Our Baron and Baroness
Hrolf Herjölfssen (Cary Lenehan) & Madelaine de Bourgogne (Marjorie Lenehan)
The Baron and Baroness rule the Barony in the King’s Name
Email: Baron@ynysfawr.lochac.sca.org or Baroness@ynysfawr.lochac.sca.org
Seneschal (President) – Lord Declan of Drogheda (Darren West)
Deputy Seneschal – Lady Anna Felice Tavistock (Nicole Hellessey)
Deputy Seneschal – TH Lord Aidan Brock (Kevin Hotson)
The Seneschal (sen-a-shell) is the administrative head of the group and assists the Baron and Baroness to help make the Barony run smoothly. All the other officers report to the Seneschal.
Chatelaine (Newcomers Relations) – Sir Wulfgar Jarnsiða (Dan Russell)
If you are new to the SCA, you may like to visit our Newcomers Page for FAQs. Alternatively if you would like to contact someone in the SCA in Tasmania you can send an email to Chatelaine@ynysfawr.lochac.sca.org and Lord Wulfgar will contact you when he is able.
Chirurgeon – Lord Perran of Lyskyret (Peter Apted) – October 2014
The Chirurgeon provides first aid at Society events. (The word “Chirurgeon” is a medieval term from which the modern “Surgeon” is derived.)
Knight Marshall – TH Lord Aidan Brock (Kevin Hotson)
The Marshals are in charge of the arts of war and tourney. These include missile combat, target archery, siege artillery and heavy foot combat. Their primary concern is the adherence to the various rules and conventions on equipment and behaviour of the field of combat. The Head of the Marshals is called the Knight Marshal.
Rapier Marshall – Lord Perran of Lyskyret (Peter Apted)
The Rapier Marshall is in charge of the Rapier Arts
Captain of Archers – Lord Hammish (Hammish Livingstone)
The Captain of Archers is in charge of Archery
Dromond Herald – Lady Drusticc inigena Eddarrnonn (Alice Finlayson) – May 2014
There are two main areas of heraldry: Voice heraldry deals with making announcements at court and introducing combatants. And book heraldry deals with people’s SCA name and coat of arms. Email: Dromond_Herald@ynysfawr.lochac.sca.org
Constable (Safety Officer) – Lord Anselm da Calabria (Nicholas Calabria) – 7 February 2015
A Constable’s job is to ensure the disclaimers and paperwork are completed
and to look after the lost and found at events.
Arts & Sciences – Lady Aryanwhen Guenhwyvar verch Anerain (Pip Woodfield)
The Arts and Sciences minister fosters learning within the Barony. Arts are creative endeavours like sewing, calligraphy, singing, juggling, painting and more. While the sciences include brewing, cooking, medieval & games etc.
Gold Key (South) – Baroness Beatrix Aetholsdottir of Jelling (Betty North) – January 2000
Gold key is in charge of the things we loan out to newcomers; clothes, goblets and bowls
Lists – Baron Hrolf Herjölfssen (Cary Lenehan) – October 2014
The lists officer keeps track of who is fighting whom at tourneys. They work out who has been eliminated and who has made it to the final bout.
The Canton of Lightwood (Incipient)
Seneschal – Lady Mariot de Bonnay (Dayle Wilkie)
A canton is a sub-group similar to a shire, but with strong ties to its parent group. The canton of Lightwood is based in Geeveston initially, but will spread out over time to encompass the whole Huon Valley. There’s a website to tell you more about it.