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The Kingdom of Calontir is a regional group within the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), an international organization dedicated to recreating aspects of the Middle Ages. If you are unfamiliar with the SCA, we would suggest starting with the newcomers section.

The region that makes up Calontir covers most of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and a touch of Arkansas. If you are interested in contacting the SCA within this area, take a look at the Groups and Branches list or the Calontir Map. Join us as we learn about history by making it come alive. Follow us on Facebook, or you can contact us at info@calontir.org.

Agamemnon & Gwen

Their Royal Majesties

TRM Agamemnon & GwenCopyright © 2013 Verla Herschell
(Mistress Rhianydd Arbeth)

Falcon-Crown@calontir.org

Phaedra Filia Roberti

Chamberlain

TRM-Chamberlain@calontir.org

 

 

Do You Hear the Drums of War?

Pennsic War Muster

Gwen, sharpest of eye and beloved of Apollo, gave wisdom to her high-hearted prince. “There is a land to the east where coopers ply their trade, with a wine-dark lake, a fair land, begirt with fortune. Give your people benched ships and lead them across those many leagues. There shall you honor find, and the chance for both you and your folk to do that great thing.”

Agamemnon then shouted the war-cry. “Zeus, Zeus, don’t let the sun go down or the night descend on us! Not till I hurl the smoke-black halls of my foes headlong and torch their gates to blazing rubble.”

Bright-eyed Gwen agreed. “You shall see the rosy-fingered dawn light the glory of you and your people.”

Are you seeking the rosy-fingered dawn at Pennsic? Will you see the wine-dark Cooper’s Lake? Will you help hurl down the smoke-black halls of his foes? Agamemnon and Gwen care not whether you intend on serving Zeus, Athena, Apollo, Hestia, Hephaestes, or Dionysus, if you intend to join them please fill out the muster.

Calontir Pennsic War Muster
Pennsic XLIII

News & Announcements

What’s new in Calontir

Position Open: Kingdom Seneschal

Right worshipful and my especial Calon family, I recommend me to your gentility, beseeching you that ye take not to displeasure though I write you to say that I must take my leave of you as your Kingdom Seneschal.

It has been just one and a half years since I took on the mantle of Kingdom Seneschal, but it is already time to think towards the future. To that end, Their Royal Highnesses and I have discussed a timeline for finding my successor. If you are interested in applying for one of the most rewarding positions I have ever known, please send your letter of application to Their Royal Highnesses and I on or before the day of the Tournament of Valor (August 30 to September 1 2014).

Your application does not need to be as detailed as you would submit for a modern job application. Tell us about your SCA experience (offices you have held, events you have run, important associations you are proud of). Tell us about any modern world experience that might help (customer service experience, supervisory experience). Tell us why you want the job (chance to serve, interested in the inner workings of the Kingdom, lust for power). Calontir is interested in who can do the job well, not who looks the prettiest. Whether you have been in the SCA for 5 years or 50, if this is the challenge you wish to pursue, send us your letter.

Interviews will be scheduled for Kings Company of Archers. A decision will be made before Crown tourney, so that my successor will be able to have a guided tour of the Seneschal’s responsibilities for that event. And then my successor will take over at Toys for Tots.

If you have any questions about what it is like to work for the greatest Kingdom in the Known World, just ask.

I remain a servant of the Heartland.
Maighster Murdoch, Calon Steward

Position Open: Head of Cooks’ Guild

Unto the People of Calontir does Mistress Suzanne de la Ferté send greetings.

As some of you may know, my husband and I have moved to the Shire of Trewint in Northshield. Although Calontir will always remain dear to our hearts, we will not be able to attend as many Calontiri events in the future as we have in the past.

Because of this move, I will need to step down as head of the Calontir Cooks’ Guild. To that end, the guild will be having a meeting at Cattle Raids in Mag Mor this coming August to elect a new guild head. Information for guild head applicants can be found on the Cooks’ Guild list, the Cooks’ Guild facebook page, and the Cooks’ Guild website. I hope to see all cooks and other interested parties at the guild meeting at Cattle Raids.

Heraldic badge for the Royal University of Scir-Hafoc

R.U.S.H.

Royal University of Scir-Hafoc

R.U.S.H. is a chartered group within Calontir dedicated to teaching various aspects of medieval history and our society to our own members.

Lilies 25 logo

Lilies 29

The War of the Lilies is an annual event held in the center of the Kingdom of Calontir in June. It has been said that Lilies is so much like a vacation, you may forget it is a war, and it is our hope to continue that tradition.