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Mistress Elysabeth Underhill, nicknamed Lissa, (she/her/hers), used to be a working-class woman from the mid-late 1500's England. However, she has not had a set persona for a while now, and you are as likely as not to see her running around in early period Viking-ish garb.
At the moment, Lissa's focus in the SCA is supporting the Arts and Sciences and improving her skill with a Rapier. She has been a fencer for much of her time in the SCA, having taken a break for a few years to pursue other activities.
Please know that Lissa is always happy to teach her art, or to provide advice about A&S projects, research strategies, documentation, research papers, and A&S competitions. Mundanely, she is an academic librarian. Teaching and mentoring in the SCA is extremely important to her, and something she is comfortable doing, so please do not hesitate to ask if you think she can help. Lissa tends to be a bit busy/preoccupied at events, so contacting her via Facebook (Lissa Underhill) or through e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) might be the best way to get in touch.
AWARDS & HONORS
- Order of the Pelican (2020)
- Order of the Laurel (2016)
- Queens Arts and Sciences Champion (2016)
- Award of the Golden Lyre (2015)
- Arts and Sciences Champion of Bhakail (2015 & 2011)
- Order of the Silver Crescent (2013)
- Order of the Silver Rapier (2012)
- Order of the Maunche (2011)
- Order of the Harlequin Bhakail (2011)
- Order of the Salamander (Bhakail (2007)
- Lady's Rapier Champion of Bhakail (n.d.)
- Rapier Champion of Carillion (n.d.)
- Award of Arms (2005)
Note: Lissa prefers to recieve awards of significance or precidence in physical court at an event.
- Berrick Grayveson (spouse)
- Aibhilin inghean Ui Phaidin (apprentice)
- Doroga Voronin (apprentice)
- Tadcaster Militia (household)
- Former Protégée to Mistress Marion del Okes
- Former Student to Mistress Brunissende Dragonette (Bruni)
History of Service
- EK Gazette, Research Article Curator, 2019
- Kingdom Minister of A&S, 2019
- Kingdom Deputy Minister of A&S, 2018
- Kingdom A&S Special Deputy, 2017
- Chancellor of the East Kingdom University, 2011-2013
Lissa has organized multiple A&S competitions, from local baronial championchips, to Crown's A&S, and the Pennsic A&S War Point.
In addition to her work with the EK Ministry of Arts and Sciences, Lissa has coordinated classes for many schola and universisty events on the local, kingdom and society level. Events include: Noisemakers (Bhakail), May-be Event (Iron Bog), Artisans's Village (Hartshorn-dale), Known World Rapier/Costume Symposium, and Pennsic Artisan's Row Glass Display.
Finally, Lissa has taught many A&S classes over years, both related to her primary art of Lampworking, and "meta" A&S classes.
My art is the making of glass beads. While I have made beads from many time periods, much of my focus has been on recreating glass beads from Early Medieval England (5th-7th century). I have also done research on the social meaning and significance of glass beads in that society. With the help of friends, I have also researched, reconstructed, and made beads on a period-appropriate bead furnace.
A&S Blog: https://historicglassbeads.wordpress.com