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!

This month has been a proud month for Calafians. Starting with a fabulous and fun times at Leodamus of Thebes tourney with its decathlon of exciting fighting, games and surprises! Many Thanks to Baron Tristan and Juger Knot for putting together and executing some great games and filling up an epic number of water balloons. Secondly, Caid has Heirs! And they are Calafian! Long Live Their Royal Highnesses Mansur ibn al-Sha'bi ibn Rafi' and Eilidh na Tire Dharigh! We look forward to a long and lovely reign for these amazing Calafians. But Crown Tourney had more surprises in store for members of the Barony. Our own THL Randvér brotamaðr was asked to join the Order of Chivalry and THL Ellyn of Tanwayour was asked to become a Mistress of the Pelican. We truly enjoyed the company of the all the Calafians who joined us at Crown. The Baronial pavilion was bustling with the life and friendship that makes Calafia so special.

Finally this month, we had Summergate Anniversary and Longsword/Greatsword Tourney! We love celebrating the anniversary of our Northern defenders and encouraging fighting in an unusual forms while doing it. Thank you to our hard-working populace of Summergate for a lovely day by the ocean breezes.

Fall will be upon us soon, with winter coming on its heels. This means it is time to begin thinking about Calafia Anniversary. Besides drooling over the feast menu or sharpening your skills with blade and bow, it is also the time when we change officers and Our Court and Guard. The Court and Guard basically make the theater happen at events - they help keep the pageantry alive. Court and guard is a great opportunity to get more involved in the Barony and get to know a lot of truly amazing people. Some of our most treasured friendships in the SCA were built during our own time serving on courts way back in the days of Baron Thorvald and Baroness Eloise, and Baron David and Baroness Adelicia. If you are interested in learning more about this, please come talk to us or let us know via email. Similarly, as the time for our changing of officers draws near, we are looking for people to either replace retiring officers or step up as deputies under continuing officers. If you aren't sure an officer position is right for you, stepping up as a deputy is a fantastic way to learn more about the position. Becoming a deputy does not mean that you need to step up to take on the officer job in the future - it simply means that you are interested and want to learn more. Officer nominations for next year's officers will be coming up over the next several months, so we encourage you all to take a few moments and think about whether this might be a good time for you to take on a new role in the Barony. If it is, please talk to THL Parlane or ourselves about what positions are available and what you're interested in. Calafia is blessed with a very active and complete slate of officers, which is why the Barony runs so well. We can't thank you all enough for all of your hard work!

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

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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