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About the Shire of Darach

Darach Shire is a part of the Kingdom of Caid, one of the major “kingdoms” of the SCA. The SCA (or Society for Creative Anachronism) is a non-profit organization dedicated to learning about the medieval time period in our history. We follow research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century skills, arts, combat, and culture.

The shire hosts up to an average of 1-10 or more meetings, workshops (such as cooking, herbal, textiles, or woodworking), and practices a month, and between 3-5 major events a year.

Darach Meaning:: “Oak” in Scots Gaelic

Established: February 28, 1975

Darach Blazon: Argent, on a bend between an oak tree and in pale an oak leaf fesswise reversed embowed conjoined to an acorn sable, a laurel wreath palewise argent.

Darach Badge Blazon: Argent, in pale an oak leaf fesswise reversed embowed conjoined to an acorn sable, a bordure nebuly azure.

Awards: The Order of the Sable Oak

Newsletter: The Oak Leaf

Fighting Unit(s): The Brotherhood of the Black Sword


Upcoming Events

Darach Anniversary

Darach Anniversary 2024 C.E. or A.S. LIX When: May 5,                                        Saturday 9am - 4pm Where: Valle Lindo Park, North-East corner off Coe St. Camarillo, CA Schedule: Site opens  10:00am - Opening remarks 11am-2pm - Fighting for Fencing & Heavy Combat Scenarios 3:00pm -...

Darach Silk Flag Workshop

Darach Silk Flag Making local workshop When: March 23,                                        Saturday 11am - 3:30pm Where: Home of Sir Phillip and HE Rebecca  Schedule:   11:00am - Opening remarks 11am-2pm - Flag Layout & Transfer designs 3:00pm - Painting 3:15pm - Finalizing Flags What: One...

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