This is the official website for the Shire of Midland Vale, part of the East Kingdom of The Society of Creative Anachronism which encompasses Orange, Ulster, and Sullivan Counties in the state of New York. We endeavor to recreate the wonderment of the Middles Ages of the World between the years 600-1600 and are always looking for new members! As such, we take part in armored combat, arts and sciences, archery, period cooking, heraldry, bardic activities, and much more.
If you are new to the Shire, or have any questions, we’ll be happy to help. You can reach out to the Seneschal or any other officer through our Contact Page.
The best thing about the SCA is that everyone participates! You get to play an integral role in creating the atmosphere by choosing activities or studies you find interesting. Check out our events listing, come to a meeting, attend a fight practice – find the activity that works for you.
Please come join us and find out how much fun the Current Middle Ages can be!
Good evening, East Kingdom Populace,
With the care of the Kingdom ever in mind, Their Majesties, Their Highnesses, the Seneschal-Elect, and the Kingdom Seneschal have agreed that we must shut down all in-person events, meetings, practices, and other activities in the East for two weeks, until January 17th.
The Omicron variant of COVID is at its peak for the next 2 weeks, is highly transmissible, and highly virulent. This is a risk we cannot ask folks on staff to take on behalf of the Kingdom.
Over the weekend of January 15th and 16th, we will revisit the scientific data to see whether extending or lifting this shut-down is warranted. Their Majesties and Their Highnesses will also review options for ethereal Court or postponed in-person events. We ask the populace for patience as the Royal Staff assess how to best address this delay in cherished plans.
In the meantime, we urge East’s Tyger populace to take good care of yourselves: practice social distancing, wear masks correctly at all times in public, and stay home when feeling ill, so that when we can gather, we can do so with joyful spirits.
In service to the Kingdom,
Medhbh inghean Ui Cheallaigh, Kingdom Seneschal
Audrye Beneyt, Kingdom Seneschal-Elect
Ioannes II and Honig II, Emperor and Empress Ryouko’jin and Indrakshi, Heirs to the Tyger Throne