Osanna van der Linden

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Self-Portrait, upon her Elevation to Laurel
Registered Name: Osanna van der Linden
Resides: Bryn Gwlad
Status: Active
Joined SCA: April 2012
Order of Precedence
Osanna van der Linden
Linden Device.jpg
Per chevron throughout azure and argent a chevron throughout counterchanged and in base five linden leaves in annulo stems to center vert.

Magistra Osanna van der Linden, OL

Previously Known As:
Nickname(s): Linden
Linden, as she is called, enjoys teaching in scribal and garment related arts, taking photos, and elevating the work of others.

Additional Registered Heraldry:


  • Local Offices Held
    • Deputy for the Bryn Gwlad Clothier's Guild (2013-2014)
    • Principle Bryn Gwlad Clothier's Guild (2014-July 2017)
    • Principle Bryn Gwlad's Flame Work's Guild (2014-2016) The guild is currently on hiatus.
    • Deputy of Bryn Gwlad Scribal guild (2017-present)

  • Regional Offices Held
    • Deputy MOAS for the Southern Region (2016-2017)
    • Asterix Herald, Deputy Clerk (November 2016- September 2017)
    • Southern Regional Signet (December 2018-Present)

  • Other Offices Held
    • Erstwhile Wiki Editor (2013-present)

Persona History:

Nuremberg, Germany 1450s. A daughter of a merchant class family, Osanna helps manage her family's holdings, and is a portrait painter of those in higher realms of society.



  • Illumination, gilding, calligraphy.
  • Making period art materials; parchment, charcoal, brushes, glue, paints.
  • Machine Appliqué, Hand Applique, and Hand embroidery.
  • 13-15th German Heraldry
  • Historical maps
  • German, Swabian, clothing
  • Turkish Paper Marbling, Ebru
  • Glass work, mostly beads
  • Majolica, historical glazing techniques
  • Reposse and Chasing
  • Roman Culture, Clothing, Warfare, and government


  • Online resources
  • Articles and handouts
  • Classes and demos


Timeline of Activity:

My First Event

I had been involved in other groups for a while, but I wanted more people to learn from. So I tried to get up the gumption to go to SCA. After several failed attempts, I didn't have good enough garb, didn't know anyone, ect. I decided to trick myself. I knew that if I had a responsibility, I would show up. So, I signed up for a prize scroll at a rapier event happening near me. It worked, I made the Queen's Champion scroll, went to the event and loved it. Met some lovely people, including Penelope de Bourbon and her Husband Kevin the Broken, and never left.

2013 - 2015

  • Attended for the first time at Elizabetta's Queen's Champion April 2012. And provided the champion scroll for the event.
  • Contributed Award scroll, The Queen's Hope, October 2013. Calligraphy was by Elen
  • Contributed Award scroll for the People's Choice winner of the A&S Tourney at Queen's Champion May 2013
  • Contributed the Award scroll for Middle Eastern Dance Championship at BAM November 2013
  • Contributed the design for the illumination and handprinted ten blanks for the invitations for Bryn Gwlad's Baronial Coronation January 2014
  • Contributed Award Scroll for Bardic Champion of Bryn Gwlad Feb 2014, Calligraphy by Mistress Elen
  • Completed first Peerage scroll, Pelican for Mistress Eleanora Elizabeth Caley, presented a Gulf Wars, March 2014. Calligraphy by Mistress Elen
  • Contributed the Award scroll for Rapier Champion of Hell's Gate, at Commander's Crucible March 2014
  • Contributed the Award scroll for Archery champion of HellsGate, at Commander's Crucible March 2015.
  • Contributed Award Scroll for the first Royal Lancer, April 2015 Calligraphy by Safia
  • Provided Illumination for the Treaty of the White Scarf between Ansteorra and Avacal when Avacal became a Kingdom, the Calligraphy was by Mistress Honor July 2015.
  • Taught classes on painting and scrollwork in the SCA at an inter-gaming collegium.
  • Contributed the Middle Eastern Dance Champion Scroll for BAM 2015.
  • Contributed the Illumination for Invitations to Bryn Gwlad's October 2015 Baronial Event.
  • Contributed Award Scroll for Chivalric Champion of Bryn Gwlad. November 2015.

2016 - 2017

  • Taught original scrolls class, and Gave keynote speech with Sarah Budai on gathering and using statistics, at Living Games Conference on LARP and Gaming Societies in Austin Texas.
  • Participated in the backlog scroll project, producing a Pelican Scroll for Mistress Kat MacLochlainn September 2016, with Calligraphy by Mistress Elen.
  • Produced an appliquéd Herald's Tabard for Mistress Elen's Lauralling 2016
  • Produced a Pella-Laural Cloak for Master Alden Drake for his Laureling. 2016
  • Contributed Award scroll for Bryn Gwlad's Rapier Champion. October 2016
  • Contributed Award scroll for Kingdom Cut and Thrust Champion. December 2016
  • Taught painting class at Bryn Gwald's Candlemas 2016
  • Taught Beginners class on Original scrolls and Appliqué class at Bryn Gwald's fall event. 2016
  • Contributed Award scroll for Bryn Gwlad's A&S Champion. February 2017
  • Taught Two classes on Appliqué and one on Original scrolls at Gulf Wars. March 2017
  • Contributed Royal Huntsman Award Scroll for Gabriel and Sonja. April 2017
  • Acted as Gate Coordinator for Bryn Gwlad's Investiture event. September 2017
  • Completed Matched County scrolls for Creppin and Toryn. September 2017
  • Produced an Appliquéd Herald's tabard for Master Beau's Laureling
  • Completed Matched Court Baronial scrolls for Aiden and Sabiha of Eldern Hills. October 2017

2018 - 2020

  • Contributed the prize scroll for Bryn Gwlad's A&S Champion. February 2018
  • Produced a hand appliquéd Centurion cloak, and raven hood for Sir Hrafan
  • Taught a scribal track at an interlarping Arts and Sciences symposium, Beginners Calligraphy, Painting, scroll design, and advanced classes. February 2018
  • Taught four classes at King's College in Oklahoma; Arm scythes in Viking Clothing, Shading in Gouache, Machine appliqué, and Original scroll design. June 2018
  • Contributed a Rapier Champion scroll for Bryn Gwlad’s Fall event. October 2018
  • Taught comparison of Arm scythes in Viking Clothing at Known World Costuming June 2019
  • Taught two classes at Bryn Gwlad 40th, Viking hoods, and Shading in Gouache. September 2019
  • Contributed a Rapier Champion scroll for Bryn Gwlad's Fall event. September 2019
  • Completed a full Achievement Scroll for Mistress Birony based on a stave church door on parchment, She purchased the project through a travel fund Auction. Calligraphy by Safiyya bint Khalid ibn Hamdun
  • Contributed a scroll for Bryn Gwlad's Inaugural Brewing Championship. January 2020
  • Contributed a scroll for the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Championship. February 2020
  • Taught two classes virtually for Kings college, Ebru and Machine Appliqué. June 2020
  • Taught how to display for A&S with Baroness Elspeth de Stervlen July 2020
  • Taught a class on Shading illumination the late burgundian style at Bywn Gwlad Candalmas. 2021
  • Taught a class on making original scrolls in the SCA style at a larp A&S Event.

Prior Groups:

Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:

  • Award of Arms February 2014
  • Received an Iris of Merit in Sept of 2016.
  • Joined the order of the Laurel in 2020.
  • Holder of a Sable Thistle
  • Holder of the Golden Martlet.
  • Holder of a Muse of Bryn Gwlad

Non-Armigerous Awards and Recognitions:


Linden has taken one apprentice, Anne von Wiese, and one foster apprentice Ian the Green.

Mundane Information:

Special Needs:

In Case of Court:


Portfolios of work

Class handouts