Gen of all Trades...

Master of none...

Gen in the SCA

Gen at Pennsic 34From the SCA page: "The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international organization dedicated to researching and recreating pre-17th-century European history." Does that explain anything? No? Let's try again, shall we. The SCA is a non-profit organization in which it's members recreate the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The SCA can be compared to two other groups; Civil War re-enactment only earlier, or Renaissance Faires where everyone participates and no one is a spectator. Some of the foci of the SCA include researching the arts and sciences and activities of pre- 17th century Europe, the martial activities of that period, and in general courtesy, chivalry and kindness to all.

Genevieve d'Aquitaine, Baroness of the Court of Atlantia, Mistress of the Order of the Pelican

This is who I am in the SCA. If this means nothing to you I suggest that you check out the SCA Corporate home page, or Atlantia's Home Page. This means that due to my service to the Crown during Cuan III and Bera I's reign they gave me the title of Baroness of the Court, with a Grant of Arms. You can see my full SCA Resume from a link on the left. I became Mistress Thjora Arnketilsdóttir's first apprentice at the Tourney of Ymir, Feb 1999, and a member of House De La Flamme. I served as head lady in waiting for the reign of Galmr III and Aryanna I. The Order of the Pelican (the highest award for service) welcomed me to their fold on October 12th, 2002. While I have officially returned my belt to Thjora, we continue on as friends and teachers alike. I am currently the Kingdom Chamberlain, or keeper of the royal stuff.

My lord is Baron Alan Gravesend (normally Alan Smith), who is also a member of the auspicious Order of the Pelican. He has awards enough to fill up a page, so I won't list them here. He participates in armoured and rapier combat in the SCA, as well as just stepping down as Atlantia's Earl Marshal. He sticks mostly with an Elizabethan gentleman persona, which he likes to apply his vast knowledge of English military history to. He does a minimum amount of woodworking in order to keep our pavilion comfortably furnished.

When I am not working I enjoy sewing the costumes for my SCA activities. I've also done some tablet weaving, fingerloop braiding, and one class on glassblowing. I do enjoy dabbling in a bit of everything though. Almost everything is a work in-progress.


Retainer 101 Handout (2/05) from my Winter University class
Raising of a Peer : from the Vigil, Hospitality to set-up- Outline mostly

Just to show I'm not too serious, I've been caught on film being silly wtih friends
Gen and the Angel of Death Gen with Bera
Gen with the Angel of Death at Pennsic, and with Bera at a Tourney of Ymir

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