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Cantons & Colleges

Each Barony may host sub-groups which serve as geopolitical representations as well as institutions, meeting standards for size and function as established by Corpora. The Barony currently has no active cantons or colleges.

Canton ~ A sub-group of a Barony.
College ~ Chapters within a Barony centered around a real-world college or university.

Past Cantons of the Barony

  • Canton of Eastern Gate - Established in 1973 (included northern Orange County) and later disbanded some time after April 1974.
  • Canton of Fáilte - The name means "Welcome" in Irish Gaelic. Established in June 1972 in Orange County, it disbanded in April 1976.
  • Canton of Gorgonoth - now the Barony of Dreiburgen
  • Canton of Graywinds – The name was registered in August 1979 (named for the color of the smoggy air of Los Angeles). Comprised of the Central Los Angeles area including Hollywood and the Cahuenga Pass, this canton has since been disbanded.
  • Canton of Gyldenholt - now the Barony of Gyldenholt
  • Canton of Lyonesse - now the Barony of Lyondemere.
  • Canton of Naess - The name harkens back to Loch Ness. Established in February 1972, it was disbanded prior to July 1974. It has the distinction of being the first Canton in the SCA.
  • Canton of Novamarc (Claremont Colleges) - Their name was a combination of "Nova" for "new" and "marc" for "border." They were established in July 1974 and later disbanded.
  • Canton of Sarnwold/New Albion – now the Barony of Altavia.
  • Canton of Trockensee - The name meant "dry sea" in German. It was established before 1977 at Edwards Air Force Base in the high desert but has since disbanded.


Canton of the Canyons  included the San Gabriel Valley east to the border with the Shire of Heatherwyne.
Founded: March 1975. The name refers to the proliferation of canyons in the area, especially the San Gabriel Valley. The founding seneschal was Lord Alejandro de Salamanca.
Blazon: Gules, within a laurel wreath proper three chevronelles braced, in honor point an estoile of eight points Or.
Status: The Canton is currently in abeyance.
Seneschal: Contact the for information.

College of the Voyagers  (Caltech) derives its name from the Voyager space probe. It includes Pasadena and Glendale.
Founded: As the House of the Voyagers at Caltech, it hosted its first major event, a May Day Tourney, on campus in May 1986. They gained full status as the College of the Voyagers (aka Caltech Medieval/Renaissance Society) in February 1989 with Lord Balin of Canterbury as the Seneschal. Voyagers has hosted several Coronations, an Arts Pentathlon, a Festival of the Rose and the 2002 Sciences Day.
Blazon: Argent, a longship azure within a laurel wreath vert, in chief a comet fesswise azure.
Status: The Canton is currently dormant.
Seneschal: Contact the for information.

College of San Ambrogio  (UCLA) encopasses the area between Altavia and Lyondemere west to the Pacific Ocean. IIt is named for the saint whose church in Milan was the model for UCLA's most famous building, Royce Hall.
Founded: April 1987 and the founding seneschal was Lord Gideon ben Levi.
Blazon: Sable, three candles in fess argent, flamed proper, within a laurel wreath Or.
Status: The Canton is currently dormant.
Seneschal: Contact the for information.

College of South Crosswaies  (University of Southern California) Los Angeles and University Park.
Status: The Canton is currently in abeyance.
Seneschal: Contact the for information.

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