Lilie Dubh inghean uí Mórdha

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Lilie Dubh inghean uí Mórdha, a fine 14th century lady.
Resides: [Crown Province of Ostgardr]
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Azure, six owls and a chief argent.
Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent Award of Arms Order of the Seahorse


Lilie Dubh started in the SCA in 1994, thanks to a chance meeting on an old BBS. Initially interested in the bardic arts, she got sidelined by service, becoming her local group's chronicler (1995-1997) and then taking up a deputy chatelaine position (1997-1998), and finally becoming her group's chatelaine (1998-2012) and a deputy for the kingdom's southern region (2009-2012). She has been a bardic performer, engaging audiences with stories and poems. These days she can be found with the College of Heralds, serving as the clerk to the sovereigns as Ragged Staff Herald

She is apprentige'd to Mistress Alys Mackyntoich.


Lilie Dubh is an Irishwoman from near Armagh who went on pilgrimage to atone for the death of her husband (and to get to travel!). She was able to go to St. Bridgid's Well, Croagh Patrick, Canterbury, Santiago de Compostella and Jerusalem before turning to go back to Europe. She ran out of money in Cologne, and met a kind gentleman who became her second husband. Together, they now run an inn for students at the new University. She can be found of an evening, regaling students around the hearth, with stories of her pilgrimages.

Offices & Positions

  • Chronicler, Canton of Whyt Whey - 1997-1998
  • Chatelaine for Ostgardr - 1998 - 2012
  • Kingdom Chatelaine Southern Region Deputy - 2009-2012
  • A&S and Bardic Champion of Ostgardr - 2011-2013
  • Pantheon Herald - 2017-2020
  • Ragged Staff Herald - 2020 - present

Event Staff

  • Gatekeeper, Whyt Whey Schola, 1996
  • Gatekeeper, Celtic Silliness, 1997
  • Co-Autocrat, Agincourt Memorial Tournament, 1998
  • Autocrat, Agincourt Memorial Tournament, 2003
  • Autocrat, Agincourt Memorial Tournament, 2005
  • Gatekeeper, Barleycorn: A New Beginning, 2006
  • Co-Gatekeeper, Coronation of Konrad and Brenwen, 4/12/2007
  • Artistic Director, Day of the Decameron, 2019
  • Heraldic Consulation Coordinator, The Coronation of Prince Ryouko’jin of the Iron Skies and Princess Indrakshi Aani Aravinda, 4/2022

Heraldic Classes Taught

  • Name Documentation Summaries (Virtual Known World Heralds and Scribes Symposium LV 7/2020 Class on Youtube & Virtual KWHSS 1/2022)
  • OSCAR Commentary: How to be a Good Commentor (Known World Heralds and Scribes Symposium LV 7/2020 Class on Youtube)

Other Classes Taught

  • A Roundtable Discussion of the Questions from Honore Bonet's Tree of Battles (taught at Pennsic 8/2000?)
  • Personna 101 (taught at: Pennsic 8/2010)

Poems & Bardic Performances

More Information

  • Wrote an Autocrats Handbook for the Crown Province of Østgarðr in 2000-2001
  • Currently rewriting the Ragged Staff Deputy Herald's Standard Operation Procedures Manual