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Qara Ordu Moritun

Dark Horde Moritu


DARK HORDE BY BIRTH . . . MORITU BY CHOICE

Did you ever have the urge to ride with the Mongol hordes under Chingis Khan? Do you just know you  would look good in fur-trimmed hats and boots with turned up toes? Have you ever thought that fermented mare's milk might go good over your frosted mini-wheats? Does the idea of a dwelling with no corners sound cozy? Then you, my friend, just might be a Mongol at heart!

The Qara Ordu Moritun (Dark Horde Riders), more commonly known as "the Moritu," is a cross-kingdom household for those interested in the research and re-creation of Medieval Mongolian cultures, from the reigns of Chingis Khan to Kublai Khan.  We are a small subset of Asia-philes within the Society for Creative Anachronism, a Medieval Living History society (don't miss the teeny, tiny, fine print below).  We build yurts (ger), make kumiss (fermented mare's milk), and live as nomads (on the steppes of western Pennsylvania every August).

 


To learn more about the Moritu read about our Traditions

To find out more about Mongolian culture try these links

Bibliography of Mongolian History and Culture

Asian Armor Photo Page

On Oriental Banners from a Mongol discussion list

                                  Birth of the Moritu: Khanate Singing Horse History Files

                                    Meet some of the Andanar



MONGOLIAN INFORMATION LINKS
  Of Scholarly Interest:    Food and Drink:    Clothing:    Yurt /Ger Info:    Miscellaneous Cultural Information:    Groups and Individuals:    Current Events In Mongolia:    Travel in Mongolia:
For information on The Gobi Home Companion by Itegejin now in reprint,
contact Tuhtahl (Eric Mauer)


The Fine Print: The Dark Horde Moritu is an autonomous collection of individuals (no s***, it's like herding cats) and does not speak for the SCA (nor would we want to!) and anyone who sez different will hafta deal with the Khan's big boys, who we all know play very rough. . . .  You gotta complaint you take it up with the Webbitch who is affectionately known to her family as Rambo and don't blame us if she gets cranky all over you. . . .  And don't go blaming whatever server you found us on either (after all they had no idea what they let loose in cyberspace)!  Hrrummphh!