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Barony of Vatavia

The Barony of Vatavia is a regional group within the Kingdom of Calontir.   We are members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, better known as the SCA.  Vatavia is home to Wichita, Kansas, and the greater surrounding area.  We have members from as far away as Peabody, Pratt, and Winfield!

The SCA is an international organization renowned for its dedication towards researching and recreating aspects of the Middle Ages, not as they were, but as we would have liked them to have been.  The SCA mostly concentrates on studying European History, but many members have chosen to study the Middle East and explore the interaction between Europe and Asia during this period.

If you are unfamiliar with the Society for Creative Anachronism, check out the Society's Introduction Guide for an explanation about the organization and what it is we do.

If you are already familiar with how we do things, great!  Our site provides additional information about the events and people of interest within Vatavia, and you are always welcome to come join us Wednesday evenings at Martinson Avenue Christian Church.  We always have something going on - be sure to check out our Interest Groups page for more information and directions to many of our activities!

Please note that you need not be a member to participate in any of our activities. If you have any questions, or would like help getting involved, please visit our Chatelaine page or contact our Chatelaine directly.  We'd love to hear from you!

Evening Vatavia,
Apologies for the late posting, we hope this missive finds you well.

We offer you our heart and shoulder as we are all grieving the loss of Eleanor ferch Rhiwallon (Wendy Donaldson) late last week. Eleanor was truly one of the best of us. She was clever, amazing, kind, delightfully fierce, steadfast. She was our friend, and we miss her dearly.

No information regarding services are known as of yet. We will let the populace know as soon as we hear word.

Here are this week’s scheduled activities:

Local Activities & Events

Wednesday, July 27th
Arts &Sciences
7:00pm-9:00pm, Make ICT, 1500 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67214

Sunday, July 31st
Archery, Armored Combat, Cut & Thrust Practices
10:00am-2:00pm, OJ Watson Park, 3022 S McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS 67217
Please call Lord Magnus O’Carr [Torin] at (316) 640-7836 for more information.

Kingdom & Society Events

Saturday, July 30rd
Feast of Eagles -
9:00am-9:00pm, Shire of Cúm an Iolair; St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 12251 Antioch Rd, Overland Park, KS 66213

Monday, July 11th - Wednesday, August 31st
Queen’s Prize Entry Period -
Attention artisans and sponsors! The entry application window for Queen’s Prize will open on July 11th, and close at midnight, August 31st. This great A&S semi-annual competition is open to any Calontiri who do not yet have a Grant of Arms level award in A&S, but does require the entrant to have a sponsor from the ranks of Grant of Arms A&S orders or higher.

If you are needing help looking for a sponsor, there are a few members in our Barony that have volunteered to sponsor someone for QPT this year. Any one of these individuals would be spectacular to work with and would be more than willing to help you with your entry.

His Grace Garick von Köpke (who wishes it to be know that his sponsorship *will* come with lessons in documentation)
Mistress Genevičve de Chambéry
Honorable Lord Jóhann Steinarsson

We look forward to hearing about prospective projects everyone will be starting shortly for this competition!

Don’t Forget

Honorable Lord Jóhann Steinarsson is hosting an open Bardic Night/Pennsic Pity Party on August 5th.

The office of Baronial Property Minister is open and available. We would appreciate letters of intent no later than August 17th, 2016.

The office of Baronial Archer Marshal is open and available. We would appreciate letters of intent no later than August 17th, 2016.

Valor is around the corner. Our home will be open to many of our friends and family across our Kingdom and beyond. Valor XXXVII will be lively, well attended, and busy! Please consider volunteering to help out at our biggest event of the year.

We would like to present Their Majesties with a gift of largess during Their Court at Valor. We are asking for our craftsmen and artisans (that’s you!) to donate small items that would be appropriate as gifts and tokens of thanks to be received from the Crown. If you have never made largess before and have questions about what to make or donate please let us know.

Keep up with updates and cancellations by signing up on our mailing list ( or joining us on Facebook ( See what’s ahead by adding our Baronial Calendar (|list) and visiting the Kingdom Calendar (

In ever faithful service,
Baron Uldin of Ravenscroft and Baroness Sung Sai-ęrh

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