To the shire of border

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of northshield

The Shire of Border Downs is located within the Kingdom of Northshield which is part of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our “Known World” consists of 20 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.

The Kingdom of Northshield began as a Crown Principality in A.S. 27 (1992) , was raised to full principality status in January, A.S. 30 (1995), and became the eighteenth kingdom of the Society for Creative Anachronism in A.S. 39 (2004).

The shire was established in the early 1990's and includes the Sioux Falls metro area and portions of SW Minnesota.



Who we are

A not for profit education organization. Like most not for profits some of us hold offices. Their descriptions and the people who hold them are here.


The arts martial

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Did you see people trying to beat each other up with sticks?  Or maybe you witness a pair of combatants dueling with swords.  Herein lies the explanation.

Arts and Sciences

Arts and sciences

Not into violence then look no further.

The SCA has an almost inexhaustible selection of areas that you can explore. Whether you are interested in weaving, mead making, or alchemy.  We probably have someone who is into it.


Events and Contact

where and who

We host some events each year as well as fighter practices, meetings, and actives.  Have a question send them here.

Shire of border downs

the kingdom of northshield