John Drake

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Information
Registered Name: John Drake
Resides: Bryn Gwlad
Status: Active
Joined SCA: Late summer/early fall of 2007
Order of Precedence
John Drake
Heraldry
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Per pale gules and sable, three crampets Or.

Master John Drake, WSA (99), MOD

Nickname(s):
Previously Known As:
Pronouns: He/Him

Other Registered Heraldry

The following badge associated with this name was registered in February of 2016 (via

Ansteorra): (Fieldless) A crampet Or.

Offices:

  • Local Offices Held
    • Rapier Marshal, Barony of Bryn Gwlad: 2015 - 2017
  • Regional Offices held
  • Kingdom Offices Held


Persona History:

English, 1500s

Interests:

  • Rapier Combat - both tournament and melee
  • Cut & Thrust Combat - both tournament and melee
  • Armored Combat- both tournament and melee
  • Teaching rapier - including via videos posted to my YouTube channel
  • Interkingdom Anthropology
  • Service


Timeline of Activity:

I picked up a sword for the first time at my first event. It was what I had come out to do. The first Queen's Hope I fought in, was Ebigardis II, then Elizabeth, and then I fought in Elizabeta I's, and was successful.

The first adult Queen's tournament I fought in, I got to the top 6, and then dropped out. That was 2009, when I was 16.

In 2011, at Gulf Wars, right before the field battle, I became a cadet to Don Dore and Don Ceallach mac Domhnaill.
Winning the Ansteorran tournament at Pennsic 2017 was a really big deal to me. I don't think an Ansteorran had won it since the 90s, so it had a lot of meaning.

Prior Groups


Memorial Tournament Scroll

Populace Provided Information:


Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:

  • Autocrat, 2015 Bryn Gwlad Academy of Defense / Guardian of the Gauntlet
  • Winning the Ansteorran Tournament at Pennsic, 2017
  • Rapier General, Gulf Wars 2018 & 2019


Non-Armigerous Awards and Recognitions

  • Cross Fleury of Bryn Gwylad (Combat award)


Affiliations:

Current Cadet: Millicent Rowan - moved Out of Kingdom to the East (shared with Miguel Vaello de Villa Joiosa)
Current Cadet: Leandra Forte
Prior Cadet: Miles Ridley (shared with Miguel Vaello de Villa Joiosa)

(Sharing cadets is something of a family tradition. I was a shared cadet with two Dons, and now I do the same. Most of the time.)

Head of the Fire Drakes War Company - a group of twenty-ish rapier fighters who specialize in rapier melee combat.

John Drake With Roses at 40th Year.jpg

Mundane Information:

YouTube Channel

In Case of Court


Special Needs