Welcome to the current Middle Ages


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Global Pandemic, The SCA Board of Directors has suspended all SCA in-person events for North America until May 31st, 2021. Read more… In addition, previous proclaimations made by the Middle Kingdom Crown and Great officers are still in effect (regarding Small Gatherings, Electronic Meetings, and Virtual Courts) until further notice. Read more…

The Shire of Swordcliff, based in Springfield, Illinois, is a part of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), a non-profit international organization dedicated to researching and recreating pre-17th century history. We are located in the Midlands region of the Middle Kingdom and we meet twice monthly for business and arts & science meetings as well as hold weekly practice for armored combat, rapier combat, and archery. Visit the meetings page or calendar page for details.

Unfamiliar with the SCA? Visit the SCA Newcomer’s Portal for a brief overview.

How to contact us

You can contact any of our Shire officers by going to the officers page. If you would like to stay updated with what is going on in Swordcliff, please consider joining our Facebook group.

If you are a local school, library, club, festival, or other entity inquiring about a demonstration, please contact our Seneschal or contact our Chatelaine for more information.

If you are a member of the media and wish to find out more about us, please contact the Middle Kingdom Media Relations Officer.

Or just send us a message