L'Academa delle Sette Spade

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L'Academa delle Sette Spade
Founded: A.S. LII
Status: Active
A lotus blossom in profile argent, overall seven rapiers in annulo points conjoined sable.

The Academa within the SCA

The Academa is both a School in the Society for Creative Anachronism and a group of friends who find pleasure (and typically, amusement) in each other's company.

The Origins of L'Academa delle Sette Spade

The Academa first made its appearance in the Barony of Calafia around A.S. LII.

The Academa is a school of the sword, it is comprised primarily of students and educators under the overall authority of its Maestro. The students are expected to attend practice on a regular basis for their own improvement and wellbeing. And through the school it is necessary that there is a way to encourage and motivate one's self. To this end there is a system of advancement and acknowledgement built in to the School (like there is with all schools).

Masters and Scholars of the School

Members of the School wear garters adorned with the cross of the School, in their year's color. This signifies Membership and Personal Advancement.

  • Patron: Gules/Sable
  • Applicant: Vert/Argent
  • Matricola: Argent/Vert
  • Fagiolo: Argent/Azure
  • Junior: Argent/Gules
  • Anziano: Argent/Sable
  • Condotteri: Argent/Or
  • Instructors: Sable/Sable
  • Maestro: Or/Or

Symbology and Qualities of a Swordsmen

  • The Lynx, with his Dividers: Avvisamento, Wisdom, Prudence, Foresight.
  • The Tiger, with his Double Ended Arrow (symbolizing Lightning): Celeritas, Quickness, Agility.
  • The Lion, and his Heart: Ardimento, Courage, Daring, Boldness.
  • The Elephant, who carries the Tower: Forteza, Strength, Fortitude.

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  • The School's symbol is a lotus covered by Fiore's seven swords. A lotus blossom in profile argent, overall seven rapiers in annulo points conjoined sable. All members are entitled to use this symbol.

Guiding Principles of the school

  • Valor
  • Chivalry
  • Honor
  • Prowess
  • Advise
  • Instruction

Membership in the School

The Academa admits into it's Membership Applicants who have an understanding of School's expectations at each level of involvement, and ask the Maestro directly.

Applicants who request Membership in the School undergo a six-month stint to allow the them to learn about the members and vice versa. After the six months if the Applicant has gone to atleast half of the events and practices that the school has attended without incident. The Applicant may Advance to Matricola; Taking on all of the duties and study that this entails.

Current Membership


None at this time


N/A Instuctor