Welcome to the Barony of Ayreton

Greetings, noble visitors! Step into a realm where the echoes of the past resonate amidst the modern skyline – welcome to the Barony of Ayreton, nestled in the vibrant tapestry of the greater Chicago area.

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) right here in Ayreton. Our barony is a hub of chivalry, arts, and camaraderie, where all manner of artists, fighters, and those dedicated to bringing to life events come together to recreate history in a fun, interesting and educational way.

Discover the enchantment of our events, where tournaments, revelry, and medieval arts unfold against the backdrop of the Windy City. Whether you’re a seasoned SCA enthusiast or a curious newcomer, there’s a place for you in Ayreton.

Join us in the pursuit of knowledge, the thrill of combat, and the joy of creating. Explore our website to uncover the richness of Ayreton’s history, activities, and upcoming gatherings. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if you’re ready to embark on an adventure with us.

Welcome to Ayreton – where the past meets the present, and every participant is a chapter in our living history. Hail, and be part of the legacy!

The Barony of Ayreton is a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) in the Greater Chicagoland area. The Society for Creative Anachronism is a 501c3 not-for-profit historic research and educational organization devoted to the study and re-creation of past people and cultures, concentrating on pre-seventeenth century history during the Medieval, Middle-Ages, and Renaissance periods, and to reproduce the skills and arts of this era. We are part of the Midlands region (Illinois) of the Middle Kingdom, also referred to as the Midrealm (Midrealm, the Great Lakes area of the Midwest of the United States including Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, part of Kentucky, a nip of Iowa, and a bit of Ontario).

There are five cantons that compose our barony. These include the Canton of Foxvale, the Canton of Vanished Wood, the Canton of Rokkehealden, the Canton of Tree-Girt-Sea and the Canton of Grey Gargoyles. Members of the populace are of course welcome and encouraged to associate with any and all groups they like.

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