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
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 sent warm summer greetings.
July flew by. We had a wonderful time at Battlemoor. We got to spend time with friends old and new. We saw wonderful equestrians riding through the site and enjoyed all the martial activities.
Every morning we were welcomed by Dwen and her magical coffee. It brought people together in the early-ish morning.
Caer Galen was home to three stops on Their Majesties pilgrimage. Cafe Dwen which provided refreshment and conversation to early morning passers by, the relic of St. William the Cooper which produced miraculous shavings with words already on them, curated by Doña Cecily and Their Honors Anne and Matilda, and our own Baronial Shrine with the relics of Saint Louis with the Staff, Saint Cecily with the Cup, Saint Michael with the Harp, and Saint William the Cooper along with our memorials to Andros and Hammar. Proceeds from the shrines were donated to the Kingdom Travel Fund.
Grand Court was filled with pageantry and revelry. The Stag’s Blood and the Silver Tynes fought a spirited game of tug-of-war with the Stag’s Blood being victorious but the Silver Tynes looked pretty. Their Majesties brought snow back from the Mountain of Princes which they climbed each day and shared it with Us to cool our heated brows.
Just recently we traveled to Al-Barran to see the retirement of Baron Marc Antoine and Baroness Bianca, we will miss seeing our cousins on the Scorpion Chairs. We welcomed the new B/B Sir Rowland the Grey and Mistress Ymanya Murray. As per our tradition they were gifted a large basket of the Fruit of Caer Galen as well as a pineapple. We wish them a wonderful time on the Baronial seat of Al-Barran.
Soon we will head to the mountains for our own Defender tournaments. We hope you will join us at Pickle Gulch on August 9-11.
As always, the eyes and ears of the Populace cover the Known World. If you see or hear of good deeds done by the populace, please let us know so that they can be properly recognized.
Thank you to everyone who assisted us on our travels this month. If you would like to take a turn on retinue please let ourselves or our head of household, Lord Stig know. We would love to spend time with as many of you as we can.
In Service to the Dream,
Hayashi and Shoshanah