The Society for Creative Anachronism has developed several unique ways to engage in western style martial arts, from Knights in shining armour to the dashing and dazzling speed of Rapier. These communities are tight knit and enthusiastically welcoming of all newcomers interested in trying their hand. Our fighters strive to display and embody the modern middle ages ideals of Chivalry and Honour, on and off the field.
How do we display these skills? There are Tourneys, which may be for fun, for a prize, for a Championship title, and at the ultimate level for the right to wear the Crown and bestow one on the gentle who is your Inspiration. Occasionally conflict darkens our lands, and the drums of war beat; it's all in good fun, though, as we never lift our blades or bows in anger.
For those who are wary of donning armour and risking a bruise or two, we also engage in target archery and thrown weapons, and are blessed to have Kingdom-renowned representatives for both, with Hartwood's archers and throwers regularily earning top ten medallions.
Hartwood is proud of our sporting community, and eager to share these amazing experiences with any who care to learn.