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== Family History ==
 
== Family History ==
 
The MacCullan Clan (of Scotland) was founded by Leon O'Cuileann in the 6th century. It is written that the O'Cuileann's of (Ulster) Ireland claim mythical ancestry from Cu Chulainn himself. Leon was, as it is written in his accounts, a holy-warrior bound to (St) Columba as his personal guard. They met when Columba was a deacon studying under Saint Finnian at Clonard's Monastary. Leon claims to have saved Columba's life during the battle of Cul Dreimhne (~560AD), and attended him during his departure to Iona. Leon stayed by Columba's side during his tours through the emerging kingdom of the Dal Riata. He was called The "Lion of Iona" for his fierce fighting style, and hence the lion head on the MacCullan's coat of arms.
 
The MacCullan Clan (of Scotland) was founded by Leon O'Cuileann in the 6th century. It is written that the O'Cuileann's of (Ulster) Ireland claim mythical ancestry from Cu Chulainn himself. Leon was, as it is written in his accounts, a holy-warrior bound to (St) Columba as his personal guard. They met when Columba was a deacon studying under Saint Finnian at Clonard's Monastary. Leon claims to have saved Columba's life during the battle of Cul Dreimhne (~560AD), and attended him during his departure to Iona. Leon stayed by Columba's side during his tours through the emerging kingdom of the Dal Riata. He was called The "Lion of Iona" for his fierce fighting style, and hence the lion head on the MacCullan's coat of arms.
His future clan settled in the lands of the Dal Riata, Dunkeld and Argyll; where they sill hold claim today under the auspice of the Campbell Clan.
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His future clan settled in the lands of the Dal Riata, Dunkeld and Argyll; where they still hold claim today as a sept of the Campbell Clan.
  
 
== Leo's Story ==
 
== Leo's Story ==
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TLDR version: 17th C. Scottish Noble Warrior-Priest who is traversing Europe, and has found his way to Bohemia, during the 30 Years War.
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Leo is a warrior priest. He is a stubborn, charming and moody man who follows his heart, and passions. Several have commented that he is "a bit cocky". This is not without reason, as an accomplished warrior and priest he has found much success on and off the field of battle. This is his story...
 
Leo is a warrior priest. He is a stubborn, charming and moody man who follows his heart, and passions. Several have commented that he is "a bit cocky". This is not without reason, as an accomplished warrior and priest he has found much success on and off the field of battle. This is his story...
  
TLDR version: 17th C. Scottish Warrior-Priest who is traversing Europe. and has ended up in Bohemia during the 30 Years War.
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Leo MacCullan was born on August 8th, 1573. He is the 3rd son of Baron Albert "The Younger"; son of Viscount Albert "The Great", at Caisteal na Nighinn Ruaidhe ("The Red Keep") on Loch Avich, in the county of Argylle, Scotland. Born the youngest, it was expected of him to enter the church to continue the family tradition. Education was granted to him starting at an early age, but as a head strong youth, he was more interested in exploring and playing "rough and tumble" in the wilderness. In the summer of 1592 Leo had a bad riding accident, which killed his horse and left him injured. This injury arrested his warrior path, so he joined the clergy at age 20. He spent the next 8 years in seminary cloistered at Iona Abbey as a traditional Catholic priest. During his years at seminary he found that his religious leanings tended more towards the new Lutheran/protestant movement, which again put him in opposition with family tradition. He was eventually ordained as a priest on Mid-summers 1599. The church sent him to serve at Castle Inverness as a soothsayer and healer, to keep him from preaching and proselytizing. This position brought him and his family much contentment, but his adventurous ways never left his heart.
 
 
Leo MacCullan was born on August 8th, 1573. He is the 3rd son of Lord Albert "The Lesser"; son of Baron Albert "The Great", at Caisteal na Nighinn Ruaidhe ("The Red Keep") on Loch Avich, in the county of Argylle, Scotland. Born the youngest of a minor noble family, it was expected of him to enter the church to continue the family tradition. Education was granted to him starting at an early age, but as a head strong youth, he was more interested in exploring and playing "rough and tumble" in the wilderness. In the summer of 1592 Leo had a bad riding accident, which killed his horse and left him injured. This injury deterred him from his warrior path, so he joined the clergy at age 20. He spent the next 8 years in seminary cloistered at Iona Abbey as a traditional Catholic priest. During his years at seminary he found that his religious leanings tended more towards the new Lutheran/protestant movement, which again put him in opposition with family tradition. He was eventually ordained as a priest on Mid-summers 1599. The church sent him to serve at Castle Inverness as a soothsayer and healer, to keep him from preaching and proselytizing. This position brought him and his family much contentment, but his adventurous ways never left his heart.
 
  
 
During his time at Castle Inverness his martial spirit never left his body. He found his body healed slowly over the years and would still practice his wrestling and grappling, and occasionally had the opportunity to read on manuals of the martial persuasion. Yet after 13 years of being cloistered, studying the mysteries of the divine, his body fully healed, his heart finally heeded the call of adventure.  
 
During his time at Castle Inverness his martial spirit never left his body. He found his body healed slowly over the years and would still practice his wrestling and grappling, and occasionally had the opportunity to read on manuals of the martial persuasion. Yet after 13 years of being cloistered, studying the mysteries of the divine, his body fully healed, his heart finally heeded the call of adventure.  
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That autumn, Lord Leo was approached by Princess [[Fortune Sancte Keyne]] to be part of her Royal Guard during her reign in Venice (AS:54).  
 
That autumn, Lord Leo was approached by Princess [[Fortune Sancte Keyne]] to be part of her Royal Guard during her reign in Venice (AS:54).  
  
The winter of 1619 His application to the London School of Masters was accepted, and was he granted the rank of Free Scholar and cadet under the Tutelage of Master [[Lucien de Wyntere]]. During this time in Venice he studied contemporary Italian Fencing of the Masters Docciolini, Giganti and Capo Ferro.  
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The winter of 1619 His application to the London School of Masters was accepted, and was he granted the rank of Free Scholar and cadet under the Tutelage of Master [[Lucien de Wyntere]]. During this time in Venice he studied contemporary Fencing of the Masters Docciolini and Saviolo.  
  
After serving Queen Fortune I in Venice for 10 months as one of her Guards, Leo announced that he would be taking his leave to continue his sojourn North. Queen Fortune honored him in a private ceremony with her award of esteem and the gift of a fine steed to carry him on his travels.  
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After serving Queen Fortune I in Venice for 10 months as one of her Guards, Leo announced that he would be taking his leave to continue his sojourn North. Queen Fortune honored him in a private ceremony with her award of esteem and the gift of a fine steed, a royal mare named "Dash", to carry him on his travels.  
He sent word to his companions of The free Company of his desire to travel north and that he would be departing the ship and maybe they would meet again someday!
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He sent word to his companions of The Free Company of his desire to travel north and that he would be departing the ship, and maybe they would meet again someday!
  
After his departure from Venice he traveled north to "Bohemia" where he had heard word that Landsknecht mercenaries could make a fortune of wealth. With the Bohemian revolt on-going, Leo threw his new hat in the ring to make his mark!
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After his departure from Venice he traveled north to the Habsburg Empire, where he had heard word that he could make a fortune as a Landsknecht mercenary. Leo threw his new hat in the ring, and traveled North. The winter of 1620 Leo settled himself at the Walpurga Monastary and studied the Middle Age fencing treaty "The Walpurgis Manuscript". That spring he traveled to Salsburg, and found himself in the middle of the Bohemian Revolt, and the beginnings of the thirty-years war. It would be here that he makes his mark!
  
 
== Offices & Positions ==
 
== Offices & Positions ==
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**[[Queen's Guard]] to Fortune I
 
**[[Queen's Guard]] to Fortune I
 
*Shire Offices:
 
*Shire Offices:
**Shire Deputy Chatelaine AS 52 - 55
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**Shire Deputy Marshal of Fence AS 52 (June) - present
**Shire Deputy Marshal of Fence AS 52 - 55
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***Shire Cut & Thrust Marshal AS 54 (January) - Present
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**Shire Deputy Chatelaine AS 52 (June) - (Dec) 54
 
*Marshaling:
 
*Marshaling:
**Fencing MIT AS 51 (June) - Present
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**Fencing Marshal AS 54 (January)
**Thrown Weapons MIT AS 52 (July)- Present
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***Fencing MIT AS 51 (June) - AS 54 (Jan)
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**Thrown Weapons MIT AS 52 (July) - Present
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**Heavy List MIT AS 54 (Feb) - Present
 
*Guilds:
 
*Guilds:
 
**Apprentice of Chirurgeon's Guild  
 
**Apprentice of Chirurgeon's Guild  
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*House Serenity, associate member
 
*House Serenity, associate member
 
*Former Affiliations:
 
*Former Affiliations:
**Free Company of the Stella Maris (Formerly The Freehold Freebooters) (2016-19)
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**Free Company of the Stella Maris (2016-19)
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***Formerly The Freehold Freebooters, Rank of 2nd Lieutenant
 
**Merchant House Griffin (2013-15)
 
**Merchant House Griffin (2013-15)
 
**House Deathsword (Trimaris '96-97)
 
**House Deathsword (Trimaris '96-97)
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**Order of the [[Silver Rapier]] (OSR), Panteria AS 54
 
**Order of the [[Silver Rapier]] (OSR), Panteria AS 54
 
**[[Queen's Award of Esteem]], by Queen Fortune the I, Harper's Retreat AS 54  
 
**[[Queen's Award of Esteem]], by Queen Fortune the I, Harper's Retreat AS 54  
*Fencing:
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*Baronial Awards & Provincial Honors
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**Barony of Stonemarche:
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***Baroness' Fencing Champion AS 52
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*Shire Honors
 
**Shire of Mountain Freehold: Fencing Combat Champion, Birthday Bash AS 51
 
**Shire of Mountain Freehold: Fencing Combat Champion, Birthday Bash AS 51
**Barony of Stonemarche: Baroness' Fencing Champion AS 52
 
*Heavy List:
 
 
**Shire of Mountain Freehold: Heavy List Champion, Birthday Bash AS 54
 
**Shire of Mountain Freehold: Heavy List Champion, Birthday Bash AS 54
 
*Household Awards
 
*Household Awards
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***Commitment to Education
 
***Commitment to Education
 
***Distinguished Style, Garb and Persona
 
***Distinguished Style, Garb and Persona
***(Plunder)
 
 
**Duchy Drachenklaue
 
**Duchy Drachenklaue
 
**Clan MacWard
 
**Clan MacWard
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*Out of Kingdom Awards & Honors
  
 
== Other Notable Distinctions ==
 
== Other Notable Distinctions ==
*Tournamnets:
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*Pennsic 47 Represented the Barony of Stonemarche in the Known World Baronial Championships as Baroness' Champion
**Pennsic 47 Represented the Barony of Stonemarche in the Known World Baronial Championships as Baroness' Champion
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*Letter of Marque from Duchess Marieke van de Dal
  
 
== Event Staff ==
 
== Event Staff ==
 
*2016:  
 
*2016:  
**April: Feast of Fools: Chirurgeon; Panteria: clean up crew / October: Birthday Bash: Chirurgeon   
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**April: Feast of Fools- Chirurgeon; Panteria: clean up crew  
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**October: Shire Birthday Bash- Chirurgeon   
 
*2017:  
 
*2017:  
 
**July: VT Ren Faire Demo: Fencing MIT and Deputy Chatelaine
 
**July: VT Ren Faire Demo: Fencing MIT and Deputy Chatelaine
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**November: 100 Minutes War- Chirurgeon
 
**November: 100 Minutes War- Chirurgeon
 
*2020
 
*2020
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**January: Market at Birka - Fencing Marshal, Chirurgeon, Retainer Baron Keziah Planchet of Stonemarche. Retainer for His Highness Alberic von Rostock
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**March: Mimir's Well
  
 
== Classes ==
 
== Classes ==
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*March: NCDA Mixed Weapons fencing class
 
*March: NCDA Mixed Weapons fencing class
 
*May: War Schola @ Chauvency's Challenge
 
*May: War Schola @ Chauvency's Challenge
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2020
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*March: Soothsayer's Guild Meeting @ Mimir's Well
  
=="A&S"==
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== General Information ==
*Non-period painting
 
*Sewing
 
*Chain Mailing
 
*Martial research
 
 
 
== SCA Information ==
 
 
*Residences:
 
*Residences:
 
**Trimaris, Shire of Trysel 1996-97
 
**Trimaris, Shire of Trysel 1996-97
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***Forms and Master's studying: Late 16th & early 17th C European  
 
***Forms and Master's studying: Late 16th & early 17th C European  
 
****Pre-16th C: I33
 
****Pre-16th C: I33
****16th C: Agrippa, Di Grassi, Meyer, Fabris, Silver, Saviolo
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****16th C: Agrippa, Di Grassi, Meyer, Fabris, Saviolo
****17th C: Docciolini, Giganti, Capo Ferro
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****17th C: Docciolini, Giganti
 
***Created "North Country Defense Academy" Facebook group to encourage cross-pollination of the various local and regional art of defense groups.
 
***Created "North Country Defense Academy" Facebook group to encourage cross-pollination of the various local and regional art of defense groups.
 
*Heavy List  
 
*Heavy List  
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***Mastery: Elder Futhark Runes, Dowsing
 
***Mastery: Elder Futhark Runes, Dowsing
 
***Proficient: Tarot, astrology, palmistry, dream analysis (Jungian), aura reading, numerology
 
***Proficient: Tarot, astrology, palmistry, dream analysis (Jungian), aura reading, numerology
**Baby Herald in Training
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**Baby Herald in Training (on hiatus)
 
***Devices & Voice
 
***Devices & Voice
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*Arts & Sciences
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**Non-period painting
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**Sewing
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**Chain Mailing
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**Martial research
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== Goals ==
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I want to take a moment to explain my goals and purposes so that I am clear. If people have questions about this please see me directly so I can make myself clear.
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'''My Goals''': I am endeavoring to be the best person I can be with the challenges that I have. I am using the SCA (and other groups & activities) to help me accomplish this overarching personal goal.
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Gentles have often asked me "I thought you were a fencer?" My reply is that "I am a servant and fighter of the East". I am following a 3 fold path: Fencing, Heavy List and Service; with the express desire to be a triple Peer as Master of Defense, Knight of the Order of Chivalry, and Pelican. My "resume" or "CV" reflects this.
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Awards are one way to measure my success along this path, but success is not measured by awards, personal character is. So this is my standard in which I have asked my peers to hold me to.
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*"I have a goal, to be a Master of Defense. To be a man of note and consequence." -Leo Oct 2016
  
 
== Links ==
 
== Links ==
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*Lord Duracain MacWard (Jeremiah Haskell), head of my VDK household
 
*Lord Duracain MacWard (Jeremiah Haskell), head of my VDK household
 
** If none are available please contact me directly
 
** If none are available please contact me directly
Would LOVE a scroll by any of these fine Scadians: Camille Desjardins, Natalia Hurd (my Grand-Mod), Lisa Cotton, Keziah Planchete, Christiana Crane
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If I am to receive an Order of High Merit or Grant of Arms I would prefer the title to be "Lordship" vs "The Honorable". I play late/post period and I feel is more in line with my persona.
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*Scrolls: Would LOVE a scroll by any of these fine Scadians: Camille Desjardins, Natalia Hurd (my Grand-Mod), Lisa Cotton, Keziah Planchete, Christiana Crane
 
*If Medallions are to be presented, I would prefer Combat Medallions
 
*If Medallions are to be presented, I would prefer Combat Medallions
 
*ICOP: N/A at this time. An icop letter will be on file later in my sca career.
 
*ICOP: N/A at this time. An icop letter will be on file later in my sca career.

Latest revision as of 22:09, 25 February 2020

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Baronial Champion
Information
Resides: Shire of Mountain Freehold
Status: Active (in EK) Since AS 49
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
MacCullan Heraldry1 small.jpg
Sable, a lion's head argent and on a chief argent a mullet of four points in dexter chief sable
Award & Office Badges
Award of Arms Companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier
FnMarshal

Family History

The MacCullan Clan (of Scotland) was founded by Leon O'Cuileann in the 6th century. It is written that the O'Cuileann's of (Ulster) Ireland claim mythical ancestry from Cu Chulainn himself. Leon was, as it is written in his accounts, a holy-warrior bound to (St) Columba as his personal guard. They met when Columba was a deacon studying under Saint Finnian at Clonard's Monastary. Leon claims to have saved Columba's life during the battle of Cul Dreimhne (~560AD), and attended him during his departure to Iona. Leon stayed by Columba's side during his tours through the emerging kingdom of the Dal Riata. He was called The "Lion of Iona" for his fierce fighting style, and hence the lion head on the MacCullan's coat of arms. His future clan settled in the lands of the Dal Riata, Dunkeld and Argyll; where they still hold claim today as a sept of the Campbell Clan.

Leo's Story

TLDR version: 17th C. Scottish Noble Warrior-Priest who is traversing Europe, and has found his way to Bohemia, during the 30 Years War.

Leo is a warrior priest. He is a stubborn, charming and moody man who follows his heart, and passions. Several have commented that he is "a bit cocky". This is not without reason, as an accomplished warrior and priest he has found much success on and off the field of battle. This is his story...

Leo MacCullan was born on August 8th, 1573. He is the 3rd son of Baron Albert "The Younger"; son of Viscount Albert "The Great", at Caisteal na Nighinn Ruaidhe ("The Red Keep") on Loch Avich, in the county of Argylle, Scotland. Born the youngest, it was expected of him to enter the church to continue the family tradition. Education was granted to him starting at an early age, but as a head strong youth, he was more interested in exploring and playing "rough and tumble" in the wilderness. In the summer of 1592 Leo had a bad riding accident, which killed his horse and left him injured. This injury arrested his warrior path, so he joined the clergy at age 20. He spent the next 8 years in seminary cloistered at Iona Abbey as a traditional Catholic priest. During his years at seminary he found that his religious leanings tended more towards the new Lutheran/protestant movement, which again put him in opposition with family tradition. He was eventually ordained as a priest on Mid-summers 1599. The church sent him to serve at Castle Inverness as a soothsayer and healer, to keep him from preaching and proselytizing. This position brought him and his family much contentment, but his adventurous ways never left his heart.

During his time at Castle Inverness his martial spirit never left his body. He found his body healed slowly over the years and would still practice his wrestling and grappling, and occasionally had the opportunity to read on manuals of the martial persuasion. Yet after 13 years of being cloistered, studying the mysteries of the divine, his body fully healed, his heart finally heeded the call of adventure.

Leo left the monastery in the dead of night on Lughnasadh 1613; never to look back upon his monastery, castle or family to quest for the life he wanted. Soon after his departure, in the Lowlands, he joined in with the mercenary company "The Black Guard" (a precursor to 'The Watch' which eventually became The Black Watch). He quickly proved himself a capable warrior and was given the rank of lieutenant. As a officer he commanded an elite squad to patrol the highlands for bandits, highwaymen, and to keep the local lords in check, all the while keeping watch for any invading forces. He lived this life for 3 years, but could not call his companions true friends nor trusted allies.

In the autumn of 1616 Leo resigned his commission after a bad sword hand injury and settled in Edinburgh. Over the next year he worked for a small merchant house, traveling and selling textiles, giving himself time for his hand to heal properly. While traveling he met a young woman, Cat "Spoonbreaker". Quickly they became friends, and she brought him into the fold of "The Freebooters" or The Free-Men of the Seas. Upon showing his talents and experience to the crew he was granted the position of 2nd Lieutenant under Captain Kenneric Aubrey.

In the year 1617 The company was approached by The Duchess Marieke van de Dal. Having heard of the exploits of "The Freebooters", she made them an offer to sail under her banner as a Privateers. Many of The Company agreed, and some went their own way, so now there is some schism on the seas. Leo chose to join the Duchess and the crew of "The Green Leaf" as the ship's surgeon, and see where the seas would bring him.

Leo spent the summer and autumn of 1617 in Spain. There he met many wonderful peoples and won the fencing tourney of Baroness Jocelyn del Espada. He served Baroness Jocelyn as her court champion for a year and a day. During this time he met his future fencing master, Don Lucien de Wyntere, and his cadet Gerhardt von Hohensee.

In 1618 at the Winter Court at Birka, Tzar Ivan and Matilde of Russia, recognized Leo as a noble in his own right aside his family. He took his family coat of arms, and modified it to his own, as pictured. Keeping his family legacy and making it his own.

During that summer "The Free Company" while fighting at "The War of The Roses", Cat "Spoonbreaker" brought yet another intrepid dandy into The Company, a young man named Odd. Cat had brought him in specifically because he was Leo's long lost and unknown bastard son. An indiscretion while at his time at seminary!

Also that summer during the war campaign of Pennsic, a large clan of prestigious fighters ("Duchy Drachenklaue"), took notice of his martial prowess. They had been watching him since his victory in Spain, and they extended him an offer to join them on campaign. After taking some time to consider his place on The Green Leaf and his future with The Free Company, he graciously accepted the offer to join in with Duchy Von Drachenklaue. His warrior heart may have just found it's home!

That autumn, Lord Leo was approached by Princess Fortune Sancte Keyne to be part of her Royal Guard during her reign in Venice (AS:54).

The winter of 1619 His application to the London School of Masters was accepted, and was he granted the rank of Free Scholar and cadet under the Tutelage of Master Lucien de Wyntere. During this time in Venice he studied contemporary Fencing of the Masters Docciolini and Saviolo.

After serving Queen Fortune I in Venice for 10 months as one of her Guards, Leo announced that he would be taking his leave to continue his sojourn North. Queen Fortune honored him in a private ceremony with her award of esteem and the gift of a fine steed, a royal mare named "Dash", to carry him on his travels. He sent word to his companions of The Free Company of his desire to travel north and that he would be departing the ship, and maybe they would meet again someday!

After his departure from Venice he traveled north to the Habsburg Empire, where he had heard word that he could make a fortune as a Landsknecht mercenary. Leo threw his new hat in the ring, and traveled North. The winter of 1620 Leo settled himself at the Walpurga Monastary and studied the Middle Age fencing treaty "The Walpurgis Manuscript". That spring he traveled to Salsburg, and found himself in the middle of the Bohemian Revolt, and the beginnings of the thirty-years war. It would be here that he makes his mark!

Offices & Positions

  • Kingdom Positions:
  • Shire Offices:
    • Shire Deputy Marshal of Fence AS 52 (June) - present
      • Shire Cut & Thrust Marshal AS 54 (January) - Present
    • Shire Deputy Chatelaine AS 52 (June) - (Dec) 54
  • Marshaling:
    • Fencing Marshal AS 54 (January)
      • Fencing MIT AS 51 (June) - AS 54 (Jan)
    • Thrown Weapons MIT AS 52 (July) - Present
    • Heavy List MIT AS 54 (Feb) - Present
  • Guilds:
    • Apprentice of Chirurgeon's Guild
    • Journeyman of East Kingdom Soothsayers' Guild
    • Herald in Training (On hiatus)

Households

  • VDK Duchy Von Drachenklaue
  • House Serenity, associate member
  • Former Affiliations:
    • Free Company of the Stella Maris (2016-19)
      • Formerly The Freehold Freebooters, Rank of 2nd Lieutenant
    • Merchant House Griffin (2013-15)
    • House Deathsword (Trimaris '96-97)
      • Sub-House of House Arachnid (Trimaris '96)

Awards of Note

  • East Kingdom:
  • Baronial Awards & Provincial Honors
    • Barony of Stonemarche:
      • Baroness' Fencing Champion AS 52
  • Shire Honors
    • Shire of Mountain Freehold: Fencing Combat Champion, Birthday Bash AS 51
    • Shire of Mountain Freehold: Heavy List Champion, Birthday Bash AS 54
  • Household Awards
    • Free Company of the Stella Maris:
      • Prowess in Battle
      • Dedication to Service
      • Commitment to Education
      • Distinguished Style, Garb and Persona
    • Duchy Drachenklaue
    • Clan MacWard
  • Out of Kingdom Awards & Honors

Other Notable Distinctions

  • Pennsic 47 Represented the Barony of Stonemarche in the Known World Baronial Championships as Baroness' Champion
  • Letter of Marque from Duchess Marieke van de Dal

Event Staff

  • 2016:
    • April: Feast of Fools- Chirurgeon; Panteria: clean up crew
    • October: Shire Birthday Bash- Chirurgeon
  • 2017:
    • July: VT Ren Faire Demo: Fencing MIT and Deputy Chatelaine
    • August: Walk in the Pines: Fencing MIT, Chirurgeon;
    • September: Harper's Retreat: Fencing MIT, Chirurgeon; Harvest Moon: Thrown Weapons MIT; Closing of the Inne at Coldwood: Fencing MIT, Chirurgeon
    • October: Shire Birthday Bash: Deputy Chatelaine, Fencing MIT, Chirurgeon, Soothsayers guild meeting leader
  • 2018
    • January: Birka: Fencing MIT; Designed Plans for Birka's Fencing Lists
    • February: Mimir's Well: Deputy Chatelaine, Chirurgeon, Soothsayers Guild class (Rune casting)
    • March: VT Winter VT Renaissance Faire Demo: Fencing MIT and Deputy Chatelaine
    • May: War of the Roses Fencing MIT
    • June: Northern Reach War Camp: Fencing MIT, Chirurgeon; Vermont Renaissance Faire Demo: Fencing MIT
    • July: Panthervale Demo day: Fencing MIT, Chirurgeon; Great Northeastern War: Chirurgeon, Retainer for Prince Wilhelm
    • August: Pennsic War 47: BY the Book Fencing tourney MIT, Water Bearer; Shire Birthday bash: Deputy Chatelaine, Fencing MIT, Chirurgeon
    • September: Harper's: Fencing MIT, Taught fencing 101 class, retained for Baroness Jocelyn & Service to event staff
    • November: Carnage-Con Demo; North Country Regional Fencing Practice Organizer, Chirurgeon, MIT & taught classes on Fencing Basics and Melee Line Communication.
    • December: Kings & Queen's Fencing Championships- Retainer for Princess Fortune
  • 2019:
    • January: Shire Yule- Deputy Chatelaine; Birka- Fencing MIT, Retainer for their Highness's
    • March: Mimir's Well - Deputy Chatelaine; Central Region Spring Rapier Practice - Fencing MIT;
    • April: Coronation of Ozzur & Fortune - Parking attendant, Queen's Guard, Retainer for Baroness Deirdre Planchett, Retainer for their Majesties; Feast of Fools - Deputy Chatelaine, Chirurgeon, Fencing MIT; Balfar's - Queen's Guard
    • May: Chauvency's Challenge at IDD - Fencing MIT, Chirurgeon, Organizer and instructor of "War Schola"; Retainer for King Ozzur and Princess Margarita De' Siena; Panteria - Queen's Guard, Fencing MIT
    • June: SRWC - Queens Guard, Chirurgeon; Opening of the Inne at Coldwood - Fencing MIT, Chirurgeon; Beltaines - Queen's Guard
    • July: Portcon Demo (Malagentia) - Fencing Demo and Chirurgeon; Great Northern Thyng - "MIC" of Adult Foam-Fighting and War-God Tourney, Fencing MIT; Great Northeastern War - Queen's Guard, Vigil Bookkeeper for Mistress Jocelyn's Vigil, Fencing MIT
    • August: Pennsic War 48 - Queen's Guard, Fencing MIT, Water Bearer for multiple battles
    • September: Harper's Retreat - Queen Guard & Retainer, Chirurgeon, Fencing MIT
    • October: Shire of Mt Freehold Birthday Bash - Co-autocrat, Fencing MIT
    • November: 100 Minutes War- Chirurgeon
  • 2020
    • January: Market at Birka - Fencing Marshal, Chirurgeon, Retainer Baron Keziah Planchet of Stonemarche. Retainer for His Highness Alberic von Rostock
    • March: Mimir's Well

Classes

2018

  • Feb: Intro to Rune Casting @ Mimir's Well
  • Sept: Fencing 101 @ Harper's Retreat
  • Nov: Fencing 101, Melee communication @ North Country Regional Rapier Practice

2019

  • Jan-Feb: NCDA Fencing Film review Class & NCDA Single to Case 4 week progression class (single, stick, dagger & case)
  • March: NCDA Mixed Weapons fencing class
  • May: War Schola @ Chauvency's Challenge

2020

  • March: Soothsayer's Guild Meeting @ Mimir's Well

General Information

  • Residences:
    • Trimaris, Shire of Trysel 1996-97
    • Aethelmearc, Barony of Delftwood 1998-99
    • East, Shire of Mountain Freehold 2002, 2014-Present
  • Protege to Duchess Marieke van de Dal
  • Fencing Information:
    • Cadet to Master Lucien de Wyntere
      • Authorizations: Heavy Rapier: All / Cut & Thrust: All / Light Rapier: All
      • Forms and Master's studying: Late 16th & early 17th C European
        • Pre-16th C: I33
        • 16th C: Agrippa, Di Grassi, Meyer, Fabris, Saviolo
        • 17th C: Docciolini, Giganti
      • Created "North Country Defense Academy" Facebook group to encourage cross-pollination of the various local and regional art of defense groups.
  • Heavy List
    • Man-At-Arms to Durkin MacWard (OTC)
      • Former Man-at-Arms to Lord William of House Deathsword; Shire of Trysel, Trimaris 1997
    • Authorizations: Sword & Shield, 2 sword, Polearm, Spear
  • Guilds:
    • Chirurgeon's Guild: Apprentice
      • Professional Level Adult, Child, Infant: CPR, First Aid, AED certified
      • Wilderness First Aid certified
    • Soothsayer's Guild: Journeyman
      • Mastery: Elder Futhark Runes, Dowsing
      • Proficient: Tarot, astrology, palmistry, dream analysis (Jungian), aura reading, numerology
    • Baby Herald in Training (on hiatus)
      • Devices & Voice
  • Arts & Sciences
    • Non-period painting
    • Sewing
    • Chain Mailing
    • Martial research

Goals

I want to take a moment to explain my goals and purposes so that I am clear. If people have questions about this please see me directly so I can make myself clear.

My Goals: I am endeavoring to be the best person I can be with the challenges that I have. I am using the SCA (and other groups & activities) to help me accomplish this overarching personal goal.

Gentles have often asked me "I thought you were a fencer?" My reply is that "I am a servant and fighter of the East". I am following a 3 fold path: Fencing, Heavy List and Service; with the express desire to be a triple Peer as Master of Defense, Knight of the Order of Chivalry, and Pelican. My "resume" or "CV" reflects this.

Awards are one way to measure my success along this path, but success is not measured by awards, personal character is. So this is my standard in which I have asked my peers to hold me to.

  • "I have a goal, to be a Master of Defense. To be a man of note and consequence." -Leo Oct 2016

Links

Lord Leo MacCullan's Blog:

North Country Defense Academys Facebook group:

Fencing Videos:

In Case of Court

In case of court please contact the following in order:

  • Duchess Marieke Van de Dal (Christina Krupp), my Pelican
  • Master Lucien de Wyntere (Jonathan Sholes), My MOD
  • Lord Duracain MacWard (Jeremiah Haskell), head of my VDK household
    • If none are available please contact me directly

If I am to receive an Order of High Merit or Grant of Arms I would prefer the title to be "Lordship" vs "The Honorable". I play late/post period and I feel is more in line with my persona.

  • Scrolls: Would LOVE a scroll by any of these fine Scadians: Camille Desjardins, Natalia Hurd (my Grand-Mod), Lisa Cotton, Keziah Planchete, Christiana Crane
  • If Medallions are to be presented, I would prefer Combat Medallions
  • ICOP: N/A at this time. An icop letter will be on file later in my sca career.