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The Barony of Endewearde
Newcomer Resources

Updated: June 16, 2013





Welcome to the Barony of Endewearde!

Whether you are a person new to the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) who has never attended an event held under the SCA, or an old hat who has relocated to the lands of our fair barony, we welcome you!

You may also find that the following links and documents may be helpful to you, as you begin your SCA adventures. Endewearde's officer to assist newcomers (called a "chatelaine"),  Lord Finán mac Bressail (pictured right), will be happy to assist you in learning more about the what activities are available under the Society for Creative Anachronism that would match your interests (or inspire new hobbies for you).

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What is the SCA?
This is the official page on the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) website that explains to newcomers the perspective the SCA, a non-profit organization, takes in recreating the Middle Ages. An explanation of how the SCA began, how it is organized, SCA combat, persona names, ranks and titles, merriment, and how to find a local branch near you (like the Barony of Endewearde here in central Maine, USA). 

A Newcomer's Guide to the SCA* - Start Here to download the pdf
This is an eight-page brochure with color photos and information on: What is the SCA? - Getting Started - Who is Who? - Activities - Where to find SCA equipment - Recommended Reading by Diomedes Sebastianus
This website is not under the direct authority of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) but it is a resource recommended because of the extensive overview it provides. It was written by Diomedes Sebastianus and discusses a variety of activities available in the SCA. The site is rich with information and many great photographs. It is available in English, Spanish, Danish, and French.

Forward Into the Past *(download the pdf)
This introductory booklet is published by the Society for Creative Anachronism. Goes into a little more detail ona the following topics: What is the SCA - Getting Started - Fitting In - What to Wear and How to Behave - Making a T-tunic - Names and Personas - Kingdom & Local Officers - SCA Combat - Who is Who? - Heraldry - Guilds, Households, and Sociability - The Gentle Arts and Sciences

Advice to Newcomers* (download the pdf)
Whether a long time SCA member brought you to your first meeting or you came by yourself, there's always a period of adjustment. Here's how to get yourself oriented quickly and begin to have some fun.

East Kingdom Events
The SCA East Kingdom website lists all official events in the entire kingdom. It can be entertaining to take a look at the variety of events held in our kingdom alone!

Glossary of Terms - Good Grief, What Do They Mean By That? *(download the pdf)
SCA jargon explained.

Barony of Endewearde website
The Endewearde website provides a regularly updated main page that lists news of interest to its members, a calendar of activities being offered regularly in the Waterville/Bangor area, information on upcoming central Maine SCA events, a master index of SCA residents (using SCA persona names) along with their titles & awards honors, newcomer information resources, access to back issues of the Northern Watch newsletter, and an archive of past SCA events run in Endewearde. If you are interested in being part of the current discussions on the Endewearde yahoo lists, such as the main Endewearde yahoo group or the recently formed Canton of Windridge (Waterville/Unity area), please scroll down to the bottom of the Endewearde website to get started signing up. You'll be able to stay on top of local activities as they are being planned.

East Kingdom Chatelaine's Page
The SCA East Kingdom Chatelaine's Page has several resources under the Newcomer link for anyone who is  interested in starting to learn more details of how to attend their first event or feast, what is "garb" and  how to make or purchase it, SCA heraldry basics, developing a persona, camping at Pennsic Wars, and much, much more.


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We are happy to learn more about you, and your areas of interest in the SCA. The information in the form below will help us to find activities you'll like, and help us introduce you to other SCA members who live near you. Please fill out the Endewearde Newcomer Form so we can keep in touch with SCA activities occurring in central Maine. We have local activities running each week in the greater Bangor, Unity/Waterville and Bar Harbor & Ellsworth areas.

Please contact our chatelaine for assistance in understanding what to bring for your comfort to an SCA event, what to pack for dayboard and evening feast, and to make arrangements to borrow appropriate clothing (called "garb") for an event. Write to Lord Finan at and mention that you would like to learn more about attending your first SCA event, what local activities are being offered, and where the other SCA group are located in Maine. If you need to borrow medieval clothing for this event (such as a simple tunic you can wear over everyday clothing) please let Lord Finan know ahead of time so he can help find a comfortable tunic in your size.  

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Website design and content by Lady Bryn Millar. This page is based on an earlier version of the Newcomers webpage whose content was authored by Baroness Anelida Falconbridge, former chatelaine of Endewearde. Photograph of Lord Finán mac Bressail  taken by Mistress Brita Mairi Svensdottir.


This is the recognized web site for the Shire of Endewearde of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. and is maintained by Lady Bryn Millar. This site may contain electronic versions of the group's governing documents. Any discrepancies between the electronic version of any information on this site and the printed version that is available from the originating office will be decided in favor of the printed version. For information on using photographs, articles, or artwork from this web site, please contact the Webminister at He or she will assist you in contacting the original creator of the piece. Please respect the legal rights of our contributors.

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