About Órlaith

I started this blog to record how I manage to find my way in the Society for Creative Anachronism and to occasionally also mention/discuss things I find interesting on various medieval history blogs I follow. It also lets me spy.. err. I mean read up on other members around the world and be inspired by them.  I’ve been involved for some years and I love it.  I still know very close to nothing about what I’m doing,  it’s still a good exercise to write it all down and correct as I go.  Unfortunately not everything I write down stays in my head for when I need it, but hopefully that will improve with practice too.   As of April AS 49 (2014) I get to giggle about the fact that I’m Lady Órlaith Chaomhánach, it still makes me happy everytime I think about it.

I live in the Barony of Eplaheimr (Ireland’s Midlands, West and some South) which is part of Lough Devnaree (Ireland) in the Principality of Insulae Draconis.    I’m very happy to hear from fellow SCAdians, so if you want to drop me a line, please do!

One of my favourite things about the networked world is the ability to find things out quickly and easily.  As a scribe I ADORE being able to find out things about the people I might be creating a scroll for.  In the spirit of this I thought it might be nice to add some details about my preferences etc, in case!

orlaithI love the colour green, the colours in my personal device are green, black and silver (vert, sable and argent to be precise).  I prefer silver to gold and adore leaf motifs, botanical art, herbals and pretty floral books of hours.
My persona is Irish, I’m starting to settle for 14th century.

You can usually find me in the kitchen at events.  My favorite pursuits are scribal, cooking, functional sciences like woodwork, dye, ink and pigment making, casting, brewing and pottery.   I have a life long ambition to work with glass.    My preferred martial activity is archery. I am not particularly good at it,  but I LOVE it.  I am currently one of Mistress Melisende Fitzwalter’s apprentices.  I am horribly inclined to do the wallflower bit in company, but I get over it.  I like teaching and chatting about life the universe and everything but the Shy kinda takes over more than I’d like.  I am now earwormed by “you will always find him in the kitchen at parties”

Garb making and putting together seems like a black art to me.  I don’t know why I suck at it, but I do.  I need lots of help accessorising, that seems to be a logical next step.  I don’t put my mundane appearance together very well either, if that helps explain anything.

Trying to think what other sort of information is useful here..

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