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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!




Here do I swear fealty to the Crown of Calontir,
To loyally administer
The lands entrusted to me by the Crown
To the best of my abilities,
To always remember that
The lands I manage are not mine to rule,
But only to administer as the Crown desires.
Thus, swear I, Baron Uldin of Ravenscroft; Thus, swear I, Baroness Sung Sai-rh.

Their Majesties Dongal Erickson & Catalina de Arezuri have ascended to the thrones of Calontir, the 71st in the line of our Grand Kingdom.

The event of Their Coronation was spectacular, in no small part thanks to everyone's hard work. We heard nothing but the best of things this weekend regarding our marvelous site and Vatavia's warm hospitality. Thank you Honorable Lord William Douglas and Honorable Lady Lucia of Vatavia for your service in acting as Stewards for the event, to Lord Robert the Scott and Elizabeth Anne for your love and care in feeding our guests and helping them feel at home, to Mistress Genevieve de Chambery for acting as largess coordinator. Thank you to everyone who opened your homes and gave our friends a place to stay, to those spirited enough to man the gate, to everyone who helped in the kitchen throughout the day, helped setup and clean.

As announced at evening court, for three years we have had the distinct honor and privilege of being entrusted to serve as the tenth Baron and Baroness of Vatavia here in the Heartlands.

Stewarding the lands that burn has been one of the best, most rerwarding experiences of our time in the SCA.

But, as with all things in life, it is good and wise to know when it is time to hold on and when it is time to let go.

After three years, we know it is time to let go. We have requested to be released from service, and look forward to the future of our Barony, of the people and home we cherish and love ever so much.

More information will be forthcoming in the following weeks; we will keep everyone posted.

Here are this weeks scheduled activities:

Local Activities & Events

Wednesday, January 16th
Populace Gathering
7:00pm-9:00pm, American Legion Post 256, 4301 W Pawnee St, Wichita, KS 67215
Coronation Post Mortem will be held.

Sunday, January 20th
Armored Combat and Cut & Thrust Practices
12:00pm-4:00pm, Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203
Please contact Lady Thorlein Knochenhauer (KnightMarshal@baronyofvatavia.org) for more information on Armored Combat and Cut & Thrust.

Dont Forget

Queen's Prize will be held on February 9th, 2019, in the Shire of Lost Moor. Here are the links for the judging and entrants forms:

Judges Form - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSey7EsYCys0cqkID1krwcEQ6hY-OlDHGL5LMaWd_GaVh-ja8Q/viewform
Entrants Form - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeS-gcgbNI9Gc2YCuogoK_MBgBuuiX8ukjeRzogeKL9YMM7oA/viewform

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 - http://op.calontir.org/award.php
Kingdom Order of Precedence - http://op.calontir.org/

Keep up with updates and cancellations by signing up on our mailing list ( https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/dragonflyonline/info ) or joining us on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/baronyofvatavia/ ). See whats ahead by adding our Baronial Calendar ( https://calendar.google.com/calendar/render?cid=1j9n524kt1hm7aomuiilv66mf8%40group.calendar.google.com#main_7|list ) and visiting the Kingdom Calendar ( http://calendar.calontir.org/).

In ever faithful service,
Baron Uldin of Ravenscroft and Baroness Sung Sai-rh
Baron@baronyofvatavia.org
Baroness@baronyofvatavia.org
https://sites.google.com/site/uldin4sung/announcements/scahappeningsinvatavia-weekofjanuary142019

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