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''Awards'': Carolingia has three awards, following the usual SCA division:
''Awards'': Carolingia has three awards, following the usual SCA division:
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* The [[Order of the Daystar]] rewards service.
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* The [[Daystar|Order of the Daystar]] rewards service.
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* The [[Order of the Moon]] recognizes advancement of the arts.
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* The [[Moon|Order of the Moon]] recognizes advancement of the arts.
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* The [[Order of Perseus]] is for leadership in the martial arts. (The name refers to the constellation, in keeping with the astronomical theme.)
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* The [[Perseus|Order of Perseus]] is for leadership in the martial arts. (The name refers to the constellation, in keeping with the astronomical theme.)
''Newsletter'': The Carolingian Minuscule. (It's a calligraphy joke.)
''Newsletter'': The Carolingian Minuscule. (It's a calligraphy joke.)
''Fighting Unit(s)'': The [[Carolingian Pike Company]] is the Barony's official fighting unit
''Fighting Unit(s)'': The [[Carolingian Pike Company]] is the Barony's official fighting unit
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''Rapier Unit(s)'': The recently established [[Carolingian Calivers]] is the Barony's Arquebuser unit
''Archery'': The [[Carolingian Company of Bowmen]] is the Barony's first Guild
''Archery'': The [[Carolingian Company of Bowmen]] is the Barony's first Guild

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Barony of Carolingia
Image:Carolingia.gif
Azure, a pall wavy and in chief a laurel wreath or
Information
Founded:November 1970 (AS VI)
Location:Boston, MA

The Barony of Carolingia is one of the oldest branches in the East Kingdom, founded only a couple of years after the Kingdom itself. From the beginning, it has particularly distinguished itself for the wide variety of activities practiced there, with dozens of regular practices spanning many different arts, as well as leading in a number of forms of SCA martial activity.

Overview

Meaning: The name "Carolingia" refers to the Charles River, which flows through Boston. The "wavy Y" on the Baronial arms allude to the river and its tributaries.

Established: The founding meeting of the then "Barony of Norfolk, Suffolk and Middlesex" was held in November 1970. The first event of the newly-renamed Barony of Carolingia was held on Valentine's Day, 1971.

Blazon: Azure, a pall wavy and in chief a laurel wreath or

Heraldic officer's title: Golden Gryphon Pursuivant

Awards: Carolingia has three awards, following the usual SCA division:

Newsletter: The Carolingian Minuscule. (It's a calligraphy joke.)

Fighting Unit(s): The Carolingian Pike Company is the Barony's official fighting unit

Rapier Unit(s): The recently established Carolingian Calivers is the Barony's Arquebuser unit

Archery: The Carolingian Company of Bowmen is the Barony's first Guild

Territories of Carolingia

  • The Canton of the Towers is composed of the northern part of Carolingia.
  • The Canton of Aschehyrst is the western reaches of the Barony.
  • Boroughs are semi-official college branches. Each borough has a seat on the Great Council of Carolingia, but is not an official SCA branch. The following boroughs have existed at one time or another; some are currently inactive:

More Information

  • The Official Web Site provides much more detail, including lists of the various guilds, activities and practices, and contact information for many officers.


Eastern Territories
Crown Principalities/Regions: Tir Mara, Northern Region, Central Region, Southern Region
Baronies/Provinces: Ostgardr, An Dubhaigeainn, Bergental, Beyond the Mountain, Bhakail, Bridge, Carillion, Carolingia, Concordia of the Snows, Dragonship Haven, Endewearde, Havre des Glaces, Iron Bog, L'ile du Dragon Dormant, Malagentia, Ruantallan, Settmour Swamp, Smoking Rocks, Stonemarche
Shires: Anglespur, Ar n-Eilean-ne, Barren Sands, Blak Rose, Bois Ardent, Buckland Cross, Caer Adamant, Coill Tuar, Coldwood, Eisental, Frosted Hills, Glenn Linn, Hartshorn-dale, La Selve d'Aure, Lyndhaven, Montevale, Mountain Freehold, Nordenhalle, Northern Outpost, Owlsherst, Panther Vale, Quintavia, Rusted Woodlands, Silver Rylle, Smithwick, Wyndhame
Cantons/Ridings: Aschehyrst, Black Icorndall, Bowman's Rest, Brokenbridge, Distant Shore, Dragon Forge, Dragon's Aerie, Fennbrycg, Forestgate, Gryphonwald, Hawkes Reache, Ivyeinrust, Keep by the Endless Sea, Lions End, Marwick, Northpass, Ravenhill, Sea Tyger's Rhyn, Seashire, Towers, Whyt Whey, Ynys Y Gwaed
Other Information: Former Territories, Kingdoms
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