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Gwendolyn of Aldburg
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 ===== Persona ===== ===== Persona =====
-The Honourable Lady Gwendolyn of Aldburg is a Saxon woman living in Aldburgon the east coast of what was once East Anglia ​in the mid 10th century. Her father was a merchantwho traded in the Aldburg ​port.  Alongside ​her brothersGwendolyn learned to wield sword from her uncle ​She ​was often drawn to the docksfull of strange people ​and goods from distant lands +The Honourable Lady Gwendolyn of Aldburg is a Saxon woman, ​originally from Portloc ​in the mid 10th century. ​ Her father was a merchant who traded in the Portloc ​port, and her mother was a weaver and the daughter of Ælfwine, a mariner. Soon after Gwendolyn was born, her grandfather Ælfwine set sail on a long journey with three companionsHe came back a changed man, with incredible but far-fetched stories of his journey. Gwendolyn ​was close to her grandfather, and was one of the few who believed his wild tales
  
-Strong willed and stubborn, Gwendolyn refused all offers of marriage until her father gave her an ultimatum: choose or he would choose for her.  Gwendolyn ​chose instead ​to leave, taking ship with the Danes away from England and eventually ending up in Kievan Rus' by way of the Swedes. ​ There she met a a Kniaginia who took her in and taught her to run a household. ​ She also met a Rytsar who, noting her penchant for sword work, took her as his student and from him she learned much.  She followed her Rytsar to war, gaining renown on the field of battle.  ​+Strong willed and stubborn, Gwendolyn refused all offers of marriage until her father gave her an ultimatum: choose or he would choose for her. It was Ælfwine who arranged for her passage on a ship to Aldburg, to stay with his son on the east coast of England. ​Gwendolyn ​stayed in Aldburg for a couple of years, and learned ​to wield a sword from her uncle. ​ She was often drawn to the docks, full of strange people and goods from distant lands. ​  
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 +Eventually she left Aldburg as well, taking ship with the Danes away from England and eventually ending up in Kievan Rus' by way of the Swedes. ​ There she met a a Kniaginia who took her in and taught her to run a household. ​ She also met a Rytsar who, noting her penchant for sword work, took her as his student and from him she learned much.  She followed her Rytsar to war, gaining renown on the field of battle.  ​
  
 Despite loving her new life and her Rus' mentors, she always continues to consider herself Saxon.  ​ Despite loving her new life and her Rus' mentors, she always continues to consider herself Saxon.  ​
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 ==== Current Offices ==== ==== Current Offices ====
-  * Caleygreyhound [[activities:​service:​offices:​Herald]]Kingdom of [[branches:​kingdom:​Ealdormere]] (May 2019 - present) +  ​* {{activities:​service:​offices:​herald-symbol.jpg?​30|}} **Caleygreyhound [[activities:​service:​offices:​Herald]]** - Kingdom of [[branches:​kingdom:​Ealdormere]] (May 2019 - present) 
-  * [[activities:​service:​offices:​marshal|Marshal of the Field]], Armoured Combat  ​(November 2014 - present)+  * {{activities:​service:​offices:​marshal-overall-symbol.png?​30|}} **[[activities:​martial:​armoured_combat|Armoured Combat]] ​[[activities:​service:​offices:​marshal|Marshal of the Field]]** - Kingdom of [[branches:​kingdom:​Ealdormere]] ​(November 2014 - present)
  
 ==== Past Offices ==== ==== Past Offices ====
-  * [[activities:​service:​offices:​Seneschal]]Canton of Harrowgate Heath(April 2013 - April 2015) +  ​* {{activities:​service:​offices:​chatelaine-symbol.png?​30|}} **[[activities:​service:​offices:​Seneschal]]** - Canton of [[history:​former_groups:​harrowgate_heath|Harrowgate Heath]] (April 2013 - April 2015) 
-  * [[activities:​service:​offices:​herald|Pursuivant at Large]], Precedence ​(May 2018 - May 2019)+  ​* {{activities:​service:​offices:​herald-symbol.jpg?​30|}} **[[activities:​service:​offices:​herald|Pursuivant at Large]]** - Kingdom of Ealdormere ​(May 2018 - May 2019)
  
 ==== Past Appointments ==== ==== Past Appointments ====
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 ===== SCA History ===== ===== SCA History =====
-Gwendolyn was introduced to the SCA by her best friend in the fall of AS 44, while in grad school in the Barony March of the Debatable Lands in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. Although she enjoyed this taste of the current Middle Ages, she did not join herself until she moved to the Northlands in September of AS 46. She lived in the Canton of [[branches:canton:Harrowgate Heath]] for seven years, then moved to the Canton of [[branches:​canton:​Caldrithig]] in the summer of AS 54. +Gwendolyn was introduced to the SCA by her best friend in the fall of AS 44, while in grad school in the Barony March of the Debatable Lands in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. Although she enjoyed this taste of the current Middle Ages, she did not join herself until she moved to the Northlands in September of AS 46. She lived in the Canton of [[history:former groups:Harrowgate Heath]] for seven years, then moved to the Canton of [[branches:​canton:​Caldrithig]] in the summer of AS 54. 
  
 Gwendolyn can easily be found at camping events by locating the 12' oar which her knight gave her as part of her [[scaism:​squire|squire'​s regalia]]. ​ She is also known as "That Girl who Paints Lego"​.  ​ Gwendolyn can easily be found at camping events by locating the 12' oar which her knight gave her as part of her [[scaism:​squire|squire'​s regalia]]. ​ She is also known as "That Girl who Paints Lego"​.  ​
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   * Although tied to her in no formal manner, Gwendolyn served as champion to Queen [[history:​royalty:​Nigel III and Adrielle III|Adrielle III]], and remains close to Duchess Adrielle Kerrec.  ​   * Although tied to her in no formal manner, Gwendolyn served as champion to Queen [[history:​royalty:​Nigel III and Adrielle III|Adrielle III]], and remains close to Duchess Adrielle Kerrec.  ​
   * Gwendolyn fights in Crown Tourney for Master [[Jamie FitzMordain Blackcloak]].   * Gwendolyn fights in Crown Tourney for Master [[Jamie FitzMordain Blackcloak]].
 +  * Gwendolyn is an honourary out-of-kingdom member of the East Kingdom running team, [[eastwiki>​Running with Scissors]]. She has thrice fought with them during the Pennsic Woods Battle when Ealdormere was allied with the East Kingdom (AS 52, 53 & 54). 
   * Gwendolyn was part of [[groups:​households:​House Addis]] her first four years in the SCA, and though no longer a member she is still considered a friend of the house. ​   * Gwendolyn was part of [[groups:​households:​House Addis]] her first four years in the SCA, and though no longer a member she is still considered a friend of the house. ​
  
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 ===== Activities ===== ===== Activities =====
-  * Gwendolyn was the only Ealdormerian to have completed the 2018 Chiv Hunt challenge, fighting at least three bouts each with 50 different members of the Order of Chivalry from across the Knowne World+  * Gwendolyn was the only Ealdormerian to have completed ​either ​the 2018 or the 2019 Chiv Hunt challenge, fighting at least three bouts each with 50 different members of the Order of Chivalry from across the Knowne World.
-  * Gwendolyn has thrice fought as part of [[eastwiki>​Running with Scissors]] during the Pennsic Woods Battle when Ealdormere was allied with the East Kingdom (AS 52, 53 & 54)+
   * Gwendolyn is particularly intrigued by melee command. ​ In AS 53, she shadowed Sir Varenko in his role of War General at Pennsic. ​   ​   * Gwendolyn is particularly intrigued by melee command. ​ In AS 53, she shadowed Sir Varenko in his role of War General at Pennsic. ​   ​
   * Gwendolyn is one of the Administrators of the EaldoWiki, and in particular enjoys maintaining the lineage trees.  ​   * Gwendolyn is one of the Administrators of the EaldoWiki, and in particular enjoys maintaining the lineage trees.  ​
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   * **[[awards:​Order of the Wain]]** - August 2019, Pennsic War XLVIII   * **[[awards:​Order of the Wain]]** - August 2019, Pennsic War XLVIII
   * **[[awards:​Order of Thorbjorn'​s Hammer]]** - September 2018, Feast of the Bear   * **[[awards:​Order of Thorbjorn'​s Hammer]]** - September 2018, Feast of the Bear
-  * **[[awards:​Award of the Orion]]** - November 2016, Feast of the Hare+  * **[[awards:​Award of Orion]]** - November 2016, Feast of the Hare
   * **[[awards:​Award of the Scarlet Banner]]** - November 2015, Feast of the Hare   * **[[awards:​Award of the Scarlet Banner]]** - November 2015, Feast of the Hare
   * **[[awards:​Award of the Maiden'​s Heart]]** - August 2013, Baron'​s Howe   * **[[awards:​Award of the Maiden'​s Heart]]** - August 2013, Baron'​s Howe
   * **[[awards:​Award of Arms]]** - August 2012, Pennsic War XLI   * **[[awards:​Award of Arms]]** - August 2012, Pennsic War XLI
 +  * **[[awards:​Scroll of Honour]]** - February 2020, Winter War
   * **[[awards:​Award of the King's Favour]]** - from [[history:​royalty:​Evander and Marioun|King Evander]], May 2019, Spring Coronation   * **[[awards:​Award of the King's Favour]]** - from [[history:​royalty:​Evander and Marioun|King Evander]], May 2019, Spring Coronation
   * **[[awards:​Award of the Queen'​s Favour]]** - from [[history:​royalty:​Nigel III and Adrielle III|Queen Adrielle III]], September, 2016, Fall Coronation   * **[[awards:​Award of the Queen'​s Favour]]** - from [[history:​royalty:​Nigel III and Adrielle III|Queen Adrielle III]], September, 2016, Fall Coronation
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-[{{media:​heraldry:​personal_heraldry:​gwendolyn_of_aldburg_heraldry.png?250px|Arms: //Vert, in fess a bezant between two falcons rising respectant argent.//​}}] +[{{ media:​heraldry:​personal_heraldry:​gwendolyn_of_aldburg_heraldry.png|Arms:​ //Vert, in fess a bezant between two falcons rising respectant argent.//​}}] 
-[{{media:​photographs:​people:​gwendolyn_headshot.jpg?250px|TH Lady Gwendolyn of Aldburg. \\ Photo by Kyle Andrews}}] +[{{ media:​photographs:​people:​gwendolyn_headshot.jpg|TH Lady Gwendolyn of Aldburg. \\ Photo by Kyle Andrews}}] 
-[{{media:​photographs:​people:​gwendolyn_lego.jpg?250px|Gwendolyn'​s LEGO Minifigure.\\ Photo by Gwendolyn}}]+[{{ media:​photographs:​people:​gwendolyn_lego.jpg|Gwendolyn'​s LEGO Minifigure.\\ Photo by Gwendolyn}}]
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