Konstantia’s SCA Life



  • AoA from Martino III and Ariel III (William the Marshal, 2009)
  • Torse from Ostwald I and Kaye I (Valor, 2010)
  • Golden Calon Swan from Ashir and Maerwynn II (Queen’s Prize, 2010)
    • given for making awesome stuff
  • Calon Cross from Donngal III and Catalina (Crown Tournament, 2013)
    • given for starting the Nobelese Largesse Project
  • Herald Extraordinary from Takauji Gold Falcon (Crown Tournament, 2016)

Offices Held

  • Harrier Herald (Central Reporting Deputy for the kingdom of Calontir) – 2008 – 2010
  • Kestrel Herald (Publications) – 2010 – 2011
  • Purple Falcon/Purple Quill Herald (Emergency Deputy to Gold Falcon/Assistant to Gold Falcon)  – March 2012 – March 2014
  • Gold Falcon Principal Herald  – March 2014 – March 2016
    • Items completed under Principal Herald tenure:
      • Online reporting form, along with the Lord Giovanni Loredan, and the Calontir Webministry Team
      • Revised Heralds’ Handbook, along with Mistress Sofya la Rus
      • Heraldic Retreat, along with Mistress Dorcas Whitecap
      • Submissions Tracking Software, along with Lady Alexandra Vasquez de Granada and The Honourable Lady Brigida von München

Classes Taught

  • Easy-Peasy English Country Dance
  • Making Byzantine Wire-work Jewellery, Clothier’s Seminar 2011, Calontir
  • Prayer Beads, Paternosters, and Islamic Prayer Beads, Layali al-Wuqud (Night of Bonfires), 2012
  • Budgeting Time and Avoiding Burnout, taught with Mistress Kayleigh Mac Whyte at KWHSS 2013
  • Client Care at the Consult Table, KWHSS 2014
  • Volunteer Management in the SCA, KWHSS 2014
  • Making Weather-Resistant Heraldic Banners, Calontir Heralds’ Retreat 2015
  • Court Heraldry Masterclass, Calontir Heralds’ Retreat 2015
  • Dressing the Vestal Virgin, Clothier’s Seminar 2016, Calontir
  • Teaching Classes in the SCA, taught with The Honourable Lord Cathus the Curious, Bellewode Symposium 2016
  • I’ve Submitted, Now What?: SCA Heraldic Submissions 101, Calontir Heralds’ Retreat 2016
  • Court Heraldry Roundtable, taught with Mistress Dorcas Whitecap, Lord Saito Takauji, and Tiarna Diarmaid O Briain, Calontir Heralds’ Retreat 2016
  • Behind the Curtain: What Does Gold Falcon Actually Do?, taught with Mistress Dorcas Whitecap and Lord Saito Takauji, Calontir Heralds’ Retreat 2016
  • So You Want to Be a Principal Herald, taught with Master Ryan Mac Whyte, Master Cormac Mor, and Master Kameshima Zentarou Umakai, KWHSS 2017

Arts and Sciences Competitions Won

Special Project Highlights



2 Responses to Konstantia’s SCA Life

  1. Susan G says:

    Hello Kostansia from Jehanne Bening.
    I am sorry I didn’t find your blog earlier. Your blog and your creations are decidedly impressive. Hope to see you at12th Night.


    • Rachel Ost says:

      Hi Mistress Jehanne! Thank you so much for your kind words. I regret to say that I’ll not be able to attend Twelfth Night (though I wish I could!) – but I hope to come by Lonely Tower again soon. 🙂


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