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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

  • Archery tomorrow at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology
    Tomorrow (8/18/2018) looks like a sunny, breezy day with temperatures in the mid to upper 80’s. We will be at the EPMArch at 10am to 1pm this week, followed by Hastilude next weekend! There will be no archery at EPMArch next weekend, August 25. Instead, […]
  • The Archer: August 17, 2018
    ARROW: Sorry for the delay everyone!  Tomorrow looks like a sunny, breezy day with temperatures in the mid to upper 80’s.  We will be at the EPMArch at 10am to 1pm this week, followed by Hastilude next weekend! There will be no archery at EPMArch […]
  • News from the Baronial Rapier Marshal
    2018 Photo by MFloydPhotography.com Hi everyone, I wanted to share an exciting new event in the Barony of the Citadel of the Southern Pass! As of this week we have an official Historical Combat Arts and Sciences Study Group! We are currently studying […]
  • Hastilude Preparation Night: Tilting Tournament Props & Other Projects
    We will be working on props for the Tilting tournament as well as other projects for Citadel Hastilude on August 24-26.  Come on out and be ready to be crafty.   […]
  • August Baronial Officer’s Meeting
    The Officer corps. of the Barony will be holding it’s regular monthly meeting this Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Logan’s Roadhouse, 11865 Gateway Blvd W, El Paso, TX 79936. We will be meeting in the “Garage.” The venue change […]
  • Hastilude is in Two Weeks!
    Rapier Fighters! Make sure that you are prepared for the Tavern Brawl Tournament! Allowed weapons are only items that would normally be found in a tavern (no swords but daggers and pistols are allowed). Be creative and make some weird weapons (barstools, […]
  • From our Baron and Baroness
    Hail Mighty Citadel!  Her Excellency Elieth and I do send you joyous greetings and salutations! We write to you today as Her Excellency has travelled to the faraway lands of Argonia to visit the mighty Chiefdoms of the lands of the rich coast, the lands […]
  • The Archer: July 2018 Recap
    ARROW:  The month of July saw some really scorching temperatures!  We only had one archery cancellation in July (for Battlemoor) and saw 95 archers through the month.  We had great SCA turn out all month and got in a lot of good practice. Isaiah moved up […]
  • The Archer August 9, 2018
    ARROW: Looking a little iffy for archery this weekend with chances of rain hovering around 50-60%  The good news is that the heat is bound to be a little lower and having some cloud cover is wonderful, but the bad news is that humidity will be high.  Win […]
  • “Rapier Rogue” Bardic Competition at Citadel Hastilude A.S. LIII
    According to legend there was a swordsman who was notorious for biting his thumb at the Baronial Constabulary and picking fights contrary to the law against brawling. He became so infamous that songs were written about the “Rapier Rogue”. In memory 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!