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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!

Unto the Populace of Vatavia do we send greetings!

We have been called to arms; we go to WAR once more! Make ready your weapons, your bows, your armor, your rations!

The Calon Ordu has made ready for war, and our Qan and Qatan Ashir and Ashland have begun preparations to head east to Gulf Wars. If you will be joining them in the coming month take a moment to sign Their muster so that they know all members of Their Ordu that ride with Them.

Calontir War Muster -

Looking forward, if you will be fighting in Their Majesties crown tournament, Qan Ashir and Qatan Ashland ask for letters of intent by the 25th of March. 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.

We are hosting Crown Tournament, and we encourage everyone that is able to consider providing crash space to visiting members attending Crown. Contact Lady Maria Arosa de Santa Olalla ( with pertinent details if you wish to host visiting guests. Let us treat our guests as the treasured friends they are. Our Event Steward Duchess Yasamin al-Hadiyya is still looking for help with gate, site set-up, tear-down, and kitchen clean-up. Please let her know if you can help in any way. Thank you!

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 -

Here are this week’s scheduled activities:

Local Activities & Events

Wednesday, February 22nd
Arts & Sciences
7:00pm-9:00pm, Make ICT, 1500 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67214
Die Making, Part 1V. A continuation of Honorable Lord William Douglas teaching the historical technique of precision die making, using only hand tools and period methods. See you there!

Sunday, February 26th
Armored Combat and Cut & Thrust Practices
12:00pm-4:00pm, Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203
Please contact Master Kagemoto no Kurokage Tengu no Samurai Taisho [Kagemoto] ( for more information.

Kingdom & Society Events

Saturday, February 25th
Chieftains: Pools of Steel -
9:00am - 8:00pm, Barony of Three Rivers; Overland Community Center, 9225 Lackland Rd, Overland, MO 63114
There will be a full day of fighting and feasting, classes, and other activities, capped by the investiture of their new Excellencies of the Barony of Three Rivers.

Don’t Forget

We request that bids for Valor 38 be turned in by March 1st, 2017.

The Arts & Sciences calendar is 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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