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Welcome to Barony of Altavia in the Kingdom of Caid
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The '''Barony of Altavia''' is an [[SCA]] [[branch]] in the [[Kingdom of Caid]].
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The [[Barony]] encompasses the San Fernando Valley, north west of Los Angeles. Specifically it covers the following zip codes: 90263, 90265, 91040, 91042, 91300-91399, 91400-91499, 91500-91599, 91600-91699
Master Laertes Blackavar McBride and Mistress Bridget Lucia MacKenzie
 
the Fourth Baron and Baroness of Altavia
 
   
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[[The Honorable Lord]] [http://wiki.caid-commons.org/index.php/Secca_de_Cantia Secca de Cantia] (aka Secca of Kent) and [[Lady]] [http://wiki.caid-commons.org/index.php/Meliora_Deverel Meliora Deverel] stepped up as the sixth [[Baron]] and [[Baroness]] of Altavia at Altavia Anniversary on May 9, 2009.
Baronial Heirs:
 
THL Thorin O'Seaghda and THL Courtney of the White Meadow
 
   
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The Barony of Altavia was the winner of the [http://wiki.caid-commons.org/index.php/Caid_Blood_Donation_Month_and_Challenge Caid Blood Donation Month and Challenge] in 2007 and 2008.
The Barony of Altavia encompasses the San Fernando Valley, north west of Los Angeles. Specifically it covers the following zip codes: 90263, 90265, 91040, 91042, 91300-91399, 91400-91499, 91500-91599, 91600-91699
 
   
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== History ==
Baronial website [http://http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Altavia/]
 
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=== Canton and Baronial Dates ===
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New Albion was founded in Mar 1977 (approx) as a [[Canton]] of the [[Barony of The Angels]]. It encompassed the San Fernando Valley.
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Name changed to Canton of [[Sarn Wold]] in Apr or May 1978.
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Name changed to Canton of Altavia, [[registration|registered]] in April of 1982.
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"alta via" is [[Latin]] for "high way", thus "Altavia" (pronounced: all-TAY-vee-ah) is a reference to the San Fernando Valley's freeway system
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Altavia became a Barony on May 14, 1983 (registered in July of 1983) By now it also included Malibu.
   
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== Barons and Baronesses ==
Baronial chat/discussion group[http://http://www.sca-altavia.org/]
 
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[[Sir]] [http://wiki.caid-commons.org/index.php/Robear_du_Bois Robear du Bois] and [[Mistress]] [http://wiki.caid-commons.org/index.php/Kristin_Alfhidr_of_Trondheim Kristin Alfhidr of Trondheim] stepped up at the Canton Anniversary [[tournament]] where the Canton was elevated to a Barony on May 14, 1983.
   
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[[Master]] [http://wiki.caid-commons.org/index.php/Michael_Maggotslayer Michael Maggotslayer ] and [[Mistress]] [http://wiki.caid-commons.org/index.php/Amadea_da_Strada_Dragonessa Amadea da Strada Dragonessa] stepped up at the "Altavia Holiday Ball", held in Altavia's Canton of Dun Or on December 30, 1989.
Altavia History
 
Altavia Canton and Baronial Dates
 
New Albion was founded in Mar 1977 (approx) as a Canton of the Barony of The Angels. It encompassed the San Fernando Valley.
 
Name changed to Canton of Sarn Wold in Apr or May 1978.
 
Name changed to Canton of Altavia, registered in April of 1982.
 
"alta via" is Latin for "high way", thus "Altavia" (pronounced: all-TAY-vee-ah) is a reference to the San Fernando Valley's freeway system
 
Altavia became a Barony on May 14, 1983 (registered in July of 1983) By now it also included Malibu.
 
   
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Master [http://wiki.caid-commons.org/index.php/Duryn_the_Red Duryn the Red] and [[Lady]] [http://wiki.caid-commons.org/index.php/Ælfwyn_Wodende Ælfwyn Wodende] stepped up at an Altavian [[Investiture]] luncheon on September 25, 1994.
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[[Master]] [http://wiki.caid-commons.org/index.php/Laertes_Blackavar_McBride Laertes Blackavar McBride] and [[Mistress]] [http://wiki.caid-commons.org/index.php/Bridget_Lucia_MacKenzie Bridget Lucia MacKenzie] stepped up at an Altavia [[court]] held during the lunch break at [[Twelfth Night]] on January 8, 2005
Altavia's Barons and Baronesses
 
Sir Robear du Bois and Mistress Kristin Alfhidr of Trondheim stepped up at the Canton Anniversary tournament where the Canton was elevated to a Barony on May 14, 1983
 
Master Michael Maggotslayor and Mistress Amadea da Strada Dragonessa stepped up at the "Altavia Holiday Ball", held in Altavia's Canton of Dun Or on December 30, 1989
 
Master Duryn the Red and Lady Ælfwyn Wodende stepped up at an Altavian Investiture luncheon on September 25, 1994
 
Master Laertes Blackavar McBride and The Honorable Lady Bridget Lucia MacKenzie stepped up at an Altavia court held during the lunch break at Twelfth Night on January 8, 2005
 
   
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[[The Honorable Lord]] [http://wiki.caid-commons.org/index.php/Thorin_O'Seaghda Thorin O'Seaghda] and [[The Honorable Lady]] [http://wiki.caid-commons.org/index.php/Actaeone_Courtney_of_the_White_Meadow Courtney of the White Meadow] stepped up at opening court of Altavia Anniversary on May 10, 2008.
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[[Master]] [http://wiki.caid-commons.org/index.php/Laertes_Blackavar_McBride Laertes Blackavar McBride] and [[Mastress]] [http://wiki.caid-commons.org/index.php/Bridget_Lucia_MacKenzie Bridget Lucia MacKenzie] stepped up as Vicar and Vicaress of Altavia at Dreiburgen Anniversary on October 25, 2008 at a court held in the Altavia pavilion.
Altavia's Device and Badges
 
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Baronial Device: registered in April of 1982
 
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[[The Honorable Lord]] [http://wiki.caid-commons.org/index.php/Secca_de_Cantia Secca de Cantia] (aka Secca of Kent) and [[Lady]] [http://wiki.caid-commons.org/index.php/Meliora_Deverel Meliora Deverel] were invested as [[Heir]]s at 12th Night 2009 and stepped up as [[Baron]] and [[Baroness]] at Altavia Anniversary May 9, 2009.
Argent, a fret sable and on a chief vert a laurel wreath argent.
 
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== Device and Badges ==
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Baronial [[Device]]: registered in April of 1982,
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''[[Argent]], a [[fret]] [[sable]] and on a [[chief]] [[vert]] a [[laurel wreath]] [[argent]].''
   
 
"alta via" is Latin for "high way", thus "Altavia" (pronounced: all-TAY-vee-ah) is a reference to the San Fernando Valley's freeway system
 
"alta via" is Latin for "high way", thus "Altavia" (pronounced: all-TAY-vee-ah) is a reference to the San Fernando Valley's freeway system
So it should be no surprise that the devise carries on the freeway theme.
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So it should be no surprise that the device carries on the freeway theme.
 
The wreath is white on green, as are the freeway signs.
 
The wreath is white on green, as are the freeway signs.
 
The fret is a reference to the Valley's freeway system.
 
The fret is a reference to the Valley's freeway system.
 
 
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[[Populace]] Badge: registered in July of 1983,
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''[[Per pale]] [[vert]] and [[sable]], two [[horse]]s [[rampant]] [[reguardant]] [[addorsed]] within a [[bordure]] [[argent]].''
 
 
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Populace Badge: registered in February of 2003,
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''Argent fretty sable, a chief vert.''
 
Populace Badge: registered in July of 1983
 
Per pale vert and sable, two horses rampant reguardant addorsed within a bordure argent.
 
 
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Populace Badge: registered in February of 2003
 
Argent fretty sable, a chief vert.
 
   
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== Baronial Awards ==
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'''Argent Fret of Altavia (Altavia's Baronial arts award)'''
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Started by Laertes and Bridget. Registered to Altavia in October of 2005
   
Altavia's Baronial Awards
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'''Sable Fret of Altavia (Altavia's Baronial service award)'''
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Started by Robear and Kristin. Registered to Altavia in August of 1982
Argent Fret of Altavia (Altavia's Baronial arts award)
 
Started by Laertes and Bridget. Registered to Altavia in October of 2005
 
 
 
 
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Sable Fret of Altavia (Altavia's Baronial service award)
 
Started by Robear and Kristin. Registered to Altavia in August of 1982
 
 
 
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'''Vert Fret, Order of the (Altavia's Baronial fighting award)'''
Given by Robear and Kristin (Made by Kristin)
 
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Started by Laertes and Bridget. Registered to Altavia in October of 2005
Given by Michael and Amadea (Made by Robie)
 
Given by Duryn and Ælfwyn (Made by Duryn)
 
Given by Laertes and Bridget (Made by Aseanth)
 
   
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== Baronial Titles ==
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'''Sable Fret Pursuivant (Title for Altavia's [[Herald]]) '''
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This heraldic title was registered to Caid, Kingdom of in March of 1983 (via Caid) and transferred to Altavia, Barony of in December of 2003 (via Caid).
   
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"Baron Altavia" and "Baroness Altavia"
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SCA heraldry reserves this term for the founding Baron and Baroness. Thus Robear is Baron Altavia, and Kristin is Baroness Altavia.
   
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"Master of Altavia" and "Mistress of Altavia" -- Baronial Heir's Titles
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Vert Fret, Order of the (Altavia's Baronial fighting award))
 
Started by Laertes and Bridget. Registered to Altavia in October of 2005
 
   
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Baronial Fighting Unit: Guardians of the High Road
   
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== Events ==
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Baronial Anniversary - approximately 2nd week in May.
   
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[[Agincourt]] Anniversary Archery - As close to October 26 as feasible
Altavia's Retired Baronial Awards
 
Ars Alta (Precursor of the Argent Fret – arts award, for teaching and work in an artistic field)
 
Not registered.
 
 
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Starre and the Stone, Order of the (Altavia's extraordinary service award – for service in Caid as well as the Barony. This is a polling order. )
 
Started by Duryn and Ælfwyn. Registered to Altavia in August of 1997
 
 
White Pearl, Order of the (Precursor of the Starre and the Stone – for service in Caid as well as the Barony.
 
Started by Michael and Amadea, as the Pearl of Altavia. Registered to Altavia in November of 1998
 
   
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[[Yule]] - early December
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Altavia [[Equestrian]] Tourney - at Anniversary or another possible date.
Altavia's Titles
 
Sable Fret Pursuivant (Title for Altavia's Herald)
 
This heraldic title was registered to Caid, Kingdom of in March of 1983 (via Caid) and transferred to Altavia, Barony of in December of 2003 (via Caid).
 
"Baron Altavia" and "Baroness Altavia"
 
SCA heraldry reserves this term for the founding Baron and Baroness. Thus Robear is Baron Altavia, and Kristin is Baroness Altavia.
 
"Master of Altavia" and "Mistress of Altavia" -- Baronial Heir's Titles
 
Baron Robear: "I don't know what current nomenclature is (out side of nextellency), but we followed the tradition used in northern England and Scotland, where the holder of the title is called the Lord of ..., and their heir is called the Master of ..., so when the King and Queen recognized them as our heirs, Michael was called the Master of Altavia,and Amadea was called the Mistress of Altavia."
 
   
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== External links ==
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Altavia Baronial Regalia
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*[http://www.sca-altavia.org/ Baronial website]
Baronial Coronets
 
   
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*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Altavia/ Baronial chat/discussion group]
Created by Megan de Barri
 
First used by the Barony at the Investiture of Laertes and Bridget (2005)
 
Photos and details
 
 
Baronial Thrones
 
 
Created by Lord Robert Wright of Darach
 
Presented to the Barony at Altavia Yule of 2005
 
Photos and details
 
 
   
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*[http://wiki.caid-commons.org/index.php/Altavia Altavia's page on the Caid Wiki]
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[[category: baronies (SCA)]]
Daughter Barony – Dun Or
 
Jul 1985 – 1st appearance in the Crown Prints as the Altavia Canton of Calmadun
 
Sep 1985 – Canton of Dun Calma registered
 
Oct 1885 – 1st Anniversary Tournament of Calmadun
 
Mar 1986 – CP lists them as Canton of Dun Calma (heraldic correction of Calmadun)
 
Apr 1986 – CP lists them as Canton of Dun Or
 
May 1986 – Canton of Dun Or was registered
 
May 17, 1992 – Dun Or became a Barony
 

Latest revision as of 11:55, 16 June 2009

The Barony of Altavia is an SCA branch in the Kingdom of Caid. The Barony encompasses the San Fernando Valley, north west of Los Angeles. Specifically it covers the following zip codes: 90263, 90265, 91040, 91042, 91300-91399, 91400-91499, 91500-91599, 91600-91699

The Honorable Lord Secca de Cantia (aka Secca of Kent) and Lady Meliora Deverel stepped up as the sixth Baron and Baroness of Altavia at Altavia Anniversary on May 9, 2009.

The Barony of Altavia was the winner of the Caid Blood Donation Month and Challenge in 2007 and 2008.

History

Canton and Baronial Dates

New Albion was founded in Mar 1977 (approx) as a Canton of the Barony of The Angels. It encompassed the San Fernando Valley. Name changed to Canton of Sarn Wold in Apr or May 1978. Name changed to Canton of Altavia, registered in April of 1982. "alta via" is Latin for "high way", thus "Altavia" (pronounced: all-TAY-vee-ah) is a reference to the San Fernando Valley's freeway system Altavia became a Barony on May 14, 1983 (registered in July of 1983) By now it also included Malibu.

Barons and Baronesses

Sir Robear du Bois and Mistress Kristin Alfhidr of Trondheim stepped up at the Canton Anniversary tournament where the Canton was elevated to a Barony on May 14, 1983.

Master Michael Maggotslayer and Mistress Amadea da Strada Dragonessa stepped up at the "Altavia Holiday Ball", held in Altavia's Canton of Dun Or on December 30, 1989.

Master Duryn the Red and Lady Ælfwyn Wodende stepped up at an Altavian Investiture luncheon on September 25, 1994.

Master Laertes Blackavar McBride and Mistress Bridget Lucia MacKenzie stepped up at an Altavia court held during the lunch break at Twelfth Night on January 8, 2005

The Honorable Lord Thorin O'Seaghda and The Honorable Lady Courtney of the White Meadow stepped up at opening court of Altavia Anniversary on May 10, 2008.

Master Laertes Blackavar McBride and Mastress Bridget Lucia MacKenzie stepped up as Vicar and Vicaress of Altavia at Dreiburgen Anniversary on October 25, 2008 at a court held in the Altavia pavilion.

The Honorable Lord Secca de Cantia (aka Secca of Kent) and Lady Meliora Deverel were invested as Heirs at 12th Night 2009 and stepped up as Baron and Baroness at Altavia Anniversary May 9, 2009.

Device and Badges

Baronial Device: registered in April of 1982, Argent, a fret sable and on a chief vert a laurel wreath argent.

"alta via" is Latin for "high way", thus "Altavia" (pronounced: all-TAY-vee-ah) is a reference to the San Fernando Valley's freeway system So it should be no surprise that the device carries on the freeway theme. The wreath is white on green, as are the freeway signs. The fret is a reference to the Valley's freeway system.

Populace Badge: registered in July of 1983, Per pale vert and sable, two horses rampant reguardant addorsed within a bordure argent.

Populace Badge: registered in February of 2003, Argent fretty sable, a chief vert.

Baronial Awards

Argent Fret of Altavia (Altavia's Baronial arts award) Started by Laertes and Bridget. Registered to Altavia in October of 2005

Sable Fret of Altavia (Altavia's Baronial service award) Started by Robear and Kristin. Registered to Altavia in August of 1982

Vert Fret, Order of the (Altavia's Baronial fighting award) Started by Laertes and Bridget. Registered to Altavia in October of 2005

Baronial Titles

Sable Fret Pursuivant (Title for Altavia's Herald) This heraldic title was registered to Caid, Kingdom of in March of 1983 (via Caid) and transferred to Altavia, Barony of in December of 2003 (via Caid).

"Baron Altavia" and "Baroness Altavia" SCA heraldry reserves this term for the founding Baron and Baroness. Thus Robear is Baron Altavia, and Kristin is Baroness Altavia.

"Master of Altavia" and "Mistress of Altavia" -- Baronial Heir's Titles

Baronial Fighting Unit: Guardians of the High Road

Events

Baronial Anniversary - approximately 2nd week in May.

Agincourt Anniversary Archery - As close to October 26 as feasible

Yule - early December

Altavia Equestrian Tourney - at Anniversary or another possible date.

External links