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Barony of Donnershafen

Gules, on a pile throughout argent a swan naiant sable within overall a laurel wreath Or
Founded:September 30th, 2006
Modern Location:Northern Michigan



Donnershafen is the northernmost Barony in the Region of Pentamere in the Middle Kingdom, located along the shores of the Great Inland Seas.

On a modern map, Donnershafen is located in beautiful Northern Michigan encompassing the counties of Alcona, Alpena, Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Missaukee, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Wexford, Missaukee, Otsgeo, Presque Isle, and Wexford.

When holding up a "handheld" map of Michigan, Donnershafen is most of the part that bends to wave goodbye.


  • Arms/Device - Gules, on a pile throughout argent a swan naiant sable within overall a laurel wreath Or
  • Badge (Award of the Swan and Book) - (Fieldless) On a swan naiant sable an open book argent.
  • Badge (Award of the Swan and Shield) - (Fieldless) On a swan naiant sable an escutcheon argent.


Donnershafen proudly sponsored the Insipient Shire of Auenwald located in Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, and Roscommon Counties.

Baronial Lineage

Donnershafen Baronage

Baronial Awards

  • Award of the Swan and Shell - Service
  • Award of the Swan and Book - A & S
  • Award of the Swan and Shield - Martial Award
  • Donner Wardana (Thunder Guard) - For Valor on the Field of Combat
  • Northern Gem - Award Created to thank our Herald, Godelieve, for a lifetime of service and friendship.


The Shire of Donnershafen was elevated to the status of a Barony on September 30th, AS XLI (2006) at the court of Their Majesties Bardolph II and Brigh II at the Vikings Come Home XV event.

Heraldry History

The name Shire of Donnershafen was registered with the SCA College of Heralds. The name was changed to Barony of Donnershafen in October 2011.
The heraldic device was registered in January of 1994.
The badge for the Award of the Swan and Book was registered in October of 2011.
The badge for the Award of the Swan and Shield was registered in October of 2011.


Midrealm Baronies: Andelcrag, Ayreton, Brendoken, Carraig Ban, Cleftlands, Cynnabar, Donnershafen, Fenix, Flame, Flaming Gryphon, Illiton, Middle Marches, Northwoods, Red Spears, Rivenstar, Roaring Wastes, Shadowed Stars, Shattered Crystal, Sternfeld

Midrealm Shires: Afonlyn, Altenberg, Aurea Ripae, Baile na Scolairi, Caer Gwyn, Cuil Choluim, Dark River, Dragon's Vale, Dragonsmark, Eastwatch, Falcon's Quarry, Grenemere, Greyhope, Mynydd Seren, Narrental, Okenshield, Qal`at Ja`far, Ravenslake, Rivenvale, Riviere Constelle, Starleaf Gate, Steren Codha, Stormvale, Swordcliff, Talonval, White Waters

Midrealm Cantons: Alderford, Border Keep, Brackendelve, Castell Gwent, Catteden, Dernehealde, , Ealdnordwuda, Fearann na Criche, Foxvale, Gleann Iaruinn, Grey Gargoyles, Gwyntarian, Havenholde, Hawkes Keye, Hrothgeirsfjorthr, Lochmorrow, Marshes, Mugmort, Norborough, Nordheim, Oakford, Pferdestadt, Rimsholt, Rokkehealden, Thistle, Three Hills, Three Towers, Three Walls, Tirnewydd, Tree-Girt-Sea, Unicorn, Vanished Wood, WealdLake, Westmere, Winged Hills, Woods End

Other Territories: Riding: Hawkland Moor, College: Saint Brutus, Hamlets: Dun Traigh, Blackhawk

Incipient and Proto-Incipient: Auenwald, Austrigatt, Cetus, Grenemere

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