Welcome to the Current Middle Ages



You have arrived at the Chatelaine's homepage here at the Kingdom of Meridies! The Chatelaine is the office in charge of Newcomers' Liaisons. That means the Chatelaine can help you find answers or direction on any questions you might be having, so please ask if you'd like assistance.

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How to get started?

Find an SCA group near you in order to participate locally. Once you find your group's website, you can learn about meeting information, fighter practice, and more. Just look for the contact info for the local group's Chatelaine to help you get started. If you have any trouble, you are welcome to email the Kingdom Chatelaine for further information or guidance. Please check out the pages linked on the menu bar to the left for even more info on what to expect.


Looking for a local SCA group near you to participate with? 

If you already know the group you're seeking, check the Kingdom Groups List 

If you don't have any luck there, try browsing the Google Map Project


On behalf of the Kingdom of Meridies, I want to welcome you to the Current Middle Ages!

My name is Countess Ysmay of Branston and I am the Kingdom Chatelaine. I help facilitate the recruitment of new members and integrate newcomers into our little family. 

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international nonprofit organization that re-creates the skills and lifestyles of pre-17th century Europe, practicing martial skills, arts and sciences that would have taken place during the Middle Ages. These things include armored combat, fencing, archery, siege weapons, music, poetry, cooking, dancing, metalsmithing, needlework, sewing, armouring and so much more. There is, literally, something for everyone. Through countless volunteers, events are all over the world every weekend.

The “Knowne World” of the SCA is divided into 20 Kingdoms. The Kingdom of Meridies includes Alabama, Georgia, the Panhandle of Florida, and east Tennessee. 

Ready for fun? The first step in getting involved is to find your local group. The “find your local group” link to the left should direct you to the appropriate group. Next, contact the Chatelaine for your group or contact me. Your local Chatelaine will help you discover all the opportunities available in your area to get involved in, assist you with information, and introduce you to people who share your love of Medieval things.

Once you have some contacts in your area, the next step is to attend an activity. This can be in the form of a local meeting, workshop or fighter practice, or you can jump in feet first and go to an event. Your local contacts should be able to give you information on upcoming local activities and a calendar of events happening around the Kingdom can be found on the opening page of this site. Everyone dresses up, but don’t worry if your garb isnt perfect on the first try. Just meet people and talk. Ask questions about what you see and things that interest you. 

We are so happy that you are here and we look forward to sharing our hospitality with you as we explore and recreate the Middle Ages as they should have been. 

If you need help or have questions, please don’t hesitate to email me. And Welcome Home!

Yours in Service to the Dream,

Countess Ysmay of Branston



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