Each Canton belonging to the Barony of Western Seas follows the modern county structure of the modernly known State of Hawaiʻi. Those cantons on the Island of Oʻahu belong to the City and County of Honolulu. Travel between the cantons is done typically by air, however there are those that do charter boats from time to time for special excursions. As each canton is relatively isolated from the others, visitations by the populace tend to be exciting events. It is a common practice for members to contact the Seneschal of their destination canton for information regarding the locale. You may learn more about a canton below.
- Website – www.farhaven.org
- Seneschal – Dame Uta Blackthorne
- Herald – Lord Robin
The newest of the Barony’s cantons, Farhaven encompasses the entire Big Island of Hawaiʻi which is home to the most active volcano on earth! Generally, the island is divided into two sections, the Hilo side (eastern side of the volcano) and Kona side (western side of the volcano) – along with towns corresponding. The canton is most active on the Hilo side of the island, so it is best to plan your trips for there. Special events may be had at other locales, please contact the Seneschal prior to making reservations.
Currently, Farhaven meets regularly every Sunday at the Liliʻuokalani Gardens in Hilo, Hawaiʻi. The canton also holds events on the Second Odd Saturday. Check the Events calendar for information.
- Website – www.valleyazure.org
- Seneschal – Sir Edward of Castleguard
Valley Azure includes all islands of Maui County; Maui, Molokaʻi and Lanaʻi. Active members reside on Maui and meet on the grounds of the Makawao Elementary School in Makawao. Maui is also the location of Haleakala which constitutes more than three quarters of the entire island. It is the only place where the Haleakala Silversword grows. Silversword plants are endemic to Hawaiʻi and are currently undergoing aggressive conservation to protect them from extinction.
- Website – www.castlenorth.org
- Seneschal – Sir Marco DiBartolomeo
CastleNorth encompasses the entire Windward side of Oʻahu from Makapuʻu to Pupukea and all locales between. Separated from the rest of the island by the Koʻolau Mountains which include to very ancient volcanos: Koʻolau Loa the northern section of the range and Koʻolau Poko the southern section. Home to the only barrier reef in the state which protects Kaneʻohe Bay where mullet and milkfish were once fattened for feasts.
Members of CastleNorth tend to visit the other cantons on Oʻahu for fighter practice, and are host to the annual Castlenorth Tourney.
- Website – www.sca-torvald.org
- Although dormant, practices are sponsored by the Barony. If you wish to lead this Canton and bring life back (before Bard’s Keep encompasses all!), contact the Baronial Seneschal
Torvald is the oldest of cantons within the Barony, claiming the capital area of the state, Honolulu. Including the most populous areas including Hawaiʻi Kai and Kalihi – and all boroughs between. This includes the most iconic of beaches, Waikiki, and the entire valleys of Palolo, Manoa, Nuuanu and Kalihi proper.
Fighter practices are every Thursday at Kaimuki High School to practice along with members of the Salle Honolulu Historical Fencing Club.
- Website – www.bardskeep.org
- Seneschal – Lord Andrew of Fairburn
The largest of cantons on the Island of Oʻahu, Bard’s Keep covers the central, leeward and north shore areas of Oahu bordered on the east by the Koolau Mountains. Includes Salt Lake, Halawa, Joint Base Pearl Harbor and Hickam, Aiea, Pearl City, Waipahu, Waipio, Mililani, Wahiawa, Schofield, Wheeler Field, Haleiwa, Waialua, Waimea, Sunset, Mokuleia, Makaha, Waianae, Maili, Nanakuli, Makakilo, Kapolei, Kalaeloa, Ewa and Ewa Beach.
Members of Bard’s Keep meet regularly on Saturdays around 4pm at the Neil S. Blaisdell Park in Pearl City.
- Website – www.peridotisle.org
- At this time, Peridot Isle is dormant. If you would like to help and lead this Canton, contact the Baronial Seneschal .
Peridot Isle is the Island of Kauaʻi with members getting together on a rather leisurely schedule. It is best to coordinate with the Seneschal when considering a visit to the isle to see if something is transpiring. Most members live in Lihuʻe and will gather at whim to discuss the arts and sciences of the period.