About Me

Name(s):
Master Bran Mac Fynin

Tiarna Brann mac Finnchad
Biørn Farþegnson (possible persona change and unused as of yet)
Beorn se Bacaire


Background (needs updating):
I have been playing since August of 2007, in the Barony of Selviergard (West Kingdom).  My persona was originally a (nominally) Saxon baker, is currently an 8th Century Irishman (who really likes wearing other clothing as well), and may change to that of an 9th Century Norse craftsman residing in Adleigjuborg (Staraya-Ladoga, Russia).

I am Proteged and Cadeted to Mistress/Donna Etain O'Rowarke, and was Apprenticed to Mistress Rolynnda of Azure Stone until my elevation.  My first master (Arts) was Master Ardrude Penwaer.  In the West Kingdom Royal Guild of Defence, I am a Journeyman studying Camillo Agrippa.   


Classes and Events (yes, I know it's skimpy):
Autocrat: Baronial Collegium, 2013
Autocrat: Selviergard Yule Ball, Dec. 2015
Patterning the Heynes Mittens, Bi-Baronial Collegium 2014; Collegium of St. Boniface 2015
Drafting from Extant Garments.  Bi-Baronial Collegium, 2015; Collegium of St. Boniface 2015
Period Buttonholes for All: Selviergard Yule, 2016; Principality Collegium, 2017
Thread Wrapped and Cloth Buttons: Principality Collegium, 2017
Basic Late Period Gloves: Principality Collegium, 2017
(Impromptu, as I was being measured) Numberless doublet drafting: Principality Collegium, 2017
Overview of Agrippa's Fencing: a couple of events.


Offices (to the best of my memory--which is honestly, not very good):
Constable (Baronial): 2008-2010 (or '11...it's a bit fuzzy).
Arts and Sciences (Baronial): 2011-2013
Rapier Marshal (Baronial): 2012-at large
Deputy Arts and Science (Principality): 2012-2013
Arts and Sciences (Principality): 2013-2015


Awards (In apparently no particular order):
  Order of the Laurel                  Aug 26, AS LII (2017)                 Miles and Ariela (West)

Rose LeafJul 22, AS XLVII (2012)Hauoc and Mina (West)
Leaf of MeritJan 19, AS XLVII (2013)Obadiah and Ascelin (West)
Ash LeafApr 26, AS XLVIII (2014)Thorfinn and Violante (West)
Award of ArmsSep 20, AS XLIII (2008)Karl and Élise (Oertha)
Queen's CypherMay 5, AS XLVII (2012)Kára (West)
Defender of the WestMar 31, AS XLVI (2012)Uther and Kára (West)
Snowy OwlAug 14, AS XLIV (2009)Fathir and Étaín (Oertha)
Diamond WillowApr 16, AS XLV (2011)Kennric and Dagmar (Oertha)
GloveJan 20, AS XLVII (2013)Rurik and Trava (Oertha)
Princess' RibandAug 16, AS XLIV (2009)Étaín (Oertha)
Princess' RibandJul 21, AS XLVIII (2013)Katerina (Oertha)
Silver UluAug 20, AS XLVI (2011)Rurik and Trava (Oertha)
Claymore, Gules (Service)Aug 14, AS XLV (2010)Fathir and Étaín (Selviergard)
Claymore, Or (Arts)
Pied d'Argent
May 25, AS XLVIII (2013)
Aug 27, AS LII (2017)
Fathir and Étaín (Selviergard)
Heinrich and Annora (West)
-- Honors --
Queen's GuardJan 22, AS XLVI (2012)Kára (West)
Queen's ArtisansJan 22, AS XLVI (2012)Kára (West)
Queen's ArtisansJan 19, AS XLVII (2013)Ascelin (West)
Queen's Artisans
Queen's Artisans
Jan 19, AS XLVIII (2014)
Aug 23, AS L (2015)
Violante (West)
Ariela (West)
Princess' Escort (Oertha)Jan 18, AS XLIII (2009)Étaín (Oertha)
Princess' Escort (Oertha) - CaptainJan 17, AS XLIV (2010)Rolynnda (Oertha)
Princess' Escort (Oertha)Jul 17, AS XLVI (2011)Trava (Oertha)
Princess' Escort (Oertha)Jul 22, AS XLVII (2012)Trava (Oertha)
Princess' Escort (Oertha) - CaptainJan 20, AS XLVII (2013)Katerina (Oertha)
Princess' Escort (Oertha)Jan 19, AS XLVIII (2014)Dagmar (Oertha)
Princess' Artisans
Princess' Rapier Champion (Oertha)
Baronial Champion 
(Selviergard)
Baronial Champion
(Rapier)
Baronial Champion 
(Archery)
Baronial Champion
(Rapier)
Aug 31, AS XLVIII (2013)
August 9, AS XLVIII

August, AS XLVI (2011)

August, AS XLVIII (2013)

October, AS L (2015)

AugustL AS LII (2017)
Lilla (Oertha)
Isabella (Oertha)

Etain (Selviergard)

Etain (Selviergard)

Halfdan (Selviergard)

Halfdan (Selviergard)





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