Barony of the Western Seas, Kingdom of Caid, Society for Creative Anachronism


is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our Known World consists of 19 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.

Kingdom of Caid

is the sixth kingdom in the SCA. Its modern boundaries include Southern California, Southern Nevada and Hawaii. Once a part of the Kingdom of the West, the Kingdom of Caid earned its own sovereignty on June 3, 1978.

Western Seas

is a Barony consisting of the state of Hawaii with local groups and members on the islands of Hawaii (Big Island), Maui, Oahu, and Kauai. Our members study, recreate and simulate many aspects of medieval and Renaissance culture including combat and period arts and sciences.

Join us!

Want to visit with us and learn more? Go to our Calendar page for events, practice times and locations. We are always willing to answer questions, demonstrate what we know, and share the knowledge we've gained through our experiences.

Welcome to the Barony of the Western Seas

A Barony of the Kingdom Caid
of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

Their Excellencies of the Barony
Baron and Baroness, 2015 - 2016
Baron Claudius Brutus di Bartolomeo
Baroness Duibheasa ingen ui hÉalaighthe
Palatine Baron and Baroness of Western Seas
November 2015 - 2016

Coming Events

Twelfth Night Celebration Masque

Masquerade Image

January 23, 2016

Come celebrate 12th Night in Western Seas at the Masquerade Ball! Regale our new Baron Claudius and Baroness Duibheasa!
There will be feasting, music, merrymaking, and mirth! There will be a contest for handmade masks. Hope to see you there!

Spring Faire


March 05, 2016

Celebrate with the Barony of Western Seas the new season and Their Royal Highnesses!
Enjoy and learn about the sport of Archery with contests, a "hunt", and other activities for all! There will be dancing, music, crafts and more. Visit the Calendar page for more information.

Visit the calendar page for information on these and other events throughout the Barony!

Recent News

King Wins Deed, Passes to Baron

Twelfth day of October in the year 2015

The Siege of Bards Keep was a glorious event held at the Nimitz Beach Pard of Kalaeloa (instead of White Plains event area) with many activities for all of the populace. From hurtling munitions (water balloons) to valiant archery (on "horseback"!), everyone enjoyed a full day of contests, sport and revelry. Alas, the champions of Bards Keep did not win out the day, but you can read more about this and the rest of the activities in the latest issue of The Runestone, now available on this site.

Arts & Sciences Baronial Tournament, 2015

Twentyfifth day of October in the year 2015

It was a very difficult time for the judges of the A&S Baronial this year as all entries submitted were of top-notch quality. Great care was taken to ensure that judging was fair and as blind as possible. For the most part, the judges did not know who submitted what - although it was rather obvious in the case of the enjoyable, live performances.


-- The Honorable Lord William Walworth de Durham competing in honor of his Lady, Una Logan
-- The Honorable Lady Una Logan competing in honor of her Lord, William Walworth de Durham
-- Baron Claudius Brutus di Bartolomeo competing in honor of The Honorable Lady Duibheasa ingen ui hÉalaighthe

The scoring was done in three rounds, which was very close! Overall, Claudius di Bartolomeo won the Baronial with a final score of 275 out of possible 300. Congratulations to our new Baron Claudius and Baroness Duibheasa!

A full telling of the event, with images and more, will be presented in the next edition of The Runestone.

Runestone Wins Awards

Twelfth day of October in the year 2015

Our Barony newsletter, The Runestone, wins three categories in a Society wide competition for excellence in newsletters, The William Blackfox Awards; including the grand winner of the award for best overall newsletter! Congratulations to our Chronicler, Lady Viviana of Peridot Isle for her accomplishment!

The William Blackfox Awards is a world-wide SCA contest open to all Kingdoms. The Runestone of the Barony of Western Seas was entered to represent the Kingdom of Caid in this competition.

Categories Awarded

Best Overall Newsletter
Winner: Caid, The Runestone, Barony of Western Seas
Chronicler: Lady Viviana of Peridot Isle

Best Regular Feature
Winner: Caid, Cooking with Claudius
Author: Claudius di Bartolomeo

Best Poetry or Short Fiction
Winner: Caid, A Wanderer in Rags
Author: Lord Riley Frost

Slider Image Notes

--Photo credit L.Z. Mitch circa 1999. Demonstration at the Honolulu Academy of Arts in Honolulu, Hawaii.
--Photo credit H. Jacobson circa 2008. The Castle North Grand Prize, Happiness is a Greek Tragedy. Event date June 20 - 22, 2008.
--Photo credit L & C Whitesell circa 2009. Twelfth Night celebration held at Davies Hall of Saint Andrews Cathedral.


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