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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!

Greetings and Salutations Vatavia!

We wish to thank Lady Mægwynn Attewode, Lord Séamus Yonger, and the Shire of Crescent Moon for hosting an enjoyable event. Never let it be said that rain and mud can keep us from having all the fun!!! There may not have been melees or mayhem, but some great pickups were had on the armored combat field, Lady Lucia sponsored a fun-filled day of archery shoots, and Baron Donald took Cut & Thrust to the road.

Congratulations to both Lady Kitsune of Vatavia and Lord Moriama Kasutoshi for receiving your Award of Arms. Vivat the dedicated!

Fighter Practice was a blast! It has been great to see everyone come together to learn, teach, and simply hang out and socialize. We are especially thrilled to see and meet all the newcomers that have been showing up each week.

We look forward to more fun to be had here in the coming month. This weekend is Horse and Falcon, followed by Champions Tourney and then Lilies War!!!

Here are this week’s scheduled activities:

Local Activities & Events

Wednesday, May 24th
Arts & Sciences
7:00pm-9:00pm, Make ICT, 1500 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67214
Now that you have finished painting your banners, learn how to finish them! Lady Lady Maria Arosa de Santa Olalla will walk everyone through the heat setting steps. If your banner is ready, you can heat set them at Make ICT this week.

Sunday, May 28th
Archery, Armored Combat, Cut & Thrust Practices
11:00am-2:00pm, OJ Watson Park, 3022 S McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS 67217
Please contact Lord Konrad von Roth ( for more information on Archery. Please contact Master Hanashi no Kagemoto no Kurokage Tengu no Samurai Taisho [Kagemoto] ( for more information on Armored Combat and Cut & Thrust.

Kingdom & Society Events

Friday, May 26th - Monday, May 29th
Horse and Falcon -
4:00pm Friday, May 26th - noon Sunday, May 29th, Barony of Forgotten Sea; Kelsey Short Youth Camp, 17980 Collins Rd, Smithville, MO 64809

Come join the Barony of Forgotten Sea for a long weekend full of fun, fighting, revelry, archery and ponies! We will have multiple fighting scenarios for both rattan and steel fighting, a variety of fabulous archery shoots, equestrian activities, children’s activities, arts and sciences competitions, and revelry well into the early hours.

Don’t Forget

We have a bonus Arts & Sciences Wednesday this month! With event season in full swing we thought it was a great time to have a How to make a Quick-and-Dirty T-Tunic class! If you are interested you will need to bring a loose fitting tee-shirt, thread, and fabric. (Look for linen, linen blend, wool, wool blend, or cotton fabrics. These fabrics will look more period and be more comfortable than synthetics. For length you will need to measure from your shoulder to where ever you want the hem to be, adding 4 inches to account for belting and blousing of the tunic. Multiply this number by 2 and that is the length of fabric you will need.)

Bonus! Learn how to embellish your tunic and make it pop by taking Lady Margaret MacKenzie’s Embroidery class next month!

Champions Tourney will be held on June 4th, 2017, starting at 9:00am at OJ Watson Park! For more information please visit We look forward to seeing everyone there! If you believe someone is deserving of a local Baronial award please let us know:

As was announced at Officers’ Meeting this month, Honorable Lord Honorable Lord Jóhann Steinarsson will be stepping down from the office of Caltrop Pursuviant (Herald) in December later this year. We would appreciate your letters no later than July 19th, 2017.

There are many good folks in this Barony and Kingdom who are worthy of recognition. Please send award recommendations to Their Majesties so that they may know and have time to make plans. Do it now!

Kingdom Award Recommendation Form -
Kingdom Order of Precedence -

The Arts & Sciences calendar is open for classes in 2017. If you would like to schedule a class, please contact Lord Niall Mac a’Ghobhainn and Lady Maria Arosa de Santa Olalla, or drop a line to

Keep up with updates and cancellations by signing up on our mailing list ( ) or joining us on Facebook ( ). See what’s ahead by adding our Baronial Calendar (|list ) and visiting the Kingdom Calendar (

In ever faithful service,
Baron Uldin of Ravenscroft and Baroness Sung Sai-êrh

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