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
March 2019, AS LIV
May the season find you warm and dry as the cold winds and snow sweep across our Barony.
In February we held our Tri-Baronial Arts and Sciences Competition, hosted by the Shire of Windkeep. It was an exciting day with many amazing projects and artisans, both competing and displaying. The Barony of Caerthe provided wooden lanterns that light up as prizes for the various categories as well as the overall winners. Caer Galen saw more than its fair share of lanterns won by members of the Barony.
We would like to congratulate Simon of Ravenwood for being overall A&S Champion with the highest score for his project of a foot powered lathe made from recycled holiday trees and the neighbor’s fence. We are especially proud to see that the A&S tradition continues to be strong in a new generation with the announcement of Erasmus of Caer Galen being chosen as our A&S Champion. His projects of a crossbow and hand-forged bolt points were amazing and his humility in admitting that he had to have his father’s help at lighting the forge belie his efforts and skill in forging and manufacturing all the parts for this projects.
As many of you have heard, this year’s Estrella War had a bit of weather. Camp Caer Galen quickly became Lake Caer Galen. Despite the challenge of Mother Nature with cold, wet, rain, hail and mud, I found the event to be heartwarming. From moments such as warming ourselves around a firepit suspended above 6 inches of water, to seeing a community and friends rally around to rescue tents and supplies, to walking through calf deep water to bring pallets by to make walkways it reminded me that the SCA is not just a random group of people with medieval interests, but a society of interconnected friends, family and strangers who extend help, comfort, and warm hot water bottle to those in need. We now will be selling time-shares of lake-front camping as well as a bridge at Estrella...
We are looking for deputies for many of officer positions. If you are interested, please contact the relevant officer or us if you need more information about the job and its duties.
We are starting A&S nights back up. Lady Livia Agrinali is hosting. If you have projects you would like to work on or something you would like to learn or teach, please let her know.
Over the next few months we will be adding features and articles to the newsletter. If there are items that you would like to see added or changed, please contact the Chronicler, Lady Elisava at Chronicler@CaerGalen.org with your suggestions.
March will see us going to the Outlands Spring Crown Tourney where we will see who will be heirs to the Stag Throne. We hope to see some of you there as it is a wonderful event of pageantry and martial prowess.
We also hope to revive some events that Caer Galen has previously run but has not done so for several years. Events such as May Day, Enduro, Northern Outlands Arts and Sciences Collegium, Danse Macabre, and Caer Galen Karmic Redistribution are all open for consideration. If you have an interest in running or help with planning for any of these events, please come to a Populace meeting or contact us directly.
In Service to the Dream,
Hayashi and Shoshanah