New to the SCA or to Aquaterra?


The easiest way to jump into life in Aquaterra is to come to our Newcomer’s & Social night the third Wednesday of every month. You can check the next date on the Events Calendar. We usually have several people with a huge range of interests, all enthusiastic and ready to welcome you aboard and get you settled in.

Social night is for you if:

  • You’ve never played before, but you think you might want to start
  • You want to hang out with new people and talk about Aquaterra
  • You’ve played before, but just moved into our area
  • You had to take a break, but now you’re back

If you’ve just joined the SCA, you may find conversations and event announcements hard to follow at first. The SCA is a huge, complex society and you just can’t grasp it all in one go. So don’t expect to, and don’t worry — you’ll get the hang of it all soon enough! When in doubt, don’t hesitate to ask. We all remember what it was like being new!

Resources for New Players

New to the SCA? — The SCA’s official newcomers’ page with a plethora of guides and information about getting started

The Known World Handbook is a 220 page soft-cover book has over 80 articles covering everything a participant needs to get started, whether you’re going it alone or with the family in tow. It has helped a lot of us begin our enjoyment of the current Middle Ages. You may purchase it from the SCA Marketplace and Stock Clerk or contact our Baronial Chatelaine.

The An Tir Handbook is a guide that explains administration, volunteering, history, awards, customs, and etiquette in the Kingdom of An Tir. For newcomers to the SCA, it should be used in conjunction with the Known World Handbook (see above).

Where is Aquaterra?
Do I live there?

The Barony of Aquaterra encompasses the below ZIP codes in Snohomish, Skagit, and San Juan counties.

  • If you live in a listed ZIP code, but in King County, you are in the Barony of Madrone
  • If you live in southeast Snohomish County, and your ZIP code does not appear in this list, you are in the Canton of Bearwood
  • Of course, you are not confined to the branch with which you reside! Home is where you enjoy playing and where your friends are!

Note that you do not have to live in the Barony to participate in activities here! Most SCAdians participate in activities hosted in many various locations. Travelling the Known World with like-minded folks is part of the fun!

Anacortes 98221
Arlington 98223
Blakely Island 98222
Bothell 98012, 98021, 98082,
98011, 98028, 98041
that lie within Snohomish County
Bow 98232
Burlington 98233
Camano Island 98282
Clearlake 98235
Concrete 98237
Conway 98238
Darrington 98241
Deer Island 98243
Eastsound 98245
Edmonds 98020, 98026
Everett 98201, 98203, 98204, 98205,
98206, 98207, 98208, 98213
Friday Harbor 98250
Granite Falls 98252
Hamilton 98255
La Conner 98257
Lake Stevens 98258
Lopez Island 98261
Lyman 98263
Lynnwood 98036, 98037, 98046, 98087
Marblemount 98267
Marysville 98270, 98271
Mount Vernon 98273, 98274
Mountlake Terrace 98043
Mukilteo 98275
North Lakewood 98259
Olga 98279
Orcas 98280
Rockport 98283
Orcas 98280
Sedro Wooley 98284
Shaw Island 98286
Stanwood 98292
Waldron 98297

Our Neighbors

The Kingdom of An Tir

Arms of the Kingdom of An TirWe are located within the mightiest kingdom in the Known World — the Kingdom of An Tir — which, along with its principalities, encompasses all of Washington state and parts of British Columbia, Oregon, and Idaho.

Baronies, Shires, Cantons, and Colleges within An Tir’s Western Region

These are the locations closest to the Barony of Aquaterra in An Tir’s Western Region (Western Washington). To see other locations in the United States, Canada, and around the world, use the Kingdom lookup tool.

Arms of the Canton of Bearwood Canton of Bearwood
(Southeast Snohomish County)
Arms of the Shire of Earnrokke Shire of Earnrokke
(Whidbey Island)
Arms of the Barony of Madrone Barony of Madrone
(King County)
Arms of the Canton of Porte de l'Eau Canton of Porte de l’Eau
(East King County)
Arms of the Barony of Wyewood Barony of Wyewood
(South King County)
Arms of the Barony of Blatha an Oir Barony of Blatha An Oir
(Tacoma-Pierce County)
Arms of the Barony of Glymm Mere Barony of Glymm Mere
(Olympia, Tumwater & Lacey)
Arms of the Barony of Dragon's Laire Barony of Dragon’s Laire
(Kitsap & N Mason Counties, WA)
Arms of the Shire of Druim Doineann Shire of Druim Doineann
(Port Angeles – Clallum & Jefferson Counties)
Arms of the College of Saint Bunstable College of St. Bunstable
(University of Washington )