Shire of Okenshield

Okenshield is a south-eastern Kentucky branch of the SCA. We are a shire located in the kingdom of the Middle (mid-realm). We cover the southern Kentucky counties of: Wolfe, Lee, Breathit, Jackson, Owsley, Perry, Laurel, Clay, Leslie, Whitley, Knox, Bell, Rock Castle, Pulaski, McCreary, and Harlan. If you are interested in learning more about the SCA visit or Join us on Facebook

The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our “Known World” consists of 20 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.


  • Re-warding night with Brannith - the 2nd episode of the Award Recommendation class will be on Wednesday April 8th at 9:00 PM
  • Online Fight Practice - Thursday April 16th at 9:00 PM. A voice conferencing software and roll20. Is for anyone, not just fighters, but be sure to have a roll20 account created beforehand.
  • Royal Midrealm Court - Saturday April 18th at 6:30 PM. Further details will be forthcoming.
  • Tentatively planning on our next physical get together (assuming the plague passes) on the weekend of May 2-3rd at Helens house.

In Memorium

Jim Bryant, Lord Sigvat Odvarsson the Generous. We will all miss you brother!

From the Office of the Earl Marshal

All fighters and marshals please note you MUST have a screenshot of your fighter authorization (aka blue card). No other form will count when signing into The List at events.

Marshals of all disciplines,

Per Society and KSEN Midrealm, all official meetings and practices are " events". Waivers, blue card check, participant sign in, and marshal oversight are required just as we do at Events!

For some of you, this may seem new, but it's not. This is just an official statement of notification. Group marshals should immediately begin participant sign ins, and waiver/bluecard checks. (Think how easy Domesday will be with an active roster of your participants.)

This goes for all official practices of Marshal and Martial activities , youth combat, thrown weapons, archery, combat, and equestrian.

Also, barring specific rules, or KEM prohibitions against such, authorizations are allowed at practices per your disciplines Handbook. Contact me directly with questions.

An official practice is listed in a newsletter, website, or social media group/page for your SCA group. Contact me directly for questions.

Thank you,

Ullr, Kingdom Earl Marshal

Disclaimer: This is the recognized Web site for the Shire of Okenshield, Middle Kingdom (The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.) and is maintained by Helvia Marius. This site may contain electronic versions of the group's governing documents. Any discrepancies between the electronic version of any information on this site and the printed version that is available from the originating office will be decided in favor of the printed version.”

Site updated on 6/20/2019