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!
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Here are this week’s scheduled activities:
Local Activities & Events
Wednesday, March 15th
7:00pm-9:00pm, VFW Post 112, 1560 South Topeka Street, Wichita, KS 67211
Lady Astrid will be teaching naalbinding. Whether you are an expert hand or enthusiastic novice, all are welcome!
Do you have a largess and/or auction item for Crown? Whether it is finished or not, consider bringing it to Populace this week.
Sunday, March 19th
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 (ArcherMarshal@baronyofvatavia.org
) for more information on Archery. Please contact Master Kagemoto no Kurokage Tengu no Samurai Taisho [Kagemoto] (mailto:KnightMarshal@baronyofvatavia.org
) for more information on Armored Combat and Cut & Thrust.
Kingdom & Society Events
Saturday, March 24th
Hibernates Interuptis - A Brush with Tartan
Event begins at 9:00am, Shire of Westumbria; 709 Main St, Raymond, KS 67573
The office of Baronial Seneschal will be open later this year. This is a very involved position; William would like the chosen applicant to serve as his deputy through at least one reporting period to help learn all of the office requirements. We would appreciate letters of intent no later than April 19th, 2017.
Looking forward, if you have a largess donation for Crown Tourney, please let Baroness Sung Sai-êrh (mailto:Baroness@baronyofvatavia.org
) know at your earliest convenience. If you have an auction donation for Crown Tourney, please let His Grace Garick von Köpke (mailto:Garick@senmurv.net
) and Baroness Sung Sai-êrh (mailto:Baroness@baronyofvatavia.org
) know at your earliest convenience.
If you will be fighting in Their Majesties crown tournament, Qan Ashir and Qatan Ashland ask for letters of intent by the 25th of March. Ensure that your membership is current, and familiarize yourself with the Governing Documents of the Society and Kingdom Law so that you understand the rules and requirements for governing our great Kingdom.
(Even if you are not fighting in Crown Tourney, as a member of the SCA you should be aware of the Governing Documents of the Society and our Kingdom Law.)
We are hosting Crown Tournament, and we encourage everyone that is able to consider providing crash space to visiting members attending Crown. Contact Lady Maria Arosa de Santa Olalla (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
) with pertinent details if you wish to host visiting guests. Let us treat our guests as the treasured friends they are. Our Event Steward Duchess Yasamin al-Hadiyya is still looking for help with gate, site set-up, tear-down, and kitchen clean-up. Please let her know if you can help in any way. Thank you!
Champions Tourney will be held on April 30th, 2017, starting at 9:00am at OJ Watson Park! For more information please visit https://sites.google.com/site/uldin4sung/champions
. We look forward to seeing everyone there! If you believe someone is deserving of a local Baronial award please let us know: http://www.baronyofvatavia.org/award_rec.php
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 - http://op.calontir.org/award.php
Kingdom Order of Precedence - http://op.calontir.org/
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 (
) and visiting the Kingdom Calendar (
In ever faithful service,
Baron Uldin of Ravenscroft and Baroness Sung Sai-êrh