Well, we have been living in interesting times lately, to say the least! These last few months have been some of the most challenging that we have been through in Caid. Yet in spite of the heartache and strife caused by these recent events, we have also been witness to some truly inspiring moments as the bonds of friendship have been strengthened and we have come together to support one another. In times of adversity, the SCA's star shines brightest, and we have seen some of the best of human kindness come out of a place of deep darkness. Thank you all for your positivity, your willingness to forgive, and efforts to rebuild and create something better going forward.
In the month of March, we have a few wonderful opportunities to celebrate friendship and look to the future for our Barony and the Kingdom.
We will be coming together with our wonderful neighbors in Gyldenholt on March 3rd to celebrate the friendship between our two Baronies. But let's not stop there - this is a chance to celebrate friendship in general - to spend time with important people in our lives, to share companionship and make memories, and more significantly, this is an opportunity to mend fences and reconnect with people who you may have grown apart from. So we challenge each of you: Spend a few moments on Saturday with someone who you don't usually spend time with - get to know that person better. Approach someone you have had friction with - make new memories with them. Change doesn't have to come as big sweeping gestures; each small act makes a cumulative difference.
The Barony will also be traveling to Al-Sahid (Victorville) to witness the historical back-to-back Crown Tournaments being held on March 10th and 11th. There are many Calafians fighting in the lists both days, and we wish you honor and victory on the field! Calafia, let's come out to support our Calafian fighters in the list, and to support our Kingdom as we embark on the next chapter of Caid's history. The Baronial Pavilion will be there both days, and all Calafians are welcome to make this their home for the day. There will be snacks, beverages, napping pillows, and friends. Please join us to share in the shade and hospitality, offer words of support to the fighters, and refresh our bonds of friendship.
And in looking to the future of Calafia, we will be holding our Baronial Curia on Thursday, March 8th in Marina Village. The curia is basically an introduction and QA session with the potential heirs to the Barony: Count Drogo and Countess Ithuna, and Sir Gamyl and THL Danyel. This is the first big opportunity the Calafian populace will have to spend some quality time with these two couples. You will have a chance to speak with them, ask them questions about their plans for the future and their vision for the Barony going forward. We should all have a stake in our future leadership in Calafia. Do not miss this chance to come see for yourself and make your voice heard. We are building the future of this Barony together - this is your time to help shape that future.
In service to Calafia,
Guy Rand and Muirrenn
Baron & Baroness of Calafia