Welcome to Wiesenfeuer!
You may have heard about us from a friend, found us on a web search, saw our displays and demos at the Norman Medieval Fair or any number of local events or schools. Regardless of how you have found us we’re glad you did. Wiesenfeuer is a part of a very unique organization called the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). It’s an international organization dedicated to the researching and recreating the arts and skills of pre-17th century Europe. The “arts and skills” of Europe (and any people that Europeans had contact with) are far reaching in scope and depth. Arts include everything from making soap or butter to making a catapult or a full set of armor. It includes singing, dancing, calligraphy, weaving, storytelling, playing musical instruments, woodworking.... the list goes on. Anything that was made or done in the Middle Ages or Renaissance is fair game. Skills would include fighting, fencing, archery, thrown weapons, and all manner of games and talents played and practiced in six hundred years of history.

This is not your dry, sit in class and listen history we’re talking about here. It’s roll up your sleeves and dive right in hands on history. Hit your (armored) friends with rattan sticks as hard as you can. Fence like a musketeer or a pirate for honor or booty. Send your cedar shaft (or fiberglass for combat) speeding to hit your target with deadly accuracy like Robin Hood of yore. If you are not into combat or weapons, there is still a great many other things to be done. Learn any number of arts and crafts from people that have developed skills and techniques for making or doing things the way they were centuries ago. Perform fine arts and participate in group competitions. There is literally so much to do and learn that you could spend all your time and never even put a dent in it.

Beyond all the competitions and projects, the royalty and ceremonies, the SCA is at its heart all about having fun. Sure, we do like people to make an effort to play the part, but it’s not all about dressing up and recreating history. The Society is a great place to meet people with similar interests and make new friends. I have friends all over the country now that I met in the SCA. No matter where you go in the United States or many other countries you can find a local group. So come out to one of our events, go to one of our meetings, or contact our Hospitaler or any other officer for more information. And once again, welcome to Wiesenfeuer!

~~Online information for newcomers and those interested in the SCA~~

If you would like to know more about the SCA in general, please visit SCA.org

If you would like to know more about the Kingdom of Ansteorra (Oklahoma and most of Texas) please visit Ansteorra.org

Want to know more about the different types of awards presented in the Kingdom and in the Barony? Click here!

Interested in learning more? Contact our Hospitaler! Their information can be found on the officers page! and they will be happy to answer questions or help you prepare for your first event!

You can also join our mailing list Wiesenfeuer@lists.Ansteorra.org by clicking here.

Words from Their Excellencies

Greetings to the Most Wonderful Populace of Wiesenfeuer!

Fall is here at last! Goodbye to the summer heat!

September was an awesome month! The Oktoberfest demo was a success and thank you to everyone who came out and helped!  For anyone new from the demo or new to the area welcome! Northshield coronation was a very memorable event!  Thank you to everyone who contributed to the gift basket it was well received by Their Majesties Northshield. Congratulations to Mistress Kat on receiving her Laurel at LPT!

October is a busy month for us all, right out of the gate we had a Baronial work/play/practice day out at HE Muriel’s place on Oct 1, thank you to everyone who came out and help make something, shot something, throw pointy things or just came out for the company! Next up is Namron Protectorate, this is their 40th year anniversary event a great one to go to.  Valia and I hope to see you there! Coronation is the following weekend.  Come out and celebrate TRH Jason and Margherita as they take Their places as the next King and Queen of Ansteorra.  Diamond Wars!  Come join us as we travel to the Barony of Small Gray Bear and educate them on why beef is always better than pork. Finally, the last weekend of October is Samhain in Eldern Hills!  This year the Kingdom Middle Eastern Dance competition will take place at Samhain and our drummers will be there.

November will bring us to Axman and War of Rams (BAM), more to come as we get closer.

Always in Service,

Dee and Valia

Baronesses of Wiesenfeuer
Ladies of Haldtre and Myrgenfeld

Axeman fast approaches! November 4th-6th at Camp Da'Kani and this year The Baroness' of the North will be hosting a Toy Drive. Normally it would be a Tourney but things happen. There will be fighting galore so you won’t miss out! The Toy Tourney has deep roots in our Barony as it was started by HE Mary BlackAxe many years ago. It is a great way to support the kids of our communities during the holiday season. So let’s show the others how it’s done by bringing the most Toys out! All toys must be new and unwrapped. The Baroness who collects the most Toys will win bragging rights till the next one and get to fly the Toy Tourney Banner. The winning group will also get to choose the charity of their choice for the Toys. This Toy Drive is being hosted, by Baroness Mary BlackAxe and fully supported by the Baroness' of the North. Please, if you have any questions, let us know! Thank you!

The Baroness’ of the North

Valia of the Mist - Wiesenfeuer
Deirdre niRaghailligh - Wiesenfeuer
Sabiha al Zarqa - Eldern Hills
Elisaveta Af Isafjord - North Keep
Kyna Terricsdottir- Namron