RED BLUFF – A large group of medieval re-enactors recently answered the drums of war at Red Bluff Recreation Area.
West Kingdom members of the International Creative Anachronism Society were at Camp Discovery Wednesday through Sunday for the Cynagua-Mists War.
“Come witness the clash of titans on and off the battlefield with arts and sciences, cooking, rapier, archery and youth combat,” the group posted on its website. “All activities count towards the tally of the winners of the war.”
The company’s website, https://www.sca.org/describes the voluntary nonprofit educational organization as dedicated to researching and recreating pre-17th century skills.
“Members of the SCA study and participate in a variety of activities, including combat, archery, equestrian pursuits, costumes, cooking, metalworking, woodworking, music, dance, calligraphy, textile arts, and much more,” the site says. “If it was done in the Middle Ages or the Renaissance, chances are you’ll find someone at the SCA interested in recreating it.”
The war was preceded by the Coronation of West Kingdom Beltane, which took place at the camp from April 29 to May 3, overlapping with the Civil War re-enactment of Battle for Dog Island at Samuel Ayer Park.