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
April 2019, AS LIV
March has seen the warmth of Spring arrive as well as the roaring of a winter storm. We hope that your person and property fared well in weathering the tempest.
Last month saw the Heirs of the Stag Throne chosen by personal combat. We would like to congratulate Sir Iohann der Fuchs and Lady Martine de La Rochelle for becoming the Crown Prince and Princess of the Outlands. Their Highnesses are very interested and active in elevating period A&S, and their exploits of winter camping with period gear are well known.
April will see Kingdom A&S and Baronial Investiture in the Barony of Citadel of the Southern Pass. Although this is a far journey, Her Excellency hopes to see artisans and friends make the trip. There will, of course, be the obligatory pilgrimage to the fabric shrine of Rio Bravo and we expect the caravan to be well laden with woven spoils.
This month’s newsletter has a new feature, “The Regalia and Relics of the Barony of Caer Galen.” We hope to use this article to offer everyone a look at and some history of some of the items of regalia and relics that are not commonly displayed. This month we start with the Chalice of St. William the Cooper.
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.
Our Fall schedule has filled up with many scheduled and potential events. From Caer Galen Defender in August, Crown Tourney in September, Holiday Bazaar in November and Midwinter in December the schedule is rather full. We are still looking for a theme, autocrat and cook for Midwinter. 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