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 H Bar C Ranch Equestrian Facility 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
Winter fighter practice is being held in Barn A of the Boulder County Fairground, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO 80501, USA - Barn A (map)
A couple of items to note:
You must wear a mask. If you forgot it, we will have some spares. If you refuse to wear a mask, you will be asked to leave. If you refuse to leave, EVERYONE ELSE will be told to leave.
Bring your own water and snacks. We cannot provide any for you.
To attend indoor events, you must be vaccinated. Please bring proof of vaccination and a picture ID.
By attending this event, you are confirming that you (as well as any minors that you are parent or guardian for):
Are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at CDC.gov, including but not limited to:
Fever or chills
Dry cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of sense of taste or smell;
Have not been near someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 within the last 14 days without following CDC guidance for self-quarantine;
Agree to follow all COVID safety restrictions imposed by the SCA, the event site, and/or local, state, provincial, or federal government or health authorities.
Looking for a Demo?
We do limited 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
Unto the Populace of Caer Galen and all others who come by these words do we, Hayashi and Shoshanah, Danshaku and Nagiyda of Caer Galen send early Spring greetings.
As the snows of Winter wax and wane, 2020 has been busy and it’s only March!
In January we attended Caerthe 12th Night and Dragonspine Candlemas. As always these events allow us to visit with our populace and the populace of our neighbors. Caerthe’s Masqued Ball was fun. So many amazing masks to see. Dragonspine’s Candlemas was another lovely event to close out the holiday season.
In January we also said goodbye to the Lunar year of the Earth Pig and Welcome the year of the Metal Rat. At Folkmoot gifts of Lucky Money red envelopes were given out.
February was relatively quiet. The weather interrupted some of our fun. We had an A&S night where we played with wax. We poured wax to make largesse and even made sealing wax using beeswax and rosin. At Fighter Practice on the 25th we celebrated Mardi Gras/Pancake Day with pancakes and King Cake. We hope everyone who was at practice got to partake of some of the treats. February 29th saw the newly renamed Northern Outlands A&S Tournament, formerly known as TriBaronial A&S. While Caer Galen did not have any artisans who wished to compete to be our champion we still saw many wonderful arts and sciences displayed. We look forward to seeing what our Populace will display at Queen’s Prize and Kingdom A&S in April.
We very recently saw our beloved King and Queen and they are healthy and happy. Even so, March 13th will have us traveling to Aztec, NM for Crown Tournament. We look forward to the pageantry and chivalry that will be displayed on the field when our new Crown Prince/Princess will be determined.
The following weekend Shoshanah will be traveling south again to learn more about heraldry, both voice and book. She is looking forward to learning more about this part of our pageantry.
We look forward to seeing many of you at Fighter Practice, and Archery Practice (Sundays), and on our travels.
In Service to the Dream,
Hayashi and Shoshanah