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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!


We have a special guest artist/instructor for Arts and Science this week. Viscountess Hillery the Puppeteer, She comes to us thru Zoom from the West Kingdom. An accomplished Illuminator, Member of the Orders of the Laurel, Pelican, and a Baroness. Please join us this Wednesday, October 14th. The deadline for submission of Letters of application for the Chatelain/Castelin position is fast approaching. The cut off will be October 20th. In order to apply for the position, please submit (via Email) a letter of interest to the Barony Seneschal and to Their Excellencies. An in-person or zoom meeting/interview will follow up.

Many of you may have heard that the Dragonflyer Chronicler position is coming open. Mistress Sorcia has asked to step down at the end of the year, having served five years in this position. We have all enjoyed her output and magic in producing an Award winning publication. These will be large shoes to fill, but We are confident there is someone who is up to the Challenge. To throw down your gauntlet, and apply for the position, please submit (via Email) a letter of interest to the Barony Seneschal and to Their Excellencies. An in-person or zoom meeting/interview will follow up.

Just a few more days to express your interest in Barony Trim. The Deadline for the Barony members to make our initial order is Wednesday October 14th, 2020. If you are interested simply add your name to the spreadsheet and the amount of trim ordered. Andrixos will take payment upon delivery. Trim will be between $3.00 - $2.50 a yard depending on our group order.


Wednesday October 14th A & S Illumination class 7:00pm Zoom. We are excited to have Viscountess Hilarie the Puppeteer as a guest Instructor from the Kingdom of West. She will present tips and tricks for painting preprints and creating beautiful original illuminations. is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Meeting ID: 880 4568 0508

Passcode: 273579

Saturday, October 13th, Delivery of Packets for the Medieval Olympic Games - ILLUMINATION Event

Sunday, October 14th, Archery and Thrown Weapons Practice 10:00am-3:00pm at 12705 SW 90th Street, Andover

Wednesday, October 21st, Populace -Medieval Olympic Game- Illumination event. 7:00pm Zoom

Sunday, October 25th, Archery Practice /PotLuck - 2806 Malloy St., Hutchinson 10:00am-3:oopm

Wednesday, October 28th, Arts and Science - Makers Make it Night 7:00pm Zoom You donft have to be a maker to join in the fun, learn a new skill, get help on a project, socialize, or simply show off your latest project accomplishments.

Reminder: All in person activities are subject to cancelation due to Weather, worsening of Covid 19 Infection Status, or by Their Royal Majesties Direction. Cancellation due to Weather will be determined 3 hours prior to the activity starting time. This will allow for prior notification to those in the further regions of our Barony. Check your Facebook or Dragon Online for these notifications.

Official Armored Combat & Cut and Thrust Practice continue to be CANCELLED.

Looking Ahead -

Sunday, November 1st, Archery & Thrown Weapons Practice - Andover

Wednesday November 4th, Coronation 2022 Bids are due

Wednesday November 4th, Business Meeting

Sunday, November 8th, Archery, Thrown Weapons & Pell Practice, Hutchinson

Wednesday November 11th Arts and Science TBD

Sunday, November 15th, Archery and Thrown Weapons Practice - Andover

Wednesday November 18th Medieval Olympics- Iron Chef event

Sunday, November 22nd, Archery, Thrown Weapons and Pell Practice - Hutchinson

Wednesday, November 25th Arts and Sciences CANCELLED, Please take this time to share with your family and friends.

Kingdom Event - hosted locally

February 20th - Winter War Maneuvers - YMCA Farha Indoor Fields bldg.

April 16-17th - Wichita RenFair Demo/fundraiser

May 29th - 30th - 41st Tournament of Valor

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 donft wait, do it now!!! It will only take a few minutes of your time, but can bring so much joy and love to others. Be sure to check the OP(Order of Precedence) before you submit a recommendation.

Kingdom Award Recommendation form -

Kingdom Order of Precedence -

We also want to encourage you to submit Award recognitions for Baronial Awards

Baronial Award Recommendation -

Baronial Order of Precedence -

Lines of Communication Stay up to date on activities and cancellations by joining us on Facebook. See what's ahead by adding our Baronial Calendar and visiting the Kingdom Calendar. Please feel free to send an email to either or We are happy to hear from you, and try to answer all emails within 24 to 48 hours.

Baron Lawrence Tailifer the Leech and Baroness Genevieve de Chambery

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