Situated just West of Sydney in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, Australia, the Shire of Dismal Fogs is a regional branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). The SCA is an international non-profit educational organisation that is dedicated to the research and recreation of pre-17th century European History. We focus on practical applications in medieval arts and sciences, including costuming, cooking, martial arts, dance, calligraphy and illumination, brewing, metalwork, archery and music (to name but a few!)
Look up our group page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/200356499120/
From the Seneschal
Greetings all! My name is Nimue (Nim-moo-way) and I am the new Seneschal for the Shire of Dismal Fogs. I moved to the mountains 2 years ago from Politarchopolis (Canberra) and have been acting as Deputy Seneschal here in the Fogs since earlier this year. I was previously the Seneschal of the College of St Aldhelm at the ANU. I have been active in the SCA for more than 2 decades and have therefore had time to develop an interest in many, varied areas of SCA endeavour. These include: the bardic arts, heraldry, & costume (mostly 16thC Italian & Ancient Roman with a bit of Persian thrown in!). Mundanely, I am a graduate in Linguistics, History & Teaching and have worked as a seamstress & secondary teacher. I was humbled to be made a Court Baroness at Canterbury Faire in New Zealand earlier this year in recognition of my ‘unique’ service to the society. This was my first award from the Kingdom of Lochac.
I am excited to take on the Seneschalate at this time, as we look forward to several new events and the possibility of hosting Coronation in 2016. Also, we are currently migrating the Dismal Fogs mailing list from Yahoo to the Lochac server, so look out for notices letting you know how to keep up to date with what’s going on in the Shire. I look forward to getting to know as many members as I can in the coming months, and hope to serve the Shire at least as well as my esteemed predecessors, Lord Donwald & Lady Danielis.
As the SCA is a club run by volunteers, any assistance YOU may be able to offer would be greatly appreciated. If you want to join in but don’t know how, or if you have any questions regarding our activities, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am hoping to appoint a deputy in the not too distant future, so if you’d like to learn how to have a greater involvement & influence in what we do, let me know!
Yours in service to the Fog
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