Aaron the Arrowsmith
His Excellency Aaron the Arrowsmith
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Persona & Biography
Master Aaron the Arrowsmith
This wandering Jewish weapons salesmen has wandered the countryside for many years. The clothing he is seen in is often a mix of traditional garb from the path he has traveled. Arron's involvement along his path includes: Past Baronial captain of the archers, Past Southern Region Lt. General of Archers, Past Seneschal of the Barony of Carillion, Past Deputy Seneschal of the Barony of Carillion Current Southern Region Archery Commander and autocrat for many local and Kingdom level events. While interests are primarily in fletching and teaching the same, Aaron also has his hands in wood working, pewter casting, leather work, brewing and assorted textile crafts. He is recognized as a grand master bowman and is a member of the order of the Sagittarius.
Offices & Positions
- Southern Region Archery Commander
- Exchequer, Barony of Carillion, June 2019 - Present
- Past Deputy Seneschal, Barony of Carillion, Jan 2008 - Jan 2013
- Past Seneschal, Barony of Carillion
- Past Captain of the Archers, Barony of Carillion
- Past Southern Region Lt. General of Archers
Events & Classes
Arrow making classes - Ran a three day class multiple time while living in Trimaris. Show up on Friday and go home on Sunday with a dozen arrows you created yourself. - Ran classes at Southern region war practice demonstrating basic arrow making skills.
Bow string classes - Ran on demand at many events and classes. Have recently taken this class on the road to practices and other events to get more skilled people scattered throughout our populous.
Improving your archery skills - Instructed at multiple practices across the southern region. Held a practical session at Southern Region War Practice to help people improve their royal round scores.
Autocrat for Bellringers for four years scattered over a 10 year span.
Created Ghosts Gools and Goblins (GGG) and autocrat-ed it for three years. This is now a fixed yearly event.
Created Southern Region War Camp and autocrat-ed it for four years, preparing for year five. We are constantly expanding this event to include activities for a more diversified audience. Equestrian activities are becoming a yearly happening with the exception of years where the participants are involved with other parts of the event. We have, in addition holding a full war camp, hosted Kings and Queens archery and throwing weapons competitions more than once. Thanks to the fine populous of the Barony of Carillion and it's neighbors we hope this event will continue to grow. This year we were just 19 people shy of cracking a head count of 500 at troll.
2013 Spring Coronation - Worked with the team to insure Archery was available at the event for both the populous and the Champions shoot.
Public Demos - Autocrat for several years for both the Lakewood Renfaire and the West Windsor Renfaire. Worked the Fair doing demos when I was not the Autocrat. During period from 2000 through 2010 ran several demos for local schools at the Jersey shore. Held an archery demo for the Monmouth County Library youth program, currently helping to do a broader demonstration planned for late 2014.
Demoed Archery with a Bit of History mixed in at many events since the beginning of time.
Crown Tourney - Runner twice in the last couple of years.
Pennsic Service - Spent many hours marshaling at the archery range. Held all positions including acting EK Archery commander when they needed to leave site. Enjoyed my time assisting at troll. Will be doing this all again this year! Assisting on staff in Technical services running Communications. Advanced from assisting with communications to running communications, currently working on plans to improve and expand the communications capabilities. Archery service includes running the champions war point competition for the last three years. Cut 2 to 3 hours off of the competition by proper management of the marshals and coordinating advanced scoring and target setup operations.
- Member of House Grog
Archery - GMB - Sagittarius - Teach archery skills including: Shooting, Arrow Making, String Making and how to teach others.
Wood working - Both period and non period wooden devices primarily function tools and fixtures. Entered results in Carillion A&S.
Brewing - New Skill - Now a year into brewing and I am told that at least one of my batches are worthy of being entered into competition. Need to work on documentation to support this path.
Pewter casting - Started casting buttons, looking to expand to more complex castings. Entered results in Carillion A&S.
Leather work - Construct functional items for blade protection and Archery accessories.