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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.  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!

Week of September 19th, 2021

Vatavian Weekly Herald

Huzzah! Ren Faire week is finally here!! We look forward to seeing lots of folks out for the faire this year! Once again We must call upon you to ready yourselves to join in the fun. We will need every one large and small to help present the very best there is of SCA life and activities. Twice a year we are given this opportunity to showcase what we truly enjoy. Ren Faire is our largest recruitment effort folks, and we need to show our best! Ready your Armor, Projects and Demonstrations. Mistress Sorcha has created a May pole for use in a dancing demonstration. Everyone is welcome to join in.

Wednesday, September 22nd - 7pm-9pm - Round table discussion-Etiquette in Address presented by HE Lawrence and Ld. Hieronymus How we address someone matters in both formal and casual communications. It involves How you approach, speak to, address or greet someone, whether we are talking titles, pronouns or names. This roundtable discussion will explore why it is so important, and how it relates to recruitment and retention. With the largest Demo of the year upcoming, this is a timely subject.

Friday, September 24th - Ren Faire Setup Meet at the Property shed between 4-5:00pm . 4526 W. 12th st., Wichita We will be loading equipment into the trailer for transport.

Gather for set up starting at 5:30pm at Sedgwick County Park. Enter from the 21st street entrance. Our area is located across from the permanent bathrooms and kids park. Please Come as soon as you are able, We realize some may not be off work so early. Sunset on the 24th is at 7:25pm and we would like to have as much set up by then as possible. Times are tentative and subject to change.

Saturday, September 25th & 26th - Wichita Ren Faire Demo - Sedgwick County Park, Wichita KS. Faire will be open to the public at 10am. We would like to encourage people to arrive between 8-9 so that we can finish setting up and be ready to put on the show. Everyone will need to sign in upon arrival, for both contact tracing and the faire organizers accountability. The Baronial shade flies will once again be used for Arts and Science displays and demonstrations. The Wichita fencing Academy will be sharing our list field this year. Schedule for the List field: (schedule is subject to change)

10:00am Hema / C & T

11:00am Armored Combat

12:00pm May Pole Dancing

1:00 pm Hema

2:00pm Armored Combat

3:00pm Hema

4:00pm Armored Combat

5:00pm C & T

Wednesday, September 29th - Makers Meetup/ Fighter Practice Bring your projects to work on, or just sit and visit. Cut & Thrust and Armored Combat practice on the lawn outside. Meet at the Studio School in the Willard Building located at 751 George Washington Blvd.

Looking Ahead

October 6th - Business Meeting

October 9th - Fall Crown Tourney

October 10th - Fighter/Archery practice & Stitch & Kvetch

October 13th - Arts and Science

October 17th - Fighter/Archery practice & Stitch & Kvetch

October 20th - Populace

October 22-24 - Griffons Fest, B#R Warrenton, Mo

October 24th - Fighter/Archery practice & Stitch & Kvetch

October 27th - Arts & Science/ Fighter practice

Award Recommendations

There are always many good, hardworking, creative people in this Barony and Kingdom who are worthy of Recognition. Please send in award recommendations for all the wonderful things you have seen here at home as well as around the Kingdom. Anyone may write a recommendation for any award, regardless if you are a member of the order or not. Please donft wait, do it now!!! It will only take a few minutes of your time, but can bring so much joy and love to others. Be sure to check the OP(Order of Precedence) before you submit a recommendation.

Kingdom Award Recommendation form -

Kingdom Order of Precedence -

We also want to encourage you to submit Award recognitions for Baronial Awards

Baronial Award Recommendation -

Baronial Order of Precedence -

Lines of Communication Stay up to date on activities and cancellations by joining us on Facebook. See what's ahead by adding our Baronial Calendar and visiting the Kingdom Calendar. Please feel free to send an email to either or We are happy to hear from you, and try to answer all emails within 24 to 48 hours.

Baron Lawrence Tailifer the Leech and Baroness Genevieve de Chambery

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