Kestrel of Ravensholdt

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Kestrel of Ravenshold Portrait.jpg
Registered Name: (Name Not Yet Registered)
Resides: Mooneschadowe
Status: Active
Joined SCA: 1987
Order of Precedence
Kestrel of Ravensholdt
Kestrel of Ravenshold Device.png
Azure, within an orle, a teapot argent in its hospitality.

Lady Kestrel of Ravensholdt

Previously Known As: Nikki
Nickname(s): Kes
Pronouns: She/Her

Additional Registered Heraldry:


  • Local Offices Held
    • Waterbearer in Charge, Shire of Somethingorother
    • Deputy Chronicler in charge of Labelling, Stronghold of Tarbean
    • Drop-Dead Deputy Webminister, Barony of Ygg Sgoth
  • Regional Offices Held
    • Patron Saint of Chocolate
  • Kingdom Offices Held
    • Chief-Pesterer of People for Stuff

Persona History:

Kestrel was born on the outskirts of the small hamlet of Ravensholdt. Her father was the mayor and her mother, the daughter of the local Justice of the Peace - it was quite a scandal. She married into minor nobility, being somewhat comely as a girl, but fortunately the old fellow died in his sleep (No, really!) after only 5 years of marriage. While traveling with companions, she was seized and carried off by a strangely well dressed Ostrogoth, who spoils her rotten and allows her an education and far too many cats.


  • Heraldry: Not the speaking in front of people kind, but the bookish, making-pretty-pictures kind.
  • Waterbearing
  • Cats in Period: Why did the monks have such a low opinion of all things feline?
  • Wheedling a second portion of dessert from the hapless feast servers.

Timeline of Activity:

  • Started playing in the Barony of Caerthe in the Outlands, back when she was in high school.
  • Moved to the Barony of Califa, but everyone there was much much too extra so she didn't play.
  • Moved to Ansteorra in 2001.

Prior Groups:

(None that would admit to it.)

Populace Provided Information:

Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:

  • Waterbearer in charge of over a dozen events.
  • Completely redesigned the local group website to include portraits and registered arms.
  • Singlehandedly fattened up the populace of the Northern Region.
  • Served as Entourage for Vlad & Maggie
  • Has successfully avoided autocratting a local event, despite Many Meaningful Looks Her Way during planning meetings.

Non-Armigerous Awards and Recognitions:

  • Bearer of the Queen's Cipher of the Outlands. (We <3 Slaine!)


  • Member, Valkyries

Mundane Information:

Followed my older sister into the SCA like a puppy, much to her chagrin. But there were pretty clothes and adventures and derring-do, and it seemed like a great idea at the time. Now, my poor husband patiently pays all the bills for my latest crafting endeavor like the hero he is. Bossed around by many cats, surrounded by books at all times, and somewhat set in her ways.

Special Needs:

I am allergic to racists and marmosets.

In Case of Court:

Ack! Being in front of groups of people is nerve wracking.