Ajir Tsagaan

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Ajir Tsagaan Self Portrait 2018
Resides: Østgardr, Broken Bridge
Awards: Order of Precedence
sable two herons respectant argent
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The Honorable Lady Ajir Tsagaan (The White Heron)

Best known for writing & performing Music of the Modern Middle Ages, as well as Pyrography and other Visual Arts.

Ajir has been in the Society since 1990. Active mainly in Caid until 2014, Ajir was known there as Red Lórien of Oak River (Caidan OP #723). She has been active in the East Kingdom since 2018.


The White Heron is a Sixteenth Century Mongol woman, living in Isfahan, Persia. She is a Noble land-owner, Horse Lord, and Patron of the House of the Lotus. She maintains a small force of soldiers in the city to guard her Estates and the House of the Lotus.

When not at her Isfahan Estates, Ajir resides in her fortress in the Caspian Hyrcanian Forest Region. She has a large library with works collected from around the world, and is a scholar of great enthusiasm. She composes and performs works of music and poetry, and fanciful stories of legendary places and heroes.


  • QUEST by Lórien, 1998
  • Track 1: Lady of the Ocean
  • Track 2: Bio of a Conqueror‡
  • Track 3: Desert Wind†
  • Track 4: Rørik & the Edge of the World†
  • Track 5: Confessions‡
  • Track 6: Storm Dreams
  • Track 7: The Hunt
  • Track 8: All Through the Night
  • Track 9: Family Song
  • Track 10: The Farmer's Son‡
  • Track 11: Pray for Rain
  • Track 12: Bio of a Conqueror (Remix)

  • WATERLINE by Lórien, 2000
  • Track 1: Wind's Four Quarters† (no relation to the M. Lackey song of same title)
  • Track 2: Well of Swords
  • Track 3: Fields of Lyonesse
  • Track 4: For Love & Beauty† (the Queen's Guard Marching Song)
  • Track 5: Ladies of the Rose†
  • Track 6: Waterline
  • Track 7: Winter's Cold
  • Track 8: Bearer of the Crown† (Ivan's Song)
  • Track 9: Grounded
  • Track 10: Gypsy Princess† (🙄 just stupidly long, sorry. 🤫😎)

† Part of the Serpent Star Saga, a Fame-song Cycle for Rorik Swerðmaðr & Karina de Elephatide

‡ Part of the Farmer's Son Cycle


  • Musical Composition (Music of the Modern Middle Ages)
  • Vocal Performance
  • Writing: Poetry
  • Writing: Fiction
  • Pyrography (wood-burning)
  • Drawing (abstract, pattern design, mandalas, illumination)
  • Painting (acrylic, gouache, tempera, watercolor, inks, wood stains, finishing)
  • Calligraphy & manuscript page layout
  • Sculpture (clay, wood, stone, mixed media)
  • Surface Decoration
  • Furniture Design
  • Digital Illustration & Graphic Design (creating digital versions of heraldry, web images, etc.)

Classes Available to Teach

  • ARTS (GENERAL): Critique (technique, tips & tricks, and do's & don'ts for Critiquing the arts)
  • MUSIC: Basic Songwriting (subject, lyrics, melody)
  • WRITING: Brainstorming (MindMapping, Idea Organization, Creative Practices, and how to break through writer's block)
  • VISUAL ARTS: Color Theory (Munsell Color System, achieving consistent color across media, Color Harmonization, Pantone, HTML Hexadecimal Colors)
  • DIGITAL VISUAL ARTS: Digitizing the Modern Middle Ages or "Why are my photos so blurry?!" (To Scan, Photograph, or Re-Draw; basic file formats, software/app suggestions, online resources, when to call a professional)
  • CRAFTING: Basic Pyrography (selecting or creating patterns/artwork, image transfer, burning techniques, safety)





a compass star gyrony Or and gules, within and conjoined to an annulet quarterly Or and gules (A fanciful rendering)

Other Heraldry

Full Achievement of Arms for Red Lórien of Oak River



Personal Blog

Lórien's personal WordPress Blog (Not exclusively SCA content)

In Case of Court

While Ajir has no particular objection to surprises, she walks with a cane and can be slow to get around. If she is not already at Court it may be wise to summon her in advance to avoid awkwardly long waits.


  • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Age: Stone Age 😉
  • MKA: Lórien Patton

✍️ 📖 💬 👩‍🏫 👩‍💻 👩‍🎨 🧝‍♀️ ♊ 🌈 ⚢ 🍵 🧘‍♀️ 🎼 🎤 ☸️ 🕉 ♿️ 🇮🇪/🇺🇸