Ian Raven of Tadcaster

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Ian Raven at Pennsic Rapier Champions, Pennsic XXXVIII
Resides: Shire of Draca Mor, Outlands
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Companion of the Order of Defense Companion of the Order of the Golden Rapier Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent Award of Arms Order of the Star of Bhakail Order of the Flame and Salamander Order of the Salamander CourtBarony
Fencing Marshal Herald

Member of the Tadcaster Militia


Master Ian Raven of Tadcaster is a rapier fighter and illuminator formerly residing in Bhakail, now a citizen of the Outlands. He is a baron of the Court of Kenric and Avelina, a companion of the Orders of Defense, the Golden Rapier, and the Silver Crescent, a defender of the White Scarf of the Outlands, and has served in the past as Outlands Kingdom Rapier Marshal, Deputy East Kingdom Webminister and Baronial Herald for Bhakail. He is also the founder and captain of the Tadcaster Militia.

He is currently a resident of the Kingdom of the Outlands, where he is sometimes known as "Don Ian the Younger", to his not-insignificant amusement.


It is the late 1300's, and Ian is a land owner near a small brewing town halfway between York and Leeds. His manor raises sheep for the wool trade, the brewery on the River Wharfe makes a renowned porter, and the militia which he commands (while not a standing army) is ever ready to serve the crown protecting the Kingdom from interlopers and brigands.

This far north, there is thankfully very little plague.

Offices & Positions

  • Kingdom Rapier Marshal, Outlands (2021–2023)
  • Draca Mor Pursuivant, Draca Mor, Outlands (2018–present)
  • Shire Rapier Marshal, Draca Mor, Outlands (2016–2021, 2023–present)
  • Macer, Outlands College of Heralds (2018–present)
  • Salamander Pursuivant (Bhakail Baronial Herald), Bhakail, 2010–2013
  • Deputy Kingdom Webminister, East, 2009–2013
  • Diademe Herald (deputy to Eastern Crown Herald), East, 2009–2012
  • Baronial Rapier Marshal, Bhakail, 1999–2011

Event Staff

  • Co-autocrat, Queen's Birthday, 10/1996
  • Marshal-in-Charge, Known World Academy of the Rapier, 10/9/2009–10/11/2009
  • Deputy Event Steward, Baronial Yule, 12/11/2010

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Within the Society, Ian is or has been:

  • Captain of the Tadcaster Militia
  • Kingdom Rapier Marshal, Outlands
  • Rapier field marshal, Outlands
  • Shire Rapier marshal, Draca Mor, Outlands
  • Draca Mor Pursuivant, Draca Mor, Outlands
  • 17th Companion of the Order of Defense of the Outlands (July 2019)
  • 96th Defender of the White Scarf of the Outlands (Aug. 2018)
  • Companion of the Fallen Snow (Outlands)
  • Baron of the Court of Kenric and Avelina
  • Companion of the Order of the Golden Rapier (OGR) – Cadets: Declan Gobha (Feb. 2012)
  • Companion of the Silver Crescent (OSC)
  • Companion of the Salamander (CSal) (baronial service award)
  • Companion, Company of the Flame and Salamander (formerly L'Ecole de la Salamandre Flamboyante) (baronial rapier award)
  • Former Salamander Pursuivant, Bhakail
  • Former Deputy Kingdom Webminister, East
  • Former Baronial Rapier Marshal, Bhakail
  • King's Rapier Champion (Retired), East Kingdom (Lucan VIII-Griffith I-Andreas III)
  • Thrice past Rapier Champion, Bhakail
  • Past Rapier Champion, Carillion
  • Selected as a Pennsic Rapier Champion, Pennsics XXX, XXXII, XXXIII, XXXIV, XXXV, XXXVI (King's Champion), XXXVII, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLVIII (as a Midrealm ally)
  • Member of Queen's Guards of Elspeth I and Isabella II
  • Past holder of the Iron Ring of The East (May-Aug. A.S. XL)
  • First bearer of The Honor Of Tadcaster