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welcome to ravenslake

Picture a meadow ringed with bright pavilions, with pennons flying overhead. Noble lords and ladies watch the center of the meadow, where knights in armor strive with sword and shield. Minstrels play lutes and harps, singing songs of love or battle. In the shadows of one tent, a King and Queen confer soberly with richly-dressed advisors.

A historical romance? No, this is the Society for Creative Anachronism. The SCA is an international non-profit educational organization, dedicated to the preservation, research and recreation of the crafts, arts, and experiences of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Unlike a Renaissance Faire, the SCA is participatory – no-one is simply a spectator. All the attendees play a part in creating the atmosphere by reenacting whatever aspects of the Middle Ages and Renaissance interest them the most.

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For Glory & Honor: Medieval Reenactors Go To Battle


who we are
The Shire of Ravenslake is a group within the Society for Creative Anachronism, or SCA. 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. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.

where we are
The Shire of Ravenslake is made up of SCA folk of Lake and McHenry Counties in Illinois in the Northwestern suburbs of Chicago. We are a Shire of the Middle Kingdom in the Midlands Region.

what we do
We meet regularly at business meetings and practices, demos and events to do activities such as armored combatrapier combatarcheryarts and sciences and more.

We hope that you will Join us! Or you can Contact us for more information.

Shire Champions

Archery Champion:
Lord Dycon Gestour

Bard of Ravenslake:
Lady Gabrielle Roslyn Morley

Bocce Ball Champion:
Baroness Kristiana of Arden

Heavy Weapons Champion:
Baron Gintaras

Rapier Champion:
Master Alexander de Seton

Thrown Weapons Champion:
Lady Metylda of Ravenslake