Baron Jonathan Miles
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My name is Jonathan Miles in the SCA and Jonathan Bayles mundanely.
I enjoy Fencing, Armored fighting, Archery, and Metalsmithing.
I am currently the Baron of Settmour Swamp which lies in the southern region of the kingdom in Central New Jersey. I am serving beside my wife Teresa and my son Oskar.
I am interested in helping new people get into our various games, sports, activities, arts, and parties so I encourage you to reach out to me if you need help!
A word about awards
I have a few awards but the one I am most proud of is being a Knight of the Society, this is all I ever really wanted, it took me a long time to earn it and it changed me as a person for the better. It changed me not just in the receiving, but in the wanting and the striving. It took me a long time to realize I didn't need the belt to be a knight, that I could think and act like one as much as I liked and so I did that; and the moment I did they gave it to me. I empower each of you to behave as your ideal self, the society has a bounty of love they are just waiting to give you, but you have to let them.
Award of Arms
Award of Arms - Kingdom level award. Introduction to the society, confers the title "Lord or Lady" Silver Rapier - Kingdom level award. For prowess in fencing, can confer an award of arms if the candidate does not have them.
Grant of Arms
Order of the Tygers Combattant - Kingdom level award. Order of high merit for Armored combat, confers a grant of arms, confers the written title "The Honorable Lord or Lady". Your friends may occasionally use this title to razz you, or to be ironically officious.
Patent of Arms
Knight of the Society - Given for prowess in armored combat, sometimes for mastery of one weapon form, sometimes for a depth of weapons forms. The candidates service, interest in the arts, participation, willingness to travel and overall comportment on the fighting fields are usually taken into consideration. Confers a patent of arms.
Iron Tower - The Barony of Settmour Swamp's award for achievements in fighting, fencing, archery, thrown weapons, including service to any of those activities. Most important of the award levels as they are conferred to you by people who know you best.
Thank you for thinking of me, sincerely. I want nothing more. I concede the balance of my time in court to those who ache as I once did for recognition and their moment in the sun. For the new people who need encouragement to the veterans who need validation. My cup is full.