Category Archives: persona

Pomp and Splendor: what to do with your heraldic device once registered

Once you’ve registered your arms, there are a multitude of ways to display them, all which add to our game. While I’ll be using my arms as an example, keep in mind that different shapes may work better (or worse) … Continue reading

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Making Choices; or why Konstantia wore one outfit over another

Calontir Coronation was this weekend, and as is often the risk with midwestern kingdoms in January, we had the prediction of some pretty heinous weather. So not kidding – we had a winter storm warning issued that morning for potential … Continue reading

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Byzantine Monograms: a heraldic practice

As an early-period Byzantine within the Society, I have come to grips that my arms and badges as registered with the College of Arms are perhaps not the most period for my persona, and so, this concept of trying to … Continue reading

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SCA Philosophy Question Ahoy!

Since November 28, 2017, I’ve been asking my social media friends list (which, yes, comprises mostly of SCA folks) questions about SCA philosophy, SCA personae, and the like. Sometimes, the questions may have been a bit pointed, and sometimes, well, … Continue reading

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And after you ditch the donut. . . the bling!

My Byzanbestie, Anna of Anna’s New Rome, just made a post about how anachronistic and frankly, terrible, the fabric donut is with Byzantine clothing.  You can read about it here, with this another part of our collaboration.  (TAG TEAM GO!) … Continue reading

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Super-duper-humerals

One of the more puzzling things I’ve been researching have been superhumerals.  In the SCA, we have a tendency to make them out of fabric (because affordability), but I’ve now run into a second data point of what could be … Continue reading

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De Ceremoniis

So, I sucked it up and decided that I could be poor a couple of weeks.  And so I purchased Byzantina Australiensia’s new translation of De Ceremoniis so I could start building Byzantine ceremonies and researching things from the primary (or close … Continue reading

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2017 SCA Resolutions, revisited. . .

Looking back at my SCA resolutions from last year, and I got none of them done. Sigh.  Not.  A.  One.  Now, to be fair, my modern work life was in a crap-ton of flux, but I’m hoping for much smoother … Continue reading

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It’s been a year: goal-writing and the SCA

On the other other hand, goal-writing allows us to see our own growth and learn from what we’ve done in the past – it’s not a checklist. It’s a way to see how far you’ve come as a person (or your kit, etc.) and yet still show how far you have to go, and then using that as a form of finding contentment. It’s kind of Zen, really. Continue reading

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Puzzling Out the Procession of the Martyrs

The Procession of the Virgin Martyrs is an incredible piece of art from 6th century Ravenna (see also the mosaic of Theodora with Attendants, also located in Ravenna and completed during the reign of Justinian and Theodora).  Created with thousands … Continue reading

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