King Andreas Eisfalke
von Ulm has been a member of Society since the mid 80's. With an interest
in fighting he attended his first fighter practice and was hooked.
Hailing from the
Barony of Carillion, while not attending to Royal duties, he practices
his skills and teaches both young and old about fighting, courtesy, chivalry
is the household known as Bloodgaurd or Haus Blütwache as it is pronounced
in German. In 1989, Sir Andreas formed House Bloodgaurd, which originally
started out as an 11th century Norman fighting household. During the next
2 years the household grew into a very large and well known fighting unit
drawing members from all over the kingdom as well as the known world.
Today, House Bloodgaurd
is a 15th century Teutonic German household which strives to recreate
a faction of the Medieval German military order known as the Teutonic
Order. Their fierce determination, undying loyalty to kingdom and untiring
fight for the cause of righteousness makes House Bloodgaurd a prized commodity
on the field of battle. Sir Andreas currently holds the position of Hochmeister,
which means Grand Master of the Order. The Hochmeister is the highest
ranking officer in the Order.
Sinoe is the founder and proprietor of Ice Falcon's Armory and is a Marine
Chief Warrant Officer, serving as the Executive Officer of a Motor Transport
Queen Isabella of York:
Her Majesty joined
the SCA in the summer of 1985. While being part of the Renaissance Faire
circuit. Starting at the California Pleasure Faire she saw and immediately
jumped on the opportunity of getting in contact with folks of the similar
interests who took this form of recreation as seriously as she could want.
Her membership as has not lapsed since.
event was somewhat prophetic. At the Coronation of Siegfried and Wanda
our Queen showed up in full Elizabethan garb and totally in persona. She
called herself La Contessa Isabella of York. Not being schooled yet in
the SCA-dian ways, this caused quite a stir. When asked when she had been
queen, her reply was "I have always been La Contessa!" The local
residents set her straight and explained to her that her garb to them
looked too good to be a "newbie" (a term which Her Majesty hates)
and that her persona was too believable. The rest they say is history.
has many interests and never tires of discovering new things. She considers
herself a normal SCA-dian who believes in serving the greater good. "If
not the Crown, then the people". She believes in the well-roundness
of the person. The whole person. "More importantly, by studying the
mind set, mores, culture, religion, politics, etc. of the period, my persona
comes to life and is more real."
Isabella is the
founder of the Gilded Pearl, a guild dedicated to the study of the Renaissance,
c. 1450 to 1650 throughout the known world. She enjoys brewing, researching,
creating and designing costumes, primarily in her period of study throughout
the known world, including Africa and the East. Recently she has become
interested in the Middle Eastern dance and has been working on a new persona.
(Watch out folks!)
In Her 15+ years
in society, Isabella has achieved many honors and awards. Her titles and
awards include: Countess, Lady of the Rose, Court Baroness, Companion
of the Order of the Laurel, Companion of the Orders of the Maunche and
Silver Crescent, Kings Order of Excellence (persona), Receiver of the
Queens Cypher, Seamstress to 18-plus reigns, and "Fifth Force
I am just a Rennie who made good!"
West Crowe has a degree in Legal Practices and work as a Legal Assistant
for a major law firm for the past 20 years. She considers herslf a professional
student who is currently majoring in Philosophy and Anthropology at Hunter College
and takes other assorted courses as her interest and time allow. She also works
semi-professionally as a costume designer for the New York Renaissance
Faire, as well as other clients as far as Argentina. Amoung other schools
she has attended, she has studied at Tufts Museum of Fine Arts School as well
as Massachusetts College of Art and in her early days has worked as a illustrator
and portrait artist. Some of her costumes creations were recently featured in the
window display of Greenburg and Hammer in New York City.
Among her other
accomplishments Tonessa worked as a professional actress and singer, having
studied at Herbert Berghoff Studio with Eizabeth Dillon, Uta Hagen as
well as at the Actors Institute under the tutelage of Dan Fauci
and Joseph Scalzo, among others. Most recently she created a three-woman,
Elizabethan impromptu troupe which has performed at State University of
New York Stony Brook, entitled, An Evening in the Drawing Room of Isabella