|Barony of Altavia|
Argent, a fret sable and on a chief vert a laurel wreath argent
Nikolaos and Briana stepped up as the eighth Baron and Baroness of Altavia at Altavia Anniversary and Investiture on May 12, 2018.
Meaning: "Alta via" is Latin for "high way" or "high road." Thus "Altavia" (pronounced: all-TAY-vee-ah) was inspired by the prodigious number of freeways in the San Fernando Valley.
Established: The San Fernando Valley area was originally part of the Barony of the Angels. The Canton of New Albion was formed in 3/1977, then changed its name to Sarn Wold (or Sarnwold, depending on who was spelling it) in 5/1978. The name was changed a third time to Altavia in 4/1982. Altavia became a Barony on 5/14/1983 (registered in 7/1983).
Area: San Fernando Valley, north of Los Angeles, Ca., including Canyon Country, formerly included Lancaster/Palmdale
- Baronial Device: Argent, a fret sable and on a chief vert a laurel wreath argent. (registered 5/1982)
- It should be no surprise that the device carries on the freeway theme. The wreath is white on green, as are the freeway signs. The fret is a reference to the Valley's freeway system.
- Populace Badge: Per pale vert and sable, two horses rampant reguardant addorsed within a bordure argent. (registered 7/1983)
- Populace Badge: Argent fretty sable, a chief vert. (registered 2/2003)
Heraldic officer's title: Sable Fret The herald's name is that of the principal charge of the arms.
- Argent Fret, Altavia's Baronial arts award
- Sable Fret, Altavia's Baronial service award
- Order of theVert Fret, Altavia's Baronial fighting award
- Order of the Starre and the Stone, Altavia’s extraordinary service award
- Pearl of Altavia (closed) precursor to the Starre and the Stone
Newsletter: Fret Knot, formerly Altaviana.
Fighting Unit(s): Guardians of the High Road
Motto: Theatrum, non dramatis (Theater, not drama)
- Altavia's history, regalia, badges and more can be found at the baronial website 
- Altavia Acres, Altavia's retirement community.
The Barony of Altavia was the winner of the Caid Blood Donation Month and Challenge in 2007 and 2008.
Former Territories of Altavia
- See the full list of Baronage at Altavia Baronage
- See the list of Baronial Champions at Altavia Champions
Upcoming and past event information can be found on the Baronial website
View a list of the Altavia event pages that have been created so far at Altavia Events.
|Caidan Baronies: Altavia, Angels, Calafia, Dreiburgen, Dun Or, Gyldenholt, Lyondemere, Naevehjem, Nordwache, Starkhafn, Western Seas, Wintermist|
Caidan Shires: Al-Sahid, Carreg Wen, Darach, Isles
Caidan Cantons: Bard's Keep, Canyons, Castle North, Cragdon, Gallavally, Mons Draconis, Peridot Isle, Poll na Gainmhe, Steinsee, Summergate, Tanwayour, Torvald, Valley Azure
Caidan Colleges: Boethius, Fenwood Knoll, Noe, Saint Artemas, Saint Firmin, San Ambrogio, San Isidore, Tour d'Yvoire, Voyagers
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