Matthias von Würzburg

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Matthias and Arabella, Spring Crown Tourney A.S. LVIII
Resides: Shire of Old Stonebridges
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Azure, a bear rampant and on a chief argent three seeblatter azure.

In fess a seeblatt azure sustained by a bear rampant argent.
Award & Office Badges
Award of Arms Companion of the Order of the Silver Wheel Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent Companion of the Order of the Pelican Sovereign's Cypher CourtBarony The Honor of the Sea Star Queen's Order of Courtesy
Webminister Seneschal


I began my SCA history at Kingdom Twelfth Night in the Barony of Roaring Wastes in the Middle Kingdom in 1990 and haven't looked back since. Shortly thereafter I helped to re-found the Shire of Fearann na Críche in the Middle Kingdom and served as the group's Chronicler and first Web Minister. I was granted my Award of Arms for these services at Spring Faire in 1996. I also served as the Deputy Kingdom Webminister For Compliance for the Middle Kingdom and was the first Pentamere Regional Webminister. In 2001 I moved to the East Kingdom and helped establish the Shire of Old Stonebridges (formerly Nordenfjord) in 2012. I served as the shire's Webminister and Deputy Seneschal before becoming Kingdom Webminister, where I spent 4 years with an awesome team to update our systems and provide a pleasant online experience for everyone.


Born in 1080, Matthias is a fourth son of minor Franconian nobility who, having no better prospects, took up arms with the overland march of the First Crusade. He fought at the Battle of Dorylaeum and was wounded, and now works as a scribe and translator in the Latin Quarter of Constantinople.


Matthias is formerly a protegé of Maistir Mael Eoin mac Echuid, having exchanged oaths of fealty at Pennsic XLVI, a relationship they still maintain.

Matthias took his first protege, Emine bint Yazid, at Tournament of the Daffodils in Midland Vale on April 27, A.S. LVIII.

Matthias is also married to Magnifica Arabella De Mere.

Offices & Positions

  • Chronicler, Shire of Fearann na Críche, Middle Kingdom, 05/01/1993 to 04/30/1998
  • Webminister, Shire of Fearann na Críche, Middle Kingdom, 05/01/1994 to 02/28/2001
  • Webminister, Pentamere Region, Middle Kingdom, 05/01/1998 to 02/28/2001
  • Deputy Kingdom Webminister for Compliance, Middle Kingdom, 05/01/1998 to 02/28/2001
  • Webminister, Shire of Old Stonebridges, 08/01/2014 to 10/05/2019
  • Minister of Æther, East Kingdom, 01/16/2017 to 10/07/2017
  • Deputy Kingdom Webminister, East Kingdom, 10/08/2017 to 10/05/2019
  • Deputy Seneschal, Shire of Old Stonebridges, 12/01/2017 to 10/05/2019
  • Kingdom Webminister, East Kingdom, 10/05/2019 to 11/4/2023
  • Seneschal, Shire of Old Stonebridges, 01/01/2024 to present

Event Staff

  • Head Troll, Spring Faire II, Shire of Fearann na Críche, Middle Kingdom, 04/13/1996
  • General staff, Novice Schola, Incipient Shire of Norðfjǫrðr, 10/26/2013
  • Kitchen staff, King and Queen's Bardic Championship, Incipient Shire of Norðfjǫrðr, 01/31/2015
  • Webminister, Known World Herald and Scribal Symposium 2024


  • Known World Webminister Social, Pennsic XLVI
  • Known World Webminister Social 2: Their First Assignment, Pennsic XLVII
  • Known World Webminister Social 3: Back in Training, Pennsic XLVIII
  • Ethereal Court 101 - virtual class
  • Ethereal Court 102 - virtual class
  • Known World Webminister Social 4: Citizens On Patrol, Pennsic XLIX (pinch-hitting for Baroness Amalie Reinhardt of Æthelmearc)
  • EK Wiki 101, Imbolc Schola, Barony of Settmour Swamp, A.S. LVII

In Case of Court

Please contact Magnifica Arabella De Mere.

In general he does not mind Ethereal Awards but there may be specific things that would be preferred in person, please talk to Arabella De Mere for details.

If a question of (another) Peerage ever arises, he prefers a Writ.

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