This is the official website for the local branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism in the greater Fort Wayne, Indiana area. We are located in the region of Constellation, part of the Middle Kingdom. Thanks for checking us out! If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at shadowedstarswebmin AT gmail Dot com or contact one of our officers directly, or find us on Facebook.
Like any group of people who dress up in funny clothes and pursue unconventional activities, we get this question a lot.
We're a bunch of fun people who enjoy great company, blazing bonfires, and the camp life. We're noble warriors who come together on the field of battle to celebrate the virtues of true chivalry. We're honorable fencers who practice the art of defense in the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance. We're courageous riders who take to the field on trusted mounts in all manner of historical horsemanship. We're dedicated archers who seek the unlimited challenges offered by games of skill and tests of marksmanship. And we're free-spirited dancers who take pleasure recreating period song and dance from all across Europe.
We're also consummate cooks, brewers, bakers, and more in search of ancient recipes we can share. We're meticulous costumers and jewelers who bring the fashions of our forefathers to life in fabric, stone, glass. We're passionate armorers and artisans who strive to create works of art out of leather, metal, wood, and clay. We're life-long scholars and storytellers who find fascination in every facet of the Medieval world. We're teachers. We're students. We're friends. We're family. We're the Barony of Shadowed Stars.
Getting started in the SCA is easy, and you're in a wonderful place to check it out.
Right here in the Barony of Shadowed Stars, we do everything from heavy weapons combat in full armor to archery, dance, fencing, equestrian activities, and more. Wherever your interests lie, you'll find friendly people excited to share your interests. We even have a special officer called a Chatelaine whose in charge of making sure you meet the right people and get answers to all of your question. Her name is Gwendolyn, and you can reach her at or by phone at (260) 760–8480.
Membership to the SCA is entirely optional for basic participation. Without becoming a member, you can attend meetings, join classes and regular activities, and even try your hand at some of our marshaled activities (provided you sign a waiver). Membership benefits include a reduced fee at our events, the ability participate in marshaled tournaments, the eligibility to hold an office, and a subscription to the Middle Kingdom's regular newsletter, The Pale, among other things.
There are many wonderful resources out there for new members to the SCA.
One of the best places to start looking is the SCA Newcomer's Portal or the Newcomer Resources on the Chatelaine's page of the Midrealm website. There you'll find useful guides, advice, and an invaluable glossary that will save you a lot of time wondering "what on Earth do they mean by that?" Of course, there's no substitute for a personal, one-on-one chat with your local Chatelaine and active members of the barony, so please don't hesitate to get in touch with any of our officers.
Here's a live feed of the Shadowed Stars Official Facebook Page, where officers and administrators post realtime updates about upcoming activities, events, and other important baronial news.