fierce fighters with armor, sword & shield
to gentles who do dainty embroidery,
the Shire of Northover is a wondrous land
filled with folk of courage, creativity & mirth.
Here we eagerly explore all aspects of
Western European culture & history from the period
known as the Middle Ages (pre-17th century).
are but a branch of the great tree known as The Society for Creative Anachronism,
a non-profit worldwide organization.
Here thou shall find many fine folk, who, like thee, enjoy
exploring, learning & teaching about,
and recreating the Best of Europe's past.
Society is populated with Kings & Queens,
Princes & Princesses, Knights with their squires,
Lords & Ladies, everyone from bards to merchants in
fascinating array from Celts, to Vikings;
from Gypsies to Elizabethans.
Thou wilt see the pageantry of grand
tournaments as in days of yore,
where brave men set sword against sword. Our events, which are organized & run by our members,
usually include classes,
competitions & children's activities
that are often followed by a Court of the monarchs, candlelit period feast, bardic circles,
drumming circles, & dancing.
the Shire of Northover all areas of
the arts & sciences are our domain from
fencing, archery & other warrior sport
to creating period style clothing;
from coursing of the hounds
to period cooking, brewing & vintning;
from heraldry to herbology
to medieval illumination & calligraphy.
A list so long we can not speak it all,
bounded only by imagination.
Therefore ye shall find in addition to our monthly
business meeting; monthly Arts & Sciences classes,
Fighter, Archery & Fencing practice,
socials & movie nights &
a meeting of scribes called Scriptorium.
with our local Tournaments, the SCA holds many "Wars," &
we in Northover are blessed
to have just such a popular
& exciting event nearby. Gulf Wars is held yearly
for one week in mid-March.
Over 4,000 members from many Kingdoms
gather in Lumberton, MS to participate
in mighty field battles & competitions,
erect pavilions & establish encampments,
dance & play music, attend classes, go
a marketing at merchants row & much more. Also every fall season within the borders
of our lands
magically appears from out o' the mists of time,
the Louisiana Renaissance
Fair (Hammond, LA).
then, be not shy,
join us in Making Merry in these,
the current Middle Ages & experience
all that the Shire of Northover & the SCA has to offer thee.
To learn more of our monthly meeting or
our events explore our links above.
If what thou seekest is not herein,
then please contact our Chatelaine
or our Seneschal (Chairperson) or any of the friendly folk of Northover who will most gladly assist thee further in thy quest.
So that thou mayest find us,
we are a part of the grand Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.
We are located north of the Great Lake of the Lady (Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana),
bordered on the south o'er the great treacherous Lake & dreadful bridges lies the Barony
of Axemoor (New Orleans), & on the west o'er the dangerous river
by the fierce dragon ghost
of the Shire of Wyrmgeist (Baton Rouge, Louisiana),
& guarded on the east by the giant Sealion and her mighty
of the Barony
of Seleone (Biloxi, Mississippi), & to our north protected by
of Iron Ox (Jackson, MS)
& the Shire
of Dragon's Weal (Hattiesburg, MS).
Please take the time to explore our website - you will find much information here. . . .