January, 2017
Their Excellencies Guy Rand and Muirrenn
Photo Courtesy of: Lord Ketill rauðskeggr

Greetings Calafia!

We hope that our Populace had a fantastic Holiday Season, filled with celebration and well-deserved rest. Last year was a glorious year for Calafia, and this new year, as always, is getting kicked off with gusto.

It starts with Coronation and Queen's Champion in Nordwache where we say farewell to Oz and Marissa, our gentle and funny monarchs, and welcome our new Crowns, Agrippa and Bridget. While far flung from our Southern borders, Coronation is always a wonderous event, gathering many from all corners of our realm.

January is a month of great fighting events with both Angels' Melee and Gyldenholt's Unbelted tournaments. For those fighters, these events kick off the year's tourney season in a grand fashion. Angels' Melee is always a blast with its small team tactics and dynamic fighting. On the last weekend of the month, Unbelted is the showcase for Caid's up and coming fighters. It is always a great day of fighting and Chivalry.

Not overshadowed by either event, Poll na Gainmhe Anniversary is also this month. While it is a drive for many of us in Calafia, I urge you to join us to celebrate with our dear Canton. The weather is always good, the food delicious, and the welcome incredibly warm. Come join us to fight, to play croquet, and to spend time in our wonderful Canton.

Our last two months of Council discussions have been difficult and contentious. I wanted to reiterate our thanks for the patience and courage of our populace to bring up these uncomfortable topics. I want to especially thank Duchess Eilidh and THL Ariana who acted as our Ombudsmen. Feedback is an important part of any group and we are always open to constructive criticism and comments from our Populace. It is only by bringing these dark matters into the light that they can be dealt with. We are looking forward to all the exciting things ahead for Calafia, and thank you all for your part in making our Barony the best one in the Knowne World.

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

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