Kelandra Carmichael

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Ian Dun Gillan & Kelandra Carmichael, photo by Diarmait ua Dhuinn
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Registered Name: [ ]
Resides: Northkeep
Status: Active
Joined SCA: Prior to 1996
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Kelandra Carmichael
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Her Excellency, Baroness Kelandra Carmichael


Offices:

  • Local Offices Held
    • Former Chronicler of Northkeep
    • Baroness of Northkeep, June 3, 2006 to October 31, 2009
  • Regional Offices Held
    • Former Northern Regional Hospitaller

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Interests:

  • Iconography
  • Rapier Combat
  • Cooking


Timeline of Activity: My Favorite SCA Memories

(Reposted with permission from this Northkeep Email list post.)

My first event--Sitting through my first court and having to ask the person who brought me what everyone was yelling after someone had received an award. Then after the event learning to sew (oh what an experience that was!) a cloak and some dresses so I would have something to wear. (I also remember vaguely swearing that I would never ever wear pants in the SCA...that has sure changed:)

My second event--Was Castellan--ten years ago--this was the event where I met some guy wearing a fluorescent baseball cap with these really beautiful eyes. We spent the night walking around and talking and stopping at campfires to hear people sing. Then later that same night looking across the fire at him and smiling and then looking away shyly. (Because I was shy back then, and still am for the most part). We walked more and we talked more and a year later I married him and still get love sick remembering that night.

My third event--Kendra Kenmare convinced me that no I wasn't shy and that yes I could serve...I was so scared of spilling or dropping anything. But she made me feel at home. It would be an honor to be compared with a lady such as she.

My fourth event--Pensic--Driving down the freeway in Pennsylvania and seeing the hills dotted with pavilions and banners of all colors and feeling the rush of excitement We are HERE! The sound those three thousand fighters made as the met as one on the field...unforgettable.

Other events and memories--receiving my AoA. It was the night of our Baronial investiture...I had just received a Sable Comet (yes, the Night of the Comets) along with many other people in the group. Ian was standing behind the baronial thrones and couldn't get around to escort me when my name was called...I walked up alone...as I neared the thrones, newly made Hersir...Thorgrim stood up...came out to greet me, took my arm, and escorted me the rest of the way. Then Sigen stood up and told the crowd about work that I had done. I was so honored...it was...magical.

When Faolan and I were assigned the task of getting quests from all of the baronesses at Wastelands (last year?) so that our rapier team would get the quest points. And then being recognized by Kat and Dwen and all the other baronesses there for being cunning and conniving. (This is also the night Faolan and I discovered were we really true friends--we were singing at the tops of our lungs in the car at 2 o'clock in the morning on Friday night as we drove to Roman Nose...it was not pretty..and neither one of us cared or stopped singing)

Seeing Artorious receiving his Pelican, Timothy and Malcolm receiving their White scarves, Beorthlic receiving his Laurel, Rowan receiving her Sable Crane, Navar winning Octavia's Queen's Champions tourney, and later that year being made a Court Baron.

Thanks Therese (one of the woman in the SCA that I look up to the most and try to be like--she is always a lady) for lending me clothes and letting me tag along with you ten years ago to that cold Wolf Star event where I found a new home and a new family.

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