Mar, 2018
Their Excellencies Guy Rand and Muirrenn
Photo Courtesy of: Lord Ketill rauðskeggr

Greetings Calafia!

Our busy spring season is in full swing! It has been wonderful seeing so many of you at events, and seeing the progress you are all making on your art projects, fighting, and expanding your service horizons. Spring is a perfect time to try out new things and spread your wings, and we look forward to seeing what everyone is working on!

March had some momentous occasions for Calafia and Caid. We had our Baronial Curia where the populace had the opportunity to interview the two pairs of candidates for our next Baron and Baroness. This was a productive meeting, and lots of good information was shared. You have until April 7th at midnight to submit your feedback about the candidates - this does not have to be based on the curia alone, and you do not have to make a choice between the two. We value any opinions you wish to provide regarding the people who will potentially be leading the Barony for the next 5 years. Please do take a few moments to send us your thoughts by emailing

March also saw the historical back-to-back Crown tournaments in Al-Sahid, with King Wilhem and Queen Tsyra winning the day and immediately being crowned on Saturday, March 10th and Prince Agrippa winning the day for Prince Dawid on Sunday, who will be crowned at Coronation in June. This was a weekend of historical moments for Caid, and it was a wonderful experience to be there and be a part of it. Caid is walking down previously untrod paths, and the companionship, support, and love that has helped bolster this Kingdom in the wake of the pain and destruction earlier this year has been truly uplifting.

We are looking forward to all of the great events coming up, starting with Tanwayour Anniversary. Lord Ocelotl has put an incredible amount of time and effort into crafting the Meso-American theme of the day, celebrating Aztec culture which will be a first for a Calafian event. This event is a great opportunity to come out and learn more about a fascinating part of history that we do not often have a chance to interact with in our SCA experience. Thank you, Ocelotl, for all the work you have done on this event!

Looking ahead to May, we will be hosting our first Baronial Rummage sale in conjunction with Brigade Practice on Sunday, May 6th. This is a great opportunity to pick up some gear for war (clothing, fabric, armor, etc.), or to find a new home for things you no longer need. Contact to reserve a space to sell your items for a $5 buy-in to help cover the cost of the event permit. If you have items you no longer need but do not wish to sell them yourself, the Barony will gladly take your donations. There will be a lot of great activities going on in the the park that day - Iron Brigade armored combat melees, Steel Brigade rapier combat melees, youth combat, guild meetings, etc. This promises to be a wonderful day spend with wonderful friends as we prepare for war.

And don't forget to sign up to volunteer for Potrero! The volunteer website is open, and the prime spots are going quickly!

In Service to Calafia,
Baron Guy Rand and Baroness Muirrenn

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