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Dietrich von Sachsen


Born in the Year of Our Lord 1223, The Honourable Lord Dietrich von Sachsen (he/him) is the third son of a minor nobleman from Laußig, north-east of Leipzig. Realizing that the odds of inheriting enough of his father’s estate to support himself were slim at best, in 1241 Dietrich set north to Prussia to serve as a “guest crusader” with the Teutonic Order in Prussia with little more than a horse, his armour and a stout blade. The Teutonic Order had established a series of castles in the recently conquered territory of the pagan Prussians and Lithuanians, and Dietrich saw the ongoing Prussian Crusade as a means to gain land and income.

Dietrich’s arrival was perhaps ill-timed, for in the following year, the First Prussian Uprising took place, pitting the badly outnumbered Teutonic Knights against the local tribes. Dietrich fought in a few skirmishes against the Prussians and Pomeranians, before he and the order were defeated along the banks of the Osa River. 400 Teutonic Knights, including their Marshall, perished. Dietrich was wounded and left for dead, but he miraculously survived, floating downstream until he reached the sea. Dazed and wounded, he was picked up by fishermen.

Alternate Persona

Akashi Matatarō Terumoto (赤石又太郎輝元) is a 16th-century Kirishitan samurai from Okayami, in Bizen province. He is sworn to the Mōri Clan.


Dietrich currently resides within the Canton of Bryniau Tywynnog, within the Barony of Ramshaven.


  • Device: Per pale Or and argent, a lion rampant, three crosses potent in chief sable.
  • Helm: A greathelm proper, crined with a torse gules and argent.
  • Crest: A wolf passant argent, maintaining in its forpaw a banner bearing the following arms vis. Argent, a pale wavy gules between two wolves combattant sable.
  • Supporters: To dexter an angel proper, crined sable, haloed Or, and vested of armour proper, sustaining a round shield of following arms viz. Or, the words QVIS VT DEVS sable; gorged of a ribbon gules pendent therefrom a roundel of the following arms viz. Argent, a saltire pierced, on a bordure gules in cross four mullets argent; to sinister an owl azure, gorged of a collar argent pedent therefrom a roundel of the following arms vis. Gules, a mullet of seven points voided and interlaced and a double tressure Or. The Compartment comprising of a grassy mound vert.
  • Badge: Per pale Or and ermine, a lion rampant, three crosses potent in chief sable.
  • Motto: Sine Sanguine, Sine Lacrymis, Nulla Gloria (There is no glory without blood and tears).
  • Mon: Gules, a fundō argent within an orle of eight plates pierced with a delf gules. (for Akashi Terumoto)

Offices and Appointments

Current Offices

Past Offices

  • Kingdom Signet - Kingdom of Ealdormere (April 2020 - May 2022)
  • Heraldry Liason - Ealdormere Scribal College (June 2019 - May 2020)
  • Green Mantle Herald - Ealdormere College of Heralds (May 2017 - September 2017 as Emergency Replacement Deputy; October 2017-November 2019)
  • Herald-at-Large - Ealdormere College of Heralds (May 2014 - May 2017)
  • Seneschal - Canton of Bryniau Tywynnog (April 2015 - January 2016)
  • Pursuivant - Barony of Ramshaven (May 2011 –May 2014)

Past Appointments

SCA History

Dietrich joined the Society in February 2008, along with a number of his friends from University. Of that group, he is the only one still playing regularly.

Dietrich is a member of House Glyndmere, and is that Household's southernmost permanent member. In addition, he is a belted member of Clan Ōkami (as Akashi), and a member of the Company of the Red Cloak. He was squired to Sir Belgar Thorbjornsson, but eventually was fostered to Sir Elizabeth Mortimer.

Dietrich is a member of the Bardic College of Ealdormere and the Royal Ealdormere Moneyers Guild. He also holds the distinguished (or dubious) title of Token Male of the Bookbinders Guild of Ealdormere.

At the end of 2019, Dietrich was invested as Master of the Baronial Mint of Ramshaven by their Excellencies Penn and Lucia.

During the second year of the great plague, Dietrich was appointed General of the Bardic Army of Ealdormere for the First Bardic War. Along with their allies of the East, Atlantia, Æthelmearc, and Trimaris, Ealdormere's Bardic Army was victorious.



Other Activities

  • Dietrich is one of the Administrators of the EaldoWiki.
  • Dietrich is known as the “Baby-Saver”, due to a conversation about the award submission process at the Moot of Edward II and Rylyn II, that got WAY out of hand.

Contact Information

Dietrich can be reached by email. For Heraldry consultations, he can be reached at the Red Escutcheon email.

TH Lord Dietrich's Achievement of Arms, as drawn by the very talented Lord Nicola Canis.
TH Lord Dietrich von Sachsen. Photo by Ollamh Emer ingen Uí Áedán.
Arms: Per pale Or and argent, a lion rampant, three crosses potent in chief sable.
Badge: Per pale Or and ermine, a lion rampant, three crosses potent in chief sable.
TH Lord Dietrich von Sachsen in armour at the Lady Mary Memorial Tourney, 2022. Photo by Fischer of Ben Dunfirth.
Akashi's Mon: Gules, a fundō argent within an orle of eight plates pierced with a delf gules.
people/dietrich_von_sachsen.txt · Last modified: 2022/11/26 20:55 by Dietrich von Sachsen