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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

War Fighter Practice

Darach Shire Kingdom Rapier War Practice Kingdom wide practice When: July 21,  2024  Sunday 11am - 4:00pm Where: Via Marina Park, 3333 Keel Ave, Oxnard, CA 93035, USA  Schedule:   10:45 a.m. - Setup11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Fighter Practice3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. - Pickup Fights3:30 p.m. - Farewells...

Darach Pirate Tournament

Darach Pirate Tournament local event When: Aug  3, Saturday 9am - 5:00pm Where: Valle Lindo Park, 889 Aileen St, Camarillo, CA 93010, USA  Schedule:   9:00 am Site Opens10:00 am Lists Open10:30 am Opening Announcements11:00 am Let’s get to th’ grog n’ brawling already!4:45 pm Closing...

Medieval Marketplace 2024

Medieval Marketplace 2024 C.E. or A.S. LIX When: November 30, Saturday  9am - 4pm Where: Community Center Park, 1605 Burnley St, Camarillo, CA 93010 What: Local SCA Event!Description: Shopping, Arts, & Combat! Our merchant list keeps getting longer for this event. It’s the best shopping...

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