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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!

Good morning V’tavia, we hope your week has been bright so far!

We are home from our short jaunt east to the Shire of Oakheart, Crown Tourney was an excellent and fun-filled day! We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to Their Royal Majesties Ashir & Ashland for the invitation to sit with Them in Their Gallery during the tournament and court. Congratulations to our Kingdom's new Prince and Princess, Their Royal Highnesses Xerxis & Belanna, the next in our grand line to don the Falcon Crown!

Here are this week’s scheduled activities:

Tuesday, April 17th
Musica Vatavia
7:30pm- , Lord Niall Mac a’Ghobhainn’s home
Join Musica Vatavia! Anyone with at least of modicum of musical experience is encouraged to join this growing and dynamic group. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings. Please contact Lord Niall ( for more information.

Wednesday, April 18th
Populace Gathering
7:00pm-9:00pm, American Legion Post 256, 4301 W Pawnee St, Wichita, KS 67215
We will be discussing Ren Fair and Valor, as well as meeting sites for the Barony. Also, please bring an arts and scieces project (perhapse largess?) to work on while we discuss things!

Saturday, April 21st & Sunday, April 22nd
Spring Great Plains Renaissance Festival (Demo)
10:00am-6:00pm, Sedgwick County Park, 6300 W 13th Street, Wichita, KS 67212
This is our largest demo and fundraiser. This is a family oriented demo, please mind your audience.

Alongside Armored Combat and Cut and Thrust demos, we will running pop booths for fundraising. If you are interested in signing up to help with the Pop Booth please do so at

Kingdom & Society Events

Saturday, April 21st
Kingdom Arts & Sciences -
8:00am-8:00pm, Shire of Lost Moor, Representative of Christ Fellowship, 2606 Sycamore Ct, Saint Joseph, MO 64503

Don’t Forget

Our annual Champions event will be held on April 28th at OJ Watson Park. The theme for Arts & Sciences is a Dragonfly in any Medium. The theme for Bardic is Anything but Viking. Event page:

Valor will be held on Memorial Day weekend this year. Have you volunteered to sit a gate shift, serve feast, setup, cleanup, etc. yet? We thank you in advance for your part in continuing to host the oldest and longest-running event in Calontir’s rich history, and home to one of the preeminent two-handed sword tournaments in the Known World!

We also need your help. We would like to present Their Majesties Calontir and Ansteorra with a gift of largess during 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.

Here is the link for signing up to volunteer during Vatavia’s Gate shift at Lilies this year: We are currently confirmed for sitting 10:00am-4:00pm on the first Sunday. If there are enough interested volunteers we would like to stretch that out a bit further. Thank you for volunteering!

The Barony will provide a Baronial Luncheon again at Lilies War, this year it will be on Wednesday of the War during Lady Vashti’s Arts and Sciences Happy Hour at Lilies War on Wednesday, 11am-noonish. We will be bringing an assortment of nibbly bits and goodies, as well as our pop-up shadefly (if needed) to provide shade. Please let us know if you are able to help with setup or serving, and what contributions you would like to bring or send along. Thank you for helping cool things happen at War!!!

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 -

2018 is now open for classes! If you would like to schedule a class, please contact Lady Eyfrídr Geirsdóttir, 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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