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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 American Legion Post 256.  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!

Morning Vatavia!

Here are this week’s scheduled activities:

Local Activities & Events

Wednesday, May 15th
Populace Gathering
7:00pm-9:00pm, VFW Post 112, 1560 South Topeka Street, Wichita, KS 67211

Interested in Bardic? Samuel Strangefellow and co will be holding bardic meeting to discuss what Vatavia’s bards want to learn and focus on moving forward for the next year.

Sunday, May 19th
Valor Site Clean Up Day
11:00am until we are done, Whispering Winds Camp, 9601 W 73rd St North, Valley Center, KS 67147 We will be doing some site cleanup, cabins, main hall and the outdoor bathrooms at the Valor site this weekend. Mainly looking to walk through and clean up from the recent flooding.

Archery, Armored Combat, and Cut & Thrust practices have been cancelled. Please come out and help get our site ready for Valor!

Kingdom & Society Events

Friday, May 17th - Sunday, May 19th
Melees & Mayhem 2019 -
5:00pm Friday, May 17th - noon Sunday, May 19th, Shire of Crescent Moon; Longview Camp, 8239 Hamilton Rd, Ozawkie, KS 66070
Remember Melees is at a new site this year Feast is included in your event fee this year.

Don’t Forget

Much thanks to Lady Eyfríðr Geirsdóttir for volunteering the be in charge of gate for Valor later this month. If you are interested in helping out, the sign-up sheet is available online at

There are a plethora of ways to volunteer and help make Valor an event to remember. Setup, sanitation, marshalling, tavern, feast, tear down on Monday... an event of this size needs so much time and effort to successfully run. As always, we're not asking for you to give up your entire weekend. We want you to enjoy Valor, to come out and have fun doing the things they love. But a few hours of your time goes a long way towards showing our guests a fine damn event this Memorial Day weekend.

We would like Vatavia to once again present Their Majesties and Their Highnesses with a gift of largess during their court. 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.


Lady Thorlein Knochenhauer's mundane job has relocated out of Kingdom effective immediately. We do have an interim Marshal; however the office of Knight Marshal is vacant. We’re looking for a motivated, enthusiastic individual to coordinate all martiallate related activities, including fighter practice, and help train new fighters. Duties for this office include promoting and conducting regular fighter practices, enforcing safety and weapon standards, helping to arrange for sufficient marshals for practices and tournaments, and storing and maintaining Baronial fighter equipment for use at practices & tournaments as needed. You do not need to know everything up front in order to apply for this position! There are many resources and networks available to help you learn and do this job.

Applicants need to have reliable email/internet access.

More information about the position is available in the Kingdom Marshals handbook, available at

Please send letters of application along with your membership information to -

We would appreciate your letters no later than May 15th, 2019.


Our Seneschal, Lady Catlin Marie de Moretaine, also wishes it be to known that she is still searching for Social Media Officer. This position is a Deputy to the Baronial Seneschal and the Kingdom Social Media Officer. Duties include being familiar with the policies and best pracitces for using social media in the SCA, and actively promoting the SCA on these channels.

Applicants need to have reliable email/internet access.

More information about the position is available in the Society Social Media Policy and Guideline Documents, available at

Please send letters of application along with your membership information to -

We would appreciate your letters no later than May 15th, 2019.


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 -

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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