Communications in the Modern Middle Ages does not require a quill or mule – though use of period communication practices is to be encouraged! The Barony currently supports a free monthly From the Tower newsletter. Also available online is Pegasus, the Kingdom of Lochac’s monthly newsletter.

The Kingdom of Lochac has a series of publications. Potentially of greatest general interest is the Kingdom arts and sciences publication Cockatrice. The SCA Inc. also publishes and distributes a variety of publications, most notably Tournaments Illuminated and the Compleat Anachronist.

From The Tower

From the Tower is the newsletter for the Barony of Southron Gaard. It is produced monthly. In 2012 FTT won the William Blackfox Award for best overall SCA newsletter.


Cockatrice is the quarterly Arts and Science publication for the Kingdom of Lochac. The editions are distributed in January, May, July and November in line with Crown Tourneys and Coronations. Currently it is emailed out in a PDF format or can be received via Dropbox. Subscriptions are free and available by emailing Elisabetta Foscari.


Pegasus is the official newsletter for the Kingdom of Lochac, emailed to members of SCA Australia or SCA New Zealand. Each edition, including back-issues, can also be accessed online by members of either group. Typical contents:

Kingdom Calendar
a column from Their Majesties
the Kingdom Seneschal’s column
columns or notices from other Officers
award notices
event listings and advertisements for significant events throughout the Kingdom
SCAA and SCANZ information and notices
Rules or Law changes
Kingdom Regnum

Compleat Anachronist

The Compleat Anachronist is a pamphlet series published four times a year; each issue focuses on a specific topic (see the list of issue topics here).

Other SCA publications

The SCA Inc.’s stock clerk carries other publications of interest such as the Known World Handbook and merchandise. In the past we have had some success at reducing costs buy doing group purchases.

Tournaments Illuminated

Tournaments Illuminated is the quarterly journal of the SCA, published in the United States, for distribution to members by subscription. It covers a range of material that furthers research, education, and “living history” recreation in the field of pre-seventeenth-century Western culture, as well as Corporate policy statements and announcements from Corporate officers. There is a Tournaments Illuminated index by topic so that you can order individual issues.