Peregrine the Illuminator

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Peregrine at Beowulf the Event
Resides: Canton of the Towers
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Per pale sable and gules all semy of flames Or, three bars embattled argent
Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the LaurelCompanion of the Order of the MauncheOrder of the Moon


Master Peregrine the Illuminator. Weaver of Perugia linen towels, teller of tales, singer of songs, carver of small boxes, and composer of music, focused on the intersection between items to be used and items to be enjoyed.


Personas change depending on the research being done and the events attended. Frequent personae include Pellegrino d'Illuminatore, from 1490's Florence Italy, Peregrine Pictor, a painter at the monastery at Kells Ireland sometime between 600 and 1000 AD, a cartographer from the school of Henry the Navigator, and a storyteller from Iceland.

Apprentices and Students

  • Drake Oranwood, student (with Toki Redbeard) (ask him about songwriting, contrafacta, performance opportunities, the Elizabethan Age, and equity and inclusion)
  • Laila al-Sanna' al-Andalusiyya, student (ask her about Arabic musical modes (maqamat) and late 1600s music and theater performance practices)
  • Rosina von Schaffhausen, former apprentice (ask her about the history of mathematics, narrowwork, drinking songs, and vocal music)

Notable Research and Recreation Projects

  • Laurel's Prize Tourney, 2017: Document, compose, and perform a composition using a musical form from prior to 1600
  • Woven Perugia Linen Towels and Diamond Twill linens
  • Class on Researching textiles - a close-up look at Perugia Linens
  • Riddles written in the styles of the Exeter Ms., King Heithrek, sonnets, haiku, and others.
  • Riddle challenges at various events, including Crossroads at Canterbury (as Geoffrey Chaucer)
  • Songs for Northshield, including "Light the Way," "The Northshield Banner," and "Onward, Upward, Amethystia," ca. 1988-2001
  • Songs, poems, and stories on various topics, including poems inspired by Welsh poetic forms, ca. 1988-2001
  • "Fairest One / Meal of Mine," a contrefacta on "Come Again Sweet Love Doth Now Invite" by John Dowland
  • Amateur Woodcarving in 8th-10th Century Scotland - a chip-carved box inspired by the Birsay Box, 2004
  • Singer and occasional director of Concenti Sciuri, a small choir at the Baronial Colleges of Nordleigh, ca. 1992-97
  • Recorder player in the Baron's Noyse, a recorder consort in Tree-Girt-Sea, directed by Robyyan Torr d'Elandris, ca. 1998-2001
  • Bransle Sciuri - a dance choreographed in the style of Arbeau, and composed for recorder quartet, ca. 1998
  • Oak Rowing Bench in the style of the Mastermyr Find, made in the shop of Hal Raeburn, ca. 2000

Offices & Positions

  • Various offices in the Baroinal Colleges of Nordleigh ca. 1988-1998, including seneschal, herald, and exchequer
  • Fifth Bard of Nordskogen, ca 1995
  • Midrealm Kingdom Cartographer, 1997-2000
  • First Court Artisan of Carolingia for Baron Jehan du Lac,
  • Former head of the Carolingian Ancient and Honorable Company of Turners, Joiners, and Carpenters, i.e. the woodworkers' guild, ca. 2006.
  • Tabulation at Artifacts of a Life, 2015, 2017,
  • Winter Nights Bardic Champion, 2017
  • Host of Winter Nights East, a Bardic Challenge Event, February 9, 2019.