Kingdom of Ansteorra
Ansteorra is a Kingdom in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) and consists of the states of Oklahoma and Texas except for those portions of Texas that reside in the Mountain Time Zone.
History of Our Beloved Kingdom
The lands of Ansteorra were once part of the Kingdom of Atenveldt. The first events in what was to become Ansteorra were in 1972 in Stargate, (Houston, TX) and 1973 in the Steppes (Dallas, TX). In 1977 Ansteorra became a Principality and became a Kingdom in its own right in 1979.
The name, "Ansteora" (note, back then it only had one "R") was one of three that had been proposed. The others were Gilonade and Terebinthia. Ansteora comes from Anglo-Saxon, and means "One (or Only) Star." This name was proposed by Aurieliannae Rioghail.
The Kingdom Motto is "Uniqus et Singularis" - Unique and Singular - a description taken from the Anglo-Saxon chronicles of Haley's Comet.
Branches of Ansteorra
- The Shire of Adlersruhe, located in Amarillo, Texas.
- The Barony of Bjornsborg, located in San Antonio, Texas
- The Shire of Black Lake, located in Odessa, Texas
- The Barony of Bonwicke, located in Lubbock, Texas
- The Barony of Bordermarch, located in Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas
- The Barony of Bryn Gwlad, located in Austin Texas
- The Canton of Chemin Noir, located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma
- The Canton of Dragonsfire Tor, located in Stevensville, Texas
- The Barony of Eldern Hills, located in Lawton and Fort Sill, Oklahoma
- The Barony of Elfsea, located in Fort Worth, Texas.
- The Shire of Emerald Keep is located in Waco, Texas
- The Shire of Ffynnon Gath is located in San Marcos, Texas
- The Shire of Gate's Edge, located in Houston, Texas
- The Canton of Glaslyn, located in Denton, Texas.
- The Shire of Graywood, located in Nacogdoches, Texas
- The Stronghold of Hellsgate Fort Hood, Texas
- The Canton of Lindenwood located in Irving, Texas
- The Shire of Loch Ruadh located in Fort Worth, Texas.
- The Barony of Loch Soilleir located in Clear Lake, Texas
- This Province of Mooneschadowe, located in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
- The Barony of Namron, located in Norman, Oklahoma.
- The Barony of Northkeep, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma
- The Barony of Raven's Fort, located in Huntsville, Texas
- The Shire of Rosenfeld, located in Tyler, Texas
- The Shire of Seawinds, located in Corpus Christi, Texas
- The Canton of Skorragarðr, located in Shawnee, Oklahoma
- The Barony of Stargate, Houston, Texas
- The Shire of the Shadowlands, located in Bryan/College Station, Texas
- The Barony of the Steppes, Located in Dallas, Texas
- The College of Twr Cath, Located at the University of Houston, in Houston, Texas (Dormant)
- The Shire of Tír Medóin, located in Rockdale, Texas.
- The Canton of Westgate, located in Houston, Texas.
- The Barony of Wiesenfeuer located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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