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!

We hope you have all been enjoying these lovely warm spring days we've been having! The year is flying by already, and we find ourselves coming up on Potrero War. We'd like to thank the war staff for all of the hard work they have already put into the event as we come into the final stretch here. The re-designed website is amazing - heartfelt thanks to Lord Darius for all of his time and effort to make the site so much more dynamic and accessible. If you haven't had a chance to do so, take a few moments and check it out! And don't forget, the land allocation and pre-reg deadlines are coming up in April and May, so don't miss out!

This year, we will be continuing to use the iVolunteer system for online volunteer sign-ups. It takes thousands of man hours to put on a Potrero War, and we can't do it without the help of all of you. If you are able, we would highly encourage everyone to sign up for a few shifts online before the event. The advantage is you get first choice of your favorite shifts, and can make sure you and your friends can all sign up together! Porter, Parking lot, constable, and late night gate shifts are some of the hardest to fill. Please consider giving 2 hours of your time to one of these spots.

And finally, we would like to encourage everyone to attend the monthly populace meeting this month. It will be at 7PM at Allied Gardens Rec. Center on Thursday, April 16th. We will be discussing the 2016 Baronial Calendar as well as doing a Q & A session with our potential next seneschal(s). The seneschal has a huge role in steering the Barony and how well the Barony runs for each two year period. As such, we should all have a very vested interest in the team of people (seneschal and deputies) who are filling this role. Please be thinking about any questions you might have or concerns that you would like to address. We hope to see you all there!

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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