Welcome to the Society for Creative Anachronism and the Barony of Shattered Crystal!

We are excited to have the opportunity to introduce you to Southern Illinois’ medieval and Renaissance history organization.  We invite you to take a few minutes to meet some of our participants and learn more about who we are and what we do.  If you’re new to the Society, we encourage you to visit the Society of Creative Anachronism’s home website (click here to access the Society’s Newcomer’s Portal) where you can see photos, videos, and descriptions of all the fantastic and exciting activities that await you in the SCA!

As you begin your journey with the Barony of Shattered Crystal, there are two easy steps you can take to get you connected to the group and its activities!

  • First, we invite you to fill out our easy online Newcomer’s Information Form to help us get to know you better.

  • Second, join our online discussion group on Facebook (Barony of Shattered Crystal – SCA)  so you can read and post messages throughout the Barony.

Browse the resources listed below and if you have any further questions, feel free to contact our Chatelaine.

We encourage all newcomers to download our special Newcomer’s packet. In the Newcomer’s packet, you will find numerous articles that provide a great introduction to the Society and our Barony written by local and regional Baronial participants!

Participants 17 and Younger: We welcome youth participants at our activities and many of our events feature classes, games, and other fun opportunities for children and young adults.  While you do not need a parent or guardian to attend Baronial meetings and practices (though one must be present to participate in combat activities), you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to attend an SCA event (such as Crystal Ball).  If your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) is unable to attend, they may designate an adult to be responsible for you during the event and must fill out and have the responsible adult bring the “Adult in Charge of a Minor” and “Notarized Medical Authorization” waiver forms found in the links to the right.

Waiver Forms:

Waiver Policy for the Middle Kingdom


SCA Newcomer’s Portal – General overview of the SCA

Forward Into the Past – A introductory booklet published by the Society. Goes into a little more detail.

A Newcomer’s Guide to the SCA – Lo-res VersionHi-res Version

Getting Started

SCA Basics that every New Member should know

Your First Event

SCA Jargon

Last Updated by Webminister on 10/15/2020

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