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!

September was a challenging month for us in Calafia. As always, we, as a Barony, rose up to meet these challenges and prevailed! Crown was a wonderful event, despite a last minute site change. The sponsored lunch was a huge hit and all of the Barony came to help when called. Thanks to all who helped out with either Crown on Saturday or Privy Council on Sunday, as well as a special thank you to THL Magge Rose, THL Seraphina Lilje, and Lord Christoffer Decshel for all of their last minute re-organization work. It was truly a team effort to produce such a beautiful event (So many banners!) despite these roadblocks. Thank you, Calafia. Finally, Congratulations to HRH Agrippa and Bridget!

Of course, October is always an active month in the Barony. First off, we have Great Western War! Please come and visit the Baronial encampment, even if you camp elsewhere. Come by and share your stories and your joy with your fellow Calafians. There will be some group activities such as a Hawaiian tunic party on Friday, great Calafian potluck and game night on Sunday, and several Baronial volunteer shifts throughout the weekend. If you haven't had a chance to do so yet, please sign up for a shift and wear your Calafian colors to show the rest of the kingdom how much time we really do put in at GWW!

The following weekend, on Oct 15th, we celebrate everything Viking and Celtic with our Lief Erickson tourney. Join us for a hopefully a cool weekend by the sea at UCSD Stonehenge with brand new ice floes made by Drafn. Last but certainly not least, come out and visit our growing Equestrian community as they complete for the Baronial equestrian champion title. Join us at Tumbleweed Center for a fun filled day of horses, pageantry and exciting games... not to mention an always wonderful lunch.

All this means that Calafia Anniversary is just around the corner. Fighters and Archers, make ready to compete for the championship! Remember that we ask you to enter only one list during the day in order to get through the lists in the limited amount of daylight we have. This year, we are doing something different. Rather than have a feast following Anniversary, we are extending Winter Arts to celebrate Yule and Arts together. Join us for a day of song, of beautiful displays, of wonderous food and holiday cheer with your chosen SCA family.

The other challenge we still face is the problem of a new practice space. We were informed that we can no longer use City of La Mesa parks, including Briarcrest. We have attempted negiotiations, but to no avail. We are once more looking for a practice site. If you missed last month's Council, we had a very productive discussion including great brainstorming and lots of options. Currently, we can continue to use Briarcrest until the end of October, giving us time to find a new site. Know that this is a huge priority for many of us and it is actively being worked on. If you have any questions or park suggestions, please contact THL Seraphina using the email listed on the website. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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

Event Calendars
(Kingdom, Baronial and Canton, Arts & Sciences, and Practice calendars)

Arts & Sciences and Guild Calendars

Arts & Sciences Portal

Guilds and Activities

  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

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 the Baronial Household officer, Mistress Fia Naheed, for more information.


You can join the Barony's official email newsgroup, CalafiaList, on Yahoo Groups, or our official Facebook group.
Both groups are open to the public.


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