The Society for Creative Anachronism branch for Dallas, Texas, and surrounding cities



Our History Our Cantons Our Awards


he Steppes is the second oldest barony in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Its long history and central location in the Kingdom has made the Steppes a very important and active part of the SCA in Texas.


The History of The Steppes

ounded and first recognized by the SCA in 1973, we were originally a Shire known as The March of the Steppes. The March of the Steppes became a barony in 1975.


Our Cantons

The Canton of Glaslyn

Representing Denton, TX and the surrounding area, The Canton of Glaslyn has existed in its current form as a Canton of the Steppes for 20 years.


Our Baronial Awards

Ansteorran Kingdom Awards
Descriptions and explanation of the award giving in the Kingdom of Ansteorra

Kingdom Award Recommendation Form
If you know someone who deserves a particular award, use this form to recommend them.

Ansteorran OP Name Search
Here you can look up someone's name and see what awards they already have.

ike all SCA groups, The Steppes has its own local awards and service orders.

The Acorn of the Steppes is an award for service to the Barony, because "mighty oaks from little acorns grow." The insignia that recepients of this award may carry: a natural colored acorn necklace worn.

The Order of the Oak is our baronial service order. It was founded in 1976, and the first member inducted into the order was our first baron, Aulus Allemanius Draconis. Reading through a list of members of the Oaks is like a roll call of the Barony's history. Insignia: metal oak leaf worn around the neck.

Before the beginning of the Order of the Oak, we had a service order called The Order of the Tread of the Steppes. This order was created in 1973, before the Steppes was a barony, but few members were inducted after the Order of the Oak was begun. After the late 80s, there was only one member inducted, and the Order of the Tread of the Steppes was officially closed in 2006.

The Grice's Track - An award for service to the martial community.

Heart of the Oak - Award for continued dedication and service to the barony, the populace and for representing the barony throughout the kingdom.


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