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Shire of Drygestan


- Name and device registered  in December of 1989.

- Name derived from the Middle English (Saxon) words meaning "Dry Stone".

- Originally submitted as "Dryganstan"

- Per pale argent and vert, a blasted tree couped sable, its trunk surmounted by a laurel wreath Or.

About Drygestan

The "Shire of Drygestan" is the name given to the Santa Fe chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).  The SCA is non-profit historical preservation society dedicated to preseving the arts and sciences ofthe Middle Ages.

The territory of Drygestan stretches from Taos to the north, to Cerrillos to the south, to Las Vegas (NM) to the east.


About the Kingdom of the Outlands

The Kingdom of the Outlands encompasses the entire state of New Mexico, most of Colorado, most of Wyoming, and parts of Nebraska.

Map of the Known World can be found here

Learn more about the Kingdom of the Outlands

Find other local groups in the Outlands


About the SCA

The SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our "Known World" consists of 19 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.

Learn more about the SCA here.



This is the recognized Web site for the Shire of Drygestan, Kingdom of the Outlands (The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.) and is maintained by Frank Succardi aka This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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