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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!


The December Medieval Olympic game will test your teamwork and patience. You wonft want to miss out on the fun!! Join a team or make up your own. We will be designing, constructing and decorating a Gingerbread house/castle. Teams will be provided with a basic kit containing, 1 box of Graham Crackers, 1 bag of Royal Icing for gluing construction, an extra bag for piping and a sprinkle candy set for decoration. You can make it as fancy and intricate or as simple as you choose and your time allows. Teams may add to and embellish their structure as they wish. Yes!! You can add what you want, we are only providing the basics. We want to see everyone have fun and get creative with this. The possibilities are endless!! The Houses/Castles will be presented by the teams at Populace for judging. The structures will be judged by popular vote. The prize for the winning team is Heidifs apple pie moonshine or a non alcoholic option. If you are not really interested in joining a team or being a part of the competition, please come help us judge! We will need your input!! If you want to try your own hand at making a Graham Cracker house, here is a link to my Gingerbread Construction tips and tricks handout:

Officers, potential autocrats and project leaders, please be aware that Budget proposals for 2021 are due to the Exchequer and a copy sent to the Seneschal by the 16th of December. These proposals will be reviewed by the Finance Committee on December 17th. If you donft have a budget turned in to Konrad by then, you may not be allocated money for next year.

Wednesday, December 2nd - Business Meeting, 7:00pm on Zoom. Please join us to learn what is going on in the Barony. Though we may not be able to meet in person, the Barony is still actively doing things! We need your input and participation.

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 830 7676 9760 Passcode: 922680 Find your local number:

Wednesday, December 9th - Arts and Science - Gingerbread (Graham Cracker) house, Castle construction begins with tips and tricks to make it fun for everyone. You donft have to be in a team to try it and join in the fun.

Tuesday, December 15th - Officers letters are due to our Chronicler Mistress Sorcha for the next issue of the Dragonflyre.

Wednesday, December 16th - Populace - It is a holiday Celebrations, everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us on Zoom. We will have the Gingerbread House/Castle Judging, there will be a drawing for several prizes and goodie bags to share and enjoy the camaraderie.

Thursday, December 17th - Financial Committee Meeting on Zoom at 7:00pm

Wednesday, December 23rd - - Cancelled for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 30th - Arts and Science - TBD

Currently, All in person activities are Cancelled.

Looking Ahead -

January 6th, Business Meeting

January 13th - Arts and Science - TBD

January 20th - Populace

January 27th - Arts and Science -TBD

Kingdom Event/ Demofs - hosted locally

February 20th - Winter War Maneuvers - YMCA Farha Indoor Fields bldg.

April 16-17th - Wichita RenFair Demo/fundraiser

May 29th - 30th - 41st Tournament of Valor

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 donft 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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