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White Bear Fian

The White Bear Fian is the Septentrian Baronial fighting Order. The order was founded during the reign of Baron Aedan and Baroness Caffa (first Baron and second Baroness of Septentria) on June 8, A.S. 26 (1991).

Candidates are first examined by their Excellencies to find if they are “courteous; able at archery; proficient at song, story, chess or dance; and knowledgeable or skilled at an art or science”. If they are found suitable, they may then offer challenge for entry.

Since the Fian is self-governing, the fianna (members) determine who among them will fight the best-two-of-three challenge, and the manner and style of fighting. Unsuccessful challengers may challenge again.

The White Bear Fian is charged to uphold the honor of the barony, and the honor of combat, above any other affiliation. It is modeled after the legendary fianna who guarded Ireland's shore independent of any petty king or clan.

The first members of the Fian were Master Alasdair of Raasay, Lord Ceallac cu Meallian, Earl Syr David Martin Failsworth, Duke Sir Finnvarr de Taahe and Lord Tai Chin Wu.

Members of the White Bear Fian

  • Alasdair of Raasay - June 8th, 1991(should likely be 1988)
  • Amelius Claudius Rattanicus - October 18th, 2008
  • Baldric of Newcastle Emlyn - January 27th, 2007
  • Ceallac cu Meallian - June 8th, 1991/06/08 (should likely be 1988)
  • Colyne Stewart - June 7th, 2005
  • Cynred Broccan - October 17th, 1998
  • Daffyd of Chalcewell - Date Unknown; 1990s
  • David Martin Failsworth - June 8th, 1991/06/08 (should likely be 1988)
  • Duncan bek Angus Mcdrake of Clan Barclay, Esq (Weeduncan) - Date Unknown; 2009?
  • Edouard Beausoleil - June 18th, 1994
  • Edward the Red - June 3rd, 1995
  • Evander McLachlan - October 17th, 1998
  • Finnvarr de Taahe - June 8th, 1991 (should likely be 1988)
  • Fionngaiel Face of Wyre (now Bonifacius Finngall) - July 4th, 1993
  • Hans Thorvaldsson - June 7th, 2014
  • Konrad Matthias Jaeger - June 1st, 1999
  • Nicolae Cioranu - June 26th, 1997
  • Oikawa Katsu - June 1st, 1988 (this date is earlier than the Fian’s founding)
  • Percival de la Rocque - February 16th, 2013
  • Rhiannwen of Calontir - January 24th, 1998
  • Rhys ap Bledri - July 15th, 1995
  • Rorik of Septentria - June 29th, 2014
  • Rory Cennedi - June 7th, 2005
  • Ruaidhri of Calontir - February 19th, 2000
  • Streonwold Wulfesbana - November 29th, 2003
  • Tai Chin Wu - June 8th, 1991 (should likely be 1988)
  • Thevenin de la Cote d'Azur - June 1st, 2002
  • Tiberius of Warwickshire (was Tiberius Justus Brittanicus) - February 2nd, 2004
  • Tormod of Kirk Andreas - November 5th, 2005
  • Ziegfried Gunter von Weaselberg - January 27th, 1991 (this date is earlier than the Fian’s founding)

Note about discrepancies in the dates: According to Ealdormere’s kingdom OP, the first five members of the Fian were inducted on June 8 AS 26 (1991). However, the article from the Ursus #143 says the Fian was founded two years previously (so 1989). According to an article about the Fian, gaining entry did not originally carry any precedence. It is possible that when the Fian awards were eventually created they were given a date of 1991.

Also note that Oikawa Katsu’s Fian is dated in 1988, which is a year earlier than the Ursus said the Fian was founded and Ziegfried Gunter von Weaselberg’s Fian is dated in January 1991 (five months before the order was founded).

External Links

Badge of the White Bear Fian: (Fieldless) Within and conjoined to a crescent pendant gules a bear's head affronty erased argent.
groups/guilds_and_orders/white_bear_fian.txt · Last modified: 2020/04/03 11:12 by Dietrich von Sachsen