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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 Martinson Avenue Christian Church.  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!

Evening Vatavia!

Thank you to everyone who attended Fall Fight yesterday, and participated in all the activities and competitions. It was an immensely fun gathering and we had a wonderful time. We look forward to doing something of this nature again in the Spring!

Calling all artisans and scientists of the Barony:

“The Arts & Sciences calendar is wide open for classes in 2017. If you would like to schedule a class, please contact Lord Niall Mac a’Ghobhainn and Lady Maria Arosa de Santa Olalla, or drop a line to

Any subject that is period, or of SCA interest, is a perfect topic for an A&S class. Works in progress are most welcome. Share your expertise with the group, and we will all benefit from it!

Likewise, if any good gentle has a special request for a class or instructor, please let us know as above, and we will do everything we can to make it happen.

Arts & Sciences meetings are 7 PM Wednesday nights, save Populace meeting nights, at MakeICT 1500 E Douglas Ave 67214 in beautiful downtown Vatavia. Teacher or student, artist or scientist, and all those that just want to hang out are all welcome. And don't forget HL William Douglas' class this week! it truly is to die for...”

Here are this week’s scheduled activities:

Local Activities & Events

Wednesday, October 26th
Arts & Sciences
7:00pm-9:00pm, Make ICT, 1500 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67214
Die Making, Part 1. Honorable Lord William Douglas will be teaching the historical technique of precision die making, using only hand tools and period methods. Part 1 will involve prepping dies and making punches. Please let William know if you are interested in participating in his class (

Part 2 is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9th. It will involve making designs on dies (we'll start with your “Mon” die which is the die that tells everyone that you are the maker of those coins) and punching the pattern.

Friday, October 28th, Saturday, October 29th, & Sunday, October 30th
Night of the Living Zoo
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 W Zoo Blvd, Wichita, KS 67212
The Barony is again supporting Night of the Living Zoo. This is a family oriented demo. The deadline to be added to the list of participants was October 23rd.

Sunday, October 30th
Archery, Armored Combat, Cut & Thrust Practices
11:00am-2:00pm, OJ Watson Park, 3022 S McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS 67217
Please contact Lord Konrad von Roth at for more information.

Sunday, October 30th
Masks and Costuming (Demo)
12:00pm-4:00pm, Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203
Family oriented demonstration. We will have a table with information about masks and materials on hand for guests to make their own.

Indoor armored combat and Cut & Thrust practices will coincide with the demo.

Don’t Forget

The Shire of Carlsby is hosting RUSH on November 5th. This is gearing up to be a fantastic event that is relatively close to home (yay for carpools and daytrips!). We encourage everyone to go, have fun, and learn something new!!!

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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