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Baroness Barbary Rose of Endless Hills

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TIME PERIOD:

Late 1500s Elizabethan/Tudor, time and culture traveling will probably happen (wink)

PERSONA BIO:

Lady-in-Waiting in the court of Elizabeth I. Occasionally referred to as The Tyrant...I have NO idea WHY...

SCADIAN LIFE:

I discovered the SCA quite by accident after attending a local Renaissance Faire. I have ventured into the East Kingdom with equestrian activities, but have only resided within Aethelmearc.

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Sewing, cooking, anything of a creative nature, amateur photography, painting on weird things and "doing research" on the computer! Scribal arts (calligraphy and illumination), needlework, sewing of garb for human and horse, period decorative arts, heraldry

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

Order of the Zule AS XL, AoA AS XLI, honorable mention for A&S at Barony Wars XL, Order of the Sycamore AS XLI, Baronial A&S Champion AS XLIII, Order of the Lamp AS XLIII, Kingdom A&S Champion for Khalek & Branwyn AS XLIII, Order of the Banner AS XLIII, and Companion of the Fleur d' Aethelmearc

OFFICES:

Past, Baronial Herald, Baronial Signet, & Minister of A&S. Currently, 5th Landed Baroness of Endless Hills & Baronial Webminister

MUNDANE BIO:

Chicago-area raised Barb (Douglas) Gable, attended Northern Illinois University, B.A. Studio Arts; married to Dave (Gunnarr) since 1979,; currently, retired from the working world; two grown offspring, Mark (Lord Mark le Gabler) and Jen (Banshee/Lady Rhiannon le Meke); former advertising manager and art director for an ad specialties agency in Chicago.

NATAL DAY:

The first day of "the lovely month of May…" (the same day as the SCA birthday)

CONTACT INFO:

Email at Hotmail; or Email at Gmail...also on Facebook, under "Barbara Douglas Gable"

POSTING PERMISSION:

May 21, 2013

 

Baron Gunnarr of Endless Hills

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TIME PERIOD:

Icelandic Viking, with occasional forays into Italian Renaissance and Elizabethan when he's fencing..or riding..or shooting things...

PERSONA BIO:

(Gunnarr is in need of a good persona story--anyone care to furnish one?)

SCADIAN LIFE:

Joined the SCA in 2006 when horses became part of the Scranton St. Patrick`s Day Parade, Endless Hills division.

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Equestrian, Fencing, Archery and Combat Archery, "Schtick"

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

AoA 2006, Order of the Golden Alce 2008, Keystone, Order of the Zule, Silver Raindrop

OFFICES:

Current Baron of Endless Hills, Archery Marshal, Equestrian Marshal, Fencing Marshal

MUNDANE BIO:

Dave Gable worked for Procter & Gamble for 28 years and is now retired. On days where he is not playing Baron he can be found on the softball fields as an umpire. Or he does home landscaping and gardening. Sometimes he goes fishing!

NATAL DAY:

October 12

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"I don`t get mad; I get even."

CONTACT INFO:

Email

POSTING PERMISSION:

via email June 7, 2013

 

Lord Anton Ivan Stauslovich

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HERALDRY:

Per fess embattled sable and vert, three mullets or and a horse coussant argent

TIME PERIOD:

Late 14th century Russia Cossack border guard

PERSONA BIO:

Anton served as a guard and huntsman to the early colonizers of Siberia.

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Cooking, archery, armoring, Russian history

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

AoA AS 35

OFFICES:

Regional Seneschal AS XL

MUNDANE BIO:

Eric Bruzgulis, EIT civil, structural, & architectural engineering

NATAL DAY:

April 6, 1976

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Our greatest accomplishment comes not in never falling down, but in getting back up each time we fall."

CONTACT INFO:

Email

POSTING PERMISSION:

2006 by email

 

Lady Cael O'Conaill

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TIME PERIOD:

1144 Irish/Celt

PERSONA BIO:

Born in 1132, began sailing at the young age of 7. Whilst I was traveling the high seas, we became surrounded by pirates in 1143. Now it's 1144 and I, being 12, joined a crew, THE ORDER OF THE BARNACLE….

SCADIAN LIFE:

I joined with my mother. I've been a Scadian for a while, however only becoming more active recently.

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Pirating, crafts, illumination, dance, music

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

Order of the Barnacle, Silver Buckle, AoA

MUNDANE BIO:

I have just graduated from high school and currently enrolled in a dance studio and a home-schooling program. I have been dancing most years of my life, and intend on dancing for about 20 more. I enjoy singing and creating musical fusion: with my friends in any spare time I have.

NATAL DAY:

May 4

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"but you HAVE heard of me…"

PERSONA'S MOTTO:

"Be who YOU are, not who people think you should be."

CONTACT INFO:

Email

POSTING PERMISSION:

June 8, 2013 (update)

 

Tiarna (Lord) Cormacc mac Gilla Brigde

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HERALDRY:

Per cheveron vert and argent, two triquatras Or and a sea horse vert.

TIME PERIOD:

11 Century Irish (Dál Cais Clan)

PERSONA BIO:

Cormacc is son of Gilla Brigde mac Cullen and Soiban of Thomond. Born into the same clan as Ard Ri Brian Boru, Cormacc is the third generation to serve in Brian's army. His Grandfather Cullen mac Finn being one of Brian's origanal followers. He sees battling Northman (Vikings) as his own personal crusade to remove the heathens from Ireland. After the battle of Clontarf (1014 A.D.,) and more importantly Ard Ri Brian's death, Cormacc left Ireland in search of a king worth serving.

SCADIAN LIFE:

About 3 years

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

AoA, Order of the Zule, Order of the Golden Alce, Squire to Duke Timothy of Arindale, Baronial Heavy Champion A.S. 46, Baronal Thrown Weapons Champion A.S. 48

OFFICES:

Depty Knight Marshal, Deputy Herald for submissions

MUNDANE BIO:

It's Complicated.

NATAL DAY:

December 26

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Ben Franklin

PERSONA'S MOTTO:

PRO FIDE, PRO UTILITATE HOMINUM (FOR THE FAITH AND IN THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY.

CONTACT INFO:

Email

POSTING PERMISSION:

Via email 6/7/2013 for photos and info

 

Lord Dairmuid map Briccuu

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TIME PERIOD:

10th Century Celt (Irish)

PERSONA BIO:

Son of a Druid and Satarist who has set out from his tribe to make a name for himself who is currently First Mate of the ESR Harogoth.

SCADIAN LIFE:

Been with the SCA off and on for the last 15 years

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Heavy Weapons Combat, Brewing, Armoring, Cooking, Arts and Sciences, Thrown Weapons, Archery

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

AEthelmearc: AoA, First Baronial Brewing Champion, Zule, Order of the Lamp

OFFICES:

Current Across the Hills Chronicler.

MUNDANE BIO:

Want to know something about me? Just ask!

NATAL DAY:

May 7, 1975

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Only an Arab would bring a dog to war." = King Wullffnar (The 13th warrior)

PERSONA'S MOTTO:

See the ring around my neck? This means I am FREE! So the Gods made it possible, and treat me as such!

CONTACT INFO:

Email

POSTING PERMISSION:

via email May 21, 2013

 

Lady Dawn de la Lune

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TIME PERIOD:

Late 14th Century French and Welsh

PERSONA BIO:

I am a merchanting wench who has tendencies to be a bit odd at times. My father was French and my mother Welsh, and I was raised by both in Wales. Being from a poor family, I have learned to make my own way in life by making and selling my jewelry pieces at local markets and faires. I also make bath salts, milks, lotions and perfumes for the Ladies.

SCADIAN LIFE:

Have been actively involved with the Barony of Endless Hills since September 2005. Old Mill was my first event.

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

I am interested in fencing, calligraphy and illumination, woodworking, sewing and leather working. I love to cook and am experimenting with several ways to implement the Old recipes into my daily life. I also have a few ideas for making my own cordials.

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

Zule, AoA, Sylvan Strand '07 for best web content, Keystone, Sylvan Strand '10 for best appearance, Baronial Brewing Champ

OFFICES:

Web administrator and Baronial Historian, Herald at Large and Deputy Herald, Deputy A&S Officer, Chronicler's Secretary, Minister of Youth

MUNDANE BIO:

Happy mother of three wonderful hoodlums, I own my own jewelry business (Mystic Frog Emporium). Hobbies? Let me think...reading, cooking (when the mood strikes me) and sewing is the newest thing I am learning to do.

NATAL DAY:

As I am 29 again, I celebrate each year by remaining 29 on December 27th.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"HUH? Sorry, you must have mistaken me for someone who cares..."

PERSONA'S MOTTO:

C'est la vie! Such is life!

CONTACT INFO:

Email

POSTING PERMISSION:

May 21, 2013

 

Lady Deianeira Rodríguez y Aragonés

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HERALDRY:

Purpure, on a chevron argent between two bull's heads erased contourny and a demi-sun issuant from base Or three crosses flory sable.

TIME PERIOD:

15th Century Spanish

PERSONA BIO:

Deianeira is the daughter of Don Alajandro Eustachius Rodríguez de la Toledo (descendant of Don Rodrigo) and Doña Constance Teresa Aragonés de Madrid. For many years, Alajandro and Constance hoped to be graced with a child—but to no avail. Then, in their seventh year, on the holy feast day of St. Carmen (July 16), Constansa bore a daughter to the Rodríguez family line. She was given the name Deianeira—the feminine aspect of Deunoro—meaning "All Saints" and Christened with the name of her patron saint, Carmen.

This was a time of major changes in Spain with explorers traveling to new worlds and settlements being founded. Deianeira's father (an accomplished mariner) was sent to lead one such expedition, a journey from which he never returned—and an unexplained disappearance for which only the sea knows the unspoken truths.

For years, Deianeira pined for her father and vowed someday to find him. Finally, her family despairing of ever dissuading her from her quest, acquiesced—by giving her a "caravel" and crew—for upon, she set sail.

SCADIAN LIFE:

Joined the SCA in 1994 (Middle Kingdom) - House Ironwolf. Left Ironwolf with several other members to create ShadowClans and subsequently assisted with the building of the Fort at Pennsic. Moved to Æthelmearc (BMDL) in 96/97 and was active with archery and A&S and also started personal research and began teaching at War Practices and Æthelmearc Æcademy. Was brought into the Amazons of Ansteorra Household under (daughter of) Alenora of the Willows—also formed Clan IcePhoenix. Moved to the Endless Hills in 2004, became involved with fencing and was additionally elected to the office of Chronicler.

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Fencing, archery, thrown weapons, A&S, matriarchal societies and cultures, electrical gadgets, alternative medicine, theatre and music—and the ever ridiculed and controversial: paranormal. (2003-2005) Pennsic A&S teacher (2005) Pennsic Æthelmearc Novice Light Rapier Champion (2005) Axes & Ales Rapier Tournament Champion (2005) Barony of Endless Hills Baronial Tournament Winner (2006) Marhshal/Host for the Æthelmearc Pennsic Rapier Novice Tourney, A&S Æthelmearc War Practice Teacher, A&S Æthelmearc Academy teacher (2006 ) name and device registered

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

AoA 10/09/04, Order of the Thunderbolt 11/12/05, Order of the Golden Alce 11/12/05, Order of the Zule 01/05, Keystone 01/12/08, Sigil of Drachenwald 8/15/05, TRM of Drachenwald's Favor 8/15/05, William Blackfox Award 2005, Sigil of Aethelmearc 4/22/06, Order of the Sycamore 5/5/07

OFFICES:

Deputy Captain of Archers, past Chronicler, Captain of Rapier

MUNDANE BIO:

Lynda C. Paulsen, veteran US Air Force, ASAF Auxiliary 1980-present, Phi Theta Kappa, VICA alumni, Thespian Society, ULC Minister, eclectic academic background.

NATAL DAY:

July 16, 1961

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Don Diego de la Vega (indicating sword): Do you know how to use that thing?

Alejandro Murrieta: Yes! The pointy end goes into the other man!" (Mask of Zorro 1998

PERSONA'S MOTTO:

Personal: In Domina spes mea

Persona: Nothing is impossible to an open mind.

CONTACT INFO:

Email

POSTING PERMISSION:

Email October 22, 2006

 

Lord Doovay de Vadasz

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TIME PERIOD:

15th Century (1480)

PERSONA BIO:

My family is from Hungary. My father was a knight to King Stephon and my mother, who was a captured French lady in waiting, was mistress to Queen Marie. This is how I came of the name Doovay. My father's last given name is Vadasz, which means hunter in Hungarian. I now have settled in what is now known as the Barony of Endless Hills.

SCADIAN LIFE:

I joined the Barony in December 2007. This is where I shall learn the ways of the Knowne World.

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Thrown weapons, Archery, St. Patrick's Day Parade, various demos, proud member of the Red Wolf Lance (now disbanded)

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

AoA, Order of the Zule

MUNDANE BIO:

Married in 1982, One son, Graduated Keystone College, Wilkes University, Harrisburg Community College. Employed at Allied Services, Rehab Nursing Staff. Served six years in U.S. Army 1969-1975

NATAL DAY:

May 1, 1949

PERSONA'S MOTTO:

Don't believe everything you hear, and only half of what you see.

CONTACT INFO:

Email

POSTING PERMISSION:

Given via email and postal mail on February 25, 2010

 

Lord Eirik Haarfager Göransson

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HERALDRY:

Or, a drakkar azure, sailed gules, and on a chief azure, three compass roses Or

TIME PERIOD:

850 A.D. Swedish/ Norse

PERSONA BIO:

Eirik is a Swedish Viking. Whenever Eirik stops in a port (ok, raids a port), he goes away with the materials and trinkets of the region. Thus, he is always wearing something new and interesting. Upon finding these friendly shores of the Barony of Endless Hills, I did find a wonderful lass to take as mine. Now Ellisiff and I are busy raising a family, and raising not quite so much Cain.

SCADIAN LIFE:

I found the SCA in 1986 in Sacramento, California. I joined the SCA for real in 1988. I've been involved with the West Kingdom and Æthelmearc. The groups I've been involved with are The Province of Southern Shores, The Principality of the Mists, The Shire of Ecorngil (Squirrel's Hollow) and now I am a member of the Barony of Endless Hills. I helped to start an SCA college group at Yuba College in Marysville, CA. To see all of the activities I have been involved in, see my SCA resume.

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Fighting, fencing, wood working, brewing (cordials mostly), lists, heralding, constabulary, I pretend to dance and can almost get away with having to sew.
Co-Autocrat staff for Baronial Investiture 2006
Co-Autocrat Fasching 2005
Autocrat Melee Madness 2005

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

Leaf of Merit, Jan 2, AS XXIII (1999), AoA September 27, AS XXVII (1992), Defender of the West August 17, AS XXXXV (2000), Carolla Aulica December 7, AS XXXI (1996) and May 13, AS XXXV (2000), Princess' Favor May 11, AS XXXVII (2002), "The Gull" - Multiple dates, Southern Shores
For more information, please visit the Kingdom OOP Page.

OFFICES:

Current: Knight Marshal, Endless Hills, Past: Seneschal—Southern Shores, Herald—Southern Shores, Senior Constable at Large—West Kingdom, Web Admin—Principality of the Mists, Province of Southern Shores and Shire of Ecorngill, Exchequer—Barony of Endless Hills

MUNDANE BIO:

Rob Baldassano is currently a consultant with IBM. He resides in Mountain Top (ok, Dorrance township). He's been in the SCA since late 1986. He was hooked from his first event, if not before. Rob rides motorcycles, enjoys movies, reading and spending time with friends and family. A favorit activity is seeing people's faces when they are being helped out. :D

NATAL DAY:

November 3, 1966

FAVORITE QUOTE:

I drank what?!

PERSONA'S MOTTO:

Explicit hoc totum, Pro Christo, da mihi potum.

CONTACT INFO:

Email

POSTING PERMISSION:

Email February 2007

 

Lady Fru Ellisiff of the Endless Hills

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TIME PERIOD:

9th-11 Century Manx (Celtic) and Norse

PERSONA BIO:

My mother was Manx and my father a Viking—needless to say I didn't see much of him. But I heard a lot of stories about him. I lived with my mother most of my life. One winter, when the Northmen came a Viking, I manages to steal one's heart. Lord Eirik Haarfager Göransson took me into his house hold of Odlahorde, where we are raising our family.

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Knitting, needlework, reading, history, archaeology, craft work and crafts like jewelry making.

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

Order of the Zule, AoA

OFFICES:

2005-2007 Chatelaine of the Barony of Endless Hills

MUNDANE BIO:

Current: Chatelaine for the Sylvan Kingdon of AEthelmearc Past Chatelaine for the Barony—took up a lot of time, mom of three (takes up the rest of my time, and housewife (what housework?). Graduated from Mansfield University in 2000 with a BA in Anthropology. Have done archaeological excavation in Italy, Russia and the US. Lived in Russia for two years. Was and Archaeology and Language student at Volgograd State University for a few years on and off.

NATAL DAY:

April 10, 1978

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Do what you want. Someone will talk behind your back anyway. Might as well give them something to talk about!"

POSTING PERMISSION:

By email

 

Baroness Euriol of Lothian

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HERALDRY:

Vert, on a bend sinister doubly cotised argent three mullets vert

TIME PERIOD:

13th Century Lowland Scot

PERSONA BIO:

Euriol is the daughter of one of the ladies in waiting to Elizabeth de Burgh (Queen Consort to Robert the Bruce). Much to her mother's chagrin, Euriol often sneaked into the kitchen to help with the cooking, but she was educated enough to appreciate the fine art of embroidery. As a young woman she enjoyed travelling with the court (and still would often sneak into the kitchens to learn what she could from the Master cooks she met in her travels). She was wedded for a while, and from this union she gave birth to two sons Ian and Stefanus. She is very proud as a mother as she witnesses her two sons growing into fine men. Her eldest son, Ian, often sneaks his way into the kitchens with or without her.

SCADIAN LIFE:

I first joined the SCA in A.S. XXIV in the Province of Southern Shores (Fall 1989 in San Jose, California). I lived and played in the same area for the next 15 years, having served a variety of offices within Province of Southern Shores, Shire of Ecorngill, Principality of the Mists and Kingdom of the West. I also was the head cook for many events over these years. I even managed to autocrat and co-autocrat a few events as well. I raised my children within the SCA, taking them to events within the first few months after they were born. In October A.S. XXXIX I moved from the West Kingdom to the Barony of Endless Hills in the Sylvan Kingdom of Æthelmearc. In late 2010, I found myself living part-time in the Shire of Sylvan Glen, and returned full time to Endless Hills in 2013.

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Cooking, Needlework, Sewing, Running Lists, Marshalling, Dancing, Arts & Sciences in general. I have always loved cooking, since I was a little girl, and the joy of cooking found its place in the SCA by researching and cooking medieval food. My goal is to educate people more about medieval food and that it is not all strange and odd tasting. I enjoy cooking feasts and teaching classes. Over the years I've been the head cook for many feasts and have explored cuisine for English, French, German, Andalusian, Catalan, Italian and Roman. I have a website dedicated to my Culinary Journey called Euriol's Medieval Cuisine.

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

Mistress of the Pelican 2004-10-16 West Mistress of the Laurel 2011-01-08 Companion of the Fleur d'Æthelmearc 2006-08-14 Court Baroness 2014-03-22 Leaf of Merit 1994-04-10 West Rose Leaf 1999-01-02 West Award of Arms 1992-06-27 West Sigil of Æthelmearc 2010-09-18 Sigil of Æthelmearc 2011-09-17 Companion of the Cornelian 2012-01-07 Sigil of Æthelmearc 2012-09-15 Sigil of Æthelmearc 2014-04-12 Æthelmearc Award of Excellence 2014-09-27 Corolla Aulica 1996-12-07 Mists, West Companion of the Wooden Spoon 1998-03-21 West Companion of the Wooden Spoon 1998-06-21 West Defender of the West 2000-08-17 West Companion of the Wooden Spoon 2001-08-26 West Companion of the Silver Spoon 2002-04-06 Mists, West Order of the Princess' Favor 2002-05-11 Mists, West Order of the Queen's Treasure 2003-08-23 West Companion of the Golden Acorn 2004-01-03 West Order of the Queen's Treasure 2004-08-28 West Companion of the Zule 2008-06-14 Endless Hills (Service) Companion of the Golden Lamp 2009-11-07

OFFICES:

Clerk, Order of the Pelican (Kingdom of Æthelmearc); Special Project/Warrants Deputy (Æthelmearc Office of the Chancellor of the Exchequer) PAST OFFICES: Royal Stewart (Timothy I & Gabrielle I); Chronicler, Deputy Exchequer (Endless Hills), Minister of the Lists, Exchequer (Southern Shores); Arts & Sciences (Endless Hills, Ecorngill); Chronicler, Minister of the Silver Spoon (Principality of the Mists); Minister of the Cookerie Guild, Minister of the Wooden Spoon (West Kingdom)

MUNDANE BIO:

Cassandra Baldassano is a Software Developer whose home base is in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She was born and raised in San Jose, California. She attended San Jose State University earning a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics in 1989. She has two sons Erik (born in 1993) and Stephen (born in 1995) from her previous marriage to Robert Baldassano.

NATAL DAY:

06/28/1966

FAVORITE QUOTE:

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy." -Robindranath Tagore, Poet/ Playwright/ Essayist 1913 Nobel Prize for Literature

PERSONA'S MOTTO:

The true path to wisdom lies in not asking the questions for which you really do not want to know the answer.

CONTACT INFO:

Email

POSTING PERMISSION:

May 21, 2013 Updated: January 20, 2015

 

Lady Failend Brecc O'Conaill

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TIME PERIOD:

Early-mid 12th century Irish/Celt

PERSONA BIO:

Born (March the 29 th , 1111) and bred in Eire, milady Failend Brecc married at 17 at the behest of her father and became an O'Conaill in 1128. Her most "honorable" husband, heeding the call to the Crusades, made a place – and an earldom – in the Kingdom of Acre in the year of our Lord 1129 under the rule of Baldwin de Le Bourg, the Defender of the Holy Sepulcher and his daughter, Melisende.

Feeling no need to return to Ireland, he sent for his wife, and, with her humble assistance, they grew his holdings to a quite respectable size.

Failend adapted to her new home much better than many of her European contemporaries by integrating the ways of the peoples of the Holy Land with her own. Rather than passing out in the high summer temperatures because she was wearing the heavy woolen garments required of European courts, Failend clothed herself in the loose fitting styles of the desert. Her homes were kept cool with fans and midday naps were a rule. She even served a course of ice treats when she happily entertained, which runners brought all the way from the mountaintops. So, despite what many viewed as outrageous behavior in "going native", invitations to her home were quite sought after.

In 1132, Failend Brecc gave birth to a beautiful daughter: Cael. Cael grew as Failend's lands and wealth grew: steadily, healthily and lovingly.

When Cael was but a wee lass (sorry but it was bound to happen) of 3, her father was killed in battle. Always the optimist, Failend Brecc took the brute's death in stride and took the opportunity – and the wealth – to finally show Cael the land of her ancestors: Eire.
Come the late spring of 1135, Failend Brecc and Cael reached the shores of their beloved Eire, greeted by their clan.

By year's end, Failend and Cael were suffering from a bad case of wanderlust. Not ones to sit about living the life of ease the wealth amassed in the Holy Lands could afford them, Failend and Cael embarked on yet another adventure: merchanting.

Though female merchants were unusual, this life would allow them to satisfy their wanderlust, meet new and exciting peoples (not to mention a possible husband of her own choosing) and often presented the opportunity to purchase unusual items at incredibly low prices before anyone at home even knew of their existence! Not to mention being surrounded by those lovely caravan guards day and, well, night…

SCADIAN LIFE:

Although present at the first Barony Birthday Party, I was unable to be active within the Barony until the past year due to a job that had me traveling quite a bit and living at a distance from the Barony's 'center' of activities.

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Pyrography, illuminations, calligraphy, basic sewing, horses & equestrian, youth activities & combat. Baronial retainer for House RedWolf.

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

Order of the Zule, Silver Raindrop

OFFICES:

Kingdom Minister of Youth, Aethelmearc

MUNDANE BIO:

Originally born in Atlanta, GA due to my father's work my family moved frequently allowing me to see and live in many areas of this country as well as Mexico. Pennsylvania I call home as I have lived my adult life in this state more than any other. The light of my life, Cael – my daughter– and I moved to Scranton in 2004, which enabled us to become active in the Barony. My time is split between home schooling Cael, playing with the Barony and helping out at my daughter's dance school as she is there a great deal of our afternoons.

NATAL DAY:

March 29

CONTACT INFO:

Email

POSTING PERMISSION:

Update June 8, 2013

 

Lord Gaeth Conmaigh

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TIME PERIOD:

10th Century Celtic/Irish

PERSONA BIO:

Gaeth is a third generation fighter, traveling the Known World in search of new adventures. He is always eager to learn new fighting styles (to better his skills) and to learn about the different cultures along the road.

SCADIAN LIFE:

I like to have as much fun and meet as many new people as I can.

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Thrown weapons, heavy combat, archery, woodworker's guild, services to the Barony, Member of the RedWolf Lance, and Member of Baronial Guard, Deputy to the Chatelaine, helped build Parade Float in 2006 & 2007

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

Order of the Crimson Thunderbolt, Silver Raindrop, Order of the Zule, AoA

OFFICES:

Past Captain of Thrown Weapons

MUNDANE BIO:

Kevin is married for 13 years (since 2000) to Andrea (Lumanitsa). He is a computer technician by profession. Nothing is mundane about me or my life.

NATAL DAY:

September 14, 1975

FAVORITE QUOTE:

Edgar Allen Poe: "I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity," and "I have great faith in fools—self-confidence my friends call it."

PERSONA'S MOTTO:

I don't know what you're talking about!

CONTACT INFO:

Email

POSTING PERMISSION:

May 21, 2013

 

Baron Sir Garanhir of Ness

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TIME PERIOD:

Sir Garanhir feels that time in the SCA is a matter of geography & freely moves about both as whim and interest take him.

PERSONA BIO:

A wandering Welsh adventurer, who recently left Bagdad to return to Europe in the company of a band of Rus Vikings.

SCADIAN LIFE:

Playing this game since 1970

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Some field marshaling or heralding as needed, otherwise content to sit back & watch what goes on while dispencing unsoliceded advice to the younger generation.

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

Knight, Court Baron, Order of the Silver Crescent, Order of the Troubidor, Order of the Zule

OFFICES:

Herald-at-large, Knight Marshal-at-large

MUNDANE BIO:

As of 12/30/10 William Van Ness will be a happily retired NYS Civil Servent.

NATAL DAY:

11/17/48

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"You're never too old to have a happy chilhood!"

PERSONA'S MOTTO:

War should be left to the professionals.

CONTACT INFO:

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Lord Gregory Hillson

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HERALDRY:

Or, a tower azure between flaunches vert

TIME PERIOD:

Late 14th, early 15th Century

PERSONA BIO:

I have been fascinated by Henry V and the Battle of Agincourt and the surrounding circumstances.

SCADIAN LIFE:

I have many interests in the SCA, top among them the many friendships I have formed through my time in the Society. My lovely wife, Karen (Dame Kateryna Ty Isaf) arranged our first date to be at a newcomers meeting and I've been hooked ever since. Our daughter, Helen, is my loudest cheerleader and critic.

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

I practice (in order of frequency) Rattan combat, Bardic arts, Heraldry, Thrown Weapons and Archery. Everything that is done in the SCA holds some level of interest with me, but I would be lying if I said my interest in say, weaving, extends to actually trying my hands at it.

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

Award of Arms, Order of the Zule, Order of the Keystone and twice awarded the Baronial Tear Drop (Silver Raindrop)

MUNDANE BIO:

Quality Control Specialist, gamer and happy father of Helen Lorene Macek (Helen Hillson).

FAVORITE QUOTES:

"I drank what?" jokingly ascribed to Socrates. "Do or do not. There is no try." Yoda.

PERSONA MOTTO:

"It's always something, isn't it?" Also, "Make haste, slowly."

CONTACT INFO:

Persona Email or Mundane Email

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May 21, 2013

 

Lady Juliana Woolworth

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HERALDRY:

Argent, a sheep couchant sable, within a bordure gules ermined argent

TIME PERIOD:

Tudor England

PERSONA BIO:

Juliana comes from a middle-class merchant family that specializes in the sale and export of fine wool goods. She lives with her family in their modest estate out in the countryside, and enjoys going to London to see and be seen in the courts.

SCADIAN LIFE:

Mary-Frances has been involved for the last 11 years

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Sewing, cooking and service. Being Tufa's cheerleader, stealing, I mean watching, children, and assisting his Excellency, Ulrich.

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

AoA, Zule, Keystone, Baronial A&S Champion

OFFICES:

Seneschal

MUNDANE BIO:

Mary-Frances is a loving and devoted wife to Josh/Tufa and a wonderful Mommy to her two cats, Seth and Isis. She is a graduate of Luzerne Community College and Westchester University.

NATAL DAY:

May 19

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Eat, drink, and be merry, for someday we shall all die."

PERSONA'S MOTTO:

Live for today, and try not to lose your head in the process.

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May 21, 2013

 

Lord Lancelot de Moley

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TIME PERIOD:

13th century

PERSONA BIO:

Bastard son of a knight. Likes to wander the world and travel and fight, learning as he goes

SCADIAN LIFE:

Heavy Weapons Fighter, Archery and armoring

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Chess, music, brewing, history

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

Companion of the Thunderbolt 2007, AoA

MUNDANE BIO:

Jim Manzi—Chef/Computers

NATAL DAY:

April 6, 1964

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Look into the eyes of the dragon."

PERSONA'S MOTTO:

xpisti sigillv militvm

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Email September 20, 2006/Updated June 2, 2011

 

Lady Lumanitsa the Oracle

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TIME PERIOD:

14th-15th century Roma Gypsy

PERSONA BIO:

My family had been Nomads for quite some time, fleeing from the Christian genocide against witches. The courts seized or imprisoned our kind in the witch's prisons. They think we are evil because of our mystic energy, and others want to keep us as slaves. We roam Europe in search of a place to call our own. We are peaceful people and do not mean any harm to anyone.

SCADIAN LIFE:

I have been a member since 2005, brought in by my friends and husband, Kevin (Gaeth).

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Member of the Red Wolf Lance, Fencing and Heavy Weapon Fighting, Thrown Weapons, Woodworker's Guild, Barony Bardic Group, Demo Class for Pennsic. Created : demotalk-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. Created a Facebook Barony Group. Member of the Baronial Guard. Assisted in building the Scranton Parade Float 2006 & 2007 . Headed the Toys for Tots Campaigns 2006-2011. Attend events regularly in and out of the Barony.

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

Silver Raindrop (twice), Order of the Zule, AoA, Keystone

OFFICES:

Past Offices: Baronial Chatelaine, Barony Marshal of Youth Combat, Barony Youth Chancellor Deputy, Barony Chronicler Deputy, Kingdom Chatelaine Deputy.

MUNDANE BIO:

Andrea is married since October 2000 Kevin (Gaeth). She has degrees in Psychology and Political Science and works with children who have behavioral difficulties and Autism. Nothing in my mundane life is mundane.

NATAL DAY:

December 19, 1976

PERSONA'S MOTTO:

A Chatelaine's job is never done!

CONTACT INFO:

Email

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May 21, 2013

 

Lord Mark le Gabler

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HERALDRY:

Quarterly sable and argent, two rapiers inverted in saltire counterchanged, overall a bull`s head cabossed gules

SCADIAN LIFE:

Fence, Heavy fight, Archery, Thrown Weapons, Sample the Brewer's goods

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

Order of the Thunderbolt, Order of the Golden Alce, Sylvan Iron Ring Emeritus, Baronial Fencing Champ (2013), QRC/Fencing Champion of Queen Liadain (2013), Cadet to Duchess Dorinda Courtenay

OFFICES:

Baronial MOL

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Working-out, playing football, relax by the fire, eat

MUNDANE BIO:

I grew up in Northeast Pennsylvania and played a lot of sports. I was really big into football, playing in college and all the way through the Semi-Pro level. I played for the Scranton Eagles for 3 years. I had moved to Virginia and played for the Valley Tigers(based out of Charlestown, WV) for a year. I then moved back home and then found the SCA.

NATAL DAY:

October 19

CONTACT INFO:

Email or Mark Gable(Mark le Gabler) on Facebook

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May 13, 2013

 

Lady Nest ferch Rhys

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FULL NAME:

Lady Nest ferch Rhys ap Iorwerth ap Cynan ap Madoc ap Llywelyn ap Dafydd ap Gruffydd

TIME PERIOD:

Mid 1200's.

PERSONA BIO:

I was named for Rhodri the Great's daughter. She married Olwein and ruled Glamorgan for a time. It was hoped that I would be strong as she was. I am a shepherdess living at Castell y Bere. I have a small flock that I tend where I spin the wool, and use the milk to make cheeses. Some of both are used at the castle.

SCADIAN LIFE:

Brewer of mead, wine, beer, and cordials; cheesemaker, fiber geek - lucets, kumihimo, spinning, knitting, and embroidery; service; thrown weapons

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Reading, research, playing with the dogs, spending time on the water, singing

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

AoA, Keystone, Sigil (Dorinda and Cygnus II), Sigil (Morghun and Meirwen II)

MUNDANE BIO:

BA degree from Elmira College with double major in English Literature and Secondary Education. I taught for several years as a substitute and was a director at Sylvan Learning Center before moving to Denver, Colorado. While in Colorado I attended the Denver School of Massage at Aurora, and graduated in 2007. In 2008 I moved back to the east, and into my grandmother's house to assist in her care. For a time I was her full time caregiver until she passed away. Currently I am building my massage business in Susquehanna PA.

NATAL DAY:

September 12

CONTACT INFO:

Email

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Nicholai Kräntz

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TIME PERIOD:

15th Century German

PERSONA BIO:

Nicolai Kräntz, son of His Lordship Otto and Lady Katherine Kräntz, was raised in one of Germany's Imperial cities or Reichstädte

Lord Otto and Lady Katherine, hereditary nobles and a leading family of Aachen were known not only for the bounty and richness they brought to their city, but also the strength of their armies. Lady Katherine was known for her Imperial garden of roses and it was common place to see her presenting them to the soldiers upon their departure from Aachen.

It had been a harsh winter, the year Nicholai was born. Early frosts destroyed many of the crops and every family struggled to survive the long cold winter months. When May finally arrived, hopes for an early spring filled the air along with a long awaited break from the winter harshness. The light of the moon was almost full on the eve Nicholai was born, a night marked in the cities history as especially symbolic - as on this day in 492, Gargan (a Shepherd) saw an apparition of Saint Michael - and Saint Gregory the Great, saw him in the air sheathing his sword to signal the cessation of a pestilence and the appeasement of God's wrath.

Growing up, Nicholai was taught the more artistic aspects of life from his mother, while his father insured Nicholai grew up a student of the blade, taught by the finest rapier masters Germany had to offer. At the age of 17, Nicholai decided to venture out - an explorer set on grabbing every opportunity the world had to offer whether it be from warrior or artistic mentors. What he never anticipated was an encounter with a young maiden that would change the course of his destiny forever and introduce him to a new lifestyle, none like he had ever known or anticipated.

While relaxing one eve in a tavern off the port of Chalet Mesra (Malacca), Nicholai found himself in a most unfortunate position when a sword-fight broke out between, what he viewed as an 'oddly attired' woman and several rather sea-torn gents. Being a young man of sound moral upbringing, he felt obligated to assist this defenseless woman only to find out her ability with the sword closely matched his own. The tavern brawl ended with several sea-torn gents sprawled on the floor, this rather unique Spanish maiden standing only mildly bruised and cut above them, and within him - a growing intrigue as to who she could possibly be. As the darkness of the night gave way to the rising of the morning sun - the two found themselves still at the tavern talking and Nicholai even tantalized her with a bit serenading.

Nicholai found himself so intrigued by this Spanish maiden and even more curious as to what life would be like with her, not to mention - aboard her ship, he decided to alter his plans and head out to sea. The Damascus Rose set sail for a new port that morning, with Nicholai aboard as her consort and the rest (as they say.... ) is history!

MUNDANE BIO:

Robert Rosencrans

NATAL DAY:

May 8th

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"I've seen knights in armor panic at the first hint of battle. And I've seen the lowliest, unarmed squire pull a spear from his own body, to defend a dying horse. Nobility is not a birthright. It's defined by one's actions." (Robinhood: Prince of Thieves)

PERSONA'S MOTTO:

Subpono vestri diligo ut vos vestri vesica (Forge love as you forge a blade)

CONTACT INFO:

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Don Po Silvertop the Rogue

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HERALDRY:

Per chevron azure and sable, a rapier inverted argent and overall an apple Or

TIME PERIOD:

Early 1590's Elizabethan England

PERSONA BIO:

Paul "Po Silvertop the Rogue" Tarlton: the illegitimate son of Richard Tarlton.

(Elizabethan actor, jester, troubadour and London Master of Defence, Richard Tarlton takes his place in theatrical history as creator of the stage fool; his performance in this role is thought to have influenced Shakespeare's creation of the character Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Tartlton himself is said to have been the model for the court jester Yorick, described in Hamlet. Richard's popularity and genius were undisputed—not only was he a well-known actor but also Queen Elizabeth I's favorite jester, the only one able to "undumpish" her when she was out of humour and the only one allowed to tell her of her faults. In 1583, Richard Tarlton became a leading comic actor of the Queen's Men and groom of her Majesty's chamber. His plays, which were praised by contemporaries, are all lost, but several volumes of Elizabethan humor are still extant and attributed to him. Richard Tarlton appears on the lists of the London Masters of Defence, meaning he was a fully accredited master and teacher of several styles of rapier combat.)

Po (the result of a tryst between Tarlton and a London barmaid) studied both swordplay and theatre first under his father Richard, and then later under additional members of the Lord Chamberlain's Men. Additional interests (writing, singing and wenching) were later added to his repertoire during several lengthy tours through Europe as a member of various small traveling thespian companies. During one of these lengthy tours Po "acquired" a small sea-going vessel "The Muses Call" as well as privateers Letters of Marque from Their Majesties.

SCADIAN LIFE:

Unofficially since '99, card-carrying member since '04

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Theatre, fencing, books, wordsmithing, brewing…(to name a few…) One of the Coordinating Marshals for the Æthelmearc Pennsic Rapier Novice Tourney

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

Companion of the White Scarf 09/09/12 Companion of the Golden Alce, 11/12/05 Companion of the Keystone, 11/07/09 Companion of the Sycamore, 3/26/11 Award of Arms 07/16/05 Sigil of Aethelmearc, 04/10/10 Companion of the Crimson Thunderbolt (Endless Hills, martial), 06/05/04 Companion of the Zule (Endless Hills, service) 10/27/12 Sylvan Iron Ring Emeritus, Endless Hills Baronial Rapier Champion ('04,'09,'11,'13), Queen's Guard for Her Majesty Elena d'Artois, Former cadet to Don Benedict Fergus Atte Mede, Commander of the Northern Irregulars (later the Banner of Mearcfels)

OFFICES:

(Current) Baronial Court Herald, (Former) Captain of Rapiers (aka Baronial Fencing Marshal), Deputy Baronial Fencing Marshal, Deputy Chronicler

MUNDANE BIO:

A transplanted New Yorker and first generation bookstore-brat, Scott Werbin started private acting courses (and sabre fencing) as a young boy, and went on to earn dual Bachelor of Arts Degrees in both performance and technical theatre at Wilkes College (where he studied under noted Broadway Scenic Designer Klaus Holm).

After graduating from Wilkes University, Scott continued his technical theatre studies at a graduate level at both Villanova University and then in Yale University’s Graduate Theatre program.

Returning to NEPA, Scott has spent time on the board of directors (as facility Technical Director) for three different regional theatres, and under the name of “Technical Thaumaturgy” has been offering his services as a freelance scenic and lighting designer, as well as stage combat choreographer. His scenic design for “Dear Esther: A Holocaust Play” was used on tour with the Pennsylvania Repertory Theatre for several years.

In addition to designing lights and sets, he still auditions and is seen onstage. Scott has also coordinated and directed the Steel Rose Players, a medieval/renaissance reenactment group that performs at local faires. He also spent a decade managing bookstores and writing literary reviews. During daylight hours he provides customer service for a pharmeceutical corporation. He and his 3rd generation theatre-brat wife Jessica are currently raising the 4th generation of theatre-brats, Eric and Michael.

NATAL DAY:

October 3 (sigh, now I have to kill you...)

FAVORITE QUOTES:

"Fortes Fortuna Juvat" (Fortune favors the Brave) and "Must... Resist... Straightline..."

PERSONA MOTTO:

Ex Adversum adhevo continuo Schtick

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May 21, 2013 Updated January 15, 2015

 

Baron Robert of Worcester

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HERALDRY:

Purpure, a bordure and bend Argent with two crosses couped Or

TIME PERIOD:

15th Century English

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Heavy weapons, archery, armoring, chirurgeonate

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

Grant of Arms (with Baron), Former Baronial Archery Champion, Keystone, Order of the Zule

OFFICES:

3rd Baron of Endless Hills, Captain of Archers, Chirurgeon: Barony of Endless Hills

MUNDANE BIO:

Robert K. Craig, PE (Rob Craig)

NATAL DAY:

February 7, 1975

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints; the sinners are much more fun." "Ad astra per aspera."

CONTACT INFO:

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Lord Septimus Severius Salvatoriensis Caecus

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TIME PERIOD:

0-100 AD Roman

PERSONA BIO:

Common Roman Trooper (miles gregarious or immunes) in the (fictional) Legio XXIV Media Atlantica Cohors VI. Born in the Italian peninsula to citizen/plebian family.

SCADIAN LIFE:

We get a life? Kewl! Where can I sign up for mine?

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Motorcycle riding, camping, hunting, fishing, reading, Roman history reenacting, roleplay and strategic simulation gaming, firearm and blade weapon collecting. Rattan combat, armor making/repair, research into early Roman empire times and lifestyles.

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

AoA, Kingdom of Æthelmearc, Crown Tourney Spring 07, Companion of the Sycamore, Kingdom of Æthelmearc, at Crown Tourney Spring 07, Honorary Member Flamingo Guard, Barony of Dragonspine, Kingdom of Outlands, May 2007, Companion of the Keystone, Æthelmearc, Barony Wars 2008

OFFICES:

Being the only Roman is a job unto itself. Just ask me. Or better yet—don't.

MUNDANE BIO:

Born 1961. Salvatore J. Nardozzi, Jr, Esq. Managing Attorney for North Penn Legal Services, Inc. at the Honesdale office. Owner, in partnership with his nephew, of Nardozzi's Pizza, a business started by his father Salvatore, Sr. almost fifty years ago.

NATAL DAY:

March 1961

FAVORITE QUOTE:

In persona: "Carthago delenda est."
In real life, "Don't make me angry. You won't like me when I'm angry."
Come to think about it, both apply both ways.

PERSONA'S MOTTO:

For the glory of Rome!

CONTACT INFO:

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Updated Nov 2009

 

Lord Tufa cognomento Gunthamundus

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TIME PERIOD:

256 AD Gothic

PERSONA BIO:

Tufa is one of the few Gothic warriors based in North Asia Minor who attacked Rome in 257 AD.

SCADIAN LIFE:

3 years now and counting...

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

Heavy weapons, thrown weapons, Armor's Guild Principle, and other services to the Barony

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

AoA, Order of the Zule, Crimson Thunderbolt, Silver Raindrop, Keystone, Brewing champ, Golden Alce, Baronial Heavy Weapons champ 2013

OFFICES:

Knight Marshal, Head of Armorer's Guild

MUNDANE BIO:

Josh Rigelwood; Senior Customer Service for Bank of America; weight lifting enthusiast, and cook

NATAL DAY:

April 4, 1977

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"He who has the strongest will makes his own way. Frank Rigelwood"

PERSONA'S MOTTO:

"When in Rome…"

CONTACT INFO:

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Baron Ulrich Drachendonner

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HERALDRY:

Tierced in pall azure gules and sable in chief a compass star argent

TIME PERIOD:

900-1000 C.E. Dane (Viking)

PERSONA BIO:

Ulrich is the son of a 10th century Dane and German nobleman. Born around 930 AD, he was brought up to be a warrior with additional skills in leadership, tactics and armoring.

SCADIAN LIFE:

Chess, heavy fighting, fencing, equestrian, armoring, siege and tactical games, has fascination for dakars and Norse seamanship techniques or information

ACTIVITIES/ INTERESTS:

4th Baron Endless Hills. Past positions include Champion for heavy fighting, fencing, archery and thrown weapons. Have been Captain of Baronial Guard numerous years.

SCA AWARDS/ HONORS:

AoA (East), Golden Alce, Keystone, Cornelian, Thunderbolt, Zule and Banner

OFFICES:

Knight Marshal, Fencing Marshal, Youth Combat Marshal, A&S Officer, Historian, Seneschal, Deputy Regional Seneschal, MOL (at large) - many offices have been held many times over.

MUNDANE BIO:

Father of 4, happily married and employed with the Dept. of Labor and Industry for the state of PA.

NATAL DAY:

Idea of March/Caesar's assassination day

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Lock those shields. I'm ready at your leisure m'lord. Stand and deliver, (and an old one) there is no such thing as chaos, it is just part of order so everything is balanced."

PERSONA'S MOTTO:

Life is neither good nor bad, it is just a balance. Our lives are what we make of them.

CONTACT INFO:

Email

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August 2, 2006 and Updated June 2013