Jan Janowicz Bogdanski

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Pan Jan Janowicz Bogdanski, rycerz i mistrz
Resides: Settmour Swamp
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Award & Office Badges
Chivalry Companion of the Order of the Pelican Companion of the Order of the Laurel

Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent Companion of the Order of the Tygers Combattant Companion of the Order of the Maunche

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Queen's Order of Courtesy Blue Tyger Legion

Order of the Iron Tower Order of the Ivory Tower

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Preferred Title and Pronunciation

Pan Jan Janowicz Bogdanski (Pahn Yahn Yahn-Ō-vich Bōg-DAHN-ski)


Jan joined the SCA in the Shire of Anglespur during the time of Hasdrubal and Kunegunda where he enjoyed fighting, dancing, games, and cooking. From there moved to the Shire of Iron Bog, enjoying many of the same pursuits, as well as being heavily involved in running and participating in demos. After a brief stop-off in the Barony of Carillion has settled in the Barony of Settmour Swamp where he serves the barony to the best of his abilities.

Jan's main interests are fighting, woodworking, calligraphy and illumination, Italo-Byzantine panel painting, heraldry, cooking, brewing, and various forms of embroidery. He has also renewed his interest in games.

Jan has worked for the Signet Office since the days of Randal and Marieke and has produced something over 200 documents since that time.


Born in the year of our Lord one thousand two hundred and twenty-four, Jan is a minor noble in Silesia attached to the court at Wrocław of Ksaize Henryk, being the fourth of that name. As a young man he went on Crusade, with Louis King of the Franks, but instead of journeying to fight in the Holy Land, he nearly died in the lands of the Egyptian Sultan. After his ransom and return there were invasions to repel and Ksaize Henryk III Biały, for his service during the Tatar incursions, granted him "fifty hides of arable land, including the villages of Ręków and Nikławice, the fish pond, and permission to build a mill on the tributary of the Oława". Following a perambulation with the abbot Piotr, of the nearby Cistercian Abby at Henryków, it is in these lands of the Duchy of Silesia that he built his manor.


On occasion a hussar, also named Jan, who is a distant descendant, has been seen. This Jan's ancestors moved the estates from Silesia many generations ago settling in what Jan knows as the Podlaskie Voivodeship in the Crown's Prowincja Małopolska. He is part of the personal retinue of Piotr Wiesiołowski (Młodszy) herbu Ogończyk, and he favors fighting (fencing) with szabla and nadziak.


Quod Debeo (Because I Should)


  • Jan was squired to Sir Torin Ertheshert, OL, who was elevated by Finn and Elzasif, 5th Crown Ansteorra
  • Torin was squired to Sir Karl der Gaenger, OP, who was elevated by Jonathan and Willow, 18th Crown of Atenveldt
  • Karl was squired to Duke Lloyd von Eaker, OP, who was elevated by Deaton and Care-Cheri, 14th Crown of Atenveldt

Offices & Positions

  • King's Arts & Sciences Champion - June - March, a.s. LVI
  • Shire of Anglespur - Minister of Sciences
  • Shire of Iron Bog - Cattail Pursuivant and Chatelaine
  • Queen's Guard - Elaina of Oaklawn
  • Currently a pursuivant-at-large.

Shire of Iron Bog - Heavy Weapons Champion (A.S XV??)

Barony of Settmour Swamp - Rapier Champion (May A.S LVII - May A.S. LVIII)

Other Honors

Arts Accomplishments

  • Artifacts of a Life IV - Winner "Common" Category (turned courier chess and tables pieces, with seven sided dice and reversible game board)
  • Crown's Arts and Sciences Competition a.s LV - Finalist: Sovereign's Champion (Italio-Byzantine Panel Painting (
  • Pennsic L - East Kingdom Arts & Sciences Team

Feasts Cooked

  • Winter Storm a.s. XVII (Anglespur) - staff
  • Winter Storm a.s. XVIII (Anglespur) - head cook
  • Winter Storm a.s. XIX (Anglespur) - head cook
  • Winter Storm a.s. XX (Anglespur) - staff
  • King's Birthday a.s. XXI (Iron Bog) - staff
  • King's Birthday a.s. XXII (Iron Bog) - head cook
  • King's Birthday a.s. XXIII (Iron Bog) - head cook
  • Magnus and Farasha's Wedding a.s. XXV (Iron Bog) - head cook
  • Michaelmas I a.s. XXVII (Buckland Cross) - staff
  • Michaelmas II a.s. XXVIII (Buckland Cross) - staff
  • Michaelmas III a.s. XXIX (Buckland Cross) - staff
  • Michaelmas IV a.s. XXX (Buckland Cross) - staff
  • Michaelmas V a.s. XXXI (Buckland Cross) - staff
  • Michaelmas VI a.s. XXXII (Buckland Cross) - staff
  • Michaelmas VII a.s XXXIII (Buckland Cross) - staff
  • King's & Queen's Rapier Champions a.s. ??? (Settmour Swamp) - staff
  • Coronation of Gregor & Kiena a.s XLVII (Settmour Swamp) - staff
  • Ffesty Pen a.s. LIII (Settmour Swamp) - staff

Other Interests

Journeyman in the Keepers of Athena's Thimble

Family and Associations

Eastern Traditions

Chivalric Superhero - Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange

In Case of Court

Speak to my Lady-wife Rosamund von Schwyz.