© Shire of Krakafjord 2012 Designed by Pat Weston, Webmaster All rights reserved. Without a doubt  Heavy Combat is the medieval art that attracts more people to the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) than any other discipline.  Nothing will take you to another time and place faster than watching two heavily armoured combatants clashing swords.  The ideals of courtesy and chivalry are central to all of our Arts of War. During the Renaissance Period, fencing arose as a means of self defence in the urban settings of the era.  The long, thin blade of the rapier became the weapon of choice because of its quick thrusting abilities for both personal protection and settling disputes.  The SCA's goal with Rapier Fencing is to recreate both the dress and fighting styles of that exciting time.   Arts & Sciences Rapier Combat Heavy Combat Arts & Sciences within the SCA is an extremely broad and expansive subject. There are competitions, research, and documentation that go into preparing each entry.  Hundreds of different crafts are skillfully recreated from the Middle Ages. The challenging part is finding the medieval skill that interests you.   Krakafjord is a Shire in the Principality of Tir Righ, which is a part of the Kingdom of An Tir.  The Kingdom of An Tir includes Oregon, Washington, the northern tip of Idaho, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon, and the Northwest territories.  Krakafjord is located within the realm of Vernon BC, and is presently accepting new members.  Click on the Contacts link for more info. Click to go to Summer's End Info Page This website is held and managed by Krakafjord, a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., and is considered the official presence of this group here. Questions regarding its content should be directed to seneschal@krakenfjord.org or to socialmedia@sca.org. Any discrepancies between the electronic version of any information and the printed version that is available from the originating office shall be decided in favour of the printed verion.