Newcomers

Welcome to the Shire of Depedale! Whether you’re brand new to the Society or joining our shire after relocating to the area from another group, we are glad to meet you! Take a moment to visit the Interactive Newcomer’s Portal, an introductory guide to the culture of the SCA.

If you’re new to the shire, we encourage you to get in touch with our Newcomer’s Officer, Mistress Jocosa, at newcomers@depedale.org. If you’ve discovered us following one of our combat practices or events and you’d like more information about combat activities, get in touch with our Knight Marshal, THL Loch, at knightmarshal@depedale.org, or for youth combat activities, Lord David at youthmarshal@depedale.org.

For any other questions, you can always get in touch with our Seneschal (Chapter President), THL Kynwric, at seneschal@depedale.org.

Participants 17 and Younger: We welcome youth participants at our activities and many of our events feature classes, games, and other fun opportunities for children and young adults. While you do not need a parent or guardian to attend shire meetings and practices (though one must be present to participate in combat activities), you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to attend an SCA event. If your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) is unable to attend, they may designate an adult to be responsible for you during the event and must fill out and have the responsible adult bring the “Adult in Charge of a Minor” and “Notarized Medical Authorization” waiver forms found here.