Vindiorix "Black Finn" of Preachain
|Resides: Shire of Mountain Freehold|
|Status: Active Member|
|Awards: Order of Precedence|
|Award & Office Badges|
Vindiorix (pronounced vin-door-ix) "Black Finn" of Clan Preachain and the Shire of Mountain Freehold.
A 1st Century CE Briton of the Ordovices tribe.
Forester, fighter, and brewer.
Vindiorix "Black Finn" of Preachain is a 1st Century CE Briton of the Ordovices Tribe from what is now western Wales. He served for a time as a legionnaire with Legio V Alaudae along the Rhine frontier and during the Batavian Rebellion of 70 CE. When he learned Rome was campaigning against the tribes of western Britain in 74 CE, he deserted from the legion and made his way back to defend his homeland. Four years later, in 78 CE, Rome successfully defeated the Ordovices and conquered Mona. Since then he has traveled across Western mainland Europe as a member of a mercenary band called Clan Preachain.
Awards and Guild Memberships
- Award of Arms
- Forester (East Kingdom Royal Foresters Guild rank)
- Ranger (East Kingdom Royal Forester Guild's Order of Saint Hubert)
- Brewer (East Kingdom Brewers Guild rank)
Offices and Positions
Black Finn is the Keeper of the Royal Forest of Mountain Freehold in the Shire of Mountain Freehold.
- Introduction to the EK Royal Foresters Guild (October 2016)
- Basic Forester Skills (October 2016)
- Basic Knots for SCA Camping (October 2016)
- Wild Edibles and Medicines (February 2017)
- Introduction to Tracking (April 2017)
- SCA Period Packs and Straps (AKA "How to Carry Stuff") (February 2018)
- Wild Edibles and Domestic Fires (May 2018), co-taught with Clovis of Preachain
- First EK Brewers Guild entry: Hydromeli (ca 77 CE), Panel Score 94 of 100 points, Panel Link, Recipe Link, Recipe Addendum Link
- Second EK Brewers Guild entry: Cocke Ale (ca 1666 CE), Panel Score 85 of 100 points,
- Forester clothing and equipment for my persona
- Stick (award winning entry at the 2018 Shire of Mountain Freehold Feast of Fools Silly A&S competition)
- Reconnaissance and Security: European Medieval Military Doctrine (research paper, in draft)
In Case of Court
Please inform me if I need to attend court.
In mundane life I am Justin Davis, a career military officer and outdoors enthusiast. I dabbled in the SCA in college but only really became active starting in 2016 with the Shire of Mountain Freehold. I have been with Clan Preachain since 2006. This group is not SCA, although many of its members are, and it is effectively an SCA household.