DeviceWelcome to the local chapter of the Adrian Empire!

The Adrian Empire was founded in the spring of 1987 and is dedicated to the study and recreation of the culture and history between the years 1066 (the battle of Hasting) and 1603 (the end of Queen Elizabeth I reign in England). We are a not-for-profit organization that works to study and promote the advancement of knowledge and skills reflective of this time period.

Our local chapter of the Adrian Empire is the Archduchy of Connacht. We are a family organization with members in Kamloops, Vernon, Oyama, Kelowna, Peachland, Summerland, Merritt, Grand Forks, Vancouver and the Spokane area of Washington! Our group is a structured society where individuals are acknowledged based on specific achievements within our four main disciplines: Combat, Arts and Science, Archery and Ministry. This allows everyone the equal opportunity to advance and excel in the disciplines of their choosing. Each discipline has three levels of achievement (Knightly Rankings) that can be earned by participation in our local events, our demos and our wars.

We always have at least one local event a month, where we get together to hold tournaments, classes, presentation and court. As a group, we also do a couple demos a year to showcase our interests, and let people know how they can get involved!

Please visit our Calendar to check out what’s going on soon!

helmutIf you would like futher information regarding the Archduchy of Connacht, please check our Newcomer`s Resource page and Calendar, or send us an email at We look forward to hearing from you!

To talk to someone in person, stop by our practice or feel free to call Rory and Gabriele Silverhand at (250) 494 8666. (No calls after 9pm please)