Gwillim Kynith

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Gwillim Kynith
Resides: Barony of Endewearde
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Kynith device.JPG
Or, a coney and fox combatant gules within an orle gules
Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Silver CrescentCompanion of the Order of the Maunche
ArMarshalMinister of Arts and Science

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Gwillim Kynith has been in the SCA since (2001) AS XXXVI. He lives in the Shire of Endewearde, where he is the group's dance master and the captain of the North Tower Archery Company.


Gwillim Kynith is a 15th century Welshman raised in Castle Caldicot, Monmouthshire, Wales. Having lost both parents to the plague, he was raised by Humphrey, Earl of Buckingham, and family. Showing exceptional prowess with the bow and a keen ability at stalking game, he was dubbed the "kynith" at an early age. He became well versed in music, dancing, and other Courtly ways within the halls of grand Caldicot, and studied the art of stained glass in the nearby village.

Today, Gwillim lives in the great Shire of Endewearde, geographic center of the East Kingdom. He has made a name for himself there as the North Tower Archery Company Captain and as a bard, the latter earning him a place in the Order of the Troubadour. Through his interest in dancing and a willingness to share that interest, he became Endewearde's Dancemaster and found himself named a Companion of the Order of Terpsichore. As a result of his participation, leadership, and courtesy, Gwillim was made the Seneschal of Endewearde, an office which he held for almost five years.

In recognition of his Service to the Shire of Endewearde and the East Kingdom, Gwillim was inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent by TRM, Edward and Marguerite. For his skills in diverse arts such as music, stained glass, dancing, and brewing, TRM Gryffith and Aikaterine made him a Companion of the Order of the Maunche.

With his lady wife, Constancia de Vianne, Gwillim is a member of the household Ancaster in the Barony of the Bridge.

Offices & Positions

  • Chronicler Shire of Endewearde 2001 - 2004
  • Dancemaster Shire of Endewearde 2004 - present
  • Deputy Seneschal Shire of Endewearde 2004 - 2006
  • Seneschal Shire of Endewearde 2006 - 2010
  • Captain, North Tower Archery Company 2011 - 2012
  • Minister of Arts and Sciences 2013 - present


  • Ryder of the Northern Marches, 2004
  • AoA, 2005
  • Order of the Troubadour, 2007
  • Order of Terpsichore, 2007
  • Order of the Silver Crescent, 2010
  • Order of the Maunche, 2011
  • Queen's Honor of Distinction, 2012

Event Staff

  • Autocrat, Jehan's Fencing at the Fort, April AS 2005
  • Autocrat, Jehan's Fencing and Fighting at the Fort, April 2007
  • Autocrat, Bare Blade Tavern Brawl, November 2006
  • Autocrat, Bare Blade Tavern Brawl, November 2008
  • Dayboard Steward, Bare Blade Tavern Brawl, November 2009
  • Autocrat, Endewearde Hunt, October 2011


  • Bardic Arts - Composer; Singer; Guitar; Lute; Recorder; Bodhran (visit Gwillim's music pages at
  • Dancing - English Country, Bransles, Italian - Dancemaster Endewearde
  • Stained Glass (visit Gwillim's Stained Glass pages at
  • Brewing - Mead, Beer, Cordial (visit Gwillim's Brewing pages at
  • Archery - Bowman
  • Cooking
  • Sewing
  • Scribal Arts