Calafia Crest

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).


  Potrero War Website for 2015 is Live
    Pre-Registration closes May 1st

  Baronial Adopt a Fighter Program

The Baron and Baroness of Calafia Their Excellencies Guy Rand and Muirrenn
Photo Courtesy of: Lord Ketill rauðskeggr

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Greetings Calafia!

Caid Kingdom has Heirs! Congratulations for TRH Athanaric and Sigridr! Due to some scheduling challenges they will not be joining us at many local events, however we hope that you will make them feel welcome when you see them. We want to thank all the Calafians who made the long trek up to Naevehjem with us. The local Barony was delighted by the large turn out and smiling faces. It is also not too early to start planning on attending Spring Coronation which is in the Shire of Wintermist. I am sure that TRM Mansur and Elidih would love to see lots of Calafians as they step down from their wonderful Reign.

In similar news, we were delighted to spend a day celebrating Dun Or's Anniversary, which saw Their Excellencies, Baron Kelan and Baroness Arianwen step down. They have done great works to keep their corner of the Dream alive and well. Please join me in thanking them for their years of service, and in welcoming Baron Nikolai and Baroness Alfrun. Our new Cousins have work ahead of them to maintain the momentum and inspiration left by their predecessors but I know that it is a challenge that they will meet head on.

In Calafia, we celebrated the anniversary of our Dark College of St Artemas in true ghostly fashion. We had all the usual themes with taxes, bread and shenanigans. In Addition, we also celebrated and supported another Saint…that of the cause of St Jude's Children’s Hospital. The Hospitalers hosted a ransom tourney and auction and raised over $1,100 dollars for the Hospital thanks to the generous nature of Calafia and friends. Thank you all for supporting this fantastic cause, and special thanks to the Hospitallers for their generous time and energy to organize the fundraiser. We also celebrated the Anniversary of our Northern Canton of Summergate this month. As usual, they challenged us all to fight with Longswords rather than our more accustomed forms and it was a lot of fun. Thanks to Summergate for their warm hospitality, friendship, and a delicious repast!

And it's hard to believe that Potrero war is just around the corner. We do have a new Head Ranger at the park this year, and I know that we will make him and the Park Staff feel welcome at our event. Please read the rules on the website carefully to make sure you are aware of the changes. We would like to remind everyone to treat the park staff and war staff with the respect they deserve as we work our way through new challenges. We have been extremely fortunate to have such a wonderful site to have our event at for so many years. As always, we would like to encourage you to volunteer to help out the War effort in any way you can. Even two small hours of your weekend can help the War Staff, who has already been working for months to put this event together. There are many types of jobs for everyone to help with, regardless of fitness or age. For those of you whom have already volunteered online, thank you in advance! But beyond volunteering, beyond the rules, make sure you come and enjoy the event. War and its total immersion in our Dream is one of the joys of the Society. Come, have a great time, fight hard, play hard and make sure that we all do our part to keep the Dream alive for the entire War.

In service to Calafia,
Guy Rand and Muirrenn
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 California
and comprises San Diego and Imperial counties.
For more information about the SCA and its geography, visit the website

Visit our Events Calendar for upcoming events.
  Contact our Newcomer Representatives

  The Serpent's Tongue
  (The Baronial Monthly Newsletter of Calafia)

  Their Excellencies Progress

  Their Excellencies Information

  The Baronial & Kingdom Calendars

  Arts & Sciences

  Guilds and Activities

  Guilds and Subgroup Meetings Calendar

  The Calafian Library


   Baronial Officers

  Baronial Court, Guard & Champions

Calafian Subgroups

Canton of Poll na Gainmhe
Canton of Summergate
Canton of Tanwayour
College of St. Artemas
College of St. Isidore
· Incipient Stronghold of Warrior's Valley (Inactive)

New Comers

Our newcomers 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 Fia Naheed for more information.

Mailing Lists

Between our monthly meetings, the populace of Calafia also has discussions via email. Our mailing list is open to the public and is provided Yahoo Groups.


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