Alana O'Keeve

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Alana at Pennsic XLI.
Resides: Shire of Blak Rose
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Alana OKeeve Heraldry.jpg
Vert, three snails Or.
Award & Office Badges
AoA, Blue Collar, Baronail Award of Excellence
Seneschal, Archery Marshal, Thrown Weapons Marshal


My name is Lady Alana O'Keeve, and I am currently the Seneschal of the Shire of Blak Rose. In the almost 20 years I've been in the SCA, I've found that I am most content when washing dishes, shifting tables for feast, or otherwise helping out. My most recent pathway to service has been in the martial arena, where I have been an Archery Marshal for 6+ years, and I just recently became a Thrown Weapons Marshal. In addition to running local practices and being the Marshal-in-Charge for events, I have also assisted in the training of archery and thrown Marshals. I have also taken an interest in heraldry and, along with Joscelin le esqurel, have helped out local people with their heraldic submissions. If you have any questions about thrown weapons, archery, or heraldry please feel free to contact me, and if I can't help you, I can find someone who can!


  • Award of Arms, Atlantia 9/01
  • Blue Collar - House ArgentLupe , Barony of Bright Hills, Atlantia 8/01
  • Baronial Award of Excellence - House ArgentLupe , Barony of Bright Hills, Atlantia 10/98


I am a 14th Century Irish woman.

Offices & Positions

  • Seneschal, Incipient College of Marshall's Keep, Barony of Black Diamond, Atlantia (09/95 - 05/96)
  • Exchequer, Shire of Blak Rose (10/04 - 09/06)
  • Archery Marshal, Shires of Blak Rose & Owlsherst (08/06 - Present)
  • Herald at Large (05/11 - Present)
  • Thrown Weapons Marshal at Large (09/11 - Present)
  • Thrown Weapons Marshal, Shire of Blak Rose (09/11 - Present)
  • Seneschal, Shire of Blak Rose (10/11 - Present)
  • Thrown Weapons Marshal, Shire of Owlsherst & Barony of Bhakail (05/12 - Present)

Event Staff

  • Archery Marshal-in-Charge An Italian Schola, Montevale (10/2009)
  • Archery Marshal-in-Charge Vinland Games, Blak Rose (05/2010)
  • Archery Marshal-in-Charge Chivalry Challenge, Owlsherst (09/2011)
  • Archery & Thrown Marshal-in-Charge Southern Region Spring War Practice, Owlsherst (04/2012)
  • Class Coordinator, Archery & Thrown Weapons Tracks Southern Region Spring War Practice, Owlsherst (04/2012)
  • Archery Marshal-in-Charge Southern Region Spring War Camp, Eisental (06/2012)
  • Consulting Herald at Herald's Point Pennsic XLI (08/2012)
  • Heraldry Class Instructor & Consultations Master Wulfgar's Chivalry Challenge (09/2012)
  • Assistant Archery Marshal Master Wulfgar's Chivalry Challenge (09/2012)
  • Dayboard Cook Shire Wars, Blak Rose (10/2012)
  • and too many dishwashings to count!

Projects & Escapades

  • I am currently working on a longbow, made of red oak. Progress is slow but steady.
  • I have taught a class on "Preserving the Harvest" at Southern Regional Spring War Practice in Owl's Herst. My research in this area continues, and I hope to learn and teach more in this area.
  • I make arrows for myself and friends.
  • I have helped train several archery and thrown Marshals-in-Training.
  • I produce a newsletter called "To the Point!" that is intended as a way to disseminate information about events and practices to the groups in my region.
  • I have recently begun to learn the recorder, and hope to improve my playing.
  • I instigate others into doing jobs I feel should be done.

Heraldry Bits

  • I'm working on an Order of Precedence for the Shire of Owlsherst

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