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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

  • July Baronial Officer’s Meeting is this week
    The Officer corps. of the Barony will be holding it’s regular monthly meeting this Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Los Tres Gallegos Mexican Restaurant, 10801 Pebble Hills Blvd, El Paso, TX 79935-2025. We will be meeting in the back room as always. […]
  • Banners for Hastilude!
    This year’s theme for Citadel Hastilude is King Renee de Anjou’s Book of the Tournament and as such, medieval pomp and circumstance are paramount for the event.  What better way to add to the flavor and ambiance of the event than to fly your heraldry […]
  • The Return of the Iron Banner Competition!
    The Citadel Clothiers and Textiles Guild is bringing back the Iron Banner Competition, last run by Mistress Toragana Al’altun in 2005.  Join the competition and help the Barony replenish it’s inventory of Regalia. Each participant will be […]
  • Citadel Baronial Day and Populace Gathering Happening Tomorrow at Album Park
    Join us tomorrow starting at 11 am on the South side of Album Park for our monthly Populace Gathering during Citadel Baronial Day! Their Excellencies will hold a brief court followed by Populace meeting then socializing and fighter practice.  Join us for […]
  • Citadel has its new Rook Pursuivant!
    We would like to congratulate and welcome m’lord Johan von Horne as our new Baronial Herald or Rook Pursuivant.  We would like to thank him for volunteering for this noble office and look forward to working with him.  He will be officially sworn in […]
  • Citadel Hastilude has its Champions!
    The Champions have been chosen! Duke Walrick de Blakeney and Sir Roland De Grey of Lincolnshire are seeking mighty warriors, agile swordsmen, keen-eyed archers and talented artisans to join their parties. Choose one of these great and valiant knights who […]
  • The Archer: July 12, 2018
    ARROW: Looking forward to some shooting this weekend, July 14!  Weather is looking favorable mid 70s to mid 80s, light breeze, and low low chances of rain.  I know we welcome rain in the desert, but not while we are trying to enjoy some range time!  It […]
  • Fighter News July 7
    For those of you who aren’t enjoying battlemoor, fighter practice will be held at the normal time 10am at Eastwood park right off album street across from the church. Nahrun may have fighters present. Come out and support your Barony! […]
  • The Archer: Month of June
    ARROW:  The month of June saw some weather issues and a fun weekend full of Archery events.  Rains got to us in early June and high winds took away our last Saturday this month.  However, despite all the local weather problems, the weather at Clan Wars […]
  • Deadline to Submit Letters of Intent for the Baronial Herald Position
    Today, June 30, 2018, is the Deadline to Submit Letters of Intent for the Baronial Herald Position.  Letters will be received until Midnight. Baronial Herald for The Citadel of the Southern Pass is a titled position (Rook Pursuivant) in the College of […]

 

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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!