Well, she looks somewhat familiar, but I can't say for sure I know who she is. Perhaps if I knew her SCA name.... (and if sylke
is reading this, my SCA name is Kendrick Wayfarer, and I run the Merry Rose mailing list). Looking at her home page, however, she does know someone in the SCA I know too (although, not well), so your probability guess is correct. I'd probably also guess that she knows other people I know too, even though I haven't done anything but the mailing list in about the last 4-5 years. (I need to get back into rapier or archery sometime...)
So, anything interesting at Vis this year? :-)
Hmmm. Speaking of synchronicity, you may well know, or at least be aware of, turnberryknkn
or some of his
Oh? How so? The only think I can think of is that he mentioned the Adventist hospital in Tokyo on his web page, so I was wondering if he was Adventist too.
2003-10-22 03:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Small world
SCA name is Silence de Cherbourg, and we *must* know people in common. I was one of the notorious Buckston Brats, so Rick? Marnie? Ysolt? Wystan? Jim and Erica? Looks like the only SCAdian I mentioned on my webpage was Efenwealt, so that must be the person you know. I've kept myself subscribed to the Keep to stay on top of local baronial happenings, but the MR has way too much traffic for my tastes. ;)
What years did you play in Atlantia? I was very active from 1994 through 1998, but my activity tailed off dramatically when I went to graduate school at UNC (where I met callicrates
). I'm somewhat horrible with putting names and faces together, so although I know some of those names I couldn't point them out in a lineup. Most of the people I knew intimately were involved with a) rapier, b) archery, or c) heraldry (my wife jklgoduke
had some of her work linked from the main SCA heraldry page for a while). Oh, wait, if you're subscribed to the keep, then you probably at least know of Melys (who also, unfortunately, doesn't play much anymore). She's a very good friend of mine (Lisa, so Andy knows who we're talking about). We've fought rapier together many times and were in the same clan for a while (Clan Baldwin).
I keep meaning to go to an event sometime, but it's somewhat difficult now that we have a 2 year old and a full schedule on top of that.
You're correct about Efenwealt. And I'm sure I've met him some event, but where I recognized the name was from the MR.
I find it somewhat amusing that I actually unsubscribed to the Keep since I couldn't stay on top of it. I'm obviously still subscribed to the MR (side effect of helping start the thing) but don't read it as much as some other lists I'm subscribed to.
So, just out of curiosity, where do you play these days. Oh, and is your device actually registered? I tried looking it up in the online armorials but didn't have much luck. Perhaps I got it wrong? Am I correct in reading it "Vert, a bend sinister or between six fleur-de-lis"?
2003-10-22 05:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Small world
Huh, we did play about the same time, then. I played in Atlantia from 1995-ish (My first event was Boat Wars that year) until I left for college in the fall of 1997. Melys and I sang in the mini-madrigal group together for a bit that Jocetta/Joyce hosted briefly, so I know Melys only slightly better than you know Efenwealt. That long ago, she might've known me as Aurora instead, actually. I didn't go by Silence until January 1998. Rapier... Baron Alejandro, formerly Kheldar? He's a definite bud of mine. Gaston/Coty? I think he fenced once upon a time. Brotherhood of the Flaming Jackass ring a bell? (It was the name some folks took for their fencing team at a fencing event in Sacred Stone, maybe Emerald Joust, ended up being a very schtick-rich group.) Archery, not sure who does archery so much. Heraldry I didn't get into until a few months ago, so I'm not overly familiar with the heralds down there, but Gwenllian knows who I am, more from Herald's Point at Pennsic than when I lived in Buckston. Did you know Wookie/Wulfbrand Lurkr before he moved?
I play up in Æthelmearc nowadays, actually. My device passed Laurel in Feb. of this year, much to my glee. :) I'm not sure if your blazon is a viable alternative, but it's close. Vert, a bend sinister between six fleurs-de-lys Or. Since it's relatively recently registered, it's possible that the ordinaries haven't been updated. I can't get at the ordinaries at all this morning, so I can't check.
I do know Kheldar (or at least did at one point). BotFJ unfortuantely doesn't ring any bells sorry. And I do know who Wookie is, doesn't everyone? :-) You wouldn't happen to know Kyneburh Boithuile (oh my, I just noticed she's apparently Queen right now)? She's another very good friend of mine that was in the Triangle area for a while.
Congratulations on your device passing. (I really need to get mine into an LJ icon sometime...) Now that you mention the correct blazon, the rules of heraldry start to come back and remind me that you don't mention the color until you absolutely have to! (which explains why I put the "or" in the wrong place). It looks like your name
shows up as registered, but your device hasn't shown up yet. That's not too surprising. (For contrast, here's my name, device, and badge
Well, hey, anyway, it's very nice meeting you online. If you're ever back in the triangle area, it would be cool to meet in person (or if I ever make it back to Pennsic some year).
Oh, I forgot to mention where I played (which probably has bearing on who we know in common). From 1994 until the summer of 1998 I lived in the greater DC area so I did most of my SCA playing with the Barony of Storvik (I was their rapier marshall for a while and their first webminister, back before there was such a term). I did a fair amount of traveling throughout the kingdom in 1994 and 1995 but cut back a bit on it when I got married in the fall of 1995.
Oh, and can you help me out with something here. I've been wracking my brain trying to remember the name of a couple from Chapel Hill that had a madrigal group for a while but then moved to the Chicago (?) area at the end of 1998. She was a knight (Fern! that's who it was) and he was a Baron (now if I could just remember his name). They were very cool people and we were very sad to see them move just after we moved down to where they were.
2003-10-23 02:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Where in Atlantia
Oh! See, I was under the impression that you'd played with Windmaster's regularly, which was where we were getting all confused. I didn't realize you were up in Storvik when you were playing. In that case I'm not at all surprised you don't know of the Flaming Jackass folks. Kyneburh sounds familiar, but probably just because I've heard of her as Queen.
Aaaand, just to be herald-geeky, here's
the Laurel letter my device went through on. AEthelmearc has the best herald's page (http://www.aeheralds.org/
) I've seen -- they link every submission to the letters it's mentioned on.
You're thinking of Sir Fern and Master Robyyan, Laurel in dance. They rock my world. :)
Well, I only ever had one dragon, but I do still play SCA pretty actively up here. :)
You don't have any connections to Juneau, Alaska, do you? (Wait, why am I bothering asking here? I'll see you in person this morning. ;) )
Juneau? No connections that I know of, although it's early yet. (And yes, it's silly to post this when you're sitting fifteen feet away, but conferences are sort of surreal to begin with.)