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).
The Baron and Baroness of Calafia Their Excellencies Guy Rand and Muirrenn
Photo Courtesy of: Lord Ketill rauðskeggr
One final musing from us to end out the year.
How to begin? Anniversary was …odd… It was wonderful
to see everyone. The outpouring of gifts, words, along with the
affirmation for the job we had done was humbling and heart warming.
We gave out our final awards. We released the outgoing officers & swore
our final oath to the new & returning officers.
Kate released her Court & Guard. We said our goodbyes.
Then we approached Their Majesties to return unto Them, the Lands &
Honors that are Calafia. Once we were released, there was a lightness,
as well as a disconnect. It may sound trite, but sounds were muted &
I felt directionless. We remained part of the Barony, but the energy and
the attention shifted and focused on Guy Rand & Muirrenn.
Our Serpent & our Barony was given a new face and new life.
We joined with the rest of the Barony in witnessing and rejoicing the
investiture of our new Baron & Baroness. Both Kate & I are
looking forward to what happens next.
Words cannot express our thanks.
Your trust, your support, your willingness to allow us to guide the Barony for
these past five years cannot be repaid with a simple thank you. And while I
could write paragraphs to try express our thanks, it would not be enough.
So in the end, I will simply say, Thank You.
Our final wish is that everyone in the Barony would rally in support of
the Dream. Each of you has something to offer the Barony and can provide
support for their Excellencies. From our newest members with their eyes
bright with wonder and joy to those who witnessed the birth of the Barony and
the Kingdom, each member has something to offer, share, and build our Barony
even higher than it already is. We would charge & challenge you to come
to Council or seek out someone at an event, and pledge to do something to
enrich the Barony. If you have never volunteered or run an event or stepped
up for an office, then do so. Talk to someone. Talk to Kate or me. You will
be helped and mentored. For those of you with the knowledge, skills, and
history we expect you to step forward to help guide and mentor those who are
new to our Society. Because that is reason & the charge given to us all,
to make the Dream better. We want to walk and live in the best possible Dream
that can be forged by our people.
Long live Calafia!!!
Until we met again as fellow Calafians, we remain Yours in Service to the Dream.
Don Oliver i Pani Kate Dogberry
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
and comprises San Diego and Imperial counties.
For more information about the SCA and its geography,
visit the SCA.org
Visit our Events Calendar
for upcoming events.
Our new comers 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
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.
The Kingdom of Caid also
has a few mailing
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