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crestThe Citadel of the Southern Pass is our local branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), a 50 year old Medieval and Renaissance recreation organization with groups around the world. In the manner of the feudal societies of the Middle Ages, we divide our groups up into Kingdoms, and Baronies. As such, our "Barony" encompasses the greater El Paso,Texas area, including El Paso County, Hudspeth County, and a small section of New Mexico, close to the Texas border.

Our Barony is located within the Kingdom of the Outlands, which is comprised of El Paso/Hudspeth County Texas, New Mexico, most of Colorado, a small part of western Nebraska, and parts of Wyoming.

Activities common within the SCA include Middle Age costuming, weaving, woodworking, historical research, full armor combat, fencing, archery, exploring and reliving the ideals of Chivalry, period cooking, leatherworking, making maille, armor construction, and many other activities.

 

Check out our latest Newsletter for more information about your local El Paso area group.
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Recent Articles

  • Baronial Arts & Sciences Night: “Arabic: History & Conversation”
      Arabic: History & Conversation covers a variety of Arabic language basics, including the history of writing, some cultural notes, how to write your name, simple conversational vocabulary, and examples of music both period and modern. This is […]
  • Archery has been cancelled today due to inclement weather
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  • Citadel is currently looking for a new Baronial Youth Minister
    Citadel is currently looking to fill the office of Baronial Youth Minister.  The Youth Minister is responsible for organizing activities for children and youth at Baronial events and activities such as Baronial Days and Populace Gatherings.  Youth […]
  • Reminder: The deadline for submitting your Letter of Intent for Rook Pursuivant is June 30, 2018
    https://www.southernpass.org/vacancy-rook-pursuivant-baronial-herald/ […]
  • Going to Battlemoor? Why not volunteer for a security shift!
    Citadel is being asked to man security for Battlemoor, specifically, Thursday from 3pm to midnight. They are looking for 3 to 4 pairs of people to fill 2 to 4 hour shifts. “The more volunteers the shorter the shifts”.  PLease contact Her […]
  • On Wearing Garb: A Long-time Player’s Take on one of the Basics in the SCA
    Sayyid Tariq ibn Yusuf ibn Askari al Ghassani Joining the Society for Creative Anachronism is an exciting prospect for many people.  Whether they are a history buff, a cosplayer, a medieval combat enthusiast or even a Fantasy/Sci-Fi fan, being in the SCA […]
  • Accepting Letters of Intent for the Next Baronial Chronicler
    Good morning Mighty Citadel! The Barony is currently receiving Letters of Intent to be the next Chronicler of the Citadel of the Southern Pass. Besides producing the branch newsletter using the new, automated system, Citadel’s Chronicler would be […]
  • The Archer: Month of May
    ARROW: The month of May saw 163 archers at weekly practices, hot weather and winds in the Citadel.  We have a strong archery officer corp, with myself, Jim Volker, Scott Honaker, Michael Duckworth, Ashley Rench, Raul Escalante, and Aimee Fivet Mack […]
  • The Demo Isn’t Over Yet
    Recruiting is one of the more difficult activities for us in this age of modern technology and instant gratification, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We’ve already begun leveraging virtual interest cards and automated emailing systems to […]
  • The Scribe: June 13, 2018
    We will be having an Arcis Calamus meeting this Thursday, June 14, at 7pm at my home on the far east side of El Paso.  We don’t have a set lesson, but instead will be doing an open calligraphy and illumination night.  I have materials for gilding […]

 

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What is the SCA?

The Society for Creative Anachronism is a re-creation society for the Middle Ages. Our purpose is to bring to life the skills, ideals, and beauty that represents the best of the Middle Ages. The charter of the Society covers the time period up to 1600 A.D. Members select the time that interests them, and develop their name, style of clothing, armor, etc., through research.

The "best" of the Middle Ages and Renaissance includes ideals of chivalry, honor, loyalty, and respect for ladies. Many of the good values we work towards today had their roots in the Middle Ages and the concepts and ideals of Chivalry. These are the very same ideals we strive to demonstrate and teach in our group.

The SCA is an activity for the entire family. We offer classes for all ages in courtesy, courtly graces, and chivalry, as well as other areas of interest. It is our desire to use these tools to encourage strength of character in all participants. Even children are encouraged to participate in arts and sciences, games, camping, and foam-weapon fighting.

Our Society is composed of people from all walks of life - anyone is welcome to participate!

Many of our members have extraordinary skill in calligraphy, metal working, costuming, and other arts. Most of us, though, are just ordinary folks who join the SCA to escape the pressure or boredom of everyday life -- people who enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship of other honorable people, and enjoy a chance to witness the pageantry and atmosphere of times past. Should you have any questions about the SCA or our local group please feel free to contact our Chatelaine, who will gladly answer any and all questions possible.

For detailed information please check out our Baronial Calendar of Events!