Jonathan DeLaufyson

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Registered Name: Jonathan DeLaufyson Macebearer
Resides: Northkeep
Status: Fallen Star
Joined SCA: Prior to 1977
Order of Precedence
Jonathan DeLaufyson Macebearer
Chivalry page
Azure, a saltire sable rayonny argent, overall a mace inverted argent, as an augmentation on an inescutcheon in honor point Or, a mullet of five greater and five lesser points between in pale a crown of three points sable and issuant from base a demi-sun gules.

His Grace, Sir Jonathan DeLaufyson Macebearer, KSCA, OP

Previously Known As:

Additional Registered Heraldry:


Mantling 1: sable
Mantling 2: Or
Helm: Gold heraldic helm circa 1200, faces Dexter
Crest: grey wolf's head proper
Coronet: ducal with strawberry leaves
Supporter, Dexter: cat argent
Supporter, Sinister: rat sable
Motto: Bon chat bon rat (Translation: A good cat deserves a good rat (French))
Date: 1/27/1989

Household Heraldry:
  • House Drakemore: This household name was registered to Jonathan DeLaufyson Macebearer in November of 1980 (via Ansteorra).


  • Local Offices Held
  • Regional Offices Held

Persona History:


Timeline of Activity:

04/1978: Order of the Chivalry.
07/1979: Crowned 1st King of Ansteorra
??/??/1979: Won Steppes Warlord
??/??/1980: Won Elfsea Defender
1980: Master of Arms
09/1982: Kingdom Bard of Ansteorra
09/1984: Crowned 11th King of Ansteorra
05/1985: Received an Augmentation of Arms


From: <>
Date: Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 4:28 PM
Subject: Invitation to Duke Jonathan party

Greetings one and all.

Thirty years ago a young Squire went to the Atenveldt Crown Tourney in Steppes. Many of his friends from the North came down to see him They believed that he would get his Knighthood that day. They planned to do everything they could to help him.

House Silverthorn under Lady Melsandes with the help of Lord Finn Kelly and Lord Aleric and Lord Frea and Lord Ivar arranged for dancing during the Belted Circle and through out the day showed this young squire off.

In those days you did qualifying matches on Saturday and the Crown Tourney was fought Saturday. The Young Squire had been named Vicar of the Steppes and he didn't think he would fight in Crown given his new duties.

A very young Lord Ivar the Vulgar (now known as Master Ivar Battle Skalds) came to the young Squire and started getting him ready. The Young Squire realized that all his friends had come down to see him fight so he decided to give them a show.

And he gave them a great show. In the Semi finals he took out the favorite, Sir Theo of Mightenwood. The Crown Koris of Natterhelm called a Belted Circle on the Field and the Knights of Atenveldt made the Young Squire a knight, Sir Jonathan de Laufyson. Six months later he went on to be King of Atenveldt.

Now 3o years later a Crown Tourney is being held in Elfsea which was part of the Steppes back then and in honor of 3o years as a member of the Chivalry Duke Jonathan will be having a party on Saturday night to celebrate. He hopes everyone will come and he especially hopes that young squires and students will come and show their knightly skills.

Gifts will be given and toasts made.

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Miguel Sebastian de Oporto

Duke Jonathan was my mentor, master, and friend. My chivalric fighter training was bit of a collective effort on the part of many in the area though Duke Jon and Duke Inman were my primary teachers, but it was Jon and Willow who focused my education in nobility, courtesy, and spectacle. They were really the driving force in my and Conal’s understanding of heraldry and the gentler pursuits. Both Jon and Willow taught us many things that made our reigns easier for us, and hopefully, more fun for most of the populace.

Jon was a quiet man, but a thoughtful one. He was the greatest chess player that I ever had the honor to play in the SCA. His fighting was similar to his chess playing. He was always several moves ahead of most fighters.

You can see how great he was in, and for, Ansteorra. He is one of our greatest heroes. Although he did not carry the title of "Lion", he was a Lion, in his words, his deeds, and his love for this kingdom. He just wouldn’t accept the accolade. He would have been our first, but he turned us down flat. Why he chose not to be a Lion is a mystery to me, because he is what I think of when I think of the accolade. He is not alone in the greats, but he is one of them in my memories.

He used to tell me that a great fighter gets stronger through every round of the tourney. This year has been tough for many and we keep losing our best, but let’s follow Duke Jon’s advice and get stronger for our next round.

Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:

Created the Lions of Ansteorra.

Non-Armigerous Awards and Recognitions:


  • Married to Willow de Wisp
  • Originally Squired to Duke Koris Natterhelm.
  • House Drakemore

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