Phelim Gervase

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Photo by Don Stephen Blakely mka Steve Herring
Registered Name: Phelim Gervase
Resides: Bryn Gwlad
Status: Active
Joined SCA: May 1989
Order of Precedence
Phelim Gervase

Quarterly Or and argent, a cup gules.

His Excellency, Master Phelim Gervase, OP, OL, OD, CSS, Defender of the Dream

Previously Known As:
Nickname(s): Pug

Additional Registered Heraldry:

The following badge associated with this name was registered in July of 2006 (via Ansteorra): Sable, a lantern between three clews of yarn Or.


  • Local Offices Held
  • Regional Offices Held
    • Prior Southern Region Missile Marshal
  • Kingdom Offices Held


    • Prior Kingdom Earl Marshal (2019-10 to 2021-07)
    • Prior Ansteorra kingdom Server Administer
    • Prior Ansteorra Kingdom Webminister
    • Prior Ansteorra Kingdom Missile Marshal
    • Prior Ansteorra Kingdom Martial Webminister
    • Prior Ansteorra deputy Kingdom Seneschal
    • Prior Ansteorra Kingdom Seneschal (2007-07 to 2009-07)
  • Society Offices Held
    • Member of Great Council of SCA
    • Director-Elect, Board of Directors, Seat E (2021-10 to 2025-04)

Persona History:

Born in the 11th century In Herefordshire. As he entered his second decade he left the Marches to find the mythical lands of Ansteorra. This is where he met “the girl next door” - Myfanwy ferch Eifion - and was directly convinced that they would be together forever as Welsh women are infamous for.


  • Armored melees
  • Rapier melees
  • Rapier combat
  • Service
  • Cooking
  • Brewing

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Populace Provided Information:

Angelina Francesca de Nardi

HE Myfanwy Ferch Eifion and HE Phelim Gervase were the first “royals” I met in the SCA. It was during Candlemas of 2011. I was living in San Angelo during the time and part of the Santa Angela Renaissance Guild. A group of us went down to visit friends who were part of the SCA. I recall enjoying feast and dancing the night away. During court when they asked for newcomers one of my friends ushered me forth. Myfanwy and Phelim gave me a ring as a token of welcome that I still have to this day. Ever since I have always given them a hug and enjoy dancing with them every chance I get.

Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:

  • Created the Ansteorra on-line presence during the dark ages - email distribution lists & website.
  • Royal Huntsman to Aaron III & Vanessa II.
  • With the help of Robert Michael MacPharland, created the Cut & Thrust melee experiment.
  • Ansteorra Rapier Rubber-tip Spear Experiment at Pennsic
  • Stargate Archery Champion - 2002
  • Rose Archery Defender - 2005 & 2007
  • Emerald Keep Archery Champion - 2008
  • Pennsic War Archery Champion - 2008
  • Gulf War Rapier Champion - 2011 & 2013
  • Loch Soilleir Rapier Champion - 2018
  • Pennsic Rapier Allied Champion team - 2018
  • Hellsgate Commander - 2019
  • Rapier Marshal in Charge, Ansteorra 40th Year

Non-Armigerous Awards and Recognitions:

  • Muse of Bryn Gwlad
  • Cross Fleury of Bryn Gwlad
  • Golden Martlet of Bryn Gwlad
Photo by Francesca di Lucca: Pug is named a Lion - Bryn Gwlad 40th.


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