The Barony of Elfsea is part of the Kingdom of Ansteorra (Texas and Oklahoma) in the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA). The Barony itself comprimises a significant portion of Tarrant County, excepting Benbrook and White Settlement, which are under the auspices of the Shire of Loch Ruadh. We attempt to create many aspects of the Middle Ages: its chivalry, sciences, arts, and several of its martial arts. And, like the Middle Ages, we are a family group with things for all to do.
Our Motto 'Nec Hostium Timete Nec Amicum Recusate' is latin for 'Fear no enemy, deny no friend'.
In April of 1979, Elfsea was started as a Canton of the Barony of the Steppes. The name 'Elfsea' came from the term used by the original founders for Lake Worth and its surrounding lakes, the Ælfsea. Eventually the College of Heralds approved Elfsea.
In July of 1979, at the first Elfsea Defender Tourney, Elfsea became a Shire. This same event was also the first Ansteorran Coronation where His Grace Jonathan DeLaufyson Macebearer was crowned the first King of Ansteorra.
On December 30th of 1989, Elfsea attained Official Baronial Status. Sir Arthur of the Fen and Her Ladyship Robyn Murchadha were invested as the Founding Baron and Baroness of Elfsea.
In February of 1991, Dragonsfire Tor became a canton of Elfsea.
In September of 1993, Dun an Locha Ruaidh became a canton of Elfsea.
In 2004 our Canton of Loch Ruadh became the Shire of Loch Ruadh.
Based in Stephenville and around the college there. "The Tor" as many fondly call them is a Canton of Elfsea. Their populace is very active locally and holds regular A&S meetings and Fighter Practices of their own. The Tor holds a fabulous Yule time celebration each year. In fact, the Barony does not hold its own Yule time celebration. Instead, everyone travels the Tor and we celebrate together at Dragonsfire Tor Yule Revel .
Based at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), Three Bridges is a small college group of those interested in the SCA. Currently the College of Three Bridges is inactive. Anyone who is attends UTA and wishes to activate the College, please contact our Seneschal.
The Arthurian Company was an elite company of warriors created by Llywelyn Gruffydd and Zara Zina Theanos (their Excellencies) during their reign as Baron and Baroness of Elfsea on the Seventh day of May, Anno Societatis XXXIII, being Anno Domini 1998. The Arthurian Company has since been disbanded with the Baronial Guard rising in its stead.
The First Arthurian Company and its Founder: His Excellency, Baron Llywelyn Gruffydd
Moving from front to back and left to right:
|In the front:||Company Commander: Centurion Airaklee Wolf|
|2nd Row:||Lord Fearghus MacKenna, Bjorn, Lord Connor|
Viscount Galen of Bristol, Lord Armand Dragonetti,
Lord Daniel Stewart, Lord Caelin on Andrede
The Company Founder: His Excellency, Baron Don Llywelyn Gruffydd
Lord Sean of Argyle, Marmaduke, Lord David de Rock,
Honourable Lady Allesandra Beatrice Desiderio, Lord Padraig Ruad O'Maolagain
of Bluerose, Lord Robert of Slugglen
The lands of Ansteorra are divided up according to zip code. These are the zip codes that are officially under the Barony of Elfsea.