Baronial Officers

There are many offices in the barony that are needed to keep the barony functioning. Below is a list of the various offices and who holds the job. If their name is underlined, you can write to them directly via e-mail.

 Our Baroness is Mistress Cecilia Medici

Ceclia

 Baron & Baroness Info page

Court  The Chief Lady-in-Waiting is Lady Monique Marie Sauniere 

Court The Chief Lady-in-Waiting for Communications is Sensei Asakura Machime

The Baron and Baroness have a court – a group of people to help them prepare for events, set up at the event, and make sure that they have the things they need during the day. The Chief Lady-in-Waiting is responsible for organizing the activities of the members of the court and ensuring that there are people to attend their Excellencies at the events they will be attending.

GuardOur Captain of the Guard is Lady Cassandra de Lorraine

The Baron and Baroness have a guard – a group of people to protect them from danger and to help them set up at the event. The Captain of the Guard is responsible for organizing the activities of the members of the guard and ensuring that there are people to guard their Excellencies at theevents they will be attending.

Seneschallate Arms   Our Seneschal is THL Briana MacCabe
The Seneschal is in charge of the day-to-day business of keeping the barony going.
 Seneschallate Arms Our Deputy Seneschals are:

 Seneschallate ArmsCouncil (Business) meeting information

ArcheryOur Captain of Archers position is currently vacant. Please contact the Seneschal if you are interested in this office.
The Captain of Archers organizes practices and archery-related activities. He maintains and transports the baronial archery equipment.
Archery    Our Archery Deputy position is currently vacant. Please contact the Seneschal if you are interested in this office.
Arts & Sciences Arms  Our Arts and Sciences Officer is Sensei Asakura Machime

 Arts and Sciences are just what they sound like. The line between what is an “art” and what is a “science” is often blurred, hence one person organizes workshops in both areas, and helps people find others to help them in specific areas of interest.

Chateline ArmsOur Chatelaine (Newcomers officer) is Mistress Meliora Deverel

The Chatelaine is the person who helps Newcomers. If you are newly joining the SCA, or just visiting an event because the pavilions caught your eye as you drove past the park, this is the person who will answer your questions. And if they can’t, they’ll help you find someone who can. Write here for help and information.
 Chateline Arms   Our Deputy Chatelaines are: 

Children   Our Children’s Officer is Baroness Tezar of Aeolis
The Children’s Officer works with the children and Youth of the Barony. Activities are usually provided for a short time at every event that the Barony hosts
ChildrenArms   Our Deputy Children’s Officer position is currently vacant. Please contact the Seneschal if you are interested in this office.
Chronicler Arms    Our Chronicler is Lord Charles Ivansen of Borreby
The Chronicler is responsible for the publications of the group. The Barony of Altavia issues a free newsletter called “Fret Knot”  four times per year, which is distributed to all members of the SCA who live within the Barony. If you would like a complimentary copy, contact the Chronicler. Please contact the chronicler for directions on submissions.
Chronicler Arms  Our Deputy Chronicler position is currently vacant. Please contact the Seneschal if you are interested in this office.
ConstableOur Constable is Sir Thorin O’Seaghda The Constable is the police officer of the group. Who collects Lost and Found items, and he helps you if there is a crowd control or area perimeter management issue.
 Constable Our Deputy Constable is position is currently vacant. Please contact the Seneschal if you are interested in this office.
The Exchequer is in charge of the monies raised by the group. This can be money people pay to attend events or money donated by the good of one’s heart. He is responsible for paying money out to cover the legitimate expenses of the group (such as paying for the site to have an event at).
 Exchequer's Arms Our Deputy Exchequer position is vacant. Please contact the Seneschal if you are interested in this office.
Cornet ArmsOur Herald (Sable Fret Cornet) is THL Lord Damien von Baden
The Heralds make announcements at court, introduces fights on the field, and helps you develop a name and device. In the SCA, we use names that could have existed in Medieval or Renaissance times and create devices that can be used to identify us by picture, much like a coat of arms.
 Herald Arms Our Court Herald is Baroness Tezar of Aeolis
ListsOur Lists Officer is THL Matlens Litovka

The Lists Officer is the person who organizes the individual fights during the course of a tourney by determining who fights whom and tracking the winners and losers of each bout.

MarshallateOur Marshal is Sir Thorin O’Seaghdha
The Marshal is in charge of running fighting activities at events. Often they will also run a practice so that people can fight on a regular basis somewhere close to home. If she/he doesn’t run a practice, she/he will know who does and where to find it. She/He may not participate in all forms of fighting recognized in the SCA, but if you want to learn something she/he is not familiar with, she/he can help you find someone who is. Fighting in the SCA falls into 4 major categories: Armored combat (using rattan swords, armour and shields), Rapier (fencing), Archery / Thrown Weapons, and Equestrian.
 
Guardians of the High Road webpage FretFights email group for the Altavia Armored Combat practices.
 
  Marshallate Arms Our Deputy Marshal position is currently vacant. Please contact the Seneschal if you are interested in this office.
  Marshallate Arms Our Deputy Marshal for Armored Combat is Sir Thorin O’Seaghdha

  Marshallate Arms Our Deputy Marshal for Equestrian is Lord David Straker Whitaker

  Marshallate Arms Our Deputy Marshal for Rapier is Don Colwyn Stagghorn

  Marshallate Arms Our Deputy Marshal for Thrown Weapons position is currently vacant. Please contact the Seneschal if you are interested in this office.

 Marshallate Arms Our Deputy Marshal for Unarmored Combat is THL Nikolaos Phaistos


 Youth Combat Our Deputy Marshal for Youth Combat is Baroness Tezar of Aeolis

This Sword-play game for children is run at Altavian events and Practices.


WebwrightOur Webwright is Lady Maile Fergusson. The Webwright is the officer who oversees the the official Altavia website, and social media presence. If you have any questions, comments or ideas, please feel free to contact me.
Webwright Our Deputy Webwright is


 If you have an interest in any of the vacant offices, or becoming a deputy for one of the occupied offices, contact our Seneschal 

Altavia’s College of Saint Firmin

St Firmin
>The College of St. Firmin is currently inactive.

 

Altavia’s Email lists and Wiki pages

The barony has a e-mail mailing list that you can subscribe to. The purpose of this list is to allow us to communicate with each other.

The Kingdom of Caid has an e-mail mailing list that you can subscribe to. The purpose of this list is to allow members to the Kingdom to post questions, comments and discussion of interest within the Kingdom.

 

Pictures provided courtesy of Lady Rayne of Annan  used with permission