About the Horde
Horde Ernak is a fraternity of people who are involved in historical recreation within the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA). The SCA is an international non-profit educational organization that researches and re-creates pre-17th century skills, arts, combat and culture. Within the SCA, many people join unofficial groups called “households” because they share a common interest. Horde Ernak (also called the Hun Horde) is such a household.
Horde Ernak was founded in 1986. Although the official theme of the household centers around horse nomads (Huns); the Horde promotes and supports all Eastern and Middle Eastern research and personas. As a group, we are a tribal people with our own customs, traditions, and culture.
Joining the Horde
Horde Ernak offers three types of membership/association that all have different requirements and levels of commitment. Those interested in joining the Horde should get to know the household and see what type of membership would fit best for them.
The Saka Clan
In 1988, Horde Ernak joined in a formal alliance with another SCA household called the Saka Clan. The Saka clan recreated a Scythian camp which was a perfect compliment to our Hun camp. This alliance was celebrated annually for 9 years. The death of the leaders of Saka Clan dissolved their household. To this day, Horde Ernak honors their fallen allies by displaying their household symbol, (the Scythian stag) in the Horde camp. Our friends are gone but not forgotten.