Ygraine of Kellswood
Ygraine of Kellswood
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Ygraine lives in the Canton of Aschehyrst within the Barony of Carolingia in the East Kingdom. She has been active in the SCA since the early 1980's, and has attended each Pennsic War since XVII. Ygraine is married to Master Li Kung Lo.
Ygraine currently has three apprentices:
- Mwynwen in le Willewys (since the 1990's; currently inactive)
- Isa of Ruantallan (Apprenticed Sept. 19, 2015)
- Kira Asahi (Apprenticed Sept. 26, 2015)
Her former apprentices are:
- Elise ferch Morgan ap Owen (Apprenticed GNE War 1996, Pelican March 22, 2008)
- Nest verch Tangwistel (Apprenticed April 1, 2006; Laurel January 16, 2010)
- Eva Woderose (Apprenticed July 14, 2007; Laurel February 4, 2012)
Ygraine has no set persona, though she has a fondness for 12th century Wales. She dresses to suit the style of a particular event or to survive the weather.
Ygraine is a dabbler and interested in almost everything. Her Laurel is for Diverse Arts, and her Pelican is primarily for service to archery. Her predominant SCA activities are:
- Jewelry -- including enameling and metalwork.
- Music -- she plays the harp and bowed psaltery, and sometimes sings with groups.
- Scribal Arts - though she is currently not able to do calligraphy and illumination for any length of time, she was formerly a prolific scribe and still teaches these arts.
Offices & Positions
- East Kingdom Archery Scorekeeper (and Webminister)
- Archery Marshal
- Archery Lieutenant-at-Large
- Lieutenant (and Webminister) in the Carolingian Company of Bowmen
- Webminister, Captain of Archers, and Exchequer for the Canton of Aschehyrst
- Senior Member (and Webminister) of the Keepers of Athena's Thimble
- Charter Member (and Webminister) of Saint Bavon's Company of Falconry
- Former Guildmistress of Calligraphers, Carolingia
- On the editorial staff of the East Kingdom Gazette covering Target Archery and serving as Editor-of-the-Day on a rotating schedule with the rest of the staff.
- 10/07/1989 Award of Arms
- 04/27/1991 Order of the Moon (Arts & Sciences, Carolingia)
- 10/05/1991 Queen's Order of Courtesy
- 01/23/1993 Order of the Maunche
- 06/12/1993 King's Archery Champion
- 06/12/1993 Order of the Sagittarius
- 05/03/1994 Grand Master Bowman
- 12/10/1994 Order of the Laurel
- 06/24/1995 Order of the Silver Crescent
- 11/02/1996 Order of the Perseus (Martial Arts, Carolingia)
- 09/13/1997 Baronial Archery Champion, Carolingia
- 09/13/1997 Order of the Daystar (Service, Carolingia)
- 02/05/2000 Order of the Pelican
- 04/12/2003 Golden Lyre
- 04/02/2005 Queen's Cypher (Svava)
- 08/29/2010 Baronial Archery Champion, Carolingia
- 11/05/2011 Court Baroness
- 09/29/2012 Queen's Honor of Distinction (Avelina)
- 04/06/2013 Queen's Cypher (Thyra)
- 04/06/2013 Jeweler to the Crown (Edward & Thyra)
- 09/27/2014 Blue Tyger Legion, Brennan and Caoilfhionn
- 09/27/2014 Tyger of the East #20 (Edward & Thyra)
Additionally, Ygraine's Pennsic encampment and friends ("Kellswood") received the Award of the Purple Fretty on 08/08/2007. This is a Midrealm award to recognize excellent service by a group, and was given in thanks for the group's many years of providing refreshments at the Pennsic Archery Champions Team Competitions.