Finan mac Bressail

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Finan (2015)
Information
Resides: Barony of Endewearde
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry

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Azure, a goblet argent enflamed Or and a chief invected argent (OSCAR)

Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent

Chatelaine YCMarshal Seneschal FnMarshal ArMarshal

Introduction

Finan mac Bressail resides in the Barony of Endewearde, and has been learning and playing in the SCA since 2008. He is a Fighter, Fencer, and Archer, who also dabbles in the bardic arts. Finan has a long history of service to the Youth Combat community, for which he was inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent in 2015.

Persona

Finan is Hiberno-Norse, and is a former member of the Varangian Guard, living in the area of Dublin in the early 11th Century.

Affiliations

Awards (EKOP)

  • Award of Arms (King Edward and Queen Marguerite; Pennsic 39 2010)
  • Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent (GNEW 2015)
  • Companion of the Order of the Keystone (Tourney of Love 2018)
  • Reaper (100 consecutive days of pellwork, at least 100 shots per day)

Offices & Positions

  • MIC Youth Combat, Barony of Endewearde, 2010 to 2016
  • Chatelaine, Barony of Endewearde, 2012 to 2014
  • Deputy Seneschal, Barony of Endewearde, 6/1/2016 to 1/15/2017
  • Seneschal, Barony of Endewearde, 01/15/2017 to Current

Event Staff

  • MIC Youth Combat Tourney of Love 2010
  • MIC Youth Combat Jehans Fighting and Fencing at the Fort 2010
  • MIC Youth Combat Fort Knox Demo 2010
  • MIC Youth Combat Tourney of Love 2011
  • MIC Youth Combat Jehans Fighting and Fencing at the Fort 2011
  • MIC Youth Combat Fort Knox Demo 2011
  • MIC Youth Combat Tourney of Love 2012
  • MIC Youth Combat Jehans Fighting and Fencing at the Fort 2012
  • Autocrat Fort Knox Demo 2012
  • MIC Youth Combat Fort Knox Demo 2012
  • MIC Youth Combat Tourney of Love 2013
  • MIC Youth Combat Jehans Fighting and Fencing at the Fort 2013
  • Autocrat Fort Knox Demo 2013
  • MIC Youth Combat Fort Knox Demo 2013
  • MIC Youth Combat Tourney of Love 2014
  • MIC Youth Combat Jehans Fighting and Fencing at the Fort 2014
  • MIC Youth Combat Fort Knox Demo 2014
  • MIC Youth Combat Tourney of Love 2015
  • MIC Youth Combat Jehans Fighting and Fencing at the Fort 2015
  • MIC Youth Combat Great Northeastern War 2015
  • MIC Youth Combat Fort Knox Demo 2015
  • MIC Cut and Thrust 3rd Annual Gregory Finche Memorial Tourney 2018
  • MIC Cut and Thrust Longsword Tourney at Pennsic 2018

Interests

  • Fighting; sword and shield, two-sword, longsword, spear (with multiple appearances at Pennsic and GNEW)
  • Fencing; Cut and Thrust, especially longsword.
  • Archery; has competed twice in King and Queens Champions, making the sweet 16 in his most recent attempt
  • Brewing
  • Bardic
  • Fingerloop Braiding
  • Woodworking

Projects

  • lamellar body armor
  • an osage orange bow (42 lbs at 29 inches)
  • several inkle looms, in a variety of sizes
  • a replica of the Sutton Hoo lyre
  • a flat-bridged viol (still in progress)
  • several steel fencing bucklers
  • splinted arms for both Heavy and Cut & Thrust
  • 10 years worth of fingerloop braided cords for event medalions
  • a number of praise songs for a variety of people
  • 2 years of performances with the Known World Choir, at Pennsic

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