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The Kingdom of the Outlands
Welcomes All Newcomers

You are about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime...  Step back in time and learn new skills, meet new friends, and enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded people.  Escape the hectic pace of modern life and learn to enjoy the simple things, like outdoor activities, parties, and handcrafts.

What is the Outlands?

The Outlands is a regional branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).  The Outlands includes all of New Mexico, all of Colorado, parts of Wyoming and Nebraska, as well as the city of El Paso and Hudspeth county, TX.

What is the SCA?

We are a world-wide non-profit historical preservation society.  We are dedicated to the values of Chivalry and the recreation of the arts, crafts, and sciences of pre-17th Century Europe. 

What kinds of activities are available?

Events- Feasts, tournaments, camping

Does it cost anything to participate?

Participation is generally free and no membership is required. 

Some events and classes may have fees associated with them to cover class materials or event expenses.

Loaner gear is usually available for Newcomers to try out before they drop money on equipment. 

In the Outlands, you only need an SCA membership if you plan on entering tournaments, holding an Office, or recieving awards.  Membership does have its benefits, such as reduced event fees.

I'm under 18, can I play?

Yes, there are many activities for minors.  Some activities will require parental permission or authorizing paperwork before a minor can participate.

How do I get started?

You can begin by finding a Local Group near you.  Contact the New Member and Retention Officer for your Local Group.  That Officer is known as the "Chatelaine".  You could also contact the Local Group President, known as the "Seneschal".

Feel free to contact the Kingdom Chatelaine directly and they will put you in touch with a group near you.