Welcome to the Incipient College of St Kessog, wherein you may step back in time to fight with chivalry, dance with grace, feast with gusto or pursue the divers activities that enriched the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
St Kessog is based at the University of Otago, Dunedin, in the South Island of New Zealand and is a branch of the international non-profit educational organisation, the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). The College is currently dormant, due to a lack of student members, however there remains in Dunedin a half-dozen or so keen Scadians who would be most pleased to answer your enquiries and meet with you.
The SCA is dedicated to the research and recreation of pre-17th century European history, with a particular focus on its practical applications in arts and sciences, including costuming, cooking, martial arts, dance, calligraphy and illumination, metalwork, archery, music and much, much more.
To get involved contact Myrun, our former Seneschal, or Lord Mielikko, our former Chatelaine, or join the St Kessog discussion list below.
You'll find additional helpful newcomer's information and resources on this site.
There are no regular activities taking place at this time, however there are still events and activities taking place. Please contact Myrun above or join the discussion list to find out more.
The group formerly known as St Kessog will be travelling to Christchurch in April to participate in Baronial Anniversary. We are looking to host a major event in June. Please contact Myrun for more details.
Mailing Lists -- keep in touch!
Hear about forthcoming events, participate in discussions, ask questions and talk to the local populace on the St Kessog Discussion list.
Learn about activities in our parent Barony of Southron Gaard (Christchurch) via the Southron Gaard Discussion list (1-2 messages per day) or their Announcement list (1-2 messages per week).
Who was St Kessog?
Before St Andrew, there was St Kessog, first patron saint of Scotland. His symbol of a bent bow signifies a readiness for action at all times, very appropriate for a warrior Celtic race. More on St Kessog here.