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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!

Evening Vatavia!

We had a wonderful time at Masters of the Duel, and wish to thank all those who helped make the event a success. Thank you Lady Lucia for organizing such a great event. We thank Baron Maximillian von Fallingbostel and Master Philippe de Lyon for making the long trek and teaching classes. (It's just as far to MidRealm as it is from.) The marshals, list mistresses, and heralds, the set-up crew, those who sat gate, those who worked tavern, those who helped in any way and especially those who stayed at the end of the event to help pack up the site.

Congratulations to both Lady Eyfríðr Geirsdóttir and Lord Brynjólfr Fálkason for receiving your Award of Arms, and to Lord Øyríkr Raðúlfsson for receiving your Torse. Vivat the dedicated!

Here are this week’s scheduled activities:

Local Activities & Events

Wednesday, July 12th
Arts & Sciences
7:00pm-9:00pm, Make ICT, 1500 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67214
Baroness Sung Sai-êrh will be bringing preprints to this week’s Arts & Sciences gathering, along with palettes, brushes, and paints. Please join her in painting award scrolls for Their Royal Majesties! Please bring finished preprints so Baroness Sung can courier them to Feast of Eagles this weekend!

For color palette suggestions, inspiration, and exemplars - French illuminated manuscripts: Late 14th to Early 16th Century (The British Library) ;

Sunday, July 16th
Archery, Armored Combat, Cut & Thrust Practices
10:00am-2:00pm, OJ Watson Park, 3022 S McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS 67217
Please contact Lord Konrad von Roth ( for more information on Archery. Please contact Master Hanashi no Kagemoto no Kurokage Tengu no Samurai Taisho [Kagemoto] ( for more information on Armored Combat and Cut & Thrust.

Kingdom & Society Events

Saturday, July 22nd
Feast Of Eagles: Hundred Years' War -
9:00am-9:00pm, Shire of Cúm an Iolair; St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 12251 Antioch Rd, Overland Park, KS 66213

Monday, July 31st - Sunday, August 27th
Queen’s Prize Entry Period -
Attention artisans and sponsors! The entry application window for Queen’s Prize will open on July 31st, and close at midnight, August 27th. This great A&S semi-annual competition is open to any Calontiri who do not yet have a Grant of Arms level award in A&S, but does require the entrant to have a sponsor from the ranks of Grant of Arms A&S orders or higher.

If you are needing help looking for a sponsor, there are a number of members in our Barony that have volunteered to sponsor someone for QPT this year. Any one of these individuals would be spectacular to work with and would be more than willing to help you with your entry.

Also, if you are interested in judging, submit your volunteer forms by the end of the entry period.

Don’t Forget

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 -

The Arts & Sciences calendar is still 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

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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