Black Finn of Preachain

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Vindiorix "Black Finn" Ordowik of Preachain
Information
Resides: Shire of Mountain Freehold
Status: Active Member
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
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Vindiorix Ordowik's Device
Award & Office Badges
Award of Arms

Introduction

Vindiorix "Black Finn" Ordowik of Clan Preachain and the Shire of Mountain Freehold.

A 1st Century CE Briton of the Ordovices tribe.

Forester, fighter, and brewer.

Persona

Vindiorix Ordowik, or "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.

Ordovices Tribe in Britain

Legio V Alaudae

Mona (Ynys Môn)

Group Memberships

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)

East Kingdom Royal Forester's Guild

East Kingdom Brewer's Guild

Offices and Positions

Black Finn is the Keeper of the Royal Forest of Mountain Freehold in the Shire of Mountain Freehold.

Classes Taught

Projects

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  • Forester clothing and equipment for my persona

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  • Stick (award winning entry at the 2018 Shire of Mountain Freehold Feast of Fools Silly A&S competition)

Publications

  • Reconnaissance and Security: European Medieval Military Doctrine (research paper, in draft)

In Case of Court

Please inform me if I need to attend court.

More Information

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.