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Dietrich von Sachsen

Persona

Born in the Year of Our Lord 1223, THLord Dietrich von Sachsen 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 from a strange land called Ealdormere. By the time he regained consciousness, he was on board the vessel many miles from Prussia, and bound on his way to this “Kingdom of the Trillum.”

Alternate Persona:

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

Whereabouts

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

Heraldry

  • Device: Per pale Or and argent, a lion rampant, three crosses potent in chief sable.
  • Helm: A greathelm proper, crined with a torse azure and Or.
  • Crest: A lion salient argent, gorged with a ribbon Or pendent therefrom a roundel of the following arms viz. Quarterly azure and Or, a heart counterchanged.
  • Supporter: To dexter an angel proper, crined sable and vested argent, sustaining a sword proper and an escutcheon of following arms viz. Argent, the words QVIS VT DEVS sable; gorged of a ribbon sable pendent therefrom a roundel of the following arms viz. Purpure, an Irish harp, on a bordure Or five mullets purpure. 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 cross potent argent within an orle of eight plates pierced with a delf gules. (for Akashi Terumoto)

Offices and Appointments

Current Offices

  • Kingdom Signet - Kingdom of Ealdormere (April 2020 - Present)
  • Clerk Register - Canton of Bryniau Tywynnog (January 2016 - Present)
  • Red Escutcheon Pursuivant - Ealdormere College of Heralds (May 2019 - Present)
  • Heraldry Liason - Ealdormere Scribal College (June 2019 - May 2020)
  • Armoured Combat Marshal of the Field - Kingdom of Ealdormere (April 2016-Present)

Current Appointments

Past Offices

  • 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)
  • Herald - 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. He is squired to Sir Belgar Thorbjornsson.

Dietrich is a member of the Bardic College of Ealdormere and the (currently in-the-works) 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.

Interests

Awards

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.

TH Lord Dietrich's Achievement of Arms, as drawn by the very talented Honourable Lady Augusta Weyfare.
TH Lord Dietrich von Sachsen. Photo by Master Eirik Andersson.
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.
Akashi's Mon: Gules, a cross potent argent within an orle of eight plates pierced with a delf gules.
people/dietrich_von_sachsen.txt · Last modified: 2020/05/02 00:09 by Dietrich von Sachsen