So, in this, the days of the panda's panini pandemonium, life in the SCA has continued. We have a new set of royals in Calontir, but because this is indeed the panda's panini pandemonium and also January, my partner and I decided that we could not really afford to travel to coronations. Now, if you … Continue reading Illuminated Fealty Oath
This originated as part of building a basic persona guide, written for the Midrealm Pursuivant's Handbook (located here). Within that guide, I discussed the basic history of the Eastern Empire, as well as basic points of clothing, weaponry, literary references, political groups, religious information, as well as people within the Empire of note. This guide … Continue reading Breaking Byzantine: building a Byzantine persona for the SCA
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) with your arms. When you work on your own ideas, sketch out your own arms … Continue reading Pomp and Splendor: what to do with your heraldic device once registered
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 find a way of marking things that were mine or even blinging out things further … Continue reading Byzantine Monograms: a heraldic practice
I've been quiet lately. Sorry about that (lots of projects on my plate, lots of items still needing to be done). At any rate, I've been quiet as I've been working on my Queen's Prize project. I've been intrigued by this little bone icon found in Israel since its discovery in 2011, and even more … Continue reading Byzantine Bone Box Icon and Queen’s Prize
This morning, as I was getting ready to go to an event, I had an epiphany on headgear. To be fair, I had been stressing over proper headgear and if all else failed, I was just going to stick a couple veils on my head and just be done with it. Until, well, I put … Continue reading Headgear!
. . . for Birka! Which, of course, gives me fodder for persona development. For those who don't know, Birka is the East Kingdom's biggest shopping event. And after having been invited for several years, I found myself having a spare bit of change and was able to go. But back to the persona fodder. … Continue reading Preparing for visiting the East Kingdom . . .
It's been a busy few months for me as I prepared to take the mantle as Principal Herald of Calontir. Garb to make, contracts to write, calligraph, and illuminate, ceremonies to write, and then bits to learn and create and find out about. Photo by Marie le Faivre/Kate Gill So, garb. I was gifted some … Continue reading And that’s official . . .