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Ciaran Ua Meic Thire

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The Honorable Lord Ciaran Ua Meic Thire
Information
Resides: Barony of Carillion
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
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Sable, a wolf rampant and on a base argent an arrow and a sword in saltire sable
Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Golden Rapier Queen's Order of Courtesy Blue Tyger Legion Bowman Award of Arms
Companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier Companion of the Order of Apollo's Arrow Companion of the Order of the Silver Wheel Companion of the Order of the Silver Brooch 
Order of the Iron Tower Award of the Golden Chime of Carillion
Archery Marshal Fencing Marshal Chatelaine

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Introduction

Hi, I'm Ciaran (pronounced Keer-an). I can be often be found on the fencing list, archery range, and/or helping out wherever I can (half the time chasing after/being chased by Eastern Velociraptors). I got started in the SCA in the Barony of Black Diamond in Atlantia while in college before moving to the East where I have found my home. I first lived in the Barony of Settmour Swamp, then in the Barony of Iron Bog, and now residing in the Barony of Carillion.

I love learning new things and am often bouncing around between different disciplines and/or taking on too many projects (I have been threatened with applying weights to my hands and/or a leash so I stop running off and volunteering for things but so far, they haven't been able to catch me long enough to get any of those to work). My main foci are usually fencing, archery and A&S (I love doing and teaching papercut arts) with secondary foci in child-wrangling (I used to work with kids and am working on getting my youth marshallate), thrown weapons, running lists (MoL), and generally anything else that looks like fun.

I apologize now if I say/do anything that is upsetting or offensive to you or someone you know. I struggle with social and verbal cues and while I tend to be sarcastic, I often do not register sarcasm or general verbal cues. If I do or say something that upsets you, please let me know so that I may apologize and work on making sure it does not happen again.


Preferred Title: Don

Persona

Born and raised in 9th Century Scotland during the Norse raids upon the country.

In Case of Court

Please make sure my wife, Lady Ellynor Redpath (mka Rachael Bannon) is aware. I don't mind being surprised with what is going on in court but prefer to know ahead of time if/when I am being called up so that I can make sure I am presentable (especially after fencing and/or child wrangling). If it is something fencing related, please make sure Master Orlando Sforza and Don/Warder Brendan Firebow are informed (their presence, if possible is greatly appreciated). Please ensure Duchess Caoilfhionn and Lady Gwenhoivar of Lindley are informed as well so that they may let my households know as they see fit.

I have no problem/issue with receiving awards virtually via Etheral Court if the Crown(s) see fit.

Affiliations

Offices & Positions

Champion Positions

Archery

  • Pennsic XLIX Archery Champions Team
  • King's Archery Champion- Ryouko'jin of the Iron Skies
  • Bhakail Baronial Archery Champion, 2021-present
  • Carillion Baronial Archery Champion, 2019-2021
  • Winner of Pennsic XLVII Known World Baronial Archery Champion Shoot
  • Settmour Swamp Baronial Archery Champion 2018-2019
  • Pennsic XLV Archery Champions Team alternate
  • Settmour Swamp Baronial Archery Champion 2016-2017

Rapier

  • Pennsic XLIX Rapier Melee Champions Team alternate
  • Buckland Cross Baronial Rapier Champion 2021
  • Rusted Woodlands Rapier Champion 2021
  • Hartshorn-Dale Rapier Champion (premier) 2018
  • Carillion Baronial Rapier Champion 2017
  • Pennsic XLV Rapier Heroic Champions Team alternate

Arts & Sciences

  • Carillion Baronial A&S Champion 2018
  • Iron Bog Baronial A&S Champion 2017

Thrown Weapons

Royal Appointments

  • Event & Practice Liaison-East Kingdom War Council- Ryouko'jin and Indrakshi
  • Southern Region Deputy Retainer- Ryouko'jin and Indrakshi
  • Retainer- Ioannes II and Honig II Ryouko'jin and Indrakshi
  • Queen's Guard-Thyra II, Caoilfhionn II, Matilde I, Caoilfhionn III, Margarita I
  • Royal Nursery- Brennan II and Caoilfhionn II, Brennan III and Caoilfhionn III

Marshalate & Offices

  • Archery Marshal at large: 2016-present
  • Rapier Marshal at large: 2017-present
  • Chatelaine for Barony of Carillion- Jul 2022-present
  • Baronial Fencing Marshal, Barony of Carillion, Oct 2019-Jul 2022
  • Baronial MOL, Barony of Settmour Swamp, 2019-present
  • Warden of the Worhsipful Company of Stationers
  • Scribe of the East
  • Editor for the East Kingdom Gazette
  • Deputy Mayor of Helpfultown

Event Staff

  • Rapier MiC-
    • Tournament of the Daffodils 2022
    • 100 Minutes War 2021
    • Southern Region War Camp 2021
    • 100 Minutes War 2019
    • 100 Minutes War 2017
  • Archery MiC-
    • Ghosts, Ghouls and Goblins 2022
    • River Wars 2022
    • Lakewood Renn Faire demo 2021
    • Quest for Wit and Wisdom 2018
    • Quest for Wit and Wisdom 2017
    • Quest for Wit and Wisdom 2016
  • Minister of the Lists-
    • Mudthaw 2022
    • Settmour Swamp Day of Champions 2021
    • Quest for Wit and Wisdom 2021
  • Autocrat-
    • Southern Region War Camp 2022 (co-autocrat)
    • Brennan and Caoilfhionn's Ducal Challenge 2016
  • Deputy Autocrat-
    • Mudthaw 2016

Activities

  • Fencing
  • Archery
  • Cut Paper Art (Jian Zhi, Scherenschnitte, Kirigami, etc)
  • Thrown Weapons
  • Child wrangling
  • General Service and Helping
  • Trying new things‎

Awards & Accomplishments

Kingdom

Baronial

  • Award of the Golden Chime (X2)- Barony of Carillion (East)
  • Order of the Iron Tower- Barony of Settmour Swamp (East)
  • Order of the Silver Chalice- Barony of Black Diamond (Atlantia)
  • Order of the Polished Mirror- Barony of Black Diamond (Atlantia)

Household

Personal

  • SCA Fencing Practices of the Known World Map Now over 30,000 views
  • Taught a class at Known World A&S Symposium
  • Taught Adult and Children's classes at Pennsic
  • Taught a class at Atlantia University

Degrees

  • Bachelor's Degree- University of Atlantia AS 56

Projects and Publications

  • Co-collaborator on the fencing loaner tunics project
  • Fencing Practices of the Known World

(https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?hl=en&authuser=0&mid=1ptxJ2okS76-Rnx24EFyjMsm94qI)


Classes Taught

  • Papercut Arts From Around the World
  • Paper Snowflakes are Period! Introduction to papercut arts
  • Origami and Kirigami for kids
  • Melee Mayhem: The Basics of Being an Effective Harrier Unit
  • Papercut Arts Across Asia