Welcome to the Shire of Coldedernhale!

Don’t just read history, live it!

We are the Society for Creative Anachronisms (SCA) shire that covers all of central South Dakota.  The SCA is a practical history society, recreating the arts and skills of the pre-17th century world. While dressed in clothing of the past, you can experience tournaments, games, royal courts, feasts, and dancing. You also have the opportunity to learn and practice ancient arts and skills — calligraphy, cooking, armoring, metalworking, carpentry, and needlework (to name just a few) — within an all-ages social group. The SCA is a great place to make friends and learn new skills. Find out more at http://welcome.sca.org and http://www.northshield.org/.

View our events page here! Provost Challenge XIX is coming up on April 27, 2024

Online Communities:
Shire of Coldedernhale Facebook Group – This is the local group. Please join to keep up with announcements.
Email coldedernhale@gmail.com to keep up with announcements delivered by email if you don’t have or don’t want to use Facebook. 
Unofficial Kingdom of Northshield Facebook Group  – This is our local SCA Kingdom (Region). The Dakotas, Minnesota, Manitoba and Wisconsin.
SCA Newcomer’s portal – Designed to help you get a feel for what the SCA is all about.
Unofficial Coldedernhale Discord – A chat room/forum for unofficial discussions and chit chatting about the SCA with links to other SCA Discord servers (an explanation of Discord)
Gear & Garb:
Starving Students – Getting started on a budget from longtime SCA member David Friedman
A Miscellany – From the same author. Great stuff.
About the SCA:
SCA Customs and Etiquette for Beginners – Maîtresse Linette de Gallardon covers the basics of etiquette and customs for SCA newcomers.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.