Mathias Grünwalt

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Registered Name: Mathias Grünwalt
Resides: Steppes
Status: Active
Joined SCA: 2014
Order of Precedence
Mathias Grünwalt

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Lord Mathias Grünwalt


Previously Known As: Andrew of the Steppes
Nickname(s):the Hawk Wasp

Additional Registered Heraldry:

Badge: (Fieldless) A wasp azure winged gules.


  • Local Offices Held
    • Rapier Marshal for Barony of the Steppes: 2023 - present
  • Regional Offices Held
  • Kingdom Offices Held

Persona History:


Timeline of Activity:

Started in 2014 learning Rapier from Don Stephens while competing in men’s Olympic sabre at Texas A&M. Did not compete in any SCA tournaments or engage in consistent participation until 2021.

Prior Groups:

Shire of the Shadowlands

Populace Provided Information:

Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:

  • 2022: Queen's Champion - Participated in my very first rapier tournament. Received a Queens Rapier for proceeding to the finals with no rank, society history, or prior tournament record.
  • Rapier Champion of Ravensfort 2023
  • Gulf Wars XXXII - Victorious in rapier combat during Champions Battle against Milicent Rowan from the Kingdom of the East
  • Gulf Wars XXXII - Placed in top 15 out of 254 in rapier Rose Tournament.

Claims to The Iron Ring of Ansteorra

- February 18, 2023: Defeated Lord (now Don) Feodor Nikolaevich Gorodetsat the Battle of the Pines
- March 10, 2024: Defeated Lord Rook Hightower at Gulf Wars XXII

Non-Armigerous Awards and Recognitions:


Cadet to Master Baudoyn de Lafayette

Mundane Information:

Board Certified Entomologist. YouTube channel: The Ant-Tarium

Special Needs:

In Case of Court:

Mathias is usually attended by his lovely wife Michelle at all SCA events. In the event that she is not present or is trying to record Court, please do not attempt to escort him in her stead.