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Gyldenholt, founded by Duke Armand and Duchess Diana de Savigny in 1979, is one of twelve baronies currently in existence within the Kingdom of Caid in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). Our current Barons are Their Excellencies Giles Hill and Giuseppe Francesco da Borgia.
We are located in the Kingdom of Caid in Southern California with the Barony of Angels to the north, Lyondemere to the west, Dreiburgen to the northeast, Califia to the southeast, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. View a map of Caid and Southern California here.
We are pleased to say that the Barony is quite active, both on a Baronial and Kingdom level. We have many activities in various areas of Medieval and Renaissance studies. If you are new to the SCA and/or you would like more information about Gyldenholt and the SCA in general, please visit the Newcomers Page.
For up to date information and announcements from the Barony and its guilds, join the Gyldenholt Yahoo Group.
reetings from Their Excellencies,
So many things have happened since last we sent out a missive to you, our beloved populace. Gyldenholt was honored to host our annual Friendship Tournament with our cousins to the south, Calafia. While many laughs were shared, we cannot help but wax nostalgic at the pending departure of our dear cousins, Oliver and Kate Dogberry. Long have they both served the Barony of Calafia, and we wish the southernmost region of Caid nothing but joy and patience as they transition once again to a new set of Coronets at the helm.
Traversing the borders of the Known World, we were honored to accompany Their Royal Majesties Mansur and Eilidh to the distant lands of the Kingdom of Glenn Abhann for Gulf War. Good people of the Barony, if you have not attended this event, we encourage you to consider it for the future. It is truly a magnificent example of what the SCA is capable of hosting, as Kingdoms come together for fun, learning, and laughter.
As we look to the future, we plan to arrange some Baronial work days to begin more projects. As we lock in some dates, we hope that many of you in the Barony join us to not only create additional accoutrements for Gyldenholt, but for other groups as well.
In addition, not far from now, we will once again celebrate the anniversary of this wonderful Barony. It is with quite a bit of surprise that we acknowledge that it has been almost a full year since you, our populace, instilled your trust and faith in us to lead you as your Barons. This honor is not something that we take lightly. And it is with humility that we continue to pledge ourselves to the service and betterment of the golden groves. To that end, we ask for your help. Anniversary is traditionally the time to consider the bestowal of the Foret ’Or – the premier and highest honor of Gyldenholt. As you are the eyes and ears of the Barons of Gyldenholt, we count upon you, our populace, to advise and council us as to the works and deeds of our populace. If you have recommendations for the Foret d’Or or any of the other Baronial awards, please let us know. Also, to the good ladies of the Barony, we once again ask you for your guidance and your consideration of the populace, in hopes that we may bestow the newest honor of the Barony, the Anneau de Gentillesse. As this is a recognition from the ladies of the Barony, we look to you to guide and advise us on said honor.
We look forward to spending more time with each of you as we progress to events, and as we strive constantly to make the Barony better, stronger, and above all – always welcoming.Read the rest of the Monthly Newsletter!
Baron Giles & Baron Giuseppe
Those members of our barony who have been called into service by Their Excellencies appear in the lists of the Gyldenholt Court & Guard.