Category Archives: SCA specific

Drusa’s Manumission Ceremony

Slavery in Rome (while obviously still horrible and unethical – I do not condone it in the real world) was not necessarily for life. Slaves could be released as a reward for good service, as a way to show off … Continue reading

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Interviewed!

I’m the subject of an interview in the August 2017 Dragon’s Tongue – the newsletter for the Barony of Dragon’s Mist. Enjoy!

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The Romans invade OMSI

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) holds a monthly thing called After Dark from 7-11pm, where it’s adults only and there’s booze and vendors. July was all about the traveling Pompeii exhibit (here til Oct 22 – Don’t miss … Continue reading

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A Roman “Laurel Wreath” for a Pelican

For those not in the SCA: Being recognized as a Pelican is basically a lifetime achievement award for service. It’s based on the myth of pelicans piercing their breasts to feed their young with their own blood. The symbol is … Continue reading

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Faux Horn Lanterns

I strive for historic accuracy, but safety comes first. At events I am living in a canvas tent, and wind is often an issue. For these reasons, I skip the romance of the open flame in favor of electric tealights. … Continue reading

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Heraldry ornament

   For Yule this year we’ve been asked to make ornaments of our heraldry to decorate the tree. This is my quick-&-dirty attempt the night before. It’s painted linen. Romans didn’t use heraldry in the SCA/ Medieval sense, so I … Continue reading

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