Sciath ingen Chaennaig
Born in the small village of Kyleakin, on An t-Eilean Sgitheanach in the shadow of the red hills of Sgurr na Coinnich, in the Year of Our Lord 1262, when Rí Alban was Alaxandair mac Alaxandair was king, Sciath ingen Chaennaig (pronounced SKY-ah) is the eldest daughter of a sea merchant who married a minor noblewoman from Srath Chluaidh. As her father's business kept him away, it was thought best for Sciath, her sister (Suannoch), and her mother (Jonet) if they moved to Srath Chluaidh, and closer to the security of the family. Once established in Bute, Sciath was taught to run a noble household. Her father's stories of his travels made her dream of the wide world, and her father arranged for her marriage to Ieuan ap Gwilym, a Welshman of noble birth. She moved to Caerleon, in Gwent. This was a far distance from home, and the language was ne'er the same. Life has been an adventure ever since.
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Magistra Sciath ingen Chaennaig lives as the territorial Baroness in the Barony of Rising Waters but enjoys travelling the Known World to discover new people and new crafts. She is an active member of the White Wolf Fian and travels widely to teach research skills, metalwork, heraldry and music theory.
Sciath currently resides in the Barony of Rising Waters.
- Device: Or, a quatrefoil and a tierce indented azure.
- Badge: (Fieldless) A quatrefoil azure within and conjoined to an annulet Or.
Offices and Appointments
Current Offices and Appointments
- Guild Minister - Ealdormere Moneyers Guild (2017-2022)
- Clarian Education Herald - Society College of Arms (2018-2021)
- Arts & Sciences Champion - Kingdom of Ealdormere (Winner of the 2018 A&S Pent) (2016 - 2017)
- Arts & Sciences Champion - Barony of Rising Waters (2016 - 2017)
- Inland Seas Herald - Ealdormere College of Heralds (2015 - 2016)
- Bucina Herald - Ealdormere College of Heralds (2015 - 2018)
- Historian - Barony of L'ile du Dragon Dormant (East Kingdom) (2005 - 2008)
- Chancellor - College of St. Antoninus (1999 - 2001)
- Chatelaine - Port of Crickstow on Sea (Kingdom of An Tir) (1997 - 1999)
Sciath and her partner, the Honourable Lord Ieuan ap Gwilym, are the heads an inter-kingdom household, the Goldfyne Busy Bees Companie. The badge of the household is: Argent, on a saltire vert a beehive between four bees palewise in saltire Or.
Members of the Goldfyne Busy Bees Companie include: Lady Iuliana Angelina (East), Lord James de Northebrok (East), Baroness Jeanne de Robin (East), THL Ieuan (Ealdormere), Noble Rhys of Anglesey (Ealdormere), Lady Bera Oddsdottir (Ealdormere), Elizabeth Galloway(Ealdormere), and Lady Eydis Drifa (Ealdormere).
In addition, Sciath is a member of the House Herissony, through her allegiance with Magistra Nika and Master Gunther.
- Award of the Scarlet Banner - October 15th, 2023
- Order of the Pelican - June 17, 2023
- Scroll of Honour - May 22, 2022 (Rattanicus & Isabe - for service in the Bardic Army of Ealdormere)
- Masters Degree (University of the Kingdom of Atlantia) - September 17, 2023
- Bachelors Degree (University of the Kingdom of Atlantia) - February 5, 2022
- Fellowship Degree (University of the Kingdom of Atlantia) - February 5, 2022
- Scroll of Honour - July 4th, 2020 (for mask-making during the plague)
- Baroness of Rising Waters - September 7, 2019
- Order of the Laurel - July 1st, 2018
- Tankred's Tankard - May 13th, 2017
- Scroll of Honour - April 29th, 2017 (Scribes of Siegfried II and Xristinia)
- Order of the Wain - May 7, 2016
- Award of the Maiden's Heart - May 23, 2015
- Award of the Golden Spider - November 1st, 2014
- Award of the Chalice's Crystal - May 11th, 2013
- Award of the Chalice's Crystal - May 8th, 2012
- Award of the Chalice's Crystal - September 14th, 2011
- Order of the Crucible - August 14, 2002
- Award of the Amber Crystal - April 8th, 2000
- Award of the Silent Heart - May 9th, 1999 (An Tir)
- Order of the Seagull - May 9th, 1999 (An Tir)
- Lector Ithra - Scientiae - July 31th, 1999 (An Tir)
- Award of the Silver Whale - June 5th, 1998 (An Tir)
- Award of Arms - August 3rd, 1997 (An Tir)
Sciath can be reached by email.