Namron 2003: Playing a medieval reproduction harp for the impromptu vigil of Master Oxlade Lachlann MacKinnon
Photo by Gwennan of Housewindbourne
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Argent, a wolf's pawprint gules, a bordure embattled purpure.
- 1 Her Excellency, Mistress Rhiannon Redwulf, OL
- 1.1 Additional Registered Heraldry:
- 1.2 Offices:
- 1.3 Persona History:
- 1.4 Interests:
- 1.5 Timeline of Activity:
- 1.6 Populace Provided Information:
- 1.7 Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:
- 1.8 Affiliations:
- 1.9 Mundane Information:
Her Excellency, Mistress Rhiannon Redwulf, OL
Previously Known As:
Additional Registered Heraldry:
The following badge associated with this name was registered in September of 2001 (via Ansteorra): Argent, in bend two pawprints gules.
- Local Offices Held
- Hospitaler of the Shire of Mooneschadowe, May 1994 - November 1994, August 1996 - October 1997, January 1998.
- Minister of Arts & Sciences, 2003 - 2004
- Webminister of Mooneschadowe, 2008
- Graduate Student President of the OSU Medieval Studies Group
- Graduate Student President of the IU SCA
- Faculty Sponsor, OSU Medieval Studies Group
- Playing the Harp
- Gregorian chant
- Medieval daily life
- Reading knowledge of Latin
- Late Medieval Courtship and Marriage
- Manuscript Studies
Timeline of Activity:
- Shire of Mynydd Seren, The Kingdom of the Middle
Populace Provided Information:
When I first started playing in the SCA in the fall of 2003, one of the first examples of a "matriarch" that I met in my local group was then HL Rhiannon. She was kind yet stern, soft spoken yet firm, greatly talented yet extremely humble. That duality left an impression on me then and still now. Letting me know that you can be two sides of the same coin without betraying either of those sides. Seeing that in a person that I admired and looked up to in this Dream definitely impacted my path in the SCA and in real life. Our local group was ecstatic when she was announced to be elevated to a Peer of the Realm. This wonderful lady was a Peer and now she was going to be recognized as such. Our local group was equally sad when she announced she would be leaving the Kingdom to pursue ongoing academic and professional opportunities elsewhere. Mooneschadowe is used to our locals growing up and moving on as it is based in a college town, but Rhiannon was missed dearly while she was gone. Luckily for the Kingdom she returned to us when an opportunity presented itself. It was an absolute pleasure to talk with Rhiannon when she returned, sing in one of her impromptu sing along circles, listen to her play one of the many instruments she is so gifted at, and just see the overall joy that she brings to those around her. Mistress Rhiannon is one of the pillars that I emulate and strive to be like.
So say I,
Vladislav Pasha, Knight of the Society, Centurion of the Sable Star
His Royal Majesty, Vladislav Strelec
Upon naming Rhiannon his hero, for The Hero's Portion: "So, in my early days in the SCA - I mean, you've been there since the early days - you weren't a Peer, then. But you have always been what it is to be a Peer to me. And with the examples that I had growing up in the SCA in Mooneschadowe, I never had any fears or doubts as to what kind of Peer I was going to be, one day. And I hope to be half the peer that you are, because I still look up to you."
- The Baronial coronet that Rhiannon wears was gifted to her by Master Lucais du Belier. It was made by Malaki Dracwine. The tune that is engraved is "Dance of the Barronness."
Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:
- Mooneschadowe Minstrel: August, 1993
- Bard of The Wastelands: March, 1995
- Bard of Northkeep: May, 1995
- Bard of Gnomen Vale: November, 1995
- Northern Regional Artisan, 1998
- Artisan of The Wastelands, 2000
- Blood of Heroes Artisan, 2002
- Gulf Wars Competitor (both as part of a trio, and as one of the Merry Musicians of Mooneschadowe), 2004
- Bard of Wiesenfeuer: September, 2005
- Gulf War presenter (both for book binding in static arts and for singing while playing an Anglo-Saxon Hearpa in performance arts, 2006
SCA Classes Taught:
- Rural Life
- Singing Rounds
- Drop Spindle Spinning
- Fibers in Period
- Medieval Game of Love
- Developed and for two years autocratted the Mooneschadowe Valentine’s Day Fundraiser
- Created a Rogation Day event to inventory and repair the Shire of Mooneschadowe’s possessions.
- Has organized countless campus and community demos. Regularly gives talks on spinning, music, and medieval life for local schools.
- Organized SCA lobbying efforts to prevent the city government from closing the Stillwater Community Center. The campaign was successful, and both Mooneschadowe and Northkeep use the center for events.
- Assisted in locating new event sites, most notably the Will Rogers Boy Scout Camp in Cleveland, OK, which is used multiple times a year by Mooneschadowe, Northkeep, and Chemin Noir.
- Organized a “trencher making day” for the Shire of Mooneschadowe’s kitchen gear.
- Obtained 5 fleeces and organized volunteers to pick, wash and card the wool; then taught all the volunteers how to spin.
- Designed, cut out and organized volunteers to make and embroider Gunhilda’s Pelicaning clothes.
- Since 1994 has compiled and updated the “Red Wolf Songbook,” a collection of period and SCA songs that are in the oral tradition within Northern Ansteorra; and has collected documentation for most of the songs. Has recently been recording MP3s of the songs to help people learn the tunes.
- Assisted with recording dance music for Kingdom Dance event hosted by Mooneschadowe.
- Organized and ran Merry Musicians as a regional dance music group off and on from 1995 to 2000, and 2018 - Present.
- Has written several journalistic broadside ballads about Ansteorrans, including Sir Mahadi, Sir Sheridan, Baron Pepin, Baron Frederick, King Kein & Queen Alicia, Mistress Gunhilda, and others. These are available on her website.
- Taught the populace of Mooneschadowe to read modern chant notation in order to do period Gregorian chants, as was done at Crown Tourney and the feast at Guardian.
- Planned and organized multiple university "Medieval Arts & Scient Fair" demos for OSU and IU.
Non-Armigerous Awards and Recognitions:
- Award of the Province's Honor, 2007 (Mooneschadowe)
- Member, The Merry Musicians of Mooneschadowe
- Previously a Student to Dunstana Talana the Violet
- Member, House Merlion
- Member, Mynydd Seren Recorder Consort
- Friend and companion to Tegan
Mundanely, Rhiannon has a PhD in Medieval Literature.
Personal website: http://www.redwulf.info/
In Case of Court:
Note: The majority of the content on this page was culled from Rhiannon's personal website with her permission. The original gathering of data was performed by Dunstana Talana the Violet.