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Barony of Vatavia

The Barony of Vatavia is a regional group within the Kingdom of Calontir.   We are members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, better known as the SCA.  Vatavia is home to Wichita, Kansas, and the greater surrounding area.  We have members from as far away as Peabody, Pratt, and Winfield!

The SCA is an international organization renowned for its dedication towards researching and recreating aspects of the Middle Ages, not as they were, but as we would have liked them to have been.  The SCA mostly concentrates on studying European History, but many members have chosen to study the Middle East and explore the interaction between Europe and Asia during this period.

If you are unfamiliar with the Society for Creative Anachronism, check out the Society's Introduction Guide for an explanation about the organization and what it is we do.

If you are already familiar with how we do things, great!  Our site provides additional information about the events and people of interest within Vatavia, and you are always welcome to come join us Wednesday evenings at Make ICT.  We always have something going on - be sure to check out our Interest Groups page for more information and directions to many of our activities!

Please note that you need not be a member to participate in any of our activities. If you have any questions, or would like help getting involved, please visit our Chatelaine page or contact our Chatelaine directly.  We'd love to hear from you!

The Week of October 6th - What is Happening in Vatavia

Here is a listing of the scheduled local activities, announcements, and Kingdom events.

Gooooood Morning Vatavia.

Looks like autumn may have actually arrived.

I need to hear from those who want to be part of a presentation for the home school group on October 19th, from 9-11:30 am. It will be at the Bethel Life Church 3777 S Meridian just off of I-235.

Subjects requested: Heroes of the Middle Ages/Nine Worthies (scavenger hunt), making pan pipes, games and fighting. I need a marshal for the fighting. I am warranted.

You will be given any information you need. Special knowledge is not required.

Deadline to volunteer, October 9th. Contact Marie Chantal Delaire



We are so very Proud to have 3 of our good fighters competing in Crown Tourney this weekend. I would encourage all who can to come support our people, and witness the wonders of discovering the future of our Kingdom. Join us on the fields near Smithville lake for a fun filled weekend. This looks to be one of the last camping events of the year. There will be a baronial camp, so please join us, all are welcome. We wish all the Vatavian Combatants and their consorts the very best outcome for Crown Tourney.

Saturday October 19th is the Home School Demo, HE Marie Chantal is looking for volunteers, fighters and a marshal for the demo. 9:00-11:30am at the Bethel Life Church located at 3777 S Meridian just off of I-23. Please contact her at if you can serve your barony in this way. Marie would like to hear from volunteers as soon as possible, so she can make plans for the demo. Please remember folks Demos are an important part of how we get/prove/keep our non profit “Educational” status as an organization.

We are accepting currently applications for the Barony Exchequer position, as well as the Baronial Web Minister. If Either of these positions are something you might be interested in Please talk with the Honorable Lady Margaret and the Honorable Lord Thomas about the duties and requirements, and read the officers handbooks located on the Calontir web site under the Kingdom officer page. Letters of application should be submitted to both the Seneschal and Their Excellencies. Letters are due by Wednesday October 23rd. Interviews for the positions will be held sometime TBD in late October. The individuals selected for these positions should expect to begin their duties in January.

Wednesday , October 9th
A&S - Basics of Sewing - Learn the very basics of using a sewing machine and making a simple dress or tunic pattern. How to measure for your size. Bring scissors, permanent marker, a nice filling t-shirt and cloth to make a pattern (old bed sheet works well).
7:00pm - 9:00pm
MakeICT school located at 5920 E. Mt. Vernon, Wichita, KS

Sunday, October 13th
Armored Combat & Cut and Thrust Practice
10:00am - 3:00pm
OJ Watson Park, 2683 South McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS 67217 We are located in the back of the park past the concessions across from the sand volleyball courts.

Kingdom & Society Events

October 12th&13th Fall Crown hosted by the Barony of Forgotten Sea at Smithville lake

Looking Ahead

October 16th Populace/Court
7:00pm-9:00 pm
MakeICT school at 5920 Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS

Award Recommendations

There are always many good, hardworking, creative people in this Barony and Kingdom who are worthy of Recognition. Please send in award recommendations for all the wonderful things you have seen here at home as well as around the Kingdom. Anyone may write a recommendation for any award, regardless if you are a member of the order or not. Please don’t hesitate, It will only take a few minutes of your time, but can bring so much joy and love to others.
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We also want to Encourage you to submit Award recognitions for Baronial Awards Baronial Award Recommendation -
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Baron Lawrence Tailifer the Leech and Baroness Genevieve de Chambery

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