Ancient History of the Barony of Loch Salann

Remembrances and documents from Meistres Rhonwen y Llysieuyddes


The Shire Years

The Early Barony Years


The Questing Quill

Shire of Cwm Maethlon Newsletters

Way back in A.S. XI (1977 of the Common Era), a group of folk at a Star Trek club meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, had a guest speaker, who mentioned the Society for Creative Anachronism. He asked who had heard of it, and several people raised their hands. One of them, Claire Spencer, had been to several SCA events in Germany when she was there with the military. After the meeting, people who were interested in learning about the SCA met with her, and she told them what she knew.

I was one of those people. I don't remember if we got together that day and decided to form a group in Salt Lake City, or whether we did it later. But that meeting started something that has continued for over 25 years and brought me a great deal of fun and satisfaction: what started as the Shire of am Mor Salann Fasach and is now the Barony of Loch Salann.

Disclaimer: This is not an official site of the Society for Creative Anachronism or the Barony of Loch Salann.

Meistres Rhonwen welcomes others who were there in the early days adding their reminiscences--after over 25 years, her memory is a bit faulty, and much information has disappeared in the fog. E-mail her at

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since 21 Nov 2003

Last update 13 Feb 2004