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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 or
Heraldic officer's title: Golden Gryphon Pursuivant
Awards: Carolingia has three awards, following the usual SCA division:
- The Order of the Daystar rewards service.
- The Order of the Moon recognizes advancement of the arts.
- The 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.)
Fighting Unit(s): The Carolingian Pike Company is the Barony's official fighting unit
Territories of Carolingia
- The Canton of the Towers is composed of the northern part of Carolingia.
- The Canton of Aschhyrst 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:
- Borough of Darksted Wood (UMass Lowell)
- Borough of Duncharloch (Harvard)
- Borough of Felding (Wellesley)
- Borough of Fenmere (Brandeis)
- Borough of Greenwood Isle (Simmons)
- Borough of Huntington Green (Northeastern)
- Borough of Knollwood (Olin)
- Borough of MITgaard (MIT)
- Borough of Norsu (Tufts)
- Borough of Rosin Gorm (Regis)
- Borough of Southbanke (Boston University)