The Shire of Crystal Mynes is a local Southwest Missouri group of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), an international organization dedicated to recreating aspects of the Middle Ages. If you’re unfamiliar with the SCA, feel free to visit their website, especially their Information & Resources for Newcomers section. Or, check out the Newcomer’s Portal.
The Shire of Crystal Mynes covers the greater Joplin area. Crystal Mynes is a small group which is part of a much larger kingdom, the Kingdom of Calontir. Calontir covers most of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri, as well as North-West Arkansas. If you’d like to take a look at the Kingdom of Calontir, you can visit their website for more information.