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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 V’tavia,

Here are this week’s scheduled activities:

Local Activities & Events

Wednesday, September 21st
Populace Gathering
7:00pm-9:00pm, VFW Post 112, 1560 South Topeka Street, Wichita, KS 67211
We will be holding the Post-Mortem for Valor. Meeting is open to all, please attend if you are interested.

Saturday, September 24th & Sunday, September 25th
Fall Great Plains Renaissance Festival (Demo)
10:00am-6:00pm, Sedgwick County Park, 6300 W 13th Street, Wichita, KS 67212
 his is our largest demo and fundraiser. This is a family oriented demo, please mind your audience.

We are challenging everyone to step outside their comfort zone for this season’s demo. Help out in a way or area that is new to you. If you participate in fighting, please consider volunteering for an hour or two at the pop booth or bring an arts and sciences project (we know you have one!) and hang out in the Arts & Sciences display area for a bit to work on it and share your knowledge with others. If you come out for the Arts and Sciences display, consider volunteering for waterbearing during a round of fighting or helping to tear things down at the end of the weekend. Try something new and you’ll be surprised to find you may have made a new friend. As Their Majesties Matsu and Elena have said “It is by expanding our interactions that this Kingdom grows and continues to shine.”

No Archery, Armored Combat, Cut & Thrust practices scheduled for the park this weekend.

Kingdom & Society Events

Friday, September 23rd - Sunday, September 25th
Gryphon’s Fest -
6:00pm September 23rd - Noon, September 25th, Barony of Three Rivers, Puddleford, 18683 Hwy CC, Warrenton, MO, 63383

Don’t Forget

Whispering Winds Camp Work Day -
Mark your calendars, on October 8th there is is a work day out at Whispering Winds Church Camp. This is a chance to work on our Valor site as well as building friendship and community with the members who own the camp. We would love to see you there if traveling to Crown Tournament is not in your plans.

October 9th Caretaker Dave has invited us to a Festival day out at Whispering Winds. There is talk that we likely be moving practices out there for the day.

Westumbria Champions Event -
The Shire of Westumbria will be hosting their Champions Event on Saturday, October 15th. So many competitions are available and open to the populace of Vatavia, we hope you will take them up on the invite! They will be having a potluck chili feed. Please bring a fixing or side to share and plan to leave stuffed!

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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