During court at Crown Tournament yesterday, the East Kingdom seneschal formally announced that the Incipient Shire of Hadchester, having formally met all the requirements, is now a full fledged Shire. This brings the total number of SCA groups in Maine to four:
- The Province of Malagentia, which include two incipient ridings, Giggleswick and Raven’s Bridge. It covers the southern part of the state, including Portland and Lewiston.
- The Barony of Endewearde, which includes two incipient cantons, Basingstoke by the Sea and Wyndriche. It covers the central part of the state.
- The Shire of Smithwick, which includes the northern part of the state.
- The Shire of Hadchester, which consists of mid-coast Maine.
This status is the culmination of years of hard work. Vivant!