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Welcome to the Shire of Cathanar!
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please contact the Seneschal or the Chatelaine, listed on the left.




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The Shire of Cathanar

The Shire is located in Carteret and Craven counties in North Carolina, including New Bern, Havelock, Newport, Morehead City, and all territories East to Portsmouth Island. Some of our members are located in Greenville. We are one of many groups that make up the Kingdom of Atlantia.

The Kingdom of Atlantia is the geographic area covering Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Augusta, Georgia, and is one of nineteen geographical areas that make up the "Known World" of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

The Society is an international non-profit educational organization devoted to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance from the years 600 - 1600 AD. It is part of the "living history" movement. Our adventure began in California in 1966, and now consists of nineteen kingdoms, with over fifty thousand members residing in countries around the world.

Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (called "garb"), attend events which may feature heavy weapons (Sword and Shield), rapier (fencing), archery, and thrown weapons tournaments, arts exhibits (including fiber arts, needlework, leatherwork, woodwork, blacksmithing, armoring, cooking, brewing, animal husbandry and lots more), classes, workshops, dancing, musical instruments, story-telling, feasts, and more. Our royalty hold court at which they recognize and honor members for their contributions to the group. Youths (ages 17 and under) often have their own tournaments and Orders (arts and martial skill-specific groups). Families are welcome and encouraged!

The Shire of Cathanar normally meets  at VFW Post 2514 (3850 Butler Rd, New Bern, NC 28560).  We also meet at members homes and local parks during the week for weekly fighter practice and arts and sciences activities. These meetings usually include instructions in Armed Combat, Archery, miscellaneous weaponry and Arts and Sciences. Please contact our Seneschal or Chatelaine for all meeting information and general inquiries. There is also a calendar showing upcoming meetings and events (if they are submitted to the web-minister).

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Cathanar History

Taken from the History of Atlantia 

Cathanar is the oldest shire in the Kingdom of Atlantia. Cathanar is Welsh for "battle glory" and was originally founded at the Marine Base located at Cherry Point in 1983 and became a Shire in 1985. It's territory consisted of New Bern all the way to the Port of Sea Reach, which encompasses Wilmington and parts south. In 2001, the Stronghold of Raven's Cove became independent, and claimed the Jacksonville territory. Cathanar holds claims to Carteret and Craven counties and surrounding areas.

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This page was last updated on 11/10/2018