Alana at Pennsic XLI.
|Resides: Shire of Blak Rose|
|Awards: Order of Precedence|
Vert, three snails Or.
|Award & Office Badges|
My name is Noble Alana O'Keeve, and I am currently a member of the populace of the Shire of Blak Rose. In the more than 20 years I've been in the SCA, I've found that I am most content when washing dishes, shifting tables for feast, or otherwise helping out.
My most recent pathway to service has been in the martial arena, where I have been an Archery Marshal for 6+ years, and am also a Thrown Weapons Marshal. Beginning in the summer of 2015 I became the Western Region thrown weapons deputy.
In addition to running local practices and being the Marshal-in-Charge for events, I have also assisted in the training of archery and thrown Marshals. I have also taken an interest in heraldry and, along with Joscelin le esqurel, have helped out local people with their heraldic submissions. If you have any questions about thrown weapons, archery, or heraldry please feel free to contact me, and if I can't help you, I can find someone who can!
- Baronial Award of Excellence - House ArgentLupe , Barony of Bright Hills, Atlantia 10/98
- Blue Collar - House ArgentLupe , Barony of Bright Hills, Atlantia 8/01
- Award of Arms, Atlantia 9/01
- Order of the Silver Crescent, East 5/13
- Order of Apollo's Arrow, East 2/20
- Order of the Silver Mantle, East 2/20
I am a 14th Century Irish person.
Offices & Positions
- Seneschal, Incipient College of Marshall's Keep, Barony of Black Diamond, Atlantia (09/95 - 05/96)
- Exchequer, Shire of Blak Rose (10/04 - 09/06)
- Archery Marshal, Shire of Blak Rose (08/06 - Present)
- Archery Marshal, Shire of Owlsherste (08/06 - 08/15)
- Herald at Large (05/11 - Present)
- Thrown Weapons Marshal at Large (09/11 - Present)
- Thrown Weapons Marshal, Shire of Blak Rose (09/11 - Present)
- Seneschal, Shire of Blak Rose (10/11 - 10/13)
- Archery Lt. at Large, East Kingdom (12/14 - Present)
- Western Region Thrown Weapons Deputy, East Kingdom (6/15 - 5/19)
- Exchequer, Shire of Blak Rose (09/15 - 11/17)
- Seneschal, Shire of Blak Rose (11/17 - 08/19)
- Archery Marshal-in-Charge An Italian Schola, Montevale (10/2009)
- Archery Marshal-in-Charge Vinland Games, Blak Rose (05/2010)
- Archery Marshal-in-Charge Chivalry Challenge, Owlsherst (09/2011)
- Archery & Thrown Marshal-in-Charge Southern Region Spring War Practice, Owlsherst (04/2012)
- Class Coordinator, Archery & Thrown Weapons Tracks Southern Region Spring War Practice, Owlsherst (04/2012)
- Archery Marshal-in-Charge Southern Region Spring War Camp, Eisental (06/2012)
- Consulting Herald at Herald's Point Pennsic XLI (08/2012)
- Heraldry Class Instructor & Consultations Master Wulfgar's Chivalry Challenge (09/2012)
- Assistant Archery Marshal Master Wulfgar's Chivalry Challenge (09/2012)
- Dayboard Cook Shire Wars, Blak Rose (10/2012)
- Consulting Herald at Herald's Point Pennsic XLI (08/2013)
- Consulting Herald at Herald's Point Pennsic XLIII (08/2015)
- Archery Marshal in Charge Shire Wars (10/2015)
- Consulting Herald at Herald's Point Pennsic XLV (08/2017)
- Archery Marshal in Charge Hunter's Picnic (5/2018)
- Sheperd’s Crook pro tem Crown Tournament of Ozur and Fortune (5/4/2019)
- Thrown Weapons Marshal in Charge Hunter's Picnic (5/2019)
- and too many dishwashings to count!
Projects & Escapades
- I tried working on a longbow, made of red oak. Progress was slow but steady. As of 2014 progress is halted due to an allergy to red oak.
- I have taught a class on "Preserving the Harvest" at Southern Regional Spring War Practice in Owl's Herste and several other places. My research in this area continues, and I hope to learn and teach more in this area.
- I make arrows for myself and friends.
- I have helped train several archery and thrown Marshals-in-Training.
- I have recently begun to learn the recorder, and hope to improve my playing.
- I'm playing around with several arts projects. We'll see if they're any good. If they are I'll post here.
- I instigate others into doing jobs I feel should be done.
- I am currently protege to Mael Eoin mac Echuid
- I'm learning to be a Shepherd's Crook Deputy and learning about Orders of Precedence.
- I comment on Oscar as I'm able.
Preferred pronouns are They/Them, or please just use my name.