Welcome to the Current Middle Ages!
What's that you say? The "Current Middle Ages?"
You heard right! Caer Galen is a chapter group in the historical recreation organization known as "The Society for Creative Anachronism," or "SCA" for short. The SCA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the better qualities, and education, of historical living (i.e. no plague, destitution, or slavery). The SCA focuses from the time of the Roman Empire to the end of Queen Elizabeth I's reign,and encompasses historical Europe, parts of North Africa, and Asia. The SCA is broken into "Kingdoms" across the "Known World." Kingdoms are further organized into "Baronies, Shires,etc."
To find out more about the Society for Creative Anachronism, follow this link...
Caer Galen is a Barony in the Kingdom of the Outlands. We endorse fairness and equability, both within our group and to the public we interact with.
Information about all things Caer Galen can be found in this collection of pages. So peruse, get inspired,
and be welcome!
Their Excellencies of Caer Galen
Calling the mighty populace of Caer Galen!
Many of the baronial officers are in need of deputies. If you have an inclination to support your Barony and its populace, head over to the Officers page. If an office has no deputy listed, contact that officer directly for information regarding being a deputy for that office.
Calling all riders
...or would be riders!
Mistress Arabella da Siena (a former Caergalenite newly returned) has graciously offered her equestrian training facilities for local practice! It is open to all. Both seasoned riders and non-riders are welcome! There are many ways to get involved without a horse (but please wear closed-toe shoes). The clubhouse has amenities available, including-
- bathroom with a shower
Practice will be held on the 3rd Sunday of every month
- Site opens at 9am
- Main riding/practice from 10am til noon
- Break for lunch, then
- Open arena for training after lunch til 2pm
Come out, see, and participate with these magnificent animals!
2400 Blue Mountain Ave,
Berthoud, CO 80513
Caer Galen Quick Links
Looking for a Demo?
We do demonstrations for schools, libraries, and other groups. Our demos can include just about anything from armored combat and discussions about chivalric virtues to arts and science classes. If you're interested in more information, please fill out the request form below and our hospitaller will contact you.
Words from the Caer Galen Coronet
May 2019, AS LIV
April was a busy month. We are transitioning to our outside fighter practice site at Roosevelt Park. Please check the Facebook page for any changes due to inclement weather.
At Folkmoot we presented our second Golden Banana to Master Ian. Master Ian has done so much for us and this Barony we wanted to recognize his contribution to Caer Galen and our Society. Thank you Master Ian for continuing to be a friend to us, and Caer Galen.
Nagiyda Shoshanah went to Kingdom A&S, Queen’s Prize, and Citadel Investiture. She was pleased to travel with Mistress Mirabel de Malmesberie, Her Honor Katherina von Lehmann, and The Honorable Lady Anne Elizabeth Morley. We had a great trip, made our pilgrimage to Rio Bravo and ate at the Cowboy restaurant. Not the “ride-em cowboy” cowboys but a restaurant dedicated to the Dallas Cowboys! Who knew.
Kingdom A&S was wonderful. So much talent in the Outlands. HE Shoshanah got to judge an entry from someone who was entering an A&S competition for the first time (cheese!). Her co-judge and she spent time going through her project and documentation offering encouragement and suggestions. We can’t wait to see her next submission! The
Honorable Lady Marion Forrester is the new A&S champion. Her work with period pigments is truly masterful.
We are sad to see the retirement of Their Honors, Tariq and Elieth but look forward to spending time with our new cousin Baron Bernardo of The Citadel of the Southern Pass.
Danshaku Hayashi had a great time at Aarquelle Defender. There was good fighting,recognition and friendship. He especially enjoyed the Tree of Valor and seeing how various fighters had to adapt to fighting around a tree. Congratulations to Sir Finn and Baroness Cinara for becoming the newest members of the Order of the Silver Tyne. Thanks to the many people who took the time to chat on a variety of topics, ranging from Caer Galen history and regalia, to brewing, to the culture of Calontir. The snack boxes were a very nice touch and was a tasty break to the day.
Next we will be traveling to Coronation. While Their Majesties are in fine health, their Heirs are ready to take their place in the event that changes. We hope, if you are able, you will consider traveling to Dragonspine for this event. If you have never attended Coronation before the pageantry and ceremony are wonderful to see.
As always, if you have ideas for activities or events for the Barony please consider coming to the Populace meeting to share them. Or, feel free to talk to Nagiyda Shoshanah, Donshaku Hayashi or our Senechal Doña Rowena.
Our Fall/Winter schedule has filled up with many scheduled events. From Caer Galen Defender in August, Crown Tourney in September, a Rossfechten Workshop in November and Midwinter in December the schedule is rather full. Our theme for Midwinter is French, with more details to follow. We are also starting to plan our event schedule for 2020, especially the Spring season for events such as May Day/Children’s Day/demo, Caer Galen Karmic Redistribution, and others. If you are interested in planning, assisting or have ideas for events, please come to the Populace meeting or contact us with your ideas.
In Service to the Dream,
Hayashi and Shoshanah