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Lady Charis Accipiter
Information
Resides: Barony of Settmour Swamp
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
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Argent, three scarpes sable surmounted by a merlin stooping to sinister wings displayed and a chief embattled azure.
Award & Office Badges
Award of Arms Order of the Bronze Tower Order of the Silver Tower Order of the Ivory Tower Companion of the Order of the Burdened Tyger Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent Companion of the Order of the Pelican Companion of the Order of the Silver Brooch Companion of the Order of the Maunche Award of the Golden Lyre

Introduction

Mistress Charis Accipiter she/her

Persona

Mistress Charis is a 13th Century Welsh noblewoman, skilled in the arts of cooking, spinning, knitting, tailoring, acting, singing, archery, riding, fencing, and calligraphy and illumination. She can usually be found in the kitchen. Raised in Wales, born in 1201 into the household of Envedd, castellan to Llewellyn. Her father was the falconer for the household and her mother worked as a head cook. Through many years working with her mother in the kitchen, she learned the culinary arts. Eventually taking over responsibilities from her mother as head cook until she married (to a 16th century Italian - its a long story :) )

Offices & Positions

  • Senechal, Settmour Swamp, 06/2014 to 11/2016
  • Exchequer, Settmour Swamp, 10/2017 to 04/2020
  • Baroness, Settmour Swamp, 3/2021 to present

Event Staff and Teaching

  • Head Cook, 100 Minutes War, 11/1992
  • Autocrat, Wedding of Christine and Armando, 1995?
  • Head Cook, 100 Minutes War, 11/1996?
  • Head Cook, Kings and Queens Fencing Champions, 3/1/1997
  • Head Cook, Quest for Wit and Wisdom XXV, 4/11/2008
  • Teacher, Cheese making classes, Cooking Collegium, 6/28/2008
  • Head Cook, Mudthaw and King's and Queen's Arts and Sciences and Rattan Champions, 3/28/2009
  • Head Cook, King's and Queen's Rapier Champions, 2/27/2010
  • Teacher, Cheese making classes soft and hard cheeses, Chirurgy and Cooking Schola, 1/2010
  • Head Cook, Quest for Wit and Wisdom, 5/2010
  • Head Cook, Coronation of Gregor and Kiena, 2011
  • Head Cook, Quest for Wit and Wisdom, 5/2011
  • Co-cook, Quest for Wit and Wisdom, 5/2012 - supporting first time cook
  • Head Cook, Medieval Seder, 2012
  • Teacher, How to plan a feast, How to create your persona, Schola XIII, 2014
  • Head Cook, Mudthaw, 3/2014
  • Co-cook, Mudthaw, 3/2015 - supporting new cook
  • Head cook, Riverwar, 9/2014
  • Teacher, Welsh Food and Customs, Pennsic 8/2016
  • Head Cook, Quest for Wit and Wisdom, 5/2017
  • Head Cook, Barleycorn, 9/2017
  • Head Cook, Ffesty Pen, 11/2018
  • Teacher, Welsh Food and Customs - Part 2, Pennsic 2019
  • Co-Cook, Quest for Wit and Wisdom, 5/2019 - Supporting new cook
  • Event Steward, Virtual Quest for Friends, 5/2020
  • Teacher, Virtual Mudthaw community feast prep, Hand raised pies, 2/2021
  • Co-cook for Quest for Wit and Wisdom, 9/2021 - Supporting new cook
  • Head Cook, Imbolc Schola, 2/2023 - A Welsh Harvest Feast
  • Teacher, How to Prep, Cook, and Serve a Dayboard for the Masses, and Early Welsh Oatcake Trenchers, Imbolc Schola, 2/2023
  • Head Cook, Nos Calan Gaeaf, 10/2023 - Pies day at Market
  • Teacher, Recreating the Food of 14th Century Wales, Nos Calan Gaeaf, 10/2023
  • Co-Teacher, How to Run Mudthaw and Other Large Events, Nos Calan Gaeaf, 10/2023


  • many Acre events and earlier events with Rusted Woodlands 1992 - 2008
  • Winner St Eligius 2022 - Artisans Level 1st Place, Overall 1st place

Projects & Publications

Charis's Blog

Explorations in Historic Cooking