From Compendium Caidis
|Kingdom of Caid|
Azure, a crown within a laurel wreath Or, between three crescents within a bordure embattled argent.
When established, the Kingdom consisted of Southern California, from Bakersfield to the Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada borders. Currently, the Kingdom also encompasses the original territory expanded north to Merced, CA, East to Las Vegas, NV, and west to Hawaii. Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) was added in Spring 1999.
Formerly, the Kingdom also included modern-day New Zealand, but those islands were absorbed by the Kingdom of Lochac (Australia) in 2003. Those territories, the Barony of Southron Gaard, Shire of Darton, and Shire of Ildhafn, show their former allegiance to Caid in the form of augmentations of arms from the Crown of Caid.
For specific territories within Caid, see: Territories.
The Kingdom Name
Occasionally, people write the name of the Kingdom in all capitals: "CAID". This is in reference to the fact that the kingdom name is an acronym for the four founding baronies of Caid, Calafia, Angels, Isles (now a shire) and Dreiburgen. However it is a practice that no longer followed, and the Kingdom name should not be spelled in all capitals. It is also an Arabic word meaning "fortress", and is officially registered, "Caid, Kingdom of" (2/1975).
For more reading about the kingdom name:
The Kingdom has several coats of arms registered for the use of the King, Queen, Prince and Princess.
*After July 2004, the College of Arms of the SCA no longer registers arms for a kingdom or principality's consort or heirs. The arms for Caid's consort and heirs were registered prior to that date, and therefore may continue to be used. If the Queen chooses, she may display the kingdom arms instead, which is closer to period practice, and helps indicate that the King and Queen are coequal. Likewise, the Crown Prince and Princess may choose to display the kingdom arms differenced by a gold label, to indicate their status as heirs to the Kingdom.
See Royals for a full list of Royalty.
Territorial Barons and Baronesses
See Baronage for a full list of Territorial Barons and Baronesses.
See Awards for a full list of Caidan awards.
- Caid is said to mean "fortress" in medieval Arabic.
- The Crown Prince is known as al-Caid, which is Arabic for the governor, or the leader.
- The Crown Princess is Lady Caid.
- As a point of interest, the last star on the handle of the Big Dipper is named al-Caid.
- Established: 8 June 74 A.S. IX as a principality of the West.
- Kingdom: 3 June 78 A.S. XIII.
| Caidan Baronies: Altavia, Angels, Calafia, Dreiburgen, Dun Or, Gyldenholt, Lyondemere, Naevehjem, Nordwache, Starkhafn, Western Seas|
Caidan Shires: Al-Sahid, Carreg Wen, Darach, Heatherwyne, Isles, Wintermist
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
Other Information: Former Territories, Kingdoms, Known World