Before a day of fencing...
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|Awards & Offices|
| Court Baroness, Order of the Bronze Ring (GoA for Rapier), Order of the Evergreen (GoA for A&S), Order of the Royal Vanguard (former Kingdom champion), Award of the Dragon's Tooth, Award of the Purple Fret (AoA for Service), Order of the Willow (AoA for Arts), Order of the Cavendish Knot (AoA for Rapier), Award of Arms.|
Holds no current offices.
Hello! I am Baroness Brighid! I like to meet people, so please say hello! I moved here in early 2010, and have sworn my fealty to fight with the East! :)
I am a courtier, a fencer, a royal court herald (I don't do book heraldry), a costumer, a scribe, a painter, a weaver, a terrible bard, an autocrat, and I enjoy meeting new people and trying new things.
I am a Warder of the Company of the Bronze Ring, and I was a cadet to Warder Uadahlrich von Sassmannshausen. I have one East Kingdom cadet: Sorcha of Carolingia. I have three cadets back in other Kingdoms: Andreas von Meissen (Ansteorra), Lothair von Bremmen (Middle), and Saorla MacArdyle (Inactive). I used to be known as the "Ringstalker" in my earlier days as I stalked down the Iron Ring frequently, and held it four times. I am a 'retired' member of Wednesday Company because I now fight with the East Kingdom. :)
I am a member of the Order of the Evergreen - Grant of Arms for A&S - for costuming, scribal arts, and rapier. I focus primarily on 16th century clothing and I love the Renaissance quite a bit. I do blackworking and other embroidery, and I take a lot of fun in embellishing garb. I wear men's and women's garb with frequency - mostly men's garb for fencing. I enjoy making scrolls for people I know, and I enjoy a lot of pen and ink work to make scrolls look like 16th century prints. I used to do a lot of tablet weaving, and worked up to Egyptian diagonals, but I do not do that much anymore. I won Middle Kingdom Divisional Arts & Sciences Championship in 2008 with entries for embroidery, clothing construction, and knitting (I made woolen flatcaps much like on the Mary Rose).
I am an Apprentice to Master Philippe de Lyon of the Middle Kingdom. I am a Protoge of Master Vhorlin Or' Gwig of the Middle Kingdom.
My registered name, which I do not use, is Bríghid inghean Chonmhaoil. I prefer Brighid MacCumhal. I was made a Baroness of the Middle Kingdom Court of Dag & Annelyse.
I don't really have a persona, per se. My SCA 'family' - Uadahlrich, Andreas, Lothair, and Peter - are Landskenechts, so I am the token non-Landskenecht in the group.
I like the 16th century. I love everything about the Renaissance. I love to play the role of the Courtier, and I am very much a Royalist (which is why I enjoy being a herald is it gives the opportunity for such things)!
I tend to dress in Renaissance men's clothing for fencing, and women's clothing for court, though I do occasionally wear 16th c Turkish because it's fun and what my best friend also does. :)
Offices & Positions past and present
Rapier, East Kingdom:
- Marshal of Fence, 2012-present
- Pennsic Rapier Champion's Team, East Kingdom: 2012 (alternate).
Miscellaneous, East Kingdom:
- A random court herald for East Kingdom & the Barony of Carolingia
Rapier, Middle Kingdom:
- Marshal of Fence, 1999-2010.
- Barony of Fenix Rapier Marshal, 2002-2004.
- Pennsic War Command Staff, Middle Kingdom:
- General of the Rapier Army, 2009-2010.
- Kingdom XO of the Rapier Army, 2007-2009
- Kingdom Rapier Scout Commander, 2004-2007
- Kingdom Rattan Scout Commander, 2006?
- Regional Rattan Scout Commander, 2005?
- Gulf Wars Rapier General for Middle Kingdom, 2005-2007
- Pennsic Rapier Champion's Team, Middle Kingdom: 2003-2009
- Gulf Wars Rapier Champion's Team, 2005-2006
- Middle Kingdom Rapier Champion, 2003
- South Oaken Regional Rapier Champion, Midrealm, 2003
Other Positions, Middle Kingdom:
- Frequent Royal Court Herald
- Barony of Fenix Herald, 2007-2009 (I am a court herald and a field herald. I am sadly a terrible book herald.)
- Autocrat, Known World Academy of the Rapier, 2008
- Autocrat, Middle Kingdom Crown Tournament, 2008
- Autocrat, Middle Kingdom Arts & Sciences Faire, 2008
- Autocrat, South Oaken Regional Arts & Sciences Faire, 2008
- Co-Autocrat, Winter's End (Barony of Fenix, Middle Kingdom), 2009
- Royal Court Herald, for various Royalty at various Events & Wars, 2007-2010
- Marshal in Charge: Fencing, for various events hosted by the Barony of Fenix
Projects & Publications
I have classes I used to teach and have hand-outs for them, both A&S and rapier related. I don't have links to them anymore, but if I teach again I'll have them handy to pass out.
my link on the Bronze Ring website: http://www.companyofthebronzering.org/warderpages/brighid.html