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!

Last month was a busy month. Thank you to all the Calafians who joined the Baronial encampment at Great Western War. It was hot, but we made it a fun and amazing event with the camaraderie and good cheer. Even if you camp elsewhere at GWW , make sure to stop by the camp next year for all of the wonderful goings-on. A huge thanks to our camp masters Lady Euginia, Lady Grainne, Lady Isolde, and Lord Liam for organizing so many fun events. After war, we had Lief Erickson with a slightly different format of 3 man melees which turned out quite fun! We had a lot of fun watching the battles on and off the Ice floes. Once more, Thank you to Lord Liam for organizing a wonderful event, to Agis for making a complex tourney run smoothly, and to Don Avenel and his pinch-cooking staff for a fabulous lunch.

Also, in October, we had Calafian Equestrain Championship. It was a wonderful day of wonderful prowess in the arena with great riding by many. THL Niall and Lady Rois organized a full day of riding, a medieval flea market, and a lunch benefiting a local horse rescue. Many rode well this day, but at the end, THL Rhua Cat infrinn stood as our new Equestrian Champion. Congratulations to all the bold competitors in the lists, and a huge thank you to the event staff for all of your hard work putting the event on!

And now, Novermber is upon us and so is Anniversary! We look forward to seeing our Populace as we celebrate another year of our Glorious Barony. And how better to celebrate it than with three Calafians being elevated to Peerages! Opening Court will see Don Oliver and Don Mallory elevated to the Order of Defense, and Master Thomas Brownell will be elevated to the Order of the Pelican at the feast. Beyond that, there will be fighting, archery, thrown weapons, our friends from home and afar, and a feast to remember. Come and join us at El Monte Park on November 7th for this glorious Tourney!

At Anniversary, we will be swearing in Our new and continuing Officers as well as Our Court and Guard. It is these people whose hard work and energy makes many of the events in Calafia and beyond happen smoothly. If you chance by one of these giving souls, please thank them for their service to Calafia and Caid. Also, if you are interested in getting more involved in the workings of the Barony or are curious about what a specific officer does, please ask! It is easy to become a deputy officer with no obligations except what you make. We ask so much from our Officers by having as many events as we do, not to mention Potrero War. Remember that many hands make light work.

Another good way to become involved is to come to our monthly populace meetings. In November, we will be having our delayed State of the Barony meeting. This is a very important meeting where we can all discuss great new ideas, bring up problems from the past year and figure out the direction of the Barony for the coming year. Please join us if possible or send your thoughts with someone you trust. We are issuing a challenge to all households, warbands, and groups in the Barony to get at least one representative in attendance at this meeting. We would very much like to hear from all of you as we plan for the upcoming year.

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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