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 ===== Persona ===== ===== Persona =====
 +Richard of Dragon Castle is a 12th-century man of mixed French and Scottish heritage living in Portsmouth, England with his much younger wife, Baronessa [[people:​Gina Dragoni]] (who was herself born August 22nd, 1338). Richard is the son of Edmund, a Scottish architect, and a french mother.
  
-Born12th Century+Richard'​s life in his own words is as follows:
  
-Ancestry: Mother was French and father, Edmund, ​was Scottish architect.+"​My ​father ​built castles for the King of England Henry I and his wife Matilda (Princess of Scotland). King Henry was very impressed with the work of my father and gave him permission to build a castle and use the name Dragon as his own.
  
-Wife: Lady [[people:​Gina Dragoni]]born August 221338 (Much younger woman)+At this point in history I was very youngbut showed interest in barteringconversation,​ and travelling. Father decided that building his new castle in a port of trade would help his favourite son in his future. ​ Portsmouth was the city of choice and that is where Dragon Castle remains.
  
-Home: PortsmouthEngland+I spent a few years of my early manhood participating in the First Crusadebut decided that a warrior’s life was not for me. During these years I met many connections in the business world, and decided that a merchant’s life would be much more profitable.
  
-Life in his own words: ​  +I spent many years travelling to the important trading cities ​in the world from Englandmet many interesting people and heard many wonderful storiesEven though I have travelled ​the world, I always considered Portsmouth ​my home.
-"My father built castles for the King of England ​Henry & his wife Matilda (Princess of Scotland)King Henry was very impressed with the work of my father and gave him permission to build a castle and use the name Dragon as his own.+
  
-"At this point in history, ​I was very young but showed interest ​in barteringconversation and travelling.  ​Father decided that building his new castle in port of trade would help his favourite son in his future.  ​Portsmouth ​was the city of choice and that is where Dragon Castle remains.+While I was in a small town in ItalyI talked to one man at great lengths.  ​He was selling ​lovely light brilliant fabric called silk and I was trading him my fine English wool. I stayed longer than expected because I was smitten by his beautiful daughter that was working by his side.  ​She had learned to speak English so that she could help her father talk to other merchant traders. I was very lucky that I didn’t have to learn to speak Italian.
  
-"I spent a few years of my early manhood participating in the crusades, but decided that a warrior’s life was not for me.  During these years, I met many connections in the business world and decided that a merchant’s life would be much more profitable. +Within a month we were married and on our way back to England. ​
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-"I spent many years travelling to the important trading cities in the world from England. ​ During those years I met many interesting people and heard many wonderful stories. ​ Even though I have travelled the world, I always considered Portsmouth my home. +
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-"While I was in a small town in Italy, I talked to my one man at great lengths. ​ He was selling a lovely light brilliant fabric called silk and I was trading him my fine English wool.   I stayed longer than expected because I was smitten by his beautiful daughter that was working by his side.  She had learned to speak English so that she could help her father talk to other merchant traders. +
-I was very lucky that I didn’t have to learn to speak Italian. +
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-"Within a month we were married and on our way back to England. ​  +
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-"I got so tired of experiencing seasickness with being on the water that I finally retired from sea travel. ​ My wife and I now live a comfortable life back in Portsmouth in Dragon Castle. ​ I continue to trade in wools & silk fabric as my father-in-law ships me these wonderful silk to sell on his behalf. ​ Of course I take a healthy commission for my work.  I also trade in other merchandise depending upon my clients needs."​+
  
 +I got tired of experiencing seasickness with being on the water that I finally retired from sea travel. My wife and I now live a comfortable life back in Portsmouth in Dragon Castle. I continue to trade in wool and silk fabric, as my father-in-law ships me these wonderful fabrics to sell on his behalf. Of course, I take a healthy commission for my work. I also trade in other merchandise depending upon my clients'​ needs."​
  
 ===== Whereabouts ===== ===== Whereabouts =====
 +Richard currently resides in the Barony of [[branches:​barony:​Skraeling Althing]], in the lands of [[branches:​canton:​Caldrithig]]. ​
  
-Canton of [[branches:​canton:​Harrowgate Heath]] in the Barony of [[branches:​barony:​Skraeling Althing]]+===== Offices and Appointments ===== 
 +==== Current Office ==== 
 +Richard currently holds no offices.
  
- +==== Past Offices ==== 
-===== Current Office ===== +  * {{activities:​service:​offices:​Seneschal-symbol.png?​30|}} **[[activities:​service:​offices:​deputy|Deputy]] [[activities:​service:​offices:​Seneschal]]** - Canton of [[history:former_groups:harrowgate_heath|Harrowgate Heath]] ​(2003 - 2007) 
- +  ​* {{activities:​service:​offices:​Exchequer-symbol.png?​30|}} **[[activities:​service:​offices:​Exchequer]]** - Canton of [[history:former_groups:harrowgate_heath|Harrowgate Heath]] ​(2006 - 2009) 
-No current office as the canton has downsized. +  ​* {{activities:​service:​offices:​Webminister-symbol.png?​30|}} **[[activities:​service:​offices:​Webminister]]** - Canton of [[history:former_groups:harrowgate_heath|Harrowgate Heath]] (2010 - 2012; 2016 - 2018)
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-===== Past Offices ​===== +
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-  * Deputy [[activities:​service:​offices:​Seneschal]]Canton of [[branches:canton:Harrowgate Heath]]2003 - 2007 +
-  * [[activities:​service:​offices:​Exchequer]]Canton of [[branches:canton:Harrowgate Heath]]2006 - 2009 +
-  * [[activities:​service:​offices:​Webminister]]Canton of [[branches:canton:Harrowgate Heath]](2010 - 2012; 2016 - 2018)+
  
 ===== SCA History ===== ===== SCA History =====
  
-Richard joined the SCA as card member in 2002 in [[branches:​canton:​Caldrithig]]. ​ He moved over to the [[branches:canton:Harrowgate Heath]] to assist in the forming and support of the new canton ​(Jan 11, 2004).+Richard joined the SCA as card member in 2002 in [[branches:​canton:​Caldrithig]]. ​ He moved over to the [[history:former_groups:harrowgate_heath|Harrowgate Heath]] to assist in the forming and support of the new canton ​on January 11th, 2004. With Harrowgate Heath passing into memory in 2019, he and his lady have moved back to [[branches:​canton:​Caldrithig]].
  
 ===== Interests ===== ===== Interests =====
- +Skills:
-Richard enjoys learning new skills and creating items. +
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-===== Awards ===== +
- +
-  * **[[awards:​Award of Arms]]**, 4 August, 2001 (AS 35) +
-  * **[[awards:​Order of the Hare Salient]]** February, 2003 (AS 39) +
-  * **[[awards:​Award of the Maiden'​s Heart]]** 2 September, 2006 (AS 41) +
-     +
-===== Other Activities ===== +
- +
-skills:+
   * Diverse arts  ​   * Diverse arts  ​
   * [[activities:​martial:​Target Archery]]   * [[activities:​martial:​Target Archery]]
  
-tried:+Tried:
   * [[activities:​arts_sciences:​Woodworking|Furniture Making]]   * [[activities:​arts_sciences:​Woodworking|Furniture Making]]
   * [[activities:​arts_sciences:​Bookbinding]]   * [[activities:​arts_sciences:​Bookbinding]]
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   * [[activities:​arts_sciences:​Stained glass]]   * [[activities:​arts_sciences:​Stained glass]]
   * [[activities:​arts_sciences:​Casting|Casting with Pewter]]   * [[activities:​arts_sciences:​Casting|Casting with Pewter]]
 +
 +===== Awards =====
 +  * **[[awards:​Award of Arms]]** - August 4th, 2001 (AS 35)
 +  * **[[awards:​Order of the Hare Salient]]** - February 26th, 2003 (AS 39)
 +  * **[[awards:​Award of the Maiden'​s Heart]]** - September 2nd, 2006 (AS 41)
 +    ​
 +===== Other Activities =====
 +Richard enjoys learning new skills and creating items.
  
 ===== Contact Information ===== ===== Contact Information =====
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-[{{media:​heraldry:​personal_heraldry:​Richard_of_Dragon_Castle_heraldry.png?​250|Arms:​ // Purpure, a lion rampant maintaining an egg Or, a bordure Or, semy fleur-de-lis Purpure.//​}}] +[{{ media:​heraldry:​personal_heraldry:​Richard_of_Dragon_Castle_heraldry.png?​250|Arms:​ // Purpure, a lion rampant maintaining an egg Or, a bordure Or, semy fleur-de-lis Purpure.//​}}] 
-[{{media:​heraldry:​personal_heraldry:​gina_dragoni_and_richard_of_dragon_castle_badge.png?​250|Badge:​ //Or, in chief a goulpe, and in base six piles inverted three and three purpure.//​}}] +[{{ media:​heraldry:​personal_heraldry:​gina_dragoni_and_richard_of_dragon_castle_badge.png?​250|Badge:​ //Or, in chief a goulpe, and in base six piles inverted three and three purpure.//​}}] 
- ​[{{media:​photographs:​people:​gina_dragoni_ren_outfit_3.jpg?250px| Lord Richard of Dragon Castle with wife Lady Gina Dragoni.}}]+ [{{ media:​photographs:​people:​2016 Richard of Dragon Castle and Gina Dragoni.jpg?250px| Lord Richard of Dragon Castle with wife Lady Gina Dragoni.}}]
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-people:​people_by_location:​harrowgate_heath ​people:​people_by_location:​skraeling_althing+
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people/richard_of_dragon_castle.txt · Last modified: 2020/09/21 13:43 by Dietrich von Sachsen