Azure, a sea-serpent sable fimbriated Or, and overall a trident with a laurel wreath entwined in its tines Or
The Baron and Baroness of Calafia Their Excellencies Guy Rand and Muirrenn
Photo Courtesy of: Lord Ketill rauðskeggr
We hope this missive finds you all well, and enjoying this early Spring we’re having. The nice weather means we have many opportunities to enjoy the multitude of activities that occur in the Barony every month. Thanks to the calendar created by the Calafian Web Team, you can find all the monthly Baronial activities conveniently located in one place. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, you can find it in the calendars section of the Calafia page. Seeing all those amazing activities reminds us once again why Calafia is the best Barony in the Kingdom!
In February, we had the pleasure of traveling to our Eastern Canton of Poll na Gainmhe where we enjoyed a wonderful day of companionship, unusual fighting scenarios, vicious croquet, a delicious repast, and best of all, the company of the wonderful populace. Thank you so much to all the folks who put in so much effort to put this event together, specifically the Steward for the day Lord Hroudland, and to the happily retired Canton Seneschal Santiago. Thank you gentlemen so much for your hard work, both on this event and for what you do every day for your Canton.
We also had the pleasure of visiting the second Talon Crescent festival in Starkhafn. The festival was well-attended this year by gentles from both Caid and Artemesia, and it seemed like a great time was had by all. We got to spend the weekend crossing swords with new friends, learning a lot, and having a great time on the fighting field. It is looking like this event might finally turn into a camping war next year – we will keep everyone posted as we hear news. We encourage everyone to consider adding this to their calendar for 2015 – it is absolutely worth the journey.
In March, we are very much looking forward to celebrating the anniversary of the excellent College of Saint Isidore. We have greatly enjoyed the night-time revels of the past few years, but are very excited to see the return of a tournament to select new champions for the College. It promises to be a day filled with fun, and we are very proud of all the work that the members of the College have put into this event, most especially our first-time event Steward, the Calafian Bard Domhnall. We hope you will all join us on March 15 in Santee to celebrate this very special occasion.
As always, we are immensely proud of all the talented and hard-working members of the Barony. One of the most amazing and rewarding parts of this job so far has been recognizing this hard work and talent publically. So we are asking everyone’s help to make sure we know when Calafians are in need of recognition. While we do our best to pay attention to what all of you are doing, creating, etc., sometimes we might not be aware of a Really Cool Thing that an individual has done. So this is where each of you comes in. If you see something neat somebody has done – be it arts, service, fighting, or just generally being a sweet and helpful person – we want to know about it! If you would like to recognize somebody for their efforts, please send us a letter to recommend them. It doesn’t have to be a long letter or a formal letter – just a simple note to make sure we know about the neat things that have been going on. We’d really like to give more awards to deserving Calafians, and receiving these recommendations from the populace is the easiest way for us to make sure that happens. Looking forward to hearing from you all soon!
Guy Rand and Muirrenn
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