Conogan mab Rioc

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Conogan at Market Day at Birka
Resides: Shire of Lyndhaven Lyndhaven.gif
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Azure, a tower or and a chief wavy erminois
Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent, Companion of the Order of the Burdened Tyger, Queen's Order of Courtesy, Troubadour
Herald, Knight Marshal


Greetings! Degemer mat, deoc'h!

I am called Aotroù (Lord) Conogan mab Rioc, the Breton. I started in the SCA at the end of 1998 when I was working in Ynys y Gwaed. I currently live in the Shire of Lyndhaven, in the Crown Principality of Tir Mara. I was the first Heavy List Champion of the Princess of Tir Mara in 2009. I make my living as a warrior bard, fighting for my silver and singing for my supper.


I was born in the village of Landreger on the northern coast of Brittany, just after the vernal equinox of the year 1048. As the second son of Rioc mab Madoc mab Brudoc, I had to find my own way in the world. In 1066, due to feudal obligations, I joined the force to re-conquer Britain from the Saxons. After our success at Hastings, I was part of the group of nobles who were assigned to the Welsh Marches, because the Breton language is close enough to Welsh that we can speak with and understand the locals.

When my feudal obligations were over, I left Wales and headed back to my homeland with the Irish bride I had won with my warm heart and words of love.

My secondary persona is Alan Faux, a fool and member of the EK Royal Guild of Fools. You never know when he will show up at events. He often sneaks in without paying at the gate, and for feast he doesn't mind stealing food off of the plates of those who are on-board. He is quite vain and overly proud of himself, sometimes laughing at his own jokes. His last known appearance was inducting (then) Princess Kiena into the Venerable Order of the Habitants of Hochelaga. One of these days Alan is going to get Conogan in lots of trouble.

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Offices & Positions

  • pursuivant, Cantref of Ynys y Gwaed, 05/01/1999 to 12/15/1999
  • chronicler, Cantref of Ynys y Gwaed, 05/01/1999 to 12/15/1999
  • pursuivant, Shire of Lyndhaven, 05/21/2000 to 05/21/2001
  • minister of lists, Shire of Lyndhaven, 05/21/2006 to 05/22/2010
  • first Champion of Arms of the Princess of Tir Mara, 08/29/2009 to 10/09/2010
  • heavy marshal-at-large, 05/11/2010 to 10/01/2014
  • retainer for TRH Edward and Thyra, 05/2012 to 10/13/2012
  • guard for HRH Thyra, 07/01/2012 to 10/13/2012
  • guard for HRM Thyra, 10/13/2012 to 04/06/2013
  • pursuivant, Shire of Lyndhaven, 05/21/2007 to 05/18/2013
  • pursuivant-at-large, 05/18/2013 to 08/24/2013
  • Badger Herald for Tir Mara, 08/24/2013 to 08/15/2014
  • pursuivant-at-large, 08/15/2014 to present
  • knight-marshal of Lyndhaven, 10/01/2014 to present


  • Lord Husband of Lady Mariota of Kildare
  • Protégé of Mistress Lyanna of Kernough, 05/22/2010 to 05/24/2014
  • A member of House Bloodguard, 01/26/2013 to present
  • A member of the East Kingdom College of Performers
  • A founding member of the East Kingdom Guild of Fools

Event Staff

  • Event Co-steward, Summer Picnic, Cantref of Ynys y Gwaed, 07/17/1999
  • Singer, Hanging of the Greens, Cantref of Ynys y Gwaed, 12/04/1999
  • Event Steward, Feast of Fools V, Lyndhaven, 04/01/2007
  • Event Co-steward, Lyndhaven Champions, Lyndhaven, 09/08/2007
  • Event Steward, Holiday Ball, Lyndhaven, 12/01/2007
  • Event Steward, Spring Crown Tourney, Lyndhaven, 04/26/2008
  • Event Co-steward, Middleground, Lyndhaven, 05/16/2009
  • Marshal, Ruantallan BIA & Northern Shores Crown Principality Armoured Champion Tourney, 08/29/2009
  • Menial labourer, Fête des Bois, Bois Ardent, 09/05/2009
  • Event Steward, Harvest Feast, Lyndhaven, 09/20/2009
  • Event Steward, Feast of Fools VII, Lyndhaven, 04/03/2010
  • Marshal, Spring Crown Tourney, l'Ile du Dragon Dormant, 05/08/2010
  • Marshal-in-Charge, Middleground II, Lyndhaven, 05/22/2010
  • Chatelain & Marshal-in-Charge, Moncton Highland Games demo, Lyndhaven, 06/19/2010
  • Marshal-in-Charge, Summer Gathering, Smithwick, 06/26/2010
  • English Translation Herald for Baronnial Court, Havre des Glaces BI, 09/18/2010
  • Event Steward, Tir Mara A&S and Armoured Championships, Lyndhaven, 10/09/2010
  • Instructor, Smithwick Harvest Schola, 10/30/2010
  • Instructor, Alphonso X Collegium, Ruantallan, 11/27/2010
  • Event Steward, Feast of Fools VIII, Lyndhaven, 04/02/2011
  • Marshal-in-Charge, Middleground III, Lyndhaven, 05/21/2011
  • Marshal-in-Charge, New Moon Carneval II, Lyndhaven, 06/18/2011
  • Marshal-in-Charge, Summer Gathering, Smithwick, 06/25/2011
  • Event Steward, Harvest Feast, Lyndhaven, 09/24/2011
  • Marshal-in-Charge, Fête des Bois, Bois Ardent, 10/01/2011
  • Event Steward and teacher, Middleground IV, Lyndhaven, 05/19/2012
  • Retainer for TRH Edward and Thyra, Ruantallan Warcamp, Ruantallan, 06/30/2012
  • Retainer for TRH Edward and Thyra, GNEW, Malagentia, 07/13/2012
  • Marshal-in-Charge, Summer Gathering, Smithwick, 08/25/2012
  • Marshal-in-Charge, Harvest Feast, Lyndhaven, 09/22/2012
  • Guard, EK Coronation, Concordia of the Snows, 10/13/2012
  • Guard, EK Fall Crown Tourney, Endewearde, 10/27/2012
  • Guard, Court Musician, & Court Herald, Feste des Glaces, Havre des Glaces, 12/01/2012
  • Guard, Market Day at Birka, Stonemarche, 01/26/2013
  • Guard, Court Herald, King's and Queen's Rapier Championship, L'Ile du Dragon Dormant, 02/09/2013
  • Guard, EK Coronation, Barony of Carillion, 04/06/2013
  • Event Steward and teacher, Middleground V, Lyndhaven, 05/18/2013
  • Marshal-in-Charge, Tir Mara A&S and Rattan Championships, Lyndhaven, 10/12/2013
  • Servant and musician, Finchcock's Court, 02/08/2014
  • List herald, East Kingdom Crown Tourney, l'Ile du Dragon Dormant, 05/17/2014
  • Servant, Feast of Gaius Iulius Marinus, Seashire, 06/21/2014
  • General labourer and auctioneer, Picnic at the Lake, 08/02/2014
  • Event steward and Armoured MiC, Tourney of a Thousand Veils, 09/20/2014
  • Event steward and Armoured MiC, Middleground VI, Lyndhaven, 05/08/2015 to 05/10/2015

(none of the above includes court herald duties as Badger Herald)

Projects & Publications

  • Plastic Armour Covering Project, 07/01/2009
  • Learning Breton songs, ongoing
  • Writing original songs, ongoing
  • Throne diguise for camp toilet, 05/2015 to present
  • Secret summer project 2015, ongoing
  • Stoolball game 2015

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