Rowen Cloteworthy

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Rowen heralding at "Feast of John Barleycorn", Crown Province of Østgarðr, Sept. 2011
Resides: Barony of Bhakail
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Lozengy argent and sable, a chief gules and for an augmentation a canton purpure charged with four millrinds in cross within a bordure Or.
Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Pelican Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent Queen's Order of Courtesy Companion of the Order of the Burdened Tyger Master of Horse Order of the Salamander CourtBarony

This & That

Magister Rowen Cloteworthy, Red Lozenge Herald Extraordinary

  1. I first heard about the SCA, or a group like the SCA, by reading "Folk of the Air" by Peter Beagle.
  2. The first event I went to was one of the Iron Bog Cooks Guild dinner and dance events in Sept 1996. Can't remember what it was called. The second event I went to was a couple weeks later in the Shire of Havre de Glaces in old city Quebec in a medieval tavern. I met the McGowans and (at the time not even Lord) Sir Mohammed there. That was *such* a cool event.
  3. I was made Deputy Exchequer in December 1996, three months after joining the Shire of Iron Bog. Since then I've been an officer all but 24 months (1 year off, then two 6-month stretches), although I was the co-head cook for a Royal Progress and stewarded an EKU during one 6-month stretch and the deputy royal court herald during the other.
  4. I've never been a local group herald. I'm toying with the idea of becoming my Canton's herald because it would be amusing. This was true when I wrote this; shortly after, I became the Baronial herald.
  5. My Herald Extraordinary title has (finally) been submitted. For a long time I didn't project properly when doing court, so I kept cough drops in my pouch (still do). My arms are "Lozengy argent and sable, a chief gules". I've submitted "Red Lozenge Herald". I'll be the cough drop herald. :-)
  6. The first household I was in was the Tribe Winged Wolf gypsy house. In time, that house fell apart. I still don't deny being Ragnesfolke, though I don't see them as much as I'd like. And I'm part of the House of the Stone Fountain, a service-based household of very good friends.
  7. My first Pennsic was 26. I've made all but two since then. I don't love Pennsic and it's not like coming home for me like it is for some, but it's where a lot of my friends are every summer.
  8. I've camped in a lot of Pennsic camps. Winged Wolf Gypsy Camp, Ragnesfolke, Iron Bog as a part of the War Puppies, Iron Bog as its own camp, House Arindale, Ragnesfolke again, Strawberry Fields, and Bhakail.
  9. The first sitting Royal that I spoke to was Queen Elspeth at K&Q Fencing in the Barony of Carillion in March 1997. We had a great conversation about how interesting fencing would be if they could use lightsabers. Afterward I thought the Queen must have thought I was a complete goob, but all these years later she still talks to me. :-)
  10. Last one, not at all by way of complaint, but as an encouragement to those who don't come from Baronies and don't know their direction - I don't have any local service awards. My first group was a Shire and later when they became a Barony I had started playing at the Kingdom level. When I finally started playing with the Barony of Bhakail some number of years ago, I was already fairly accomplished. Just do the stuff you love and ask people for help getting your foot in the door if you need it! Go you! (Since I first wrote this, I have been given two Baronial awards - the Order of the Horse, a service award from the Barony of Bhakail, and the Order of the Salamander, a recognition of exceptional service from the Barony.)

Offices & Positions

Deputy Seneschal for Social Media, Barony of Bhakail - October 2019 to present

Baron of Bhakail - June 2017 to June 2019

Salamander Pursuivant (Barony of Bhakail Herald) - December 2015 to May 2017

Shepherd's Crook Herald (Kingdom Precedence Deputy) - November 2015 to October 2019

Troubadour Herald (Kingdom Tourney Deputy) - June 2013 to November 2015

Brigantia Principal Herald - January 2009 to January 2013

Troubadour Herald (Kingdom Tourney Deputy) - January 2005 to January 2009

Vox Regis / Eastern Crown Herald (Royal Court Deputy) -

  • Ioannes and Honig - April 2017 - October 2017
  • Brion III and Anna III - October 2016 - April 2017
  • Kenric II and Avelina II - October 2013 - April 2014
  • Kenric and Avelina - April 2012 to October 2012
  • Gregor III and Kiena - October 2011 to April 2012
  • Lucan VIII and Jana V - April 2011 to October 2011
  • Gryffith II and Aikaterine II - September 2010 to April 2011
  • Gryffith I and Aikaterine I - April 2007 to September 2007
  • Brion II and Anna II - April 2006 to September 2006
  • (Deputy) Thorvald and Svava - October 2004 to April 2005
  • (Deputy) Balfar IV and Luna IV- September 2003 to April 2004

Blue Tyger Herald (Kingdom External Submissions Deputy) - June 2003 to June 2004

Seneschal, Shire of Iron Bog - June 2003 to June 2004

Seneschal, Shire of Iron Bog - September 1999 to June 2002

Exchequer, Shire of Iron Bog - May 1997 to September 1999

Event Staff

Event Steward

Deputy Event Steward

Co-Head Feast and Dayboard Cook

Dayboard Cook


Cloteworthy Manor

Elevated Protégés

Magistrissa Theodora Bryennissa called Treannah - Elevated May 23, 2021, A.S. LVI

Magistra Audrye Beneyt - Elevated June 19, 2021, A.S. LVI

Current Protégés

Baroness Anne De Basillon - November 2019 to present

Herrin Solveig Bjarnardottir - June 2022 to present

The Honorable Lady Alison Wodehalle - June 2023 to present

Current Students

Don Doroga Voronin - October 2015 to present

Lord Wolfgang Holzhauer - October 2022 to present

Eirik ó Dubgaill - June 2023 to present

Former Students and Protégés

Baroness Theodora Bryennissa called Treannah - Protégé, April 2016 to May 2021 (elevated to peerage)

Baroness Theodora Bryennissa called Treannah - Student, March 2011 to April 2016 (became protégé)

Lord Martyn de Halliwell - Student, June 2013 to December 2014

Lady Ravenna de'Witte - Student, July 2015 to June 2020

Baroness Audrye Beneyt - Protégé, November 2019 to June 2021 (elevated to peerage)

Baroness Audrye Beneyt - Student, July 2018 to November 2019 (became protégé)

Baroness Anne De Basillon - Student, November 2018 to November 2019 (became protégé)

Herrin Solveig Bjarnardottir - Student, April 2021 to June 2022 (became protégé)

The Honorable Lady Alison Wodehalle - Student, August 2022 to June 2023 (became protégé)