Cynthia du Pre Argent

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Cynthia du Pre Argent, 2014
Resides: Towers, Carolingia, East
Status: irregularly active
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Per pale argent and azure, a seablatt within a bordure counterchanged
Award & Office Badges


Mistress Cynthia du Pre Argent started in college (1983) and has continued in the SCA since then. She has awards from both the East Kingdom and the West. Highest level award is the Laurel, for silly hats.


Nominally a French Basque, due to reading that women in that culture were *allowed to own property* in the middle ages. I haven't done very much study about the culture, however, other than reading about the whistle language and The Return of Martin Guerre.

Offices & Positions

Chronicler(Newsletter), Barony of Carolingia, c. 1990
Seneschale, Shire of Crosston, Mists, West 2 years c. 1997
Seneschale, Canton of the Towers, Carolingia, East, 1 year c. 2007

Event Staff

A Day in the Greenwood, an event in the Mists c. 1994 - Robin Hood era games, cooking, bardic.

Projects & Publications

Own website, primarily on the hats of the High Middle Ages, plus houppelande reconstructions and other items, started in 1994.
Contributor to the SCA cookbook Traveling Dysshes: Food for Wars, Peace, and Potlucks. It's medieval recipes which have been tested and adapted for SCA use, now on its third edition.

"Traveling Dysshes is a collection of recipes and information to help someone who knows their way around a kitchen take their first steps in the wide culinary world that is medieval cookery. Filled with recipes translated and tested from period sources, it makes preparing a medieval meal easy. Or, if you want to know what to take to a reenactors’ potluck, you can find easy to create dishes right here. The authors have a friendly, down-to-earth tone that assumes you have basic kitchen knowledge, but not necessarily knowledge about historic cooking."

In Case of Court

And any other need to contact: email is probably best

More Information

Cynthia has not been participating as much as she once did, mostly due to having two special-needs kids (now teens.)

She is a member of House Cinquefoil, headed by her PelLaurel Siobhan Medhbh O'Roarke, formerly of the Mid, then the West, and now in Atenveldt.