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Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin

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Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin at the Picnic In The Ruins, April 2017
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Resides: Ostgardr
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
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Per pale argent and vert, a bear passant gules.
Award & Office Badges
Award of Arms Order of the Sea Dog Companion of the Order of the Burdened Tyger Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent Order of the Seahorse
Herald Youth Combat Marshal

Introduction

I'm Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin (Mah-huwen Ooah Ru-ahn), a Scadian by marriage (to Alienor Salton) and parent to a teen (Alaxandair Mórda mac Matha).

Interests

I am active in the Crown Province of Østgarðr, where I hold local officer positions and assist with events.

I am a herald specializing in armory, and maintain the Book of Traceable Heraldic Art, a collection of thousands of images for use in armorial design and scribal art. I serve as the Elmet Herald (the East Kingdom's heraldic education deputy), and am studying to assist the Society's Morsulus Herald in maintaining the SCA's Ordinary and Armorial database.

I am a youth marshal, and serve as the East Kingdom Marshal of Youth Combat.

Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin

I live in northern Wales one thousand years ago, near the town of Llanrwst. I am an independent smallholder, running a family farm named Tyddyn Ystradfflyr with the assistance of my wife and son.

My family isn't titled nobility, and I generally think of myself as a common freeman, although on formal occasions I may use the title Bóaire, or "cow lord," which is to say that I am lord only of my one farm, rather than ruling a vast estate.

My mother was an Irish woman from Connacht who went to sea, trading (and, some would say, raiding) across the Irish Sea before settling down on the Welsh coast. My father and grandfather before him were farmers in the Conwy valley; the family claims to be descended from men who came to this land from Rome long ago, although it's hard to know how much faith to put in such stories.

I am the oldest of five children, since scattered to the winds — one brother moved north and raises sheep, one traveled east and trains hounds for Saxon marcher lords, and another serves as a lay preacher in a nearby village on the other side of the river, while my sister followed my mother's example and went to sea, traveling south and settling down in far-off Iberia. [Update, autumn of 1019 CE: My sister has returned from her voyage with a new husband and twin babies, and now keeps house for my aging father on the adjacent homestead.]

Awards

  • Order of the Seahorse, Østgarðr, Provincial Winter Ethereal Court, December 2020
  • Award of the Bronze Duck, An Dubhaigeainn, St. Andrews, September 2019 (for the Coronation of Ǫzurr and Fortune)
  • Award of the Burdened Tyger, St. Andrews, September 2019 (for the Coronation of Ǫzurr and Fortune)
  • Order of the Silver Crescent, Pennsic, August 2018
  • Sovereign’s Award of Esteem, Last Court of Ivan and Matilde, April 2018 (for work in the Kingdom Webministry)
  • Order of the Sea Dog, Østgarðr, Goat's Tavern, October 2017
  • Award of Arms, Balfar's Challenge, April 2017

Offices & Positions

  • Whyt Whey Seneschal, July 2021–January 2022
  • Østgarðr Webminister, May–Aug 2021
  • Østgarðr Deputy Chronicler, September 2020—December 2021
  • East Kingdom Deputy Earl Marshal of Youth Combat, August 2020–
  • East Kingdom First Deputy of Youth Combat, October 2019–August 2020
  • Østgarðr Bylaws Committee, August 2018–June 2019
  • East Kingdom Elmet Herald, August 2018–
  • College of Arms Deputy to the Morsulus Herald, August 2018–
  • Østgarðr Deputy Webminister, December 2017–May 2021
  • Østgarðr Herald, December 2017–December 2019
  • East Kingdom Southern Region Deputy of Youth Combat, December 2017–October 2019
  • East Kingdom Webminister, Youth Fighter Program, October 2017–November 2019
  • Østgarðr Youth Combat Marshal, February 2017–December 2021
  • Whyt Whey Youth Combat Marshal, August 2016–July 2021
  • Whyt Whey Herald, August 2016–December 2017

Event Service

  • Event Co-Steward, East Kingdom Twelfth Night, January 2020
  • Event Co-Steward, Cloisters Demo, September 2019
  • Provincial Camp Steward, Pennsic, August 2019
  • Event Co-Steward, Coronation of Ǫzurr and Fortune, April 2019
  • Event Steward, Symposium on the Basics of Book Heraldry, Lions End, December 2018
  • Junior Kitchen Assistant, Ffesty Pen, November 2018
  • Event Steward, Cloisters Demo, September 2018
  • Provincial Camp Steward, East Kingdom Fiftieth, June 2018
  • Event Steward, Symposium on the Basics of Book Heraldry, Whyt Whey, March 2018

Heraldic Service

  • Consulting Herald, Virtual Heralds Point, February 2021
  • Teacher, Heraldic Registration Basics, Deck The Halls of Valhalla, January 2020
  • Consulting Herald, Pennsic, August 2019
  • Teacher, Symposium on the Basics of Book Heraldry, Lions End, December 2018
  • Consulting Herald, Pennsic, August 2018
  • Teacher, Heraldic Registration Basics & Becoming an SCA Herald, East Kingdom Novice Day, July 2018
  • Teacher, Symposium on the Basics of Book Heraldry, Whyt Whey, March 2018
  • Teacher, Heraldic Registration Basics, Deck The Halls of Valhalla, January 2018
  • Teacher, Heraldic Registration Basics & Heraldic Display Choices, Whyt Whey Schola In The Solar, October 2017
  • Consulting Herald, Pennsic, August 2017
  • Consulting Herald, Pennsic, August 2016

Youth Combat Service

  • Marshal in Charge, Hundred Minutes War, November 2021
  • Marshal in Charge, Barleycorn, September 2021
  • Marshal, Birka, January 2020
  • Marshal in Charge, Hundred Minutes War, November 2019
  • Marshal, Coronation, October 2019
  • Marshal in Charge, Ducal Challenge, September 2019
  • Marshal, Pennsic, August 2019
  • Marshal in Charge, Blood & Axes, June 2019
  • Marshal, Mudthaw, March 2019
  • Marshal in Charge, 100 Minutes War, November 2018
  • Marshal, Barleycorn, September 2018
  • Marshal, Pennsic, August 2018
  • Marshal in Charge, Blood & Axes, July 2018
  • Marshal, Tournament of Daffodils, April 2018
  • Marshal in Charge, Balfar's Challenge, April 2018
  • Marshal, Mudthaw, March 2018
  • Marshal in Charge, Goat's Tavern, October 2017
  • Marshal in Charge, Cloisters Demo, October 2017
  • Marshal in Charge, Queens Farm Demo, September 2017
  • Marshal in Charge, Barleycorn, September 2017
  • Marshal in Charge, River War, September 2017
  • Marshal, Pennsic, August 2017
  • Marshal in Charge, Blood & Axes, June 2017
  • Marshal, Balfar's Challenge, April 2017
  • Marshal in Charge, Mudthaw, March 2017
  • Marshal in Charge, 100 Minutes War, November 2016
  • Marshal in Charge, Goat's Tavern, October 2016
  • Marshal in Charge, Queens Farm Demo, September 2016
  • Marshal in Charge, Cloisters Demo, September 2016
  • Marshal, Barleycorn, September 2016
  • Marshal, Pennsic, August 2016

Projects & Publications

In Case of Court

Please contact my spouse, Alienor Salton, to make arrangements.

Surprises welcome. Virtual recognition accepted but not preferred.

More Information

You may contact me via email.