We are part of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA) which is an International nonprofit educational organization devoted to the study of pre-17th century western culture.  The society concentrates on the European Middle Ages and Renaissance, and members work to recreate the arts and skills of this era. We are a barony of the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Our Barony comprises a large portion of Southwestern Virginia from Staunton in the north to Hillsville in the South, east to Lynchburg and west to Bland, Tazewell, and even parts of Smyth and Russell Counties. Blacksburg, the New River Valley, and Roanoke can all be found within Black Diamond’s borders.

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

ICE CASTLES 2023: CALL FOR BIDS: Now Closed

ICE CASTLES 2023 –2 bids have been submitted. and can be viewed on the Ice Castles page.
The submitted bids will be discussed and voted upon at the August 10, 2023 Business meeting.

For those populace members who wish to vote, you must be 18 years of age or older, and have a current membership. You will be required to show your card so 1) the Seneschal may verify your information, and 2) be recorded and published for the vote.

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A POLLING of CONFIDENCE is to be conducted for our Black Diamond Baronage:
Baron Alonzo Falcone and Baroness Alys d’Avignon wish to extend their tenure by 2 more years. TRM and TRH has directed the Baronial Seneschal to conduct a Polling of Confidence to assess whether the Baronial populace wish the current Baronage to continue their tenure.

The polling will open soon. Watch the Baronial website for the announcement when it opens. When the polling does open, it will be available for 2 weeks and then close.

In order to participate in the polling, you (the populace) need a current membership AND an AEL account so you can access the ESP system to vote. You have an AEL account if you have attended University Classes, or have an Authorization Card. Members need to make sure their AEL is linked to their membership. You can check that by going to the Home Page of the Baronial side of the ESP, at this link https://baronial.polling.atlantia.sca.org . If there is a huge red/yellow warning, fill out the form that is on it, if there is not a warning then you account has your membership linked already.

If you have a membership for your children, the SCA does not denote the difference between youth and adult memberships, so the children have voting rights as well. The children would need their own AEL account and it be linked to their membership to be able to vote.

If you know anyone who has limited or no access to internet, please pass along this information about the polling.

Persons who do not want an AEL account can submit a request to the Baronial Seneschal [seneschal@blackdiamond.atlantia.sca.org] for a one time access code. that will be sent to you on a postcard. Be sure to include your mundane, SCA name, membership number, and mailing address.

Persons who would like a paper ballot can submit a request to the Baronial Seneschal [seneschal@blackdiamond.atlantia.sca.org]. Be sure to include your mundane, SCA name, membership number, and mailing address.

Questions about the polling can be sent to your Baronial Seneschal:[seneschal@blackdiamond.atlantia.sca.org]

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We are looking to fill some Baronial officer positions within the barony. Please email the Seneschal if you are interested in or have questions about the positions listed below at seneschal@black-diamond.atlantia.sca.org.

  • Chronicler
  • Deputy Web Minister

ALSO:

For Covid-19 policies for the Barony of Black Diamond,

please check Kingdom of Atlantia for most up-to-date information


Please take all possible safety precautions. If you need more information on what steps and/or measures you should take in keeping you, your family and others safe, go to http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/

Remember that you do have the ability to interact through phone and computer. There are many avenues available to communicate with other people. Many are just a phone call away, others you can reach through Facebook, Skype, gaming servers, Go To Meeting, and more.

On the Black Diamond Facebook page, there will be a post for a Black Diamond Discord group where you can use video and audio to chat with other people about all things SCA. Do not feel lost or left out, go online, join the chat groups out there and communicate with others. We will get through this crisis with everyone’s help and cooperation.

Here is the link for the Black Diamond Discord group: https://discord.gg/gYhcTQ7

Here is the link for the Black Diamond facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/174248598875

The Facebook post will explain more about the group, its use and rules.