The Barony of Krae Glas is a chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) based in the south-east region of Melbourne, Australia. Travel back in time with us to the middle ages and recreate the customs, costumes, and combat of the pre-17th century era. We welcome and encourage all peoples of diverse ages and backgrounds to get involved with the Society. We meet weekly to practice our crafts or train in martial combat, and host regular events where we gather to socialise, display our skills, or simply revel in the atmosphere.
The activities of the barony encompass a broad range of pre-17th century activities, from costuming, cooking, music, dancing, armouring, brewing, calligraphy, woodwork, embroidery, and any of arts and sciences of the middle ages. We recreate weapons and armour, we learn the techniques to use them, and compete in tournaments. You can take part in many martial activities, from armoured combat, fencing, archery and equestrian. We hold feasts where there is food, dancing, singing and merriment. All you need to do to get started is to come along!
We strive to conduct ourselves as nobles of the middle ages, therefore the only thing required is that you make an attempt at wearing pre-17th century clothing, and try to avoid the look and feel of the modern world. We also welcome all ranges of authenticity based on your ability, budget, interest and knowledge, ranging from covering over modern items, through to a completely authentic outfit/food/equipment. It can take time and resources to recreate a pre-17th century appearance, therefore we have items available to loan to newcomers at events. Krae Glas prides itself on being a safe space for everyone, so if you are uncertain about how to participate, (what do I wear to my first event? What should I bring? Who do I ask about…?) feel free to contact our Chatelaine who will be more then happy to help.
Come join us at one of our upcoming events or regular meetings. If you want to join in the casual conversation of the group, go to our Facebook group and introduce yourself. Alternatlely, for an idea of what the SCA is all about, read a newcomer to Krae Glas’s story, or visit www.scademo.com.