Newcomer Information

Welcome to the Shire of the Ruins!

We are a group within the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc, or S.C.A. The S.C.A. divides the Known World into kingdoms based upon geographic location.

Kingdoms are further broken down into Principalities, Baronies, Shires, and Cantons. Below is a map of our 'knowne' world and a map of Trimaris courtesy of Ryan Cimino.

What is the Society for Creative Anachronism(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, 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, archery, royal courts, feasts, dancing, classes & workshops, and more.

Want to learn more about the SCA? Check out this this informative YouTube video here: Informational SCA Video.

The Shire of the Ruins is located in Polk County, to learn more about the history of our Shire you'll find the History of the Ruins here: History of the Ruins.

How To Get Started?

Feel free to contact our Chatelaine, Honorable Lady Kaitlyn Gunnarson at

The Chatelaine is the person who welcomes new participants into the SCA, by not only introducing them to experienced members, but also by

teaching them about SCA and Kingdom traditions, customs and rules and helping new participants fit in.

You should attend our business meetings and fighter practices to meet and greet other members of the shire. Our fighter practices currently take place at Christina Soft Ball Park located at 625 Co Rd 540A

Lakeland,FL 33813 near the front pavilion. Our business meetings may vary check for dates on our Facebook page located here: Friends of the Shire of the Ruins

Please be sure to check out our calendar for class dates, events, and any other local happenings that we plan!

Checkout newcomer information specific to Trimaris here: Trimaris Newcomer Info.

Also, be sure to checkout information on membership in the SCA here: SCA Membership