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Lu An-Hua

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Lu An-Hua at 2015 EK Novice Tourney
Information
Resides: Barony of Settmour Swamp
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
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Gules, in pale two delfs voided Or
Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Silver Wheel Award of Arms Order of the Sable Bell
Minister of Lists

Persona

Lü An-Hua 呂安華 was born and lives during Tang Dynasty (618-907CE) China in the capital city of Chang'an. Her name An-Hua means "peace in China." The Lü surname originated from the ancient State of Lü. Lü Shang (fl. 11th century BC), the founder of the State of Qi, was the first person known to have the surname. Lü is the 22nd surname listed in the Song Dynasty classic text Hundred Family Surnames.

The Tang Dynasty was the Golden Age of Chinese literature and art. During the Tang Dynasty, trade flourished along the Silk Road, with goods flowing to and from China and the West. Chang-an was the largest city in the world at its time with an estimated population reaching 2 million inhabitants. The Tang capital was very cosmopolitan, with people from Persia, Central Asia, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Tibet, India, and many other places living within its walls. Naturally, with this plethora of different ethnicities living in Chang'an, there were also many different practiced religions, such as Buddhism, Nestorian Christianity, Manichaeism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, and Islam. Additionally, with all this trade, it was fashionable for Tang Dynasty women to wear foreigner clothing from other ethnicities, or also men's clothing.

An-Hua is interested in all the different cultures that could be found in Chang'an during this time. She especially likes wearing clothing from foreign cultures (hufu), along with traditional Chinese clothing (hanfu).

Offices & Positions

  • Royal Staff for Reign of Ryouko'jin Of-The Iron-Skies and Indrakshi Aani Aravinda, Thank You Note Coordinator, 2021-2022
  • Kingdom Ministry of the Lists, Southern Region Deputy, 2018 to present.
  • Barony of Settmour Swamp, Mistress of the Lists, 6/2015 to 6/2017

Event Staff (Cooking)

  • 2023 Bhakail Yule, Barony of Bhakail - Dayboard Cook
  • 2023 100 Minutes War, Shire of Rusted Woodlands, Mistress of the Lists staff and Kitchen Staff
  • 2023 Buckland Cross Champions, Barony of Buckland Cross, Dayboard staff
  • 2023 Novice Day, Shire of Rusted Woodlands, Kitchen staff
  • 2023 Settmour Swamp Schola, Instructor, Chinese bao
  • 2022 East Goes East, virtual, Instructor, Chinese bao
  • 2022 Bhakail Yule, Barony of Bhakail, Dayboard staff
  • 2019 Novice Day, Shire of Rusted Woodlands, Kitchen staff
  • 2018 Novice Day, Shire of Rusted Woodlands, Kitchen staff
  • 2016 EK Novice Tourney, Shire of Rusted Woodlands, Artisan's Row Coordinator and Kitchen Staff
  • 2016 Schola in the Shire, Shire of Caer Adamant, Kitchen staff
  • 2015 Ghosts, Goblins & Ghouls, Barony of Carillion, Dayboard Cook
  • 2015 12th Night, Barony of Carillion, Feast staff
  • 2014 Coronation of Brennan and Caoilfhionn, Feast staff

Event Staff (Mistress of Lists)

  • 2024 Birka, Barony of Stonemarche, Mistress of the Lists staff
  • 2023 100 Minutes War, Shire of Rusted Woodlands, Mistress of the Lists staff and Kitchen Staff
  • 2023 River Wars, Barony of Iron Bog, Mistress of the Lists staff
  • 2023 Lakewood Renaissance Faire, Barony of Carillion, Mistress of the Lists
  • 2023 Southern Region War Camp, Barony of Carillion, Mistress of the Lists staff
  • 2023 Mudthaw, Barony of Settmour Swamp, Mistress of the Lists staff
  • 2022 100 Minutes War, Shire of Rusted Woodlands, Mistress of the Lists staff
  • 2022 John Barleycarn Returns, Crown Province of Ostgardr, Mistress of the Lists staff and Royal Retainer
  • 2022 Mudthaw, Barony of Settmour Swamp, Mistress of the Lists staff
  • 2021 100 Minutes War, Shire of Rusted Woodlands, Mistress of the Lists staff
  • 2021 SCA Day of Martial Champs, Barony of Settmour Swamp, Mistress of the Lists staff
  • 2019 100 Minutes War, Shire of Rusted Woodlands, Mistress of the Lists staff
  • 2019 King & Queen Rapier Champs, Mistress of the Lists staff
  • 2019 King & Queen Heavy Champions, Mistress of the Lists staff
  • 2019 Southern Region War Camp, Barony of Carillion, Mistress of the Lists
  • 2019 Quest, Barony of Settmour Swamp, Mistress of the Lists
  • 2019 Mudthaw, Barony of Settmour Swamp, Mistress of the Lists staff
  • 2018 100 Minutes War, Shire of Rusted Woodlands, Mistress of the Lists staff
  • 2018 River War, Barony of Iron Bog, Mistress of the Lists
  • 2018 Southern Region War Camp, Barony of Carillion, Mistress of the Lists
  • 2017 100 Minutes War, Shire of Rusted Woodlands, Mistress of the Lists staff
  • 2017 King & Queen Rapier Champs, Mistress of the Lists staff
  • 2017 Lakewood RenFaire, Barony of Carillion, Mistress of the Lists
  • 2017 River War, Barony of Iron Bog, Mistress of the Lists
  • 2017 Southern Region War Camp, Barony of Carillion, Mistress of the Lists
  • 2017 Quest, Barony of Settmour Swamp, Mistress of the Lists
  • 2017 Mudthaw, Barony of Settmour Swamp, Mistress of the Lists
  • 2017 Bellringers, Barony of Carillion, Mistress of the Lists
  • 2016 100 Minutes War, Shire of Rusted Woodlands, Mistress of the Lists staff
  • 2016 Winter Wolf, Barony of Settmour Swamp, Mistress of the Lists
  • 2016 River War, Barony of Iron Bog, Mistress of the Lists
  • 2016 Yule in July, Shire of Caer Adamant, Mistress of the Lists
  • 2016 Southern Region War Camp, Barony of Carillion, Mistress of the Lists
  • 2016 Quest for Wit & Wisdom, Barony of Settmour Swamp, Mistress of the Lists
  • 2016 Mudthaw, Barony of Settmour Swamp, Mistress of the Lists
  • 2015 Fallen Stag Tourney, Shire of Caer Adamant, Mistress of the Lists
  • 2015 River War, Barony of Iron Bog, Mistress of the Lists
  • 2015 Kings & Queens Heavy Weapon Champions, Barony of Iron Bog, Mistress of the Lists
  • 2015 Quest for Wit & Wisdom, Barony of Settmour Swamp, Mistress of the Lists
  • 2015 Southern Region War camp, Barony of Carillion, Mistress of the Lists

Event Staff (Other)

  • 2023 Salamander event, Barony of Bhakail, Instructor, Barrel-firing pottery
  • 2022 Ducal Challenge, Baromy of Settmour Swamp, Royal Retainer
  • 2022 Pennsic, Royal Retainer
  • 2016 Fencing Schola, Barony of Settmour Swamp, Troll
  • 2015 100 Minutes War, Shire of Rusted Woodlands, Troll
  • 2014 Retainer and Babysitter for 1st Reign of Brennan and Caoilfhionn

Awards and Honors

  • Silver Tower (for outstanding service), Barony of Settmour Swamp, 2022 Mudthaw
  • Silver Crescent, 2017 Yule Revel
  • Bronze Tower (for service), Barony of Settmour Swamp, 2016 Winter Wolf
  • Silver Wheel, 2016 Southern Region War Camp
  • Weaver to the Crown, 2014 Southern Region War Camp
  • Sable Bell (for service), Barony of Carillion, 2014 Southern Region War Camp
  • Award of Arms, 2014 Coronation of Brennan & Caoilfhionn


More Information

Lü An-Hua can often be found on the Heavy List or Rapier field, working at the Mistress of the List table, watering fighters, or passing out homemade (non-period) cookies. If there is no fighting at the event, she is likely to be found in the kitchen. Her Arts and Sciences activities include:

  • Cooking
  • Pottery
  • Inkle and card weaving
  • Wet-felting
  • Sewing Chinese garb and
  • Chinese knotwork.

She has woven trim for their Majesties Brennan & Caoilfhionn, their Excellencies Corcrán mac Diarmata & Luned Gwyn, their Excellencies Jonathan Miles and Teresa Ana Perez, and their Highnesses Ivan & Mathilde.

An-Hua is an apprentice and protege of Baroness Mistress Kis Maria (called Mika).


This was the Chinese menu that An-Hua planned and cooked:
2023 BHAKAIL YULE DAYBOARD MENU.
CHINA – EAST, SOUTH, WEST, NORTH WINDS
East Wind - Shanghai 12:00. Tofu skins (mock duck) with carrots and bamboo shoots (cold). Lions head meatball soup with napa cabbage, shitake mushroom and bean threads/vermicelli. Drunken chicken (cold). Sticky rice cake (nian gao) with red bean paste.
South Wind - Canton 1:30. Red-cooked braised chicken. Red-cooked eggs. Corn egg drop soup. Stir-fried baby bok choy with salted black beans and pickled mustard greens. Sweet almond gelatin with ginger syrup.
West Wind- Szechuan 3:00. Szechuan eggplant. Spicy (kung-bao) chicken with peanuts & carrots. Ma po tofu with ground pork. Ma po tofu without meat. Black sesame peanut soup.
North Wind - Beijing (after Court). Pickled cabbage, daikon, carrots. Bao – filling with meat (turkey) & spinach & scallions. Red bean bao. Soup - tofu, daikon-radish, shitake mushroom, bamboo shoots.
Other - All Day. White rice. Congee - rice porridge. Pork floss. Century eggs. Sliced oranges. Lao gan ma sauce. Soy sauce.
Tea – oolong, green. Citron honey drink.

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