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).

Their Excellencies Progress

The Baronial & Kingdom Calendars

Monthly Calendar of Guilds and Subgroup Meetings

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

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Greetings, Calafia!

It’s been a pretty quiet summer in the Barony so far, and we hope you have all enjoyed some relaxation in June and July. The arrival of August brings an end to the quiet time as we get into the swing of the early start of Tourney season! We’ve got a busy Baronial calendar in August with Arts in the Park on August 3rd, Leodamus of Thebes Tourney on August 9th, Crown in Altavia on August 16th, and Summergate Anniversary/Longsword-Greatsword on August 23rd! We are looking forward to getting to spend our weekends with good friends doing what we all enjoy most!

We hope many of you will be able to take a few hours out of your Sunday and join us for Arts in the Park. The Comic-Con demo is one of our biggest recruiting events of the year, and Arts in the Park is a great way to get those folks out to an event soon after their first contact with the group. Because it is more laid back than a regular tourney, Arts in the Park can also be a great introduction to the SCA for friends and family who have been hesitant to go to larger events. So please do stop by if you can – the more people we have who are doing different activities and who look like they’re having fun doing them, the greater the odds of our newcomers finding something they are interested in learning more about. A huge thank you to Lady Euginia and Grainne for all of the very hard work they have put into planning this event and scheduling a day full of great activities!

At the Leodamus tourney, we will be doing our annual polling for the Order of Leodamus. The Order of Leodamus was founded to recognize those members of the Barony who serve as peacemakers. This is not a service award, but an honor given to those individuals who are willing to put their own needs aside in favor of those of others, who bring conflicted parties together, who ease tension between individuals or groups. It has been a joy seeing Mistress Reina wearing the collar of Leodamus this year, and now it is time to start think- ing about other people in the Barony who exhibit these same qualities that she does. Anyone residing within the Barony may nominate someone for the order, and is eligible to be nominated. If anybody has any questions about what the order is or how the polling works, please feel free to contact us and ask.

And finally, we want to congratulate everyone who is planning to enter the Crown lists on the 16th. We are so proud of all of our Calafian fighters and consorts, and wish all of you the best of luck in the list. And don’t forget, the Baronial Pavilion is open to all Calafians, so please don’t hesitate to join us for the day at events. We will have snacks and water/Gatorade in the pavilion at Crown - please come share the shade and refreshments!

We are looking forward to a wonderfully busy month! We hope to see you all at an event very soon.

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.

Guilds and Activities

Upcoming Events:
Arts in the Park

Serpent's Tongue
(The Baronial Newsletter)

The Calafian Library

Library and Officers Commentary
Baronial Officers

Baronial Court, Guard & Champions
Contact our Newcomers Representative
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 Adelicia of Caithness for more information.

Mailing Lists

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


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