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Shire of Ravenslake

Argent, a raven contourny sable between in chief two laurel wreaths azure, a ford proper.
Modern Location:Lake and McHenry Counties, IL in the Northwestern suburbs of Chicago



Ravenslake is a Shire in the Midlands Region of the Middle Kingdom.

Mundanely it is Lake and McHenry Counties in Illinois.


  • Arms/Device - Argent, a raven contourny sable between in chief two laurel wreaths azure, a ford proper.


In February AS 27 Ravenslake was recognized as an independent Shire. In AS 32, the first Middle Kingdom Academy of Defence was held in Ravenslake in the reign of Edmund II and Kateryn II. The event was the premiere rapier event in the kingdom for 20 years, until it’s final event in AS 52.

The Shire’s name was strongly influenced by one of the founding members of the Shire, Lord Michael of Ravenslake. In AS 40, under the reign of Alaric and Noelle, the event formerly known as War College became Border Skirmish, jointly hosted by the Shire of Ravenslake and Northshield’s Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr and is a war event between the Kingdom of the Middle and the Kingdom of Northshield.

Heraldry History

The name Riding of Ravenslake was registered with the SCA College of Heralds in March of 1991.
The heraldic device blazoned "Argent, a raven contourny sable between in chief two laurel wreaths azure, a ford proper." was registered in January of 1992.


Midrealm Baronies: Andelcrag, Ayreton, Brendoken, Carraig Ban, Cleftlands, Cynnabar, Donnershafen, Fenix, Flame, Flaming Gryphon, Illiton, Middle Marches, Northwoods, Red Spears, Rivenstar, Roaring Wastes, Shadowed Stars, Shattered Crystal, Sternfeld

Midrealm Shires: Afonlyn, Altenberg, Aurea Ripae, Baile na Scolairi, Caer Gwyn, Cuil Choluim, Dark River, Dragon's Vale, Dragonsmark, Eastwatch, Falcon's Quarry, Grenemere, Greyhope, Mynydd Seren, Narrental, Okenshield, Qal`at Ja`far, Ravenslake, Rivenvale, Riviere Constelle, Starleaf Gate, Steren Codha, Stormvale, Swordcliff, Talonval, White Waters

Midrealm Cantons: Alderford, Border Keep, Brackendelve, Castell Gwent, Catteden, Dernehealde, , Ealdnordwuda, Fearann na Criche, Foxvale, Gleann Iaruinn, Grey Gargoyles, Gwyntarian, Havenholde, Hawkes Keye, Hrothgeirsfjorthr, Lochmorrow, Marshes, Mugmort, Norborough, Nordheim, Oakford, Pferdestadt, Rimsholt, Rokkehealden, Thistle, Three Hills, Three Towers, Three Walls, Tirnewydd, Tree-Girt-Sea, Unicorn, Vanished Wood, WealdLake, Westmere, Winged Hills, Woods End

Other Territories: Riding: Hawkland Moor, College: Saint Brutus, Hamlets: Dun Traigh, Blackhawk

Incipient and Proto-Incipient: Auenwald, Austrigatt, Cetus, Grenemere

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