It is been quite a year so far, and Potrero was quite a war! We had some very joyous moments, and some terribly sad ones, and everything in between. First off, we would like to thank the incredibly hard working staff for the countless hours that went in to putting this event together. THL Parlane of Glen Ord and THL Michael Treighie, thank you for your incredible efforts leading the team. Thank you to all the members of the staff for everything, and thank you to every person who volunteered at the event. We ran into our share of challenges, but as always, Team Calafia pulled together and made it all work out in the end!
There were some amazing things that happened at war this year! Many Calafians were recognized for their work in combat, service, and arts! In particular, congratulations to Master Konrad Faust Tyndell, who was elevated to the order of Defense! And in a very exciting surprise, to Caid's newest Knight, Sir Pelagon of Pythia, who was offered Knighthood and elevated on site. And finally, congratulations to our newest Knight Vigilant, Baron Tiberius Finn, who will be doing his vigil and elevation at Caid's 40 year. What a proud moment for these valiant fighters, and for Calafia as a whole!
But on a more somber note, we are saddened to have to report that there was a fatality on site at war. The results of the investigation by the modern authorities is ongoing, and as such we do not have any information to pass on about the circumstances surrounding the situation or the cause of death. Out of respect for the family's privacy, we are unable to share the identity of the individual who passed at this time. When more information is available, a statement will be made by our Kingdom Seneschal. Because we have limited information, we ask that people refrain from sharing rumors or other unsubstantiated information. We know that this is a very difficult time for everyone, and that people have been emotionally affected by this event. If you need support or find you need someone to talk to, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Baron and Baroness, Seneschal, officers, or anyone else in the group that you are comfortable speaking with. One of the greatest strengths of the SCA is our ability to come together and support one another in times of need - this is what defines us as a family and a community. Be respectful of each other, share your strength, give love and empathy, and we will get through this together one day at a time.
We have 40 year ahead of us this month, and we hope all of you will be able to join us to celebrate the best of what the SCA has to offer. We will be doing a Calafia camp, and invite all Calafians to join us - either as individuals, or as households/warbands. We would love to bring everyone together to create some amazing new memories. A facebook group has been created to help with the planning of the camp, activities at the event, and our historical display. If you are attending the event, please consider joining the group. Similarly, if you have items of historical interest for Calafia, or suggestions of things we may want to include in our history display, please contact THL Kimiya who is coordinating the display for us. This is an opportunity to celebrate where we came from, and look forward to what lies ahead for the best Barony in the Knowne World!
In Service to Calafia,
Baron Guy Rand and Baroness Muirrenn