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).


  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!

We would like to start out by thanking our new Duke and Duchess, our very own Mansur and Elidih, for their steadfast guidance and dedication to our Kingdom and Barony. Thank you for all the work, time, and attention during your reign. We would also like to thank all of the Calafians who took the time to travel to far-flung Wintermist for Coronation and Queen’s Champion. The steward recorded at least 60 Calafians in attendance…equaled only by Wintermist itself! All of you made a rather warm weekend wonderful with your presence.

June also saw the final step in our new process for selecting an incoming Seneschal. I want to thank THL Seraphina and Baron Tristan for their willingness to step up to the job. Also, we would really like to thank everyone who wrote comments in and who cast ballots in the poll. Without your input, we would be making a blind choice. Know that your comments and feedback were carefully read and considered in making this choice, and that we are always open for ongoing feedback in the coming weeks and months. Please give Seraphina all of your support and patience as she learns this difficult job.

July is a fairly quiet month for us in Calafia…except of course for that small event called Comic-Con. Every year, this demo showcases the SCA to thousands of people from all over the world. If you are participating in the Demo or simply going to Comic-Con as your modern self, I would ask to stop by the booth or the demo and show your support. The more people answering questions and showing off all of the good things the SCA is about, the better. And if you are not attending the Convention, I would encourage the populace to show their support to Lyondomere who has their Anniversary on the same weekend. Also in July is Dreiburgen Summer Arts and Festival of the Rose for Her Majesty Sighidr.

August, in contrast, will be a busy month for us. We start with our Annual Arts in the Park demo, in conjuction with Iron Brigade practice, at Allied Gardens. At this event, all of Calafia's guilds and artisans are invited to display their Arts and all fighters are invited to show their martial prowess on the field. This is an important Demo being both on the heels of Comic-Con and in light of the emphasis on the Arts. Please attend and help out if you can. This successful event has been a wonderful recruiting tool for us but it does not happen without the populace there to support it. Tanwyour Anniversary and Leodamus of Thebes will be in August as well and we look forward to seeing everyone at those events.

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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