Good Day and Welcome
Greetings and welcome to the industrious Shire of Sterlynge Vayle - known in the mundane world as Binghamton, New York. We are a small but active group of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). As quoted from the SCA website: "The SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our "Known World" consists of 19 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Participants, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which may feature tournaments, arts exhibits, classes, workshops, dancing, feasts, and more. Our "royalty" hold courts at which they recognize and honor members for their contributions to the group."
If you are interested in history - specifically, if you are interested in what life may have been like had you been born in the middle ages, this may be the place for you. We host multiple demos, events and gatherings, offer Arts and Sciences in archery, heavy weapons, fencing, calligraphy and illumination, armor making, weaving, knitting, embroidery, soap making, candle making, pottery, brewing, cooking, bardic, clothing construction and research. We offer loaner gear and garb for those looking to try SCAdian life out for an event or fight practice. Our Chatelaine is here to help you get started and answer any questions about The Society.
The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle includes Broome, Chenango, Otsego, Delaware and Schoharie counties in New York, as part of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.
Sterlynge Vayle and the Pandemic
While the pandemic rages on, we continue to follow the guidelines of the CDC and local and state officials. At this time per the Kingdom Seneschal all combat practices have been suspended until the end of August, when further evaluation will be done.
Fear not, for the Shire remains active! We are all working on projects, and can be found in zoom rooms chatting with each other and friends. Further information on access will be coming. Additionally, we are active on Facebook, and there are MANY society-wide events happening virtually.
The website itself is going to be having more things added to it as we get more info on these virtual happenings, so stop back to visit!
We look forward to being able to gather together in person again, but until then - be safe.