Michael Acensis at Ft. Knox Demo
Gules, on a bend sinister between two Crosses Jerusalem argent three crescents gules
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Title Name. SCA Biography. Selected Awards (the Wiki is not the place to do a full awards list).
Michael Acrensis was born the second son of a minor Lord in the Kingdom of Acre. As a second son he was taught to read and write in preparation for a life int he church. This was the expectation until his elder brother died in 1287 from injuries sustained from a riding accident. Michael was released from the minor vows he had taken and returned home. He quickly threw himself into the demands of a secular lords life. While a passable hand with a sword he has so far not excelled at martial activities, instead focusing most of his energies on furthering his families business and political interests. this was the situation for some years until his father passed in 1287 where upon he took on his family holdings. In 1289 Michael Married a beautiful Italian noblewoman recently come to the city.
In the region things were deteriorating for the Latin Kingdom of acre to a dangerous extent. Eventually leading to the eventual Siege of the City. During the Build up to the Siege Michael realized that the situation would soon become untenable and so took service with Henry II of Cyprus on May 6th of 1291 Henry had come to bolster the city's defences. This was a most fortuitous decision. While fighting on the walls of the city, Michael was able to see the fall of the first tower, the tower of St. Anthony. That night Michael was able to position his wife so that when the Saracen forces advanced took the Accursed tower, he was able to remove himself, his wife, and a few documents and possessions to safety on Henry's galleys, barely avoiding the slaughter that followed. After a short time on Cyprus Michael was able to bring he and his wife to Italy, staying with his wife's family in Venice. Since that time Michael has been moving among the courts of Europe attempting to rebuild his families lost fortunes and titles. He has found the courts of Europe less than impressive after the affluence and advancements of the East. Most of the titles in Europe have long reverted to the the various crowns and been given away to other lords. While the documents he managed to save have brought him some success it his been his skills as a scholar and administrator that have brought back some of his lost wealth and land.
Offices & Positions
- Seneschal, Province of Malagentia, 01/01/2010 to Present
- Knights Marshal, Province of Malagentia, 01/01/2008 to 12/31/2009
- Sargent, Wolfe's Privateers 2007 to Present
- Sargent, Wolfe's Dragoons 2005 to 2007
- Deputy Autocrat, Great North Eastern War, 07/2012
- Autocrat, Winter Revel 1/2012
- Marshal In Charge, Great North Eastern War, 07/2008 and 07/2009
- Security In Charge, Great North Eastern War, 07/2006 and 07/2007
- Grounds and Facilities deputy, Great North Eastern War, 07/2004