons Practices are held nearly every weekend, usually on Sundays, somewhere within the Barony. Regional fighter practices are held on a Monthly basis during the winter, and there are regular fighter practices every weekend in Missoula. Locations change with the season, and availability, so please check back often as more information becomes available.
Current practice locations and dates can be found on our Facebook group, or by contacting the appropriate Marshal.
Arts & Sciences
The SCA time period is between the fall of the Western Roman Empire – 476 to the end of the Tudors – 1603, and the area centers mostly on Eurasia (including the British Isles) and lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
The Minister of Arts and Sciences (MoAS) of the Barony of Sentinels’ Keep (BSK) helps foster the study of The Middle Ages and the research and methods for producing historically based clothing, artifacts, and performances. The Arts and Sciences (A&S) is the study of how everything people needed to live, work, and play during that time was grown, created, or performed.
As with all the other aspects of the SCA, we learn by doing and by sharing.
For more information about ongoing Arts & Sciences in the Barony, contact the Minister of Arts & Sciences.
Archery & Thrown Weapons
We also like to kill our friends from a distance!
Do you like throwing spears? What about knives? Ever tried throwing axes? Come and check out the Thrown Weapons activites within the Barony.
Other Ways to Play in the SCA
There are numerous awards in the SCA, at many different levels. This is meant as a guide not only to our local awards, but to other awards you might see in Artemisia. This list also includes the abbreviations used on other pages when referencing populace (for example: someone with an OL after their name would be a member of the Order of the Laurel). Our Barony’s local awards are featured first, then the list continues in order of precedence (Society, Kingdom, Principality (from when Artemisia was not its own Kingdom yet), and Baronial (other than local).
Remember, if you think someone is missing an award, recommend them! For Baronial awards, talk to the Baron or Baroness, write a letter, and make sure the intended recipient does not already have the prospective award. For Kingdom and Society level awards, talk to Their Royal Majesties, their heirs, and other members of the prospective order. Awards can’t be awarded if nobody knows the wonderful work your friends are doing!
Recommend a Baronial Award by emailing Their Excellencies at: email@example.com
Recommend a Kingdom Award by emailing Their Majesties at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Search through all Local and Kingdom Awards on the Kingdom website using their searchable database. Awards are listed by person or by award.