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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 Martinson Avenue Christian Church.  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!

Evening Vatavia!

Baron Donald Andrew MacDonald, Sir Duncan Mac Torquill, Lady Elizabeth Anne Draper, Master Hanashi no Kagemoto no Kurokage Tengu no Samurai Taisho, Lord Konrad von Roth, Lord Kyojin, Lord Magnus O’Carr [Torin], Lady Malina Attewode, Lady Maria Arosa de Santa Olalla, Lord Michael Sean MacGee, Lord Moon Hides the Sun, Lord Robert Steven MacLaren, and Lord William Douglas, we thank you for coming out and helping out on Saturday. We would not have accomplished nearly as much without your help.

The fire pits have been dug out so they are functional again, many, many trees were trimmed of loose and dead limbs, and the Barony felled five dead trees on site. Bonus! A few lucky members went home with some amazingly beautiful cedar and mimosa wood to use for projects! We also lucked out since Dave was able to mow before Saturday and will be mowing again between now and Valor. Everybody thank Dave!

Here are this week’s scheduled activities:

Local Activities & Events

Tuesday, August 23rd
Musica Vatavia
7:30pm- , Lord Niall Mac a’Ghobhainn’s home
Vatavia now has a period music ensemble!

Well, at least the beginnings of one. Musica Vatavia is seeking 2 or 3 good gentles with instruments and a bit of musical experience to join the group. No audition, and you need not be a virtuoso. If you played a bit in school band, that’s musical experience enough.

The goal is to become a performing ensemble, providing state music for the Barony, as well as concerts, other performances and “atmosphere” for events. Meetings are held Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM. Please contact Lord Niall ( for more information. You can also catch him at most Arts and Sciences meetings on Wednesdays, 7:00pm at MakeICT.

Wednesday, August 24th
Arts & Sciences
7:00pm-9:00pm, Make ICT, 1500 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67214
Baroness Zoe Mikre will be teaching Wearing the Veil, a class on the arrangements, materials, usages and wearing of a veil---look good and keep the sun off.

Sunday, August 28th
Archery, Armored Combat, Cut & Thrust Practices
10:00am-2:00pm, OJ Watson Park, 3022 S McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS 67217
Please call Lord Magnus O’Carr [Torin] at (316) 640-7836 for more information.

Kingdom & Society Events

Friday, August 26th - Sunday, August 28th, 2016
Cattle Raids: Travels through India -
3:00pm August 26th - Noon August 28th, Barony of Mag Mor; Cass County Fairgrounds, 8420 144th St, Weeping Water, KS 68463
Archery, Fighting, Equestrian, A&S competitions, Children’s Activities

Monday, July 11th - Wednesday, August 31st
Queen’s Prize Entry Period -
Attention artisans and sponsors! The entry application window for Queen’s Prize will open on July 11th, and close at midnight, August 31st. This great A&S semi-annual competition is open to any Calontiri who do not yet have a Grant of Arms level award in A&S, but does require the entrant to have a sponsor from the ranks of Grant of Arms A&S orders or higher.

Don’t Forget

Valor and Bardic Bedlam!!!

Our home will be open to many of our friends and family across our Kingdom and beyond. Valor XXXVII will be lively, well attended, and busy! Please consider volunteering to help out at our biggest event of the year. (And remember to bring the cheesecake!)

We would like to present Their Majesties with a gift of largess during Their Court at Valor. We are asking for our craftsmen and artisans (that’s you!) to donate small items that would be appropriate as gifts and tokens of thanks to be received from the Crown. If you have never made largess before and have questions about what to make or donate please let us know.

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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