Hu Zhen

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Information
Registered Name: Hu Zhen
Resides: Oak Spring
Status: Active
Joined SCA: Late 2019
Order of Precedence
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Heraldry
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Hu Zhen

Previously Known As:
Nickname(s): Hu, Zhen, "hey you"
Pronouns: She/her

Additional Registered Heraldry:


Offices:

  • Local Offices Held
    • Deputy Herald - Barony of Namron, 2021 - Current
  • Regional Offices Held
  • Kingdom Offices Held

Persona History:


Interests:

  • Tang Dynasty China
  • Lacquerworking
  • Kingfisher feather jewelry except without the Kingfisher part because that's illegal now
  • Helping my group and the SCA grow
  • Attempting to find things I can do that won't result in me failing horribly.
  • Heavy Combat! I wanna learn to use a Partizan >:)


Timeline of Activity:

Fall 2019: Began going to Namron populace meetings and some rapier practices, considered a good move by me and several friends.

Spring 2020: Started participating more, went to lots of (online) events, won Namron's teen Iron Artisan competition by being the only person to enter.

June 2021: Attended first in person event - Myrgenfeld Collegium. It was a nice, slow event, to my memory. It was good meeting some friends. Note to self: frozen grapes are amazing, BUT only bring as many as you'll eat. Do not freeze the entire huge bag of grapes.

Fall 2021: Attended more populace meetings with the Barony of Namron.

December 11th, 2021: Attended the first Vindheim Coronet Tourney, hosted by the Province of Mooneschadowe. It was SO GREAT getting to see everyone! Over 500 people, it was so big! We had Royals and Baronage from out of Kingdom (the King (maybe Prince, then?) of Gleann Abhann, the Baron and Baroness of Vatavia, in Calontir, and a Queen, who I *think* was from the Outlands). Áshildr hosted an impromptu bardic circle, near the end, and we sang for a little while. Several of my friends got their AoAs, which was AWESOME to see.

December 18th, 2021: Attended the Primere Princess' Rapier Tourney, hosted by... either Wiesenfeuer or Mooneschadowe. Had a good time, Her Excellency Zubeydah made some tasty soup to share with people. I brought more food this time. The cookies were good.

February 26th 2022: Went to Provincial Games, hosted by Mooneschadowe! I was a chess piece in the human chess game (fought and died well. My team won!). Got to speak to Mistress Margherita, before she was inducted into the Order of the Pelican. Was a very long drive home, but I had a lovely time.

April 9th, 2022: Oh boy... I thought Mooneschadowe was a long drive. I was very, very wrong. I went with my boyfriend and another friend. Turns out Bjornsborg is a grand total of over 7 HOURS AWAY FROM NAMRON! My back was spasming by the time we got to San Antonio. We dropped my friend Malkyn Hawke off at their crash space, and trundled on to our own. Lord Robin is a wonderful host, by the way. Seriously, he's great. Highly reccomend him as a friend; he's a hoot and a half.

We got to see Her Excellency Caterina be announced for the Order of the Pelican! In my opinion, such an honor is VERY well deserved. It was good fighting. Shame a couple people went down on the field (I don't remember who or why), though I think both ended up alright, in the end. As always, my dear friend Áshildr inn Hárfagri did a STELLAR job at heralding. At one point she did a whole song and dance! I carried a banner in Her Excellency Caterinas' procession into Crown Tourney, which was quite nice. Mistress Dominique played her drum, and another good gentle did some belly dance as we processed in! Very fitting.

I attempted to teach (did more learning than teaching, lol) a dance class at the evening revel. We had a few newcomers dance with us! There's a lot more Bransles than I was aware of.

The whole thing was a lovely time. Thank you all so much for making it so enjoyable.

Prior Groups:


Populace Provided Information:

Zubeydah

Rarely have I seen someone immerse themselves into our Society with the excitement and passion of Hu Zhen. When she learned about the wiki, she immediately reached out to me to find out how she could help. I told her that I had a number of "really big, really boring" projects. Her response was that such a thing was perfect for her. Since that time, she has completed several (really big, really boring, REALLY important) tasks for the Wiki, such as bringing all of the pages to a more cohesive format, fixing OP links, and searching out grammatical and spelling errors. I deeply appreciate her help and her contributions.

Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:


Non-Armigerous Awards and Recognitions:

  • Baronova Uliana sent me a necklace that Baroness Kyna Terricsdottir said should go to a deserving newcomer, and I think I'll be happy about that forever!


  • I've gotten Largesse from a few friends, and I treasure each piece.


Affiliations:


Mundane Information:

I'm a full time college student with a job. Biology major. My schedule is, despite being extremely regular, also somehow extremely unpredictable. If you need me to be somewhere or do something for an event or whatever, you need to tell me WAY in advance.

That said... if you'd like digital art made of your heraldry or achievement, toss me an email at helena.a.hedges@gmail.com. Sketches, previous examples, or some such thing are much preferred as an example of the device, as my blazonspeak is rudimentary at best. This is free of charge, I do it for fun. For devices, the usual turn around time is about 2-3 days, since I have homework and a job to do. Achievements will take considerably longer due to the complexity of many of them.

Special Needs:


In Case of Court:

PLEASE tell me in advance that I'll need to be in court for something, and please mention that it isn't anything bad (unless I actually did something bad), or else I will irrationally stress out about it. Joking about it being something bad in a serious tone of voice is highly likely to send me into a negative spiral of worry and fear, so... seriously, don't do it.