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- 1 His Excellency, Thane Andrew Turnbull, CSS
- 2 Offices:
- 3 Persona History:
- 4 Interests:
- 5 Timeline of Activity:
- 6 Populace Provided Information:
- 7 Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:
- 8 Affiliations:
- 9 Mundane Information:
His Excellency, Thane Andrew Turnbull, CSS
Previously Known as:
- Local Offices Held
- Prior Baron of Namron, 05/03/2014 - 09/21/2019
- Chivaric Combat, primarily melee
- Woodworking, mostly furniture
- Bardic, with a focus on singing
Timeline of Activity:
Populace Provided Information:
HE Andrew Turnbull is known as a former baron of Namron and a Chivalric fighter. But - have you heard him sing? It was at his home around a bond fire one night during a social gather that I heard him for the first time. He filked "The High King’s Fields of Glory" and made it about our own beloved Ansteorra. I remember being in awe of his voice and filled with pride as he sang about our kingdom. Whenever he sits around a bardic circle, there is a request for his song.
I was first introduced to Andrew in something of a sideways manner just after he married [[Kyna Terricsdottir], whom I had known since my first month in the society, years before. But I think my real moment of truly meeting this man came at Gulf Wars about a year later. It was late...really late, and both of us were categorically dead on our feet. I had taken a rest in an empty chair to give my knees a break, had Andrew has sat down, looking no less worn out, on the other side of the small pavilion. He said “I’m just going to sit down for a moment, but I so need to get some sleep in the next five minutes.” We just started talking at that point, casual, exhausted conversation shared between two people who were not only willing, but glad to run themselves completely ragged for the hobby they love. Something like an hour and a half later, we both finally decided that we did, in fact, have to stop talking and actually get some sleep, but we also both apologized for having to cut the conversation off as well. I don’t think there is any one thing about him that sets him apart, but rather just the overall fact that he is such an earnest, hard working, well read, and kind hearted person, a true joy of a person to know and call a friend.
About 5 years ago, as something of a side project, I started writing title cards for people along the theme of “If I were to introduce you in a book, this is how I would do it”. This is what I wrote for Andrew:
“There was a silent resoluteness to Andrew, a man rigidly confident in his place in the world, but none the less glad for it at the same time. Like a bolder in the evening surf, his presence was an afterthought, a piece of the scenery, until you ran headlong into him, and learned that his calm demeanor was surpassed only by his silent strength. For some, his strength was the promise of a painful defeat after an ill advised challenge, but for others the regal confidence he carried with him was reinforcement rivaling any army. A man of quiet power, and man a quiet joy.”
Trivia: Andrew Turnbull, and his wife, Kyna Terricsdottir both appear as themselves in the SCA-centered mystery novel “In the Shadow of Honor” by Cisco Cividanes.
Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:
- Champion to Sultan Vladislav I
Non-Armigerous Awards and Recognitions Not in OP
- Torsade of Namron
- Ascia Rosa of Namron