Æthelstan Saint Maur

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Lord AEthelstan St. Maur, OSC

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Information
Resides: Shire of Nordenfjord - Central region
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
Aethelstan Device.JPG

Argent, a trefoil slipped azure between in chief two crosses swallowtailed gules.

Award & Office Badges

Award of Arms (Meridies) - 7/1/89

Companion of the Sea Dog (Ostgardr)- 2/17/08

Companion of the Silver Crescent - 6/14/2008

Companion of the Seahorse (Ostgardr) - 9/6/14


Chiurgeon and Chronicler – Shire of Montagne du Roi (now Canton) - Kingdom of the West - 1980's


Knight Marshal – Shire of Whitebuck Forest (now defunct) - Kingdom of Meridies - 1980's


Seneschal (founding) – Canton of Brokenbridge, Crown Province of Ostgardr - Kingdom of the East - 10/2005 to 8/2007


Deputy Kingdom Chancellor Minor, Southern Region - East Kingdom - 2008 to 2013


East Kingdom Youth Clerk - 12/2013 to present


Seneschal (founding)– Shire of Nordenfjord - Kingdom of the East - 6/2013 to present


Administrative Deputy to the Kingdom Exchequerate (Warrant Rosters and Book Reviews) - East Kingdom - 4/2015 to present

Introduction

Aethelstan joined SCA around 1984, discovering it during a Ren Faire demo in San Antonio, Texas (Barony of Bjornsborg) while stationed at Brooke Army Medical Center in the US Army. Military movements allowed him to experience a wide variety of SCA culture and different groups and Kingdoms. He’s held a wide variety of service positions: Chiurgeon and Chronicler – Shire of Montagne du Roi (now Canton) in the West, Knight Marshal – Shire of Whitebuck Forest (now defunct) in Meridies, Seneschal – Canton of Brokenbridge, Crown Province of Ostgardr in the East and Seneschal – Shire of Nordenfjord, incipient in the East. What keeps him going in the SCA is the ever present camaraderie and friendships he has made over the years, the huge diversity of activities, scholarship and skill and the reality that his hobby and sometimes addiction never gets stale.

Aethelstan originally started working with East Kingdom youth as the Southern Region Deputy Chancellor Minor in 2008. He held this position until the end of 2013, when he was proud to have inaugurated one of the Kingdom’s newest service positions as the East Kingdom Youth Clerk. He takes his job very seriously as he is helping to keep the Kingdom and the Kingdom’s youth safe, as well as allowing all the Kingdom’s youth program heads the time to concentrate on quality youth programs without having to be concerned with so many mundane non-SCA tasks which unfortunately have become so pervasive in recent years. He enjoys this work immensely knowing that he is helping to foster a new generation of SCAdians.

Awards:

Award of Arms (Meridies) - 07/01/1989

Companion of the Sea Dog (Ostgardr) - 02/17/2008

Companion of the Silver Crescent - 06/14/2008

Companion of the Seahorse (Ostgardr) - 09/06/2014

Most recently, at King and Queen's Bardic Champions on 1/31/2015, AEthelstan is extremely proud to have been accepted as Protégé to Mistress Scheherazade al-Zahira and only hopes he is worthy of following in such great footsteps of service to his Kingdom.

Persona

AEthelstan St. Maur is a 10th century Saxon

Offices & Positions

Chiurgeon and Chronicler – Shire of Montagne du Roi (now Canton) - Kingdom of the West - 1980's

Knight Marshal – Shire of Whitebuck Forest (now defunct) - Kingdom of Meridies - 1980's

Seneschal (founding) – Canton of Brokenbridge, Crown Province of Ostgardr - East Kingdom - 10/2005 to 8/2007

Deputy Kingdom Chancellor Minor, Southern Region - East Kingdom - 2008 to 2013

East Kingdom Youth Clerk - 12/2013 to present

Seneschal (founding) – Shire of Nordenfjord - East Kingdom - 6/2013 to present

Administrative Deputy to the Kingdom Exchequerate (Warrant Rosters and Book Reviews) - East Kingdom - 4/2015 to present

Event Staff

East Kingdom Only:

Brokenbridge Arts in The Park - 4/2/2006 - Regional Activity ... Event coordinator

Chivalry Grows in Brooklyn - 5/21/2006 - Autocrat

Figment Festival - arts festival held on historic Governor's Island in New York City - Demo coordinator for SCA

Coney Hop - 2/17/2008 - Autocrat

Autumn Frolic - 10/18/2009 - Autocrat

Novice Schola - 10/26/2013 - Autocrat

Feast of John Barleycorn "Dead or Alive?" - 9/6/2013 - Registration Gate - in charge

Thrown Weapons University II - 9/12/2014 - Registration Gate - in charge

King and Queen's Bardic Champions - 1/31/2015 - Co-autocrat

Coronation of Omega V and Etheldreda IV - 4/11/2015 - Registration Gate Staff

Ostgardr's Day of Champions - 4/18/2015 - Registration Gate - in charge

Crown Tournament - 5/2/2015 - Marshal Staff

Projects & Publications

At the end of 2013, AEthelstan inaugurated one of the Kingdom’s newest service positions - East Kingdom Youth Clerk. Drawing from 5 years experience as the Southern Regional Chancellor Minor, AEthelstan incorporated tracking systems that he had developed and was already using. Working with the Kingdom Seneschal and Chancellor Minor, he wrote the position description and codified procedures for processing background checks within the Kingdom. He then worked with all of the various youth programs to ensure that everyone was familiar with the new procedures. The creation of this new Kingdom position has helped to reduce some duplicate workload of the SCA paid staff, improved the speed and efficiency of the background check submission process, and in many ways, reduced the frustration of the various program officers and SCA members who have had to endure, what was at times, an unintentionally confusing and inconsistent process. Kingdom officers in charge of the various youth programs are now free to better concentrate on quality programming. The new Kingdom procedures have garnered nothing but praise for the newly adopted streamlined system.

More Information

Aethelstan's first love in the SCA is heavy combat and is an "on again - off again" heavy rattan fighter. He is authorized in all 5 heavy weapons forms and is a warranted marshal. AEthelstan is also an authorized fencer presently qualified in single schlager.

Other SCA past times:

Fairly decent recorder player.

Novice dabbler of stone carving.