History of Dun Or

The Barony of Dun Or is located in the modern lands of the Antelope Valley (Lancaster/Palmdale and surrounding areas) and is a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), a non-profit medieval and renaissance reenactment organization. The SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Members attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.

Dun Or, founded by Baron Tuvor Sabledrake and Baroness Doria Tecla in 1992, and is one of twelve baronies currently in existence within the Kingdom of Caid in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). 

 We are located centrally in the Kingdom of Caid in Southern California with the Barony of Angels and Altavia to the south, the Shire of Al-Sahid and the Barony of Dreiburgen to the east, to the northeast Naevahjem, Nordewache in the northwest and the Shire of Wintermist in the West. View a map of Caid and Southern California here.

Meaning: Golden Castle; Dun is gaelic for castle, Or is gold in Norman French

Established: 7/1985 as a canton of Altavia. 5/17/1992 as a Barony.

Area: Lancaster, Ca. at founding, NE Kern County and Inyo County presently

Heraldic officer's title: Popinjay

Awards: See Dun Or Awards

Newsletter: Tower Tails

Fighting Unit(s): Dun Or Levy


  • 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
  • Oct 17, 1992 – Dun Or became a Barony

Dun Or Champions











Start Date Baron Baroness Tenure
10/17/1992 Tuvor Sabledrake Doria Tecla Tuvor and Doria
10/12/1996 Colm Kile of Lochalsh Katherine Bearward of Wolfenden Colm and Katherine
05/15/1999 Iain Glic macRobert Theresia diu Harpfærîn Iain and Theresia
11/12/2005 Colyn mac Labhruinn Muiriath mac Labhruinn Colyn and Muiriath
10/2/2010 Kelan McBride of Arainn Arianwen Megan McBride of Arainn Kelan and Arianwen
04/18/2015 Nikolai Yaroslavich Álfrún Úlfreksdóttir Nikolai and Álfrún