Owen ap Aeddan
Heralding for Pelican-elect Sabine Lefevre d'Armagnac, September 2019
Photo by Zubeydah
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- 1 Iarll (Count) Owen ap Aeddan ap Trahearn ap Llewellyn ap Gruffudd ap Gwent ap Bredd ap Camden ap Anarward, KSCA
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Iarll (Count) Owen ap Aeddan ap Trahearn ap Llewellyn ap Gruffudd ap Gwent ap Bredd ap Camden ap Anarward, KSCA
Previously Known As:
Nickname(s): Owen Ap Ap Ap Ap
Additional Registered Heraldry:
- Local Offices Held
- Prior Herald of the Shire of Mooneschadowe (2 years)
- Prior Deputy Knight Marshal of the Canton of Runedale (2 years)
- Prior Knight Marshal Shire of Mooneschadowe (1 year)
- Prior Deputy youth chivalric marshal of the Barony of Wiesenfeuer (2 years)
- Prior Youth Chivalric Marshal of the Barony of Wiesenfeuer (2 years)
- Prior Deputy seneschal of the Barony of Wiesenfeuer (1 year)
- Prior seneschal of the Barony of Wiesenfeuer (2 years)
- Regional Offices Held
- Prior Northern Regional Knight Marshal (5 years)
- Kingdom Offices Held
- Authorizing Marshal of the Kingdom of Ansteorra (20 years)
- Prior Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Ansteorra
- 62nd Crown of the Kingdom of of Ansteorra
A Bride's Price
The bride price negotiation and marriage of Lord Owen ap Aeddan and the Lady Dagmar Keldeleth of Bohemia as recalled by Iarll Owen ap Aeddan.
After courting the lovely Lady Dagmar for many seasons, we were blessed with the news that she was going to provide me with an heir; her blindness giving her sight into things others could not see, she had already informed me that it would be a son. As she had proven that she could provide me with heirs, I began the arrangements to settle the bride's price so that we could be married. I had secured my Grandfather Beorhlic Folcwineson as my advocate during the bride price negotiations for me to wed the lovely Lady Dagmar. Her lands in Bohemia were blessed with silver mines. She was a Lady of fine standing within the Crown's court and was beloved by many. She had secured the mighty House Wolfstar as her advocate. We agreed to meet following the Crown's business in the lands of the shire of Gnoman Vale as we were both going to be in attendance at the grand event they held called Margrave/Vormund event as I was stepping down as the Margrave of the group. His Excellency of Wiesenfeuer, Sir Burke was the Crown's representative who presided over Court for Their Royal Majesties and the negotiation of the bride price.
I had brought considerable resources to bear, for I wanted her family to know she would greatly benefit from becoming my wife. I had a sample of all of the crops that were grown on my lands: sugar that was processed at my facilities, as well as gold and silver enough for the bride’s price - and the share that would be claimed by the Crown. I had brought my best men with me: Lord Jean Paul de Sens, Lord Alarich Iangard von Thorn, Lord Barendger, Lord Dunolf, Lord Cormac, Lord Bjorn, and a contingent of 30 armed men to make sure the contract that was decided on was held to.
Now when we had set up for the negotiations, the men I had guarding the items I had brought were from several Irish clans -- and not being accustomed to the civilized dealings, they let much of what I had brought to pay the bride price be slowly stolen while the negotiations were ongoing, much to my dismay. We discussed much that night, and late did the discussions go when the Lady Dagmar stepped away with only a single female escort to take her leave. A couple of my armed men intercepted the Lady Dagmar and the Lady Meadhbh inghean Rois and promptly took them to a safe place for the duration of the rest of the negotiations.
Once I was able to inform my advocate that we were now in possession of the Lady Dagmar and Lady Meadhbh, the negotiations suddenly went far more favorably for my estate. We agreed to the following terms:
- I would pay to release her tailor from a bit of a gambling debt he had gotten himself into.
- I would provide workers for her silver mines for a percentage of the silver
- I would claim before the Crown that the child she was carrying was my heir according to the laws of my people laid out by Hywel ap cadell also known as Hywel Dda.
- She would manage my estates so I could focus on other things, and she would care for our heirs and ensure they were properly raised
- she would bring her considerable talents to bear to improve my presence on and off the field
- she would will her lands in Bohemia to me as I would arrange for my lands in Gwynedd and outside of Jaffa in the Kingdom of Outreimer, to her.
My men and I celebrated the success of the negotiations into the wee hours of the morning. As my time as a single Lord was drawing to a close, I needed to say good bye to it properly. After a bit of time to recover from the many libations consumed, I was dressed in my new finery and ready to go and claim my bride. I arrived with thirty-five armed men and the Baron of Wiesenfeuer before my gorgeous bride whom I had courted for a most agreeable time. She was dressed stunningly and glowed on this most auspicious day. Our party met no resistance as we headed to the field we had arranged to be married in. I drove what would become our family sword into the ground and we were lashed together and our public vows given!
A son was born to me as she predicted, and strong and well did he grow. Then, a second son and heir was provided to me by my beloved Dagmar. True to her word, she did manage my estates, and many tournaments did I win with her honor inspiring me. To everyone’s surprise, especially hers, I outlived Lady Dagmar Keldeleth. Her death was hard on my sons and I and I do not wish to dwell on it much for things were said to me that speak ill of her and I do not wish to speak ill of the dead. On how I met my second wife, the even more gorgeous Countessa Genevria de Betto de Adriano is a tale for another time. I will never forget the parts of that night I can remember and I hope the wisdom of it is not lost.
By my hand,
Iarll Owen ap Aeddan
Marchog of Ansteorra
Owen is the son of Aeddan, who died in 1122; who was the son of Trahearne, who died in 1092; who was the son of Llewellyn who died in 1062 ....
ap Gruffuth d. 1032 ap Gwent d. 1002 ap Bredd d. 972 ap Camden d. 942 (who died with his brother Idwal, who ruled Gwynedd and Powys until he was killed in revolt against Wessex) ap Anarward d. 910 (whose nephew Hywell, called ‘the good’, during his life unified all of the lands of Wales with the exception of Glamorgan, though under the overlordship of Wessex, ap Rhodri d. 878 ap Merfyn d. 844 ap Esyllt d. 814 ap Aodh (a younger brother of Alpin, King of Scotland - Aodh, who was a son of the Kings of Argylshire) mac King Achaius, mac King Etfinus, mac King Eugene VII, mac Findan, mac King Eugene V, mac Dongard, mac King Donald IV, mac King Eugene IV, mac King Aidan, mac King Conran, mac King Dongard, mac King Fergus More, mac Earca who was of the line of the kings of Ireland…
ui King Murireadhach, ui Eogan, ui King Nail of the Nine Hostages, ui King Eochaid Moigmeodhin, ui King Muireadhach Tireach, ui King Fiachadh Sreabthuine, ui King Caibre Liffeachair, ui King Cormae Usada, ui King Arb Aonflier, ui King Coun Ceadchathach, ui King Tuathal Teachtmar, ui King Fiachadh Fionoluidh, ui Fearaidhach Fion Feachtnuigh, ui King Criomhthan Niadhnar, ui King Lughaidh Raidhdearg, ui Fineamhaus, ui King Eodchaidh Feidhlioch, ui Fian, ui Finlogha, ui Roighnein Ruadh, ui Easamhuin Famhua, ui Blathucha, ui Labhra Suire, ui King Eana Aighneach, ui King Aongns Tuirmheach Teamharch, ui King Eochaidh Foltleathan, ui King Oiliolla Caisfhiachach, ui King Coula Cruaidh Cealgach, ui King Jaran Gleofathach, ui Meilage, ui King Cobhthach Coalbreag, ui King Ugrain More the Great, ui Eochaidh Buailgllerg, ui King Duach Laidhrach, ui King Fiachadh Toigrach, ui King Muirteadach Bolgrach, ui King Simeon Breac, ui King Aodhain Glas, ui King Giallchadh, ui Ohalla Olchaoin, ui King Siorna Saoghalach, ui Dein, ui King Rotheachta, ui Maoin, ui King Aongus Ollmuchaidh, ui King Fiachadh Labhriane, ui Smiorguil, ui Eanbotha, ui King Tighernmas, ui Follain, ui King Eithriall, ui King Irial Faidh, ui Herremon (a Prince of the Scarlet Thread) who married Queen Tea Tephi… And Herreman was sired by King Zedekiah, of the line of Kings in the lands of Palestine, Judea, and ancient Israel, Zedekiah was sired by King Josiah, who was sired by King Amon, who was sired by King Manasseh, who was sired by King Hezakiah, who was sired by King Ahaz, who was sired by King Jotham, who was sired by King Uzziah, who was sired by King Amaziah, who was sired by King Joash, who was sired by King Ahaziah, who was sired by King Jehoram, who was sired by King Jehoshaphat,who was sired by King Asa, who was sired by King Abijah, who was sired by King Rehoboam, who was sired by King Solomon (of the Temple and Treasure of Great Renown), who was sired by King David… and David was the son of Jesse, who was the son of Obed, the son of Boaz (husband of Ruth for who the biblical book is named), and he was son of Salmon, who was son of Naason, who was son of Aminadab, who was son of Aram, who was son of Hezron, who was son of Judah, who was son of Jacob, who was son of Isaac, who was son of Abraham (he who is father of many nations)… And Abraham was begat by Terah, who was begat by Nahor, who was begat by Serug, who was begat by Reu, who was begat by Peleg, who was begat by Heber, who was begat by Salah, who was begat by Arphaxad, who was begat by Shem, who was begat by Noah (who built the ark), who was begat by Lamech, who was begat by Methusaleh, who was begat by Enoch, who was begat by Jared, who was begat by Mahalaleel, who was begat by Canaan, who was begat by Enos, who was begat by Seth, who was begat by Adam from Eve.
- Chivalric Combat
- Bardic Arts
- Voice Heraldry
Timeline of Activity:
- June 1999 - (From the Northkeep Chronicle): Tenth Annual Castellan Tourney. For the third year in a row, the Castellan title is not won. Lord Owen ap Aeddan wins the honor and responsibility of guarding Her Excellency Sigen as the Baronial Drighton. ("Kill him, Owen," becomes the most feared words heard on the battlefield at the following year's Gulf War.)
- September, 2004: Owen is elevated to the Order of the Chivalry. Owen's Heraldic Processional
- January, 2005: Owen attends Estrella War. (See below for an event review)
- November 2009: Owen is crowned the 62nd King of Ansteorra.
As I am fresh from the War that is Estrella, I would be happy to share my take on this mighty War.
Lo, did the mighty Northern warriors of Ansteorra meet within the Barony of Wiesenfeuer, and with much tasking, girded our harnesses and prepared for the arduous pilgrimage to the Kingdom of Atenveldt. Our Northern allies, the glorious Kingdom of Calontir, had called for aid in this time of dire need, as war is all around us. Sieur Jean Paul de Sens, Equis Cassius Lepus, Lord Yoshi, Lord Julius, Dante and myself left our fair lands to go to the aid of our beloved allies. The beautiful Colete and my Man at Arms Charles the Grey, at the war, joined us making their own way to this mighty battle.
As all good and nobles know, when that much glory is to be had, tournaments must be fought. The glorious tournament that the Kingdom of the Outlanders sponsors was divided into four fields. Only the two most victorious fighters could then move onto the next round of this grand tournament. Sieur Jean Paul defeated two sitting Kings to secure his place in the final round of this tournament. Both he and myself fought our way to the final round and had a glorious time doing it.
As dawn broke on our second day in this strange Kingdom, the call to battle was heard throughout the camps. The might that is Ansteorra was felt by the foes of our Allies this day. Equis Cassius and myself were invited by the King of Artemisia to fight in a Greatsword-only tournament to be held the next evening.
As dawn approached on the third day, again the call to arms was heard. It is hard to describe how mighty the blows thrown at our opponents were, but many were thrown and great was the glory that was had on this fine day. I was most pleased with the gallantry and skill showed by Julius and Yoshi. They did their Kingdom proud. That night Equis Cassius and myself prepared ourselves for the honor of fighting in Artemisia’s grand tournament. The honor and glory that was displayed will not soon be forgotten. The courtesy of this Kingdom should be shouted throughout the known world. I am glad to know such a good man as HRM Reinmar Wolfmeier and his wonderful Queen Albreda Wolfkeeper. I look forward to any meeting I have with either of them in the future. Also their Kingdoms future is well secure, as their Heir, Sir Sean Kirkpatrick Tarragon, is not only mighty on the field but a very model of chivalry off the field as well. I can only hope to get to know him better in the future.
I was told that the Kingdom of Atenveldt was a desert. Now, I have traveled to the western region of our great Kingdom, and it was far more desert-like than Atenveldt. It rained like we were in Meridies throughout the night and into the dawn of the next day. With encouraging words from our mighty King Ansteorra did we take the field, and treated our opponents to the glory that battling Ansteorra is. We fought all day, and in the end, our allies held the field. The time for our departure was nigh. We prepared ourselves, and broke camp. Much ransom and gifts were brought back to our fair kingdom. Already my sword arm yearns for the coming day when our allies call for our help again and we gird our armor on to do glorious battle once again in the far away land of Atenveldt.
This written by my hand Anno Societatis XXXIX
Syr Owen ap Aeddan, a Marchog of Ansteorra
Populace Provided Information:
- A Long Day's Journey Into Knight: A non-member's eyewitness account of Owen's Knighting.
NSTIW: Jarl Owen Ap Aeddan was on the road to an Owasso Demo... Lady Leota, Lord Ivan Half-Jaw and myself were on board. Now, Ivan and I act like brother and sister, and five minutes into the drive, we asked Owen, "Are we there yet?" Owen responded, "Two more hours." Continuing this annoying behavior, we asked about every 15-20 minutes. We arrive. The Demo happens... and, well, Ivan and myself find ourselves, off the field, some two to three hours into the day. Returning home, we lift our pant legs and find we both have mirror bruises across our legs... located where our legs had faced Owen in the car.
Hrabe’ Vaclav Semjaka recently asked in the Calontir kingdom group about those lofty figures who you thought “I hope to be like them if I get to be a peer” when you began playing in the SCA. One name immediately came to mind for me.
I discovered the SCA as a senior at Oklahoma State (Mooneschadowe, Ansteorra), where I hung out around the fringes before moving to Tulsa (Northkeep) for a year and really diving in.
Like most college dudes who get into the Society, I was enamored with the chivalry mythos... and the prospect of wearing armor and wailing on people.
I met Syr Owen Ap Aeddan during that season. Yes, his Prowess was great. And yes, I was obviously excited to see a large man like myself excelling at that level. But what impressed me the most was his Courtesy.
He was kind. He was hospitable and approachable. There was no over-inflated sense of Franchise, standoff-ish-ness, or Peer fear when you were around the man. He was happy to share his tips, beat you upside the head, and tell you what needed work without making you feel less for it, or that he was doing you a wearisome favor.
Really, he left more of a mark on naive, freshly graduated younger Hugo that I think he realized.
So, imagine my excitement many years later after getting back into the SCA when I see that familiar green and white heraldry at an event in the Lonely Tower (was it a Spring Crown?).
If I recall, he had some inter-kingdom schtick at court, but all I wanted to do was walk up after court, (re)introduce myself, and say thanks for the kindness he showed some random college kid who played for a short while a decade before.
The rattan game is no longer mine, *but* his example of Courtesy, kindness, and patience is something that applies even to super-nerd history research and study.
If the day ever comes, he was - and is - a Peer I want to be like.
Thanks again, Syr Owen.
Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:
- 62nd Crown of Ansteorra.
- 3rd Margrave of Gnomon Vale.
- 1st Champion of the Celtic Games of Brad Leah.
- 4th Dreighton of Northkeep.
- 19th Guardian of Mooneschadowe.
- Final Champion of the Mead Bee War.
- 1st Champion of the Rivers War.
- 4th Bard of Gnomon Vale.
- Champion of the Gothic War.
- Bard of Northkeep.
- 27th Protector of Namron.
- Castellan of Northkeep.
- Premier Guardian of the Eclipse.
- 30th Protector of Namron.
- Champion of Wiesenfeur.
- Bard of Adlersruhe.
- King's Champion to Quintus Aurelius Dracontius.
- Champion of Med Faire tournament Saturday 2012.
- Champion of Med Faire tournament Sunday 2012.
- Champion of the Baronesses Toy Tournament.
- Named Premiere of the Order of the Silver Fountain by Romanius & Deanna on April 16, 2022.
Non-Armigerous Awards and Recognitions:
- NSTIW: Gulf Wars
- The Tale of Owen and JP and the Golf Cart
- Event Review: Winter War Maneuvers 2019
- Event Review: 2019 Spring Coronation by Owen ap Aeddan
- Event Review: 2019 Beltane and Castellan by Owen ap Aeddan
- Event Review: June 2019 Faire Demo by Owen ap Aeddan
- Event Review: July 2019 Haldtre Demo by Owen ap Aeddan
- Event Review - 2019 AmaCon demo - by Owen ap Aeddan
- Aethelred of the Broken Shield
- Alexander Marcellus
- Dagr Oswaldson
- Lucas Mor mac Raghnaill
- Charles the Grey of Mooneschadowe
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