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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 American Legion Post 256.  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!

Good Afternoon V'tavia!

Congratulations to Their Royal Highnesses Anton & Yseult, Calontirs the next in our line of Kings and Queens both Gracious and wise.

TRM Donngal & Catalina conducted interviews after the tournament, and saw fit to announce during court that Honorable Lord Lawrence Taillefer the Leech (known as Doc) and Mistress Geneviève de Chambéry will be invested as the new Baron and Baroness of Vatavia at the Tournament ofValor. Congratulations to both.


Caretaker Dave has a Valor/Church Site cleanup day scheduled on April 27th, 9:00am-3:00pm. He will be serving up Walking tacos for lunch. Yum! We will be doing some site cleanup, cabins, main hall and the outdoor bathrooms at the Valor site this weekend. Be sure to bring gloves, misc outdoor tools and what ever safety items you will need. Lord Robert the Scot will be bringing some extra out door tools for anyone to borrow. If anyone has any questions please feel free to e-mail Lord Robert (

Champions will be held the next day April 28th, 9:00am-5:00pm. Our grand Barony’s anniversary is drawing nigh, and in celebration we would host a day of revelry and tourneys to celebrate the honor and chivalry of our noble people. In affirmation of our bonds of camaraderie, we open the lists to all people of Vatavia, Bois d’Arc, Golden Sea, Moonstone, Theobald, and Westumbria. For more details please visit or check out our event page on facebook!


Lady Thorlein Knochenhauer's mundane job has relocated out of Kingdom effective immediately. We do have an interim Marshal; however the office of Knight Marshal is vacant. We’re looking for a motivated, enthusiastic individual to coordinate all martiallate related activities, including fighter practice, and help train new fighters. Duties for this office include promoting and conducting regular fighter practices, enforcing safety and weapon standards, helping to arrange for sufficient marshals for practices and tournaments, and storing and maintaining Baronial fighter equipment for use at practices & tournaments as needed. You do not need to know everything up front in order to apply for this position! There are many resources and networks available to help you learn and do this job.

Applicants need to have reliable email/internet access.

More information about the position is available in the Kingdom Marshals handbook, available at

Please send letters of application along with your membership information to -

We would appreciate your letters no later than May 15th, 2019.


Our Seneschal, Lady Catlin Marie de Moretaine, also wishes it be to known that she is still searching for Social Media Officer. This position is a Deputy to the Baronial Seneschal and the Kingdom Social Media Officer. Duties include being familiar with the policies and best pracitces for using social media in the SCA, and actively promoting the SCA on these channels.

Applicants need to have reliable email/internet access.

More information about the position is available in the Society Social Media Policy and Guideline Documents, available at

Please send letters of application along with your membership information to -

We would appreciate your letters no later than May 15th, 2019.


Here are this week’s scheduled activities:

Local Activities & Events

Wednesday, April 17th
7:00pm-9:00pm, American Legion Post 256, 4301 W Pawnee St, Wichita, KS 67215
Lady Eyfríðr Geirsdóttir will be teaching a class on Quick Eyelets. Come learn and hang out!

Largess! We will be discussing largess for Their Majesties, to be given at Valor. If you are interested in creating largess, please come! If you’re not sure what to create but want to contribute, we can help you formulate ideas

Sunday, April 21st
Archery, Armored Combat and Cut & Thrust Practice
10:00am-2:00pm, OJ Watson Park, 3022 S McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS 67217

Don’t Forget

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 -

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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