Riding of Ravensbridge, Incipient

Ravensbridge is a local SCA group for the Augusta - Lewiston/Auburn neighborhood. We are a subgroup within the Province of Malagentia, which is part of the Kingdom of the East. We exist to encourage and enable local meetings and events, and build support and interest for our province, Kingdom and the SCA as a whole.

What's the SCA? The Society for Creative Anachronism is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to re-creating the best parts of Medieval and Renaissance civilization - graciousness, courtesy, and chivalry.

Ravensbridge members hold business meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Location may vary, usually either Augusta or Lewiston/Auburn, check our events page or Facebook Group for confirmation.

We hold Arts & Science workshops in Auburn and other locations — see events and Facebook group for dates & times.

This spring we have a weekly inside fighter practice site in Manchester, more info on the events page.

Huginn & Muninn - Early June, 2018, the riding holds an event that includes Fencing, Fighting, Arts & Sciences, Archery and food. Check our Events section for details.

Our device, per last submission - hopefully to be approved soon.

Events

Participation — Creating the Modern Middle Ages

Events, both big multi-day and small, focused get-togethers are the lifeblood of the SCA.

Find out what's going on -

  • Business Meeting - Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7pm - Location: MaineGeneral Medical Center, 2nd floor Classroom 2. Facebook Event
  • Local Indoor Practice - Weekly, Next is October 18, 6:30pm - 8ish, during the school year. (Day to be determined.) Location: Manchester Elementary School Gym, just off Rt. 17, School Street, Manchester, Maine.
    See Facebook or our Event List page. (Subject to change, please check Facebook or contact Seneschal to confirm.)
  • Outdoor Archery / Thrown Weapons Practices Generally Saturdays, will resume next summer, see Events Listing Page for details
    (Subject to change, please check Facebook or contact webminister -at- ravensbridge.eastkingdom.org to confirm.)
  • Huginn and Muninn - Next June
  • Demos - More information to come, probably one in June and the Great Falls Balloon Festival in August
  • Great Northeastern War Next July 2018 Province of Malagentia, Hebron, Maine

Who are we? What do we do?

Who we are...

Participants in the SCA strive to recapture the ambiance of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. This requires research into such topics as dress, weaponry, armor, food - any and all facets of medieval life. But more than research or playing “make-believe”, the SCA promotes self-sufficiency and creativity by actively encouraging the practice of many of the forgotten crafts which were once basic to life.

The SCA sponsors many different events. There are numerous revels (the medieval equivalent of the modern party), seminars, demonstrations, wars and tournaments. Feasts are served which recreate medieval repasts, with authentic recipes and entertainment. There are also various craft guilds which hold meetings for those interested in specific arts. Seminars or Collegia are also held on topics of educational interest to members and other students of medieval history. Between tournaments and other medieval events, our branch holds regular meetings.

These meetings are announced on our Facebook group site and are usually held in the Augusta and Lewiston/Auburn area, and include business meetings, where the practical matters of running the organization and planning events are discussed, classes where the subjects range from heraldry to life in the Middle Ages, and from costuming to knitting chain mail.

While Society events are colorful to observe, the deeper satisfaction comes from being a participant. One need only experience the feeling of accomplishment which comes from having a piece of research result not just in printed paper, but in a suit of mail, a costume, or a medieval dish. In addition to having fun, we gain a little wider perspective on our world and ourselves by learning to do as our ancestors might have done. By discovering things about our past, we realize things about ourselves. We walk not backward into the future, but forward into the past. (Original text published by Barony of Thor’s Mountain. Reprinted with permission.)

News and Information

The Written Word – Groups, Publications and Other Writing

Read our newsletter, check out more information about SCA groups in the area and around the world.

The Corvus, our Riding's Newsletter

Questions? Visit the Newcomer's Page, an introduction to the Society.
The Riding is a part of the Province of Malagentia.
Visit our friends to the north and east in The Barony of Endewearde.
Want the By-Laws for Ravensbridge? Get them right here. 2015 Adopted Bylaws.pdf

Officers & Stewards

Officers, Contact Information

Seneschal
Lord Magnus Morté
seneschal (at) ravensbridge.eastkingdom.org
Herald
Lord Antony Martin of Sheffield
herald (at) ravensbridge.eastkingdom.org
Exchequer
Lord Edwearde Midnight
exchequer (at) ravensbridge.eastkingdom.org
Chatelain
Lady Sigrid Arnsdottir
chatelain (at) ravensbridge.eastkingdom.org
Chronicler
Lady Mallaidh of Huntley
chronicler (at) ravensbridge.eastkingdom.org
Minister of Arts and Sciences
Lady Mary of the High Hills
ans (at) ravensbridge.eastkingdom.org
Heavy List Marshal
Perley of Malagentia
Contact through Mary of the High Hills, at the e-mail address above.
Webminister
Lord Aloysius
webminister (at) ravensbridge.eastkingdom.org

Huginn & Muninn A.S. 53

Autocrats
Feast Steward

Information for Holding Events

East Kingdom Event Steward's Accessibility Checklist

How to Find Us

Where is the Riding of Ravensbridge?

Perhaps a map of the area will help.