Ceara inghean mhic an Ghabhann

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Registered Name: []
Resides: Stargate
Status: Active
Joined SCA: April 1999
Order of Precedence
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Previously Known As: Kara Mac An Ghabhann
Nickname(s): Ceare Bear (She was Kingdom MOC, and it is what children could remember)

Additional Registered Heraldry:


  • Local Offices Held
    • Minister of Arts & Sciences, Barony of Stargate
    • Hospitaler, Barony of Stargate
    • Senschal, Barony of Stargate
    • Baroness, Barony of Stargate (December 2021 to Present)
  • Regional Offices Held
  • Kingdom Offices Held
    • Minister of Children December 2013 - June 2016

Persona History:

Irish, Approximately 14th Century (But can be seen in garb from a variety of countries and centuries)


  • Bardcraft
  • Composing
  • Performing
  • Interpreting Medieval Instrumentation with Modern Instruments
  • Singing
  • Encouraging newcomers in Bardic
  • Teaching Technical singing
  • Middle Eastern Music
  • Choral music & Madrigals
  • Middle Eastern Drumming
  • Period Cooking - starting to get excited in her explorations of Norse cooking!
  • Inkle Weaving
  • Herbalism & Apothecary
  • Scribal (Illumination)

Timeline of Activity:

First Event: APril 1999 - Dragonsfire Tor - Guardian of the Tor.
First Bardic Competition: Steppes Warlord 1999. (Story to follow...) First Camping Event: Steppes Warlord 1999. First Gulf War: 2002.

Prior Groups:

Grew up in the Shire of Loch Ruadh.

Populace Provided Information:

Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:

  • Department Head, Performing Arts, Gulf Wars 2019 & 2020
  • Has served as the Bardic Champion of:
    • Gate's Edge
    • Glaslyn
    • Steppes
    • Loch Soilleir
  • Feast Steward twice for Stargate, and enjoys providing support as Sous Chef
  • Helped coordinate weekends to help Bryn Gwlad run the Sherwood Faire in 2018 & 2019
  • Autocrat Co-Baronial for Stargate and a Shakespeare themed event for Stargate
  • As MOAS, ran summer revels for Stargate - a free, off calendar gathering that is a collegium style event.
  • Headed up the Texas Viking Festival, 2021

Non-Armigerous Awards and Recognitions:


House Mac An Ghabhann
Apprenticed to Elen verch Phelip
Prior protege to Alden Drake, but released temporarily as they serve as Baron & Baroness of Stargate
Son: Ulf Mac an Ghabhann (Named by Ivarr runemagi as Ulf Lionslayer)

Mundane Information:

(Facebook PRofessionallly, she is a senior accountant. She enjoys playing the guitar and piano and singing rock music.

Special Needs:

She has an auto immune disease which makes sitting, standing, or walking for duration difficult.

In Case of Court:

Name is pronounced "CARE-uh ee-gun MIK en GOW-an." Prior warning for awards can be given to Alden Drake or Elen verch Phelip if shenananigans or logistics are needed.
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