Charis Accipiter

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Mistress Charis (2).jpg
Lady Charis Accipiter
Resides: Barony of Settmour Swamp
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Argent, three scarpes sable surmounted by a merlin stooping to sinister wings displayed and a chief embattled azure.
Award & Office Badges
Award of Arms Order of the Bronze Tower Order of the Silver Tower Order of the Ivory Tower Companion of the Order of the Burdened Tyger Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent Companion of the Order of the Pelican Companion of the Order of the Silver Brooch Companion of the Order of the Maunche Award of the Golden Lyre


Mistress Charis Accipiter


Mistress Charis is a 13th Century Welsh noblewoman, skilled in the arts of cooking, spinning, knitting, tailoring, acting, singing, archery, riding, fencing, and calligraphy and illumination. She can usually be found in the kitchen. I was raised in Wales, born in 1201 into the household of Envedd, castellan to Llewellyn. My father was the falconer for the household and my mother worked as a head cook. I learned my skills in the kitchen and worked as head of the kitchen until I married.

Offices & Positions

  • Senechal, Settmour Swamp, 06/2014 to 11/2016
  • Exchequer, Settmour Swamp, 10/2017 to 04/2020
  • Baroness, Settmour Swamp, 3/2021

Event Staff

  • Head Cook, 100 Minutes War, 11/1992
  • Autocrat, Wedding of Christine and Armando, 1995?
  • Head Cook, 100 Minutes War, 11/1996?
  • Head Cook, Kings and Queens Fencing Champions, 3/1/1997
  • Head Cook, Quest for Wit and Wisdom XXV, 4/11/2008
  • Teacher, Cheese making classes, Cooking Collegium, 6/28/2008
  • Head Cook, Mudthaw and King's and Queen's Arts and Sciences and Rattan Champions, 3/28/2009
  • Head Cook, King's and Queen's Rapier Champions, 2/27/2010
  • Teacher, Cheese making classes soft and hard cheeses, Chirurgy and Cooking Schola, 1/2010
  • Head Cook, Quest for Wit and Wisdom, 5/2010
  • Head Cook, Coronation of Gregor and Kiena, 2011
  • Head Cook, Quest for Wit and Wisdom, 5/2011
  • Co-cook, Quest for Wit and Wisdom, 5/2012 - supporting first time cook
  • Head Cook, Medieval Seder, 2012
  • Teacher, How to plan a feast, How to create your persona, Schola XIII, 2014
  • Head Cook, Mudthaw, 3/2014
  • Co-cook, Mudthaw, 3/2015 - supporting new cook
  • Head cook, Riverwar, 9/2014
  • Head Cook, Quest for Wit and Wisdom, 5/2017
  • Head Cook, Barleycorn, 9/2017
  • Head Cook, Ffesty Pen, 11/2018
  • many Acre events and earlier events with Rusted Woodlands 1992 - 2008
  • Winner St Eligius 2022 - Artisans Level 1st Place, Overall 1st place

Projects & Publications

Charis's Blog

Explorations in Historic Cooking