The An Tir Handbook
The An Tir Handbook is a guide to the SCA in An Tir that explains administration, volunteering, history, awards, customs, and etiquette.
For newcomers to the SCA it should be used in conjuction with the Known World Handbook (see below).
For immigrants to An Tir from other kingdoms, it provides a guide to how procedures and customs may differ between their old home and their new one.
For the populace at large, it is a guide for where to find more information, a reference, and a source of blank forms. Use it in good health and enthusiasm.
The Known World Handbook
If you’ve just joined the SCA, you may find conversations and event announcements hard to follow at first. SCA participants, chapters and offices all assume names with a historical flavor, and there’s a whole vocabulary for everyday things as well. You’ll get used to it quickly, but here are some of the most commonly used words to start with.
What does Anno Societatis (AS) mean?
Anno Societatis means “In the year of the Society.” The SCA counts its years from the date of the First Event, May 1st, 1966.
Society years are usually written in Roman numerals. I = one, V = five, X = ten, and L = fifty.
So July 1, 2016, would be “This first day of July, AS LI.”