Bishop Slate

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Bishop Slate, the presumed identity of the one commonly known as the masked man
Resides: Kingdom of the East
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Grand Banner of House Slate, a weeping angel halo’d by three Tudor Roses, clasping a broken sword and crested by the House Motto “Silentium Sequitur Nostra Ira”, or Silence Follows Our Wake (although scholars translate the last word to ‘wrath’).
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Bishop Slate came to the shores of the known world in 2014 originally landing upon the Kingdom of Trimaris and taking up fencing as well as heavy fighting. In 2016 he made a temporary move to the Kingdom of Drachenwald's regions of Eplaheimr, Knight's Crossing, and its far away places to campaign in the middle east and African continent, temporarily hosting an SCA chapter in the Gulf of Aden. Upon completion of this campaign, he traveled to the Kingdom of the East to find quiet and more peaceful pursuits. Although an avid fighter of all disciplines, battle injuries prevent him from advancing any further in the realm of arms (though he will continue in the attempt until his dying day). Instead, if ever found, he prefers passing down what he knows, and will be usually found smithing, sewing, painting, composing, dancing, and most things becoming of a 16th century man of his station.


The Masked Man, the Black Rose, The Mum Judge, Lord Tamworth, Little is known about the man's early days. A veteran sergeant at arms from the War of the League of Cambrai, Bishop was elevated to the House of Lords by his majesty King Henry VIII for actions during The Battle of the Spurs, at the cost of severe injuries. He saw further service volunteering to provide said services to the Holy League in their campaigns against the Duchy of Ferrara. After completing his duty, Lord Slate returned to England to officially take his charge over his Barony of Tamworth. With permission from his royal majesty, he adopted his black rose to King Henry’s in the condition his men would never fight under the royal force’s tutelage or be raised within England proper. Instead, his forces remain stationed at Calais as England’s frontier force. It wasn't long after his return that he rendered his services for the king once more, though for subterfuge. It is rumored that he is currently spymaster for the crown, more insidiously, delivering contract killings on traitors slipping from bills of attainder.When he does take to the field during war, he is known for his banner, and the silent men who fight under it. Everywhere the English crown pitches battle, the angel stares at all accross the field. There are no battle cries or taunts from its men, only silent advance and rather anti-climatic victories. It’s been long since anyone has seen his face, and he remains it so all the same to excel in his charges as chief of intelligence. On a personal note, Tamworth is not regarded as much of a conversationalist, a warm man, or much of a courtier. He sees court as a duty to the realm which "must be swallowed as one must apply a poultice for the benefit of the humours".


Offices & Positions

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Event Staff

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Projects & Publications

Gothic Bladed Arms, their history, and uses//Class for Panteria 05/25/19

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The Black Rose, House Slate’s Battle Emblem: the more widely used heraldry for shields, badges, smaller unit banners, and other articles created en masse.

In Case of Court

There is no known method to contact this elusive individual, he simply seems to know when and where, appearing without herald's cry or the gate guard's notice. It should be noted the man holds no love for court life or its proceedings, he is often found peering from the room's darkest corner.

It is rumored that his Florentine contact, Aurelia Colleoni a'Buccafurno, may know a method to deliver messages to him (though it is pure hearsay).

More Information

In the Mundane world, I am a retired infantry sergeant from the US Army. I moved to Vermont after my combat tours in search of a quieter life and so far have been my own worse enemy in that regard. I'm completely unable to turn down hanging out, if you ever meet me and get as far as a facebook friend request you're pretty much in. I don't have the fighting speed I used to have before my last deployment, but it is my hope to pass on what I do know and, eventually, earn a place in a leadership role so as to translate my experience in infantry line maneuvers and hoplology to aid the kingdom's armies in the wars to come.