His Excellency Taern of the Barony of Ben Dunfirth formally requested of Their Majesties Trumbrand and Kaylah the opportunity have Lady Eibhlin, His inspiration, join him on the high seats of Ben Dunfirth. Their Majesties agreed to Baron Taern's request and asked him to start the Baronial Selection Procedure at the first opportunity. Please see the time line that has been posted below for your reference. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact His Excellency or the Baronial Seneschal.
Date Event
January 17, 2015 Announcement in Kingdom Court (12th Night)
January 19, 2015 Nomination
January 26, 2015 Nomination
February 2, 2015 Nomination
Formal Acceptance of nominated candidate
Crown and KS consulted for approval to proceed with Procedure
February 9, 2015 Candidates meeting / Q&A
February 23, 2015 Polling
March 2, 2015 Polling
Polls tallied and communicated to the Crown
Ben Dunfirth Baronial Selection Procedure

Who are we?

The Barony of Ben Dunfirth is a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), which covers the modern city of Hamilton and Brant County in the Province of Ontario. Our activities include armoured combat (as it would have been practiced in the middle ages), renaissance rapier combat, archery, dancing, historical cooking (and feasts) or historical costuming. Anything that would have been done in the dark ages, middle ages or renaissance (barring things like pestilence and torture) can be done in the SCA. Ben Dunfirth is part of the Kingdom of Ealdormere (Province of Ontario, for the most part, Canada).

What is the SCA?

The SCA (or Society for Creative Anachronism ) is a non-profit, educational organization which is devoted to the study and recreation of the middle ages and renaissance periods as they were and as they might have been. Founded in California in 1966, the SCA has grown into an international organization with over 30,000 members world-wide. This "Known World" is divided into kingdoms; regions ruled by a King and Queen selected by combat at a regularly scheduled tournament, where each aspirant to the Crown fights for the honour of crowning his or her consort. Within each kingdom are smaller groups - Principalities, ruled by Princes and Princesses also chosen by combat, Baronies, Shires and Cantons. All of these groups are run by appointed officers who form a kind of civil service for the rulers. SCA members are interested in all aspects of life prior to 1600-1650 A.D. They study a wide range of arts and sciences: armour construction and safe, authentic tournament combat; costuming and textile arts; cooking and brewing; heraldry; dancing and music; calligraphy and illumination; and practice them too, at feasts and revels, at tournaments and at various events and meetings. SCA events are open to all, members and non-members alike, with the proviso that attendees must make a reasonable attempt to fit in with the SCA's standards of dress and behaviour. Everyone is expected to wear some form of period costume, however simple - the SCA doesn't attempt to enforce perfect authenticity, but admires and encourages accurate reconstruction of dress and equipment.