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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

  • Un-Official Citadel Rapier YouTube Channel
    The Un-Official Citadel Rapier YouTube Channel has been updated! All videos shot in 1080; please watch, like, subscribe and share with others. Any recommendations for future videos are encouraged. Your humble servant, Don Carlos Nieto de Andrade Related […]
  • One More Way to Get Citadel’s Calendar into Your Phone
    The flood of social media is unfortunately here to stay and as people spread to the edges of the earth with every new platform that pops up, we figured we’d take a step in a direction that saves you from the madness and leverages a tool we’re […]
  • What is Largesse?
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  • What is the Recruitment & Retention Council?
    The Barony has shown remarkable recovery over the past 4 ½ years since the Investiture of Baron Christopher and Baroness Jamilla.  During their tenure the Barony went from 38 (paid) members to 88 at their stepping down (Their tenure lasted 21 months).  […]
  • How to prepare for A&S Competition
    Illumination Consider what type of competition it is and post source. You probably have many inquiries so come and join us on the 12 of June, 2017 at 3309 Nairn St , El Paso, Tx 79925. Lady Rita Perle von der Wetterau Related posts: What is Largesse? […]
  • Empowering Officers and the Populace to Post Website Articles
    Good Evening fair members of the populace! One of the goals of the Officer of the Chronicler is to help record and spread the good word of the Barony most often times taking the form of the Newsletter.  I want to take that a step further and empower you […]
  • 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 […]
  • Membership!
    Memberships! It’s how we keep track of activity in the group and help keep the lights on for the Society overall. You also need to be current on your membership to be an officer, to receive awards and to qualify as an Authorized Fighter in the […]
  • How to Get the Most Out of Google Calendar
    Now that the barony has adopted a Google Calendar to help track and display events there are ways that you can take full advantage of its features to make sure you stay up to date on everything from Fighter Practice to A&S events and even Spring […]
  • Implementation of Articles Feature
    We are exploring the ability to include articles on the main page and throughout the site to allow populace members to contribute to the content of the website.  Articles can cover a wide range of topics and are readily available to those who do not […]

 

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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!