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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!

Week of April 17th, 2021

Vatavian Weekly Herald

Spring has Sprung and Archery has begun!! Join us Sunday April 18th, at 10:00am-3:00pm at the Hutchinson location, 2806 Malloy St. If you need help or directions call 316-706-5643. Please remember Masks are required, and social distancing will be utilized. Bring your archery equipment and a chair. We will have a pell available for anyone interested in practicing individual slow work to improve their cut and thrust, and armored weapon fighting. We plan to alternate between the Hutchinson and Andover location for practice. We are once again looking for a meeting location. We will need an outdoor location that will have outside lights, and allow us to stay past 8:15pm. As we look past the summer, we will need an indoor meeting site. Winter is inevitable and shelter will be important when we are able to meet indoors again. If you have any thoughts or ideas, please contact the Seneschal or Baronage with your suggestions. We will continue to meet on Zoom until we have other options.

Deputies, Deputies, Deputies, We need your help, there are many offices that do not have a Deputy. These positions can be very helpful to ensure that no one person carries the burden of office alone. We all get tired, Burnout is a real thing! It is good for everyone when we all pitch in together to make the Barony and its offices/ officers strong and function well.

Sunday, April 18th, Archery/Thrown Weapons - Hutchinson location, 2806 Malloy St., 10:00am - 2:00pm

Wednesday, April 21st, -Makers Meetup - Bring your projects to work on, visit and show and tell. 7:00pm Join the Zoom Meeting at

Meeting ID: 867 2561 5880 Passcode: 109700

Saturday April 24th, - Camp Clean up day at Whispering Winds, (Our Valor Event Site) Bring tools, gloves and a face mask. We will be helping clean the cabins and maintain the grounds, clear brush and whatever else might be needed. Helping with this clean up is how we help pay for our Valor event site. In exchange, they give us a great rental rate and we keep in their good graces. Located at 9601 W 73rd St N, Valley Center, KS 67147 from - 9:00am-3:00pm - Bring your sack lunch.

Sunday April 25th, - Archery/Thrown Weapons - Andover Location, 12705 SW 90th Street, Andover KS. 10:00am - 2:00pm

Wednesday, April 28th, - Populace - Medieval Olympic Newcomer Recruitment Display boxes judging. This will be an exciting unveiling. These displays will be very useful as we begin to meet people again and encourage participation. 9:00am - 2:00pm

Looking Ahead -

May 2nd, - Archery/Thrown Weapons/Pell - Hutchinson

May 5th, -Business Meeting

May 9th, - Archery/Thrown Weapons/Pell - Andover

May 12th, - A & S Outdoor Baking

May 16th, -Archery/Thrown Weapons/Pell - Hutchinson

May 19th, - Populace - Medieval Olympics - Trebuchets

May 23rd, -Archery/Thrown Weapons/Pell - Andover

May 26th, - Arts and Science - Makers Meetup

May 30th, - Archery/Thrown Weapons/Pell - Hutchinson

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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