Wordsmithing

Muirenn Ingen Broein Meic Riain - AoA

This scroll was a trial. It just didn’t’ want to be. The first attempt was going really well. The paper and ink were getting along pretty well. It was a recycled paper that I’d inherited and I used Noodler’s Bulletproof Black, which is a pretty well-behaved ink. There were some spots that had not been […]

Matthias von Wurzburg - OSC

Another scroll for a member of the Webministry (sysadmins and web administrators). I was doubly surprised when I was sapped for this as not only was it for someone in the East Kindom (EK) Webministry, but it was also submitted by a good friend of mine, Joel (Lord) Messerer. Joel provided a wonderfully rich write-up […]

Amia Turner - OSC

I was very happy to get a message from Fiona, letting me know that my apprentice sibling Amia was getting her Silver Crescent. I fired off a quick e-mail to the Tiger Signet (keeper of the scroll assignments) to put my name on the list for it, once the assignment was created. The words were […]

Robert Tytes - Order of the Golden Rapier

This was my first Gold level award that was actually assigned!  The other’s I’ve done, I was requested, but the Signit didn’t reach out to me initially.  So this is kind of a big deal for me. I’ve been wanting to do another German style scroll for a while now.  As luck would have it, […]

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Muirenn ingen Dunadaig - Concordian order of the Pine

This was one of the drafts that were lost in the crash.  Muirenn has been a long time friend and I was tickled when I was asked to do this scroll for her.  This scroll was done in tandem with another scroll (AoA).  The Joys of being a Kingdom and Baronial scribe is sometimes you […]

Symon of Barnsdale - Order of the Silver Wheel

This was a fun one!  As I started digging to see what I could do for Illumination and style, I found out that Symon is a fellow member of the Webministry, on the Kingdom level.  Because the idea was a little… “out there” I ran the idea by the submitter, who ran it by Symon’s […]

James Hawk Galloway - Order of the Burdened Tyger

I was pretty jazzed when I was approached for this one.  James “Hawk”, has been a good friend of the family for a while.  I was a little surprised that Hawk didn’t already have this award. Reaching out to the point of contact for additional information was a blast.  He spun a great tale of […]

Francisco de Braga - AoA

Words: Greetings unto the populace of the East.  Pay heed all who hear these words that Ivan and Matilde, Tsar and Tsaritsa of the East have heard great tales of the service of Francisco de Braga.  At Novice Schola, long hours did he spend in their Majesties’ kitchen, making ready the pots and pans for […]

Birth Announcement

My friend Keziah requested a custom berth announcement scroll for some friends of hers.  Turnes out they’re huge Lord of the Rings fans.  As I’m steadfast against teaching myself Tengwar (the official elvish script of LotR) I decided to go with Insular Miniscule and Insular Half-Uncial.  the Miniscule is close to Tengwar, and the Half-Uncial I […]

Harvey Wynegode - Baronial Diamond

This was a fun scroll to take on.  Harvey Wynegode’s persona is of a 14c English Wine Merchant.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have a scroll blank fitting to the time or area, but I had plenty of time to come up with something.  I started by pawing through one of the books my Laurel loaned me, […]