Muin maqq Minain

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Muin, Blending in...
Resides: Canton of Black Icorndall
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Per saltire Or semy of flames vert and vert, an annulet counterchanged vert and Or.
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Argent, an acorn enflamed vert.
Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Maunche Companion of the Order of the Pearl (Atlantia)Master of HorseCompanion of the Order of the Laurel

Order of the Harlequin
Seneschal Herald Exchequer Minister of Arts and Science


THL Muin maqq Mínaín. Having Started in the Kingdom of Atlantia, in the Barony of Caer Mear, Muin earned his AoA, GoA, and was admitted to the Order of the Pearl, earning several Cear Mearian awards along the way. While in Cear Mear he served as a group Herald to the College of Yarnvid. After moving to the Barony of Bhakail Muin served as MoAS, Exchequer, and most recently as Seneschal for the Canton of Black Icorndall. He has earned his Maunch, as well as being given the Award of the Silver Nautilus, by King Bryan (II) back in Atlantia at the first Ruby Joust.


Pictish artisan of the Dalriada, Muin spent the end of the 10th century learning his trade and traveling to foster with the various experts in the field of jewelry work among the Catla, the Fihi, the Taexla and even the Caledonians. Many of the Graceus amongst whom he has traveled argue over whether he is the avatar of Hephaestus...or that of Hades. Living now in the Barony of Bhakail in the Canton of Black Icorndall, Muin works to teach others what he has learned, to keep the Craft and its traditions alive, while occasionally offering the guidance only a Pictish Shaman can be trusted to bring.

Offices & Positions

  • Group Herald, College of Yarnvid, Kingdom of Atlantia, 1993 to 1997
  • Deputy Herald, Canton of Black Icorndall, Kingdom of the East, 2003 to 2005
  • MoAS, Canton of Black Icorndall, Kingdom of the East, 2005 to 2006
  • Exchequer,Canton of Black Icorndall, Kingdom of the East, 2006 to 2014
  • Seneschal, Canton of Black Icorndall, Kingdom of the East, 2014 to December 2016
  • Seneschal, Barony of Bhakail, Kingdom of the East, January 2017 to Present

Event Staff

  • Name of Position, Name of Event, mm/dd/yyyy
  • List in Chronological order, oldest to newest

Projects & Publications

Taigh Ruadh

Current Chieftain of the House known as Taigh Ruadh, or "House of the Red". A loose family of mercenary Artisans and Bards, at one time a part of Anglesey.


All facets of jewelry and metalwork. Recent research papers include:

  • Coining, Striking and Minting Your Way to Success: A Users Guide
  • How to Not Kill Ones' Selves While Casting, You Ninny.
  • Chasing and Repoussé: Bumpity Bits, and How to Achieve Them
  • Architecture: The Groined Arch, and You
  • Recent papers found here:

Meaningful Awards

While in Caer Mear:

  • UFO (The Umbonis Ferrei Ordo(Order of the Iron Boss) When Muin was awarded this honor, it was known as "The Unnamed Fighting Order"
  • The Order of La Bris de Mer (The Sea Breeze)Given for enriching A&S in the Barony
  • Order of the Pharos (named after the lighthouse of Alexandria) is given for exemplary service to the Barony
  • AoA
  • GoA
  • Order of the Pearl

While In Shire of Caer Adamant:

  • Did not go on a murderous spree, ending all life, shrouding the land in a great and all consuming Darkness.

While in Bhakail:

  • Master of the Horse. Granted to those whose efforts have furthered the aims and goals of the Barony in general.
  • The Harlequin. For excellence in the Arts and Sciences.
  • Award of the Silver Nautilus.(Snuck across the border into Atlantia...award given at Ruby Joust 1) Honors and recognizes those who have distinguished themselves by an extraordinary achievement in the Arts and Sciences.
  • Order of the Manche. For exceptional display of talent and knowledge in the various fields of A&S.
  • Order of the Salamander. Awarded for outstanding and exceptional service to the Barony.
  • Order of the Laurel. (Writ received at Bhakail Yule Event, 2017, Elevation set for Feb 2018)

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