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
Missive from Danshaku and Nagiyda
Unto the Populace of the Barony of Caer Galen, Danshaku Hayashi and Nagiyda Shoshanah have words to share with you.
The Winter snows have not yet fallen heavily on the lands of Caer Galen but the festive spirit springs alive and well from
our ground. We would like to thank Their Honors Finn and Cinara for leading Caer Galen and their excellent service the last two years. We are especially grateful to their Majesties Hrorek and Slaine for honoring and humbling us with their confidence in leading the Barony by investing us as Baron and Baroness of Caer Galen at Caer Galen Midwinter.
Caer Galen Midwinter was a delight packaged in Landsknecht puffed and slash style with a side of feathers. Many thanks go to
Mistress Mirabel in autocrating the event, and despite a delayed start kept everything running smoothly like a well-oiled German engine. Kudos to Master Wolfgang for producing a tasty and remarkable German feast and running a kitchen that juggled many parts but purred along gracefully like the Rostock Clock.
Congratulations to Master Tom Vandale for winning the premier Caer Galen Cut and Thrust Defender. He valiantly combatted all contestants, and took the long path to victory to be the proud Bearer of Cacophony, the Caer Galen zwei-hander of cut and thrust champions. We would like to memorialize this premier event, and so if you have a song, poem or description of the tournament, we would be interested in entering it into the annals of Caer Galen.
Many thanks to Mistress Tatiana for running our Captain of the Guard Tournament which proved to be interesting, and entertaining. Our congratulations to Lord Miguel Iolo de Genoa for becoming our new Captain of the Guards.
Caer Galen Musical Chairs was quite entertaining with the Male Final coming down to his Honor Finn versus His Excellency of Caerthe Nico. There was much scrabbling and shoving for the fair
lady’s lap but HE Nico won the day. Perhaps a rematch at next year’s Midwinter?
We are looking to create two new non-amerigous awards, one for hospitality and one for garb/persona. As per semi-tradition, the names and badges of these awards will be based on the premiere members of the order. We would like to open up nominations/recommendations to the Populace and Citizens of Caer Galen as to who should be considered for this honor. The hospitality award will be given to individuals and groups that show exceptional hospitality to the populace and citizens of Caer Galen wherever these acts may occur it could be an individual who sponsors a newcomer completely loaning garb and paying the entrance fee and feeding them lunch at a Caer Galen event or a hosting group throws an incredible event that makes it feel like home. The garb/persona award will be for those individuals who present themselves, either in historical dress or manner that inspires others. As always, if you have recommendations for Caer Galen or Kingdom awards we ask that you pass those along as well.
We are looking for individuals interested in being on Our Retinue or Guards. Lord Stigr has agreed to be our Head of Household (Big Banana? Banana Wrangler?). If you are interested in joining our retinue or guard, please contact him (Facebook: Stigr
Robertsson). There is no set commitment, and is an opportunity to meet Nobles and populace from around the SCA.
Congratulations to Their Honors Finn and Cinara on becoming the newest Arches of Caer Galen. Their service to Caer Galen is
greatly appreciated, and we are grateful for their commitment to the betterment of the Barony.
Currently in the development phase, we are looking to document, store and present pieces of Caer Galen history. All articles, stories, photos of Caer Galen, particularly from the early days of the Shire, are welcome. We are also looking for someone to assist in organizing this effort which we expect to take several years to complete. At this time, please contact us if you have material or wish to provide assistance to this project.
At the beginning of February, we will be looking to select our new Arts and Sciences Champion at the Tri-Baronial A&S event being held in the Shire of Windkeep on Saturday, Feb. 2. We would encourage all artisans within the Barony to consider competing for the title. With the testing of new A&S judging rules, the requirement to compete for Champion has been reduced to two projects of any type. Please check Windkeep’s website for additional information regarding the event and the new judging rules.
February is also the month for WAR ! We are currently looking for a Baronial Land Coordinator and a Volunteer Coordinator for Estrella War. If you are interested in either position, please contact us. If you will be at Estrella and intend to camp with Caer Galen, please let us know so that we can layout an appropriate campsite. OUTLANDS! FIGHT WITH HONOR !
Have a Happy Holiday Season, be safe and comfortable and may Peace be unto you all.
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
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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.