The Barony of Blackstone Mountain is the southern West Virginia chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism located in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. We are Charleston’s and Beckley’s medieval and Renaissance history organization. We represent the metropolitan Charleston area including Beckley and Parkersburg, WV and the surrounding region.
What is the Society for Creative Anachronism?
The SCA is dedicated to researching pre-17th-century medieval and Renaissance history through re-creation; our goal is to put into practice the skills of those remarkable times. Where your typical Renaissance Faire encourages you to watch medieval activities being performed, we invite you to learn and create them yourself!
Throughout the world, members gather at events and meetings to share resources and enthusiasm. Almost every aspect of these ancient times is studied and enacted in Arts and Sciences competitions and martial tournaments. Whether you would become a warrior, scholar or artisan, seeking new friends or seeking activities for the whole family, there is a place for you in the Barony of Blackstone Mountain. Come discover yourself through the looking glass of history!
We organize events (what we call our gatherings) nearly every weekend. Some events feature tournaments and feasts, while others specialize in learning more about particular crafts. The summer months often feature full weekends of activities. Come join us! We’re happy to help you get started with whatever already interests you, or help you explore and find new interests.