Shire of An Dun Theine

In the Kingdom of Meridies

The Shire of An Dun Theine is the Huntsville/Madison County, Alabama branch of the Society for Creative Anachronisms, or SCA, an international non-profit organization dedicated to educating its members and the public about pre-17th century life through research and reenactment.

An Dun Theine, Old Gaelic for The Fortress of Fire, is located in the Kingdom of Meridies, one of the SCA’s 20 regional divisions. You can learn more about the Society at, and about the Kingdom at Or contact us directly at the bottom of the page.

You can learn more about our different offices and members, and find contact information for our officers, at the bottom of this page, by checking out Meet the Populace, Or, you can get in touch with us on our public Facebook page!

If you are interested in Medieval combat, we meet on a weekly basis to study and practice the techniques for heavy combat. Please watch our schedule for times and locations.

Once a month, one of our members or an invited guest will teach a class on an art of the Medieval period, such as cooking, rope making, blacksmithing, weaving, leather working, etc. Please watch our schedule for our next scheduled class topic, time, and location. To learn more about our past classes, see our blog!

For a great opportunity to meet our members, please come to our once monthly business meeting, where we discuss and plan our Shire activities. Please watch our schedule for changes in time and location. For past meetings minutes, please see our blog.

Join us in the cool November weather for classes on Service and the Arts and Sciences, or fight for a chance to win the Cloak of Doom. Our next Unchained Doom is scheduled for November 2021.

Can’t afford the trip to Pennsic? Then come join the Shire of An Dun Theine and all the other beggars at our very own Poor War! No noble weapons allowed! Date and location to be announced.

Many thanks to everyone who joined An Dun Theine for our Winter Collegium in past years, but we will no longer be hosting this event. Instead look for Winter Wing Ding, hosted by our lovely sister, the Canton of South Reach.

Our Officers

Newcomers looking for information about the shire, please contact our Chatelaine:
Lady Valenta Gorodisha (aka Karalee Arnell)
To contact, please email: chatelaine(at)

For shire business, please contact our Seneschal:
Honorable Lady Alina de Lacy (aka Misty April Bushlow)
To contact, please email: seneschal(at)

For website or Facebook page concerns, please contact our Webminister:
Lady Trinnen Van Der Venne (aka Jennie Murphy)
To contact, please email: webminister(at)