As our shores endure an unusual season of storms, Calafia continues to prosper. February was a relatively quiet month though with two notable exceptions. The first was a lovely, quiet day with the College of St Isidore. Once more we gathered to celebrate the anniversary of one of our dear Colleges. Isidore and Artemas have been the backbone of Calafia for a long time and while Artemas may be dark for now, Isidore lives on. Thank you to Lady Elizabeth and the Isidore team for a lovely indoor/ outdoor event with Arts, fighting, and a lovely lunch. It was wonderful to see our wonderful guilds step up and showcase their talents once more. While Her Excellency and I were unable to join, we hope those Calafians who traveled to Estrella War had a great time and much fun. Certainly the pictures we have seen indicate that was the case.
March starts off quickly as Glydenholt hosts our annual Friendship Tourney themed in a very Calafian Viking Althing! Come and celebrate all things Viking with us and our friendly neighbors to the North. There are many competitions to participate or watch, with points given to authenticity, research and craftsmanship. Check out the detailed event announcement for more information. Following on Friendship, the Canton of Summergate celebrates its Anniversary with its Longsword/Greatsword tourney. With those lovely ocean breezes, it promises to be a great day as always.
Later in March, the Barony of the Angels is hosting the Arts and Sciences Fair and Pentathlon, Caid's premier Arts event. It is too late to compete this time around, however, it is always a spectacular display of Caid's best and brightest. This event is being held in Al-Sahid and is a camping event with classes and other activities all weekend. If you are interested in seeing a great display, it is worth the drive up to see it!
May War will soon be upon us! Even now, our event staff is working hard to bring this event to life. But they cannot do it alone! This is said every year because it is an undeniable fact... we cannot run this war without you helping through volunteer hours. It takes well above two thousand volunteer hours to put on Potrero war and those are just the hours on site. Pre-registration and land allocation are up and running. The iVolunteer site should be up soon as well. As our ancestors would have said, Volunteer Early and Volunteer Often! Remember that all of your volunteer hours can be used to earn money for a Barony, Canton, an Office or a Guild. Your efforts help not only the war but the entire SCA is a very real way. Your work and your sacrifices make the Dream happen.
In service to Calafia,
Guy Rand and Muirrenn
Baron & Baroness of Calafia