Lillias MacGuffin

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Registered Name: [ Lillias MacGuffin]
Resides: Mooneschadowe
Status: Active
Joined SCA: 1998
Order of Precedence
Lillias MacGuffin
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Honorable Lady Lillias MacGuffin

  • Prior Name: Lilas MacGuffin (old spelling)


  • Local Offices Held
    • Herald of Mooneschadowe (Jan 2011 - Aug 2012)
    • Chronicler of Mooneschadowe x2 (Jan 2002 - July 2003, Aug 2006-Aug 2008)
  • Regional Offices Held
    • Webminister, Northern Region (Aug 2011 - Jan 2012)
    • Northern Signet (Jan 2008 - Jan 2010)
  • Kingdom Offices Held
    • Webminister, College of Scribes (January 2015-Present)
    • Star Signet Herald (July 2012 - January 2015)
    • Obelisk Herald (June 2009 - June 2011)

Persona History:

1470s-1490s Scotland (War of the Roses, eventually moving in to Early Tudor).

The eldest child, and only daughter, of Laird MacGuffin, Lillias was raised on the isle of Colonsay, on her family's anscestral lands. A rowdy and precocious child, yet also very intellectual for girls of the family, Lillias was most drawn to listening to bards, and to watching the members of the clan who fulfilled the ancestral duties of keeping all records on the island. When her father didn't object, she helped them out, and in exchange learned quite a bit, including having quite good Latin. She also learned, at her father's insistence, French and English as well as the traditional Gaelic. On her own, Lillias began writing poetry and music, and working at illumination by first copying that which she saw in manuscripts, and then beginning to do some original works. When she was sixteen, Lillias accompanied her father to the royal court of James III of Scotland, where Lillias became aware of the political complications of her country. While there, however, she was introduced to several of her father's contacts in other clans, and countries. She then accompanied her father to the English court of Edward IV. Also allowed to travel to France, her enjoyment of travel was sparked, and she pleaded with her father to allow her to advance her studies instead. Since she was not to inherit, and her father had had little luck finding a suitor willing to take his lovely daughter - her sharp mind and witty tongue scared off most men looking for a proper wife - he consented. Lillias travelled abroad, where she met an Englishman by the name of Ivo Blackhawk, as stubborn as she, but with similar interests. After three years of courtship, they were wed.


  • Scribal Arts
  • Bardic Arts
  • Period Cooking

Timeline of Activity:

First Event: Mooneschadowe Guardian, 1998

Populace Provided Information:

Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:

  • Co-Feastocrat Mooneschadowe Triumphe VII (with Liliana Barnes)
  • Co-Autocrat Mooneschadowe Triumphe I and Triumphe VI (with Liliana Barnes)
  • Co-Autocrat Coronation of Jean Paul I and Gilyan I (with Sigrid of Mooneschadowe)
  • Autocrat Ansteorran Heraldic and Scribal Symposium 2007
  • Co-Autocrat Mooneschadowe Guardian 2003 (with Genevria di Betto di Adriano)
  • Bard of Adlersruhe 2012
  • Bard of Northkeep 2006, 2011
  • Minstrel of Mooneschadowe 2000, 2010
  • Bard of Eldern Hills (year?)
  • Valor Bard 2011, Barony of Vatavia, Calontir


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