Groups and Guilds


Darkwater Archers

The Archery Group of the Barony of Darkwater is a gathering of skilled archers, dedicated to honing their skills and participating in the ancient art of archery as practiced during the Middle Ages. They gather regularly to practice their aim, improve their technique, and engage in friendly competitions. Led by experienced archers, the group provides a welcoming environment for both beginners and seasoned marksmen alike. Safety is paramount, and all participants are guided in proper archery etiquette and adherence to SCA rules. Join the Archery Group to experience the thrill of drawing a bowstring, aiming for the bullseye, and embracing the timeless tradition of archery in the company of fellow enthusiasts within the Barony of Darkwater. 

Group Leader: Baron Tóki inn eldri Bassi 

Mundane Name: Joseph Karels

Darkwater Archers Facebook Page

Darkwater Fighters

The Darkwater Fighters Group is a dedicated gathering of warriors and combat enthusiasts within the Barony. We come together to hone our skills in various forms of armored combat, including rattan and steel. Our group welcomes fighters of all levels, from seasoned veterans to newcomers seeking to learn and grow. Through regular training sessions, drills, and friendly sparring, we strive to develop our techniques, enhance our endurance, and promote the values of chivalry and honor on and off the battlefield. Led by experienced marshals, our group provides a safe and supportive environment for participants to engage in the thrilling realm of medieval combat. Whether you aspire to compete in tournaments or simply wish to improve your skills, the Darkwater Fighters Group offers a fellowship of like-minded individuals who share a passion for the art of combat. 

Knights Marshall: Jean Paul

Heavy Marshall: Jean Paul

Rapier Marshall: Vicky Eisenstadt

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Costuming Guild

The Costuming Guild of the Barony of Darkwater is a community of passionate artisans dedicated to the art of historical costuming. Our guild brings together skilled sewers, pattern-makers, and costume enthusiasts who are captivated by the beauty and authenticity of period clothing. From the intricate details of Elizabethan gowns to the elegant simplicity of Viking attire, our guild members delve into the research and techniques necessary to recreate historical garments. Whether you're a seasoned costumer or just beginning your journey, our guild offers a supportive environment where you can learn, create, and share your love for historical fashion. Join us in exploring the art of costuming, dive into the world of fabrics, trims, and embellishments, and let your creativity flourish as you bring the past to life through your own handmade garments. 

Costuming Guild Facebook Page

Craftsman Guild

The Craftsman Guild of the Barony of Darkwater is a vibrant collective of talented artisans who come together to explore and showcase the diverse range of medieval crafts. From woodworking and leatherworking to metalworking and casting, our guild members are passionate about honing their skills and preserving traditional techniques. Whether you're a seasoned master or a novice eager to learn, the Craftsman Guild welcomes all who seek to immerse themselves in the rich heritage of medieval arts and bring their creative visions to life. Join us and be part of a community that celebrates the beauty of handmade creations in the Barony of Darkwater. 

Craftsman Guild Facebook Page

Fiber Arts Guild

From the soft touch of luxurious handspun yarn to the meticulous art of intricate embroidery, our guild encompasses a wide range of fiber crafts. Weavers bring to life intricate patterns on their looms, spinners transform raw fibers into exquisite threads, and knitters and crocheters create beautiful garments and accessories. The guild also welcomes enthusiasts of other fiber-related arts such as felting, dyeing, and lace-making. Whether you're an experienced fiber artist or a curious beginner, our guild offers a supportive and educational environment where you can hone your skills, share your passion, and revel in the timeless artistry of fiber. 

Fiber Arts Guild Facebook Page

Glass Workers Guild

The Glass Workers Guild of the Barony of Darkwater is dedicated to the ancient and exquisite art of glass-working. Our skilled artisans explore the fascinating realm of glass, from the delicate art of stained glass to the intricate craft of glassblowing. With a focus on historical techniques and artistic expression, our guild members engage in the creation of stunning glass pieces that capture the essence of the Middle Ages. Whether you're drawn to the vibrant colors of stained glass windows or the mesmerizing forms of hand-blown glass vessels, the Glass Workers Guild offers a supportive and creative community for glass enthusiasts of all levels. Join us to learn, practice, and share in the captivating world of glass-working within the Barony of Darkwater. 

Guild Leader: Baroness Thyri Bersi 

Mundane Name: Melissa Karels

Glass Workers Guild Facebook Page 

Scribal Guild

The Scribal Guild of the Barony of Darkwater is a community of talented artists dedicated to the art of calligraphy and illumination. They meticulously recreate medieval manuscripts, scrolls, and charters, using traditional techniques and materials. Through their creative endeavors, they bring to life the beauty and elegance of the written word, enhancing the immersive experience of the Society for Creative Anachronism events. The Scribal Guild welcomes both beginners and experienced scribes, offering workshops, guidance, and a supportive environment for all who wish to explore this ancient and noble craft 

Guild Leader: Donavyn Retzlaff

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