Calafia Crest

Azure, a sea-serpent sable fimbriated Or, and overall a trident with a laurel wreath entwined in its tines Or

Welcome to the Barony of Calafia, in the Kingdom of Caid; a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).

Their Excellencies Progress

The Baronial & Kingdom Calendars

Monthly Calendar of Guilds and Subgroup Meetings


The Baron and Baroness of Calafia Their Excellencies Guy Rand and Muirrenn
Photo Courtesy of: Lord Ketill rauðskeggr

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Greetings Calafia!

October had some great events with Great Western War and our own Leif Erickson Tourney. War was fantastic with a thriving Baronial encampment, and lots of great fighting and friendship. We enjoyed spending time with our friends from near and afar, and with our lovely Crown Prince and Princess. We would like to thank all Calafians who volunteered to help make GWW work. From Constabulary to water bearing, from moving hay bales after fighting all day to being on site early to help with set up, you are what makes the SCA happen. We all understand the hours that it takes to put on a War. Leif Erickson was its own brand of fun with the traditional fighting forms, fantastic Arts and crafts, and a great lunch. Thank you to our first time event stewards who put on a great event and the Equestrian guild for the excellent lunch. Beyond the perfect weather to wear Viking clothes, it was a wonderful day of Calafian warmth and friendship.

November is busy month and the beginning of many great things to come. We start with the Coronation and Queen’s Champion of our very own Count Mansur and Countess Eilidh in Gyldenholt on the first weekend of November, and then move right into our Anniversary the second weekend. As a reminder, the daylight is short during Calafia Anniversary and we would like to request that all fighters restrict themselves to one fighting form so that we can get through all the wonderful events of the day. We look forward to a great day and we hope the Barony will come out and celebrate with us during the day, and at the wonderful feast planned for the evening. And if that were not enough, November 22nd will be our Baronial Equestrian Championship. Please join us in celebrating our Equestrian Guild and in determining our new Champion. If you have never seen the full scope of the equestrian games, you are missing out! Also, these are expanding continuously to include jousting and other activities all while managing a horse...not an easy task!

In November, we would like to make a slight change to Baronial Council in order to discuss what went well this last year and make plans for the upcoming year. It is important with a group of our size that we have clear goals and a good focus so that we move forward as a Barony in the direction we want, rather than the direction we get pulled. Please join us at this important council meeting to help us with this task.

As we begin the second year of our reign, we would like to thank the Barony once more for entrusting us with this Great Office. It has been a busy year for us, in and out of the Society. We look forward to picking up many of the projects we have brought up and starting on some new projects to make this Barony even greater. We would like to thank all of the Baronial Officers, both retiring and continuing, for all of their hard work. Our amazing Court and Guard has gone above and beyond the call many times for us. Without them, we could not do what we have done. And thank you to all of the populace. All of us together make this the Greatest Barony in the Knowne World.

Long Live Calafia!

In service to Calafia,
Guy Rand and Muirrenn
Baron & Baroness of Calafia


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The SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) is a not-for-profit, educational, and historical organization dedicated to reliving and recreating the Middle Ages, as they should have been, from approximately the latter Roman era to 1650 A.D. We seek to learn about the beauty and chivalry of our past and to share with others the wonders of medieval Europe. We re-create the fun parts, like the feasts, costumes & sword fighting...
...but leave out the parts like plagues, lice and beheadings!

The society is divided into kingdoms and the kingdoms are subdivided into baronies based on geographic location.
Calafia is one of the founding baronies in Kingdom of Caid located in Southern California
and comprises San Diego and Imperial counties.
For more information about the SCA and its geography, visit the SCA.org website

Visit our Events Calendar for upcoming events.

Guilds and Activities

Upcoming Events:

Winter Arts

The Serpent's Tongue
(The Baronial Newsletter)


The Calafian Library


Library and Officers Commentary
Heraldry
Baronial Officers

Baronial Court, Guard & Champions
Contact our Newcomers Representative
Calafian Subgroups

Canton of Poll na Gainmhe
Canton of Summergate
Canton of Tanwayour
College of St. Artemas
College of St. Isidore
· Incipient Stronghold of Warrior's Valley (Inactive)

New Comers

Our newcomers representative is available via e-mail

A Baronial Household meeting is held the first Wednesday of the month. Topics are geared towards those new to the Barony, Kingdom, or SCA in general.
Contact Mistress Adelicia of Caithness for more information.

Mailing Lists

Between our monthly meetings, the populous of Calafia also has discussions via email. Our mailing list is open to the public and is provided Yahoo Groups.

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