Andreas Blacwode

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Andreas Blacwode
Resides:Midlands, Midrealm
Status:Current Member
Awards:Visit the Order of Precedence to access a list of this person's awards.

Purpure, a winged sea unicorn between in fess two rapiers and for augmentation on a chief wavy argent a dragon passant vert sustaining a harp Or, and for augmentation in base a drakkar argent.

Previously known as Andrew Blackwood MacBaine the Purple.



Andreas is a Norman clerk, poet and soldier from England between 1185-1210. Andreas was made a Baron of the Court of William and Isolde at Pennsic 46, put on Vigil for the Order of the Pelican at Festival of Maidens in January of AS 54 by Seto and Ynes, and then elevated on May 1, AS 55, in the 100th Reign of the Middle Kingdom.


The title Andreas uses as Pelican is R├Ždesmann. As a Norman who was born in England, lives in a world where Saxons are subject to Norman administration, and speaks Anglo-saxon, he felt that it would be helpful to use a title that Saxons would recognize and understand. However, he doesn't use it after his name, but before it, as a proper Norman lord does.

R├Ždesmann is an old-english word that means "counselor, advisor, councilor".


Proteges & Students

  • Rashid al-Sanna
  • Reishi Honda
  • Gelis MacKitterick

Former Relationships

  • Protege to Arabella Silvermane
  • Apprentice to Amelie d'Anjou
  • Squire to Thomas Pennyngton


  • Raven Company
  • Fox Rose


Offices & Positions

  • Chancellor of the Royal University of the Midrealm August 2021-Present
  • Deputy to the Corporate DEI Officer 2020-Present
  • Chamberlain/Staff Steward, Their Excellencies of Ayreton 2020-Present
  • Enthronement Committee of the Reign of Seto GesshukoSeto & Ynes 2019-2020
  • Talvas Herald - Deputy for Special Projects 1 2021-Present
  • MidRealm Clerk of Precedence 2019-2021
  • Barony of Ayreton SMO 2020-Present
  • Barony of Ayreton Interim Seneschal 2020
  • Barony of Ayreton Herald 2018-2020
  • Barony of Ayreton MOAS 2018-2020
  • Vice-Chancellor of the RUM October 2019-August 2021
  • Provost of the RUM 2018-2019
  • KMOAS Deputy for the Website 2017-2018
  • KMOAS Deputy for Criteria 2017-2018
  • Awards Secretary for the Reign of William I and Isolde I.
  • Leader of the early-period music ensemble Viento Antiguo 2015-Present
  • Steward of the Revels / Senior Adviser to the Baron & Baroness of Ayreton 2016-2020
  • Kingdom Bard for the reign of Ragnvaldr III and Arabella III.
  • Kingdom Bard for the reign of Alaric and Noelle
  • Rapier Champion for the reign of Ragnvaldr II and Arabella II.


  • Vocal Heraldry as Performance
  • How to Run a Royal Court
  • How to Write Custom Scroll Texts
  • Poetry of Western Europe 600-1600 ce


  • Premiere of the Order of the Bronze Ring
  • Member of the First MidRealm Rapier Champions Team for Finn and Garlanda
  • Member of the First MidRealm Rapier Guard for Brannos and Rebekah
  • Member of the Second MidRealm Rapier Champions Team for Osis and Valthiona
  • Drinking Champion for Pieter

Interests and SCA-related hobbies

  • Bardic
  • Poetry
  • Melee

Work for William and Isolde

Things written (total of 51 scroll texts and assorted other things)

Coronation of William and Isolde (May 6)

  • Coronation Ceremony co-writer and editor
  • Processional Boast for William and Isolde
  • Kingdom Augmentation for Edmund and Kateryn
  • Royal Augmentation for Sorcha
  • Silver Oak for Rudiger
  • Court Barony for Flan
  • Pelican scroll text and ceremony text for Roana

Battle of the Inland Seas (May 20)

  • Dragon's Heart for Beline

Ragnarok Rampage (May 20)

  • Sapphire for Marie
  • Willow for Sammi
  • Evergreen for Saraswati
  • Fret for Siobhan

Crown Tournament (May 27/28)

  • Processional Boasts for William and Isolde (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Knighting scroll text and ceremomy text for Ulrich

Northern Oaken War Maneuvers (June 10)

  • Evergreen for Corrie
  • Red Company and Gold Mace combo for Dirk of Frisia
  • Court Barony for Sophie the Orange

Baron Wars (June 24)

  • Evergreen for Malla
  • Cavendish Knot for Serena (not given till Pferdestadt)
  • Gold Mace for Sigenandus
  • Red Company for Zygmunt
  • Investiture boast for Konrad and Isibel of Red Spears

Simple Day (July 1)

  • Willow for Cecily
  • Gold Mace for Johan
  • Dragon's Heart for Ronan Keith
  • Master of Defence scroll text and ceremony for Lizabetta

Day of Play (July 7)

  • AOA for Astridr

Push for Pennsic (July 7)

  • Evergreen for Chaya-Simcha
  • Purple Fret for Siobhan of Flaming Gryphon

Swine and Roses (July 15)

  • Willow for Gunnar
  • Oak for Fergus
  • Laurel scroll text and ceremony for Lucretia
  • Laurel scroll text and ceremony for Jadwiga

Tyger Hunt (July 15)

  • Fret for Fish

Pennsic (August 5-9)

  • Court Barony for Nickolas of Windreach
  • Pelican scroll text and ceremony for Valharic

Baroness Wars (August 27)

  • Pelican scroll text and ceremony for Gareth
  • Pelican scroll text and ceremony for Epona
  • Court Barony for Acelina
  • Greenwood for Adella
  • Purple Fret for Gailen
  • Evergreen for Gillian
  • Evergreen for Gwendolyn
  • Greenwood for Renzokuken
  • Dragon's Heart for Saraswati
  • Dragon's Heart for Terion

Mounted War Game (September 2)

  • Fret for Diana
  • Fret for Sebastian
  • Pelican scroll text and ceremony for Maggie

Harvest Days (September 9)

  • Royal Vanguard for various Champions

Coronation of Cellach and Vukasin (September 23)

  • County for William
  • County for Isolde
  • Rose for Isolde
  • Court Barony for Phl
  • Court Barony for Fiadnata
  • Vanguard for Hengist
  • Sapphire for Gavin
  • Willow for [REDACTED]
  • Fretty for Mei Li's Brigade
  • Fretty for Pennsic 46 MidRealm Court Bar Staff
  • Royal Augmentation for all scribes who contributed during the reign

Herald In Charge:

  • Ragnarok Rampage
  • Border Skirmish
  • Day of Play


  • A&S Tally Room Staff for the Kingdom A&S Competition 2016
  • Co-Event Steward for The Crown Tournament of William and Isolde
  • Awards Secretary for 34 Courts (17 held by TRM, 17 regency, over 800 awards total.)
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