Kingdom of Caid
Barony of Starkhafn
Barony of Starkhafn

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How to Get Started

Ready to dive into the Society? It's easy! Take a look through the various sections of this website to get an idea of how to get started with the different types of activities we do. The SCA offers a fantastic resource called the Known World Handbook which is filled with articles to help you get started. We've provided a preview article for free in the "Attend an Activity" section!

When we've piqued your interest, here's a step-by-step guide for getting started in the SCA!

"My friends in the SCA introduced me and brought me in. It was great and so easy to be able to jump right into it and attend my first event. I had a great time!" -- Lord Tiberius Finn

Locate Your Branch

The first step to participating in the SCA is determining the kingdom and local group in which you live. If you live in Southern Nevada, then Huzzah! you've found your local group, the Barony of Starkhafn in the Kingdom of Caid. Click on Baronial Lands to see the list of zip codes that lie within the Barony's borders.

If you are in a different area, check the “Find Your Group” link on the SCA website. It will bring up the "Kingdom Lookup" tool. Select your state / province / country to see which Kingdom covers that area. The results will have a link to that Kingdom’s website, where you can find a list of local groups and the territory they cover.

Get in Touch

To contact someone from the Barony:
1. Check the "Contacts" link.
2. Contact the Newcomers' Officer, known as the (also called Castellan) to get more information about the Barony.
3. If there is no current listing for Chatelaine, contact the , or Chapter President.
4. You can also find us on Facebook.

Attend an Activity

Our Barony hosts a wide variety of activities throughout the month, which can include business meetings, arts and sciences workshops, combat practices, and weekend events. These are listed on our Events/Calendar page.

Once you find an activity that interests you, check with the Chatelaine or Seneschal to see if there are any requirements or costs to participate (such a materials fee or food cost). Then visit! Then, go have fun! You can learn more about Getting Ready for your First Event in this preview article from the Known World Handbook!

The most important thing you can do on your first visit to the SCA is introduce yourself and ask questions. Society participants have a wide range of interests and love to share with people who want to learn about them.

Purchase an SCA Membership (Optional)

Paid membership in the SCA has many great benefits:
•Discounted entry fees at most events
•Sustaining/International members have electronic access to every kingdom's newsletter, along with supplementary publications that include photos, educational articles, and creative works. They can also subscribe to additional publications.
•The ability to hold office and to enter Crown/Coronet Tournaments
•In some kingdoms, membership makes you eligible to receive awards

Under 18 Years of Age? Read First!

A note for our visitors 17 years of age or younger: we absolutely welcome you to participate in our activities and events! Some of the things you can do in the Society, however, require a parent or guardian to provide permission or complete authorizing paperwork before participation. Please check with the Kingdom of Caid to determine what's needed from your parent or guardian for you to enjoy the Society to the fullest!

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