Matthias von Würzburg
Matthias and daughter, Pennsic XXXXI
Azure, a bear rampant and on a chief argent three seeblatter azure.
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I began my SCA history at Kingdom Twelfth Night in the Barony of Roaring Wastes in the Middle Kingdom in 1990 and haven't looked back since. Shortly thereafter I helped to re-found the Shire of Fearann na Críche in the Middle Kingdom and served as the group's Chronicler and first Web Minister. I was granted my Award of Arms for these services at Spring Faire in 1996. I also served as the Deputy Kingdom Webminister For Compliance for the Middle Kingdom and was the first Pentamere Regional Webminister. In 2001 I moved to the East Kingdom and helped establish the Incipient Shire of Old Stonebridges (formerly Nordenfjord) in 2012. I served as the shire's Webminister and Deputy Seneschal before becoming Kingdom Webminister, where I'm working with an awesome team to update our systems and provide a pleasant online experience for everyone.
Born in 1080, Matthias is a fourth son of minor Franconian nobility who, having no better prospects, took up arms with the overland march of the First Crusade. He fought at the Battle of Dorylaeum and was wounded, and now works as a scribe and translator in the Latin Quarter of Constantinople.
Matthias is now a protegé of Maistir Mael Eoin mac Echuid, having exchanged oaths of fealty at Pennsic XLVI.
Matthias is also married to Lady Arabella De Mere.
Offices & Positions
- Chronicler, Shire of Fearann na Críche, Middle Kingdom, 05/01/1993 to 04/30/1998
- Webminister, Shire of Fearann na Críche, Middle Kingdom, 05/01/1994 to 02/28/2001
- Webminister, Pentamere Region, Middle Kingdom, 05/01/1998 to 02/28/2001
- Deputy Kingdom Webminister for Compliance, Middle Kingdom, 05/01/1998 to 02/28/2001
- Webminister, Incipient Shire of Norðfjǫrðr, 08/01/2014 to present
- Minister of Æther, East Kingdom, 01/16/2017 to 10/07/2017
- Deputy Kingdom Webminister, East Kingdom, 10/08/2017 to 10/05/2019
- Deputy Seneschal, Incipient Shire of Norðfjǫrðr, 12/01/2017 to 10/01/2019
- Kingdom Webminister, East Kingdom, 10/05/2019 to present
- Head Troll, Spring Faire II, Shire of Fearann na Críche, Middle Kingdom, 04/13/1996
- General staff, Novice Schola, Incipient Shire of Norðfjǫrðr, 10/26/2013
- Kitchen staff, King and Queen's Bardic Championship, Incipient Shire of Norðfjǫrðr, 01/31/2015
- Known World Webminister Social, Pennsic XLVI
- Known World Webminister Social 2: Electric Boogaloo, Pennsic XLVII
- Known World Webminister Social 3: Back in Training, Pennsic XLVIII
- Award of Arms - TRM Tarquin and Aibhilin, Middle Kingdom external link
- Order of the White Wolf - Barony of Northwoods, Middle Kingdom
- Order of the Silver Wheel - TRM Ioannes and Honig
- King's Award of Esteem - HRM Ivan
- Order of the Silver Crescent - TRM Ozurr and Fortune
In Case of Court
In general he does not mind Ethereal Awards but there may be specific things that would be preferred in person, please talk to Arabella De Mere for details.
If a question of a Peerage ever arises, he prefers a Writ.