SCA - Personal Info
My SCA Participation:
I have been involved in the
SCA for something
around 9 years now - yikes! At first I would just attend an event or two a
year, but eventually I became more deeply involved by becoming the Chatelaine
for my local
branch. That means I was the person that helps
welcome and share information with new people. Recently I have moved out
of that branch, but some of the things I like most about the SCA include that it
is a worldwide organization, and that it feels a lot like one big family.
So, now that I am in a new area I need to get involved with my local group, as
soon as school calms down enough that I can make the time. In my former group I
have attended some of the feasts and tournaments, as many of the scribal arts
workshops as possible, and I have also been involved in a Madrigals group as
well as target archery with the SCA. I have promised the folks in WA that I will be back to visit
at least twice a year, and I fully expect one of those events each year to be an
SCA weekend camping event such as Lionheart's Tournament, which is a nice size
and is attended by a great many people I know. See my
general SCA page for more details on other events I have enjoyed and links
to SCA information.
Who I am in the SCA:
A few years ago I started putting together a persona - of a mid-15th century French lady. My name passed with the College of Heralds, so I am now known in the SCA realm as Marie-Elisabeth de Bretagne, or Marie-Elise for short. I was also able to register my personal device and badge. The device is an image associated with me personally - if displayed on a banner it lets people know I'm there (or at least that I'm camping there.) The badge is also an image associated with me, but whereas the device is what I would display on a banner or scroll, the badge is more like a name tag, that allows me to identify objects that belong to me.
As a student of French culture I am very fond of the design element known as the Fleur de Lys. So, my device has 4 fleurs-de-lys, and my badge contains a cross fleury: a cross with fleur-de-lys tips. That's how I came up with my domain name, fleur for fleur-de-lys, and essence because my other domains for tutoring, training, and crafts sales are math essence, essence of learning, and rose essence respectively. Then I realized I enjoy the pun of fleur essence [as opposed to fluorescence,] thus a new domain name was born.
See my general SCA page for more information about the SCA.