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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!

Good Morning V’tavia!

The artisans of our fine Kingdom are some of the finest in the known world, and Queen’s Prize is a shining example that never ceases to amaze and inspire everyone who attends. Thank you to everyone who entered, to those who helped sponsor entrants, and those who helped judge the plethora of entries.

We also wish to extend our thanks to our cousins in the College of Theobald for being ever gracious hosts and for preparing such a brilliant venue for the event. We have heard nothing but wonderful things about Queen’s Prize, and this was largely thanks to your efforts. Thank you.

We enjoyed everyone's company Sunday at the park, the delicious food and exuberant fellowship was an excellent capstone to an already great weekend. Thank you Sir Wulfric Tyrrell for your discussions with those interested in Youth Combat, and for volunteering to lead the efforts to allow for such to flourish in Vatavia. The youth are our future, and our hope. Vivat!

Here are this week’s scheduled activities:

Tuesday, September 19th
Musica Vatavia
7:30pm- , Lord Niall Mac a’Ghobhainn’s home
Join Musica Vatavia! Anyone with at least of modicum of musical experience is encouraged to join this growing and dynamic group. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings. Please contact Lord Niall ( for more information.

Wednesday, September 20th
Populace Gathering
7:00pm-9:00pm, American Legion Post 256, 4301 W Pawnee St, Wichita, KS 67215
Same NEW location!

Saturday, September 23rd & Sunday, September 24th
Fall Great Plains Renaissance Festival (Demo)
10:00am-6:00pm, Sedgwick County Park, 6300 W 13th Street, Wichita, KS 67212
This is our largest demo and fundraiser. This is a family oriented demo, please mind your audience.

Armored Combat and Cut & Thrust demonstrations will be held throughout the day. Arts & Sciences displays and demonstrations will be held. Everyone is encouraged to bring something to display or help out.

Alongside Armored Combat and Cut & Thrust demos, we will running pop booths and also the archery booth in the dell for fundraising. If you are interested in signing up to help with the Pop Booth please do so at

Kingdom & Society Events

Friday, September 22nd - Sunday, September 24th
A Crusade to Grimfells -
5:00pm September 22nd - Noon September 24th, Shire March of Grimfells; Ponderosa Campground, 1305 Ponderosa Rd, Pineville, MO 64856

Saturday, September 23rd
Mad Dogs -
9:00am-5:00pm, Shire of Carlsby; Clinton Park, 901 W 5th St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Saturday, September 23rd
A Feast of Fools: Saxon Balls -
8:00am-8:00pm, Canton of Axed Root; Oakwood Road Community Center, 2400 Oakwood Rd, Ames, IA 50014

Don’t Forget

If you will be fighting in Their Majesties crown tournament, Their Royal Majesties Damien & Issabell ask for letters of intent by the 20th of September. 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.)

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 still 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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