Drake Oranwood

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Drake Queen Crown.png
Queen & Crown’s Bardic Champions, 2020
Resides: Rusted Woodlands
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Azure, a wolf rampant and on a chief nebuly argent three orange trees couped and fructed proper.
Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Maunche Award of the Golden Lyre Kingdom Bardic Champion Companion of the Order of the Silver Wheel Sovereign's Cypher Order of the Sapphire, Barony of Concordia of the Snows Companion of the Order of the Silver Brooch Troubadour Award of Arms


Drake (he/him) has been active in the SCA since 2011, but first joined in 1991. He resides in the Shire of Rusted Woodlands with his wife Lady Jessa de Hunteleghe and their son Spencer Oranwood, and is often found playing in the Barony of Concordia of the Snows. In 2021, he was formally invited into his wife’s household of Caer Cinniuint. Drake is a joint student of Master Peregrine the Illuminator of the East Kingdom, and Master Toki Skáldagörvir (aka Toki Redbeard) of Æthelmearc. Previously, he had been apprenticed to Mesterno Tyzes Sofia (called Zsof) of the Midrealm, and studied under Maistre Lucien de Pontivy of the East Kingdom.


Drake is an English composer and musician in the Elizabethan era. He has spent time in Scotland, where he became enamored of tales of the Fae, and has traveled in Europe as well. When he is at home in London or interacting with patrons in Elizabeth's court, he is careful to maintain the secrecy of his Jewish descent. His skills include singing, songwriting, poetry, storytelling, and the lute.

Offices & Positions

Projects, Performances, & Classes

Classes Taught

Event Staff

EK Events

  • Co-Organizer and Judge, East Kingdom Bardic Champions, Online Competition, 04/24/2021
  • Co-Organizer and MC, Online EK-Midrealm Bardic Showcase, 08/15/2020
  • Event Steward, Winter Nights Bardic Competition, Concordia of the Snows, 09/16/2017
  • Organizer & Judge, Bardic Competition & War Point, Wars of the Roses, 05/27/2017
  • List Herald, EK Crown Tourney, 05/06/2017, 11/04/2017, 11/08/2019
  • Gate Staff, Wars of the Roses, 05/23/2015, 05/28/2016
  • List Herald, EK Novice Day, 07/11/2015
  • Gate Staff, King's and Queen's A&S Champions, 02/22/2014
  • Gate Staff, The One True Feast Day of St. Pyr, 02/29/1992

Inter-Kingdom Events

  • Co-organizer and host, Bardic Arts Exhibition, Pennsic 42-48 (2013-2019)
  • Co-provost, Bardic Collegium, Pennsic 43-44 (2014-2015)

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