Melike bint Nikola

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Melike at Andelcrag Althing 2018; Photo by Kitty Howard
Resides:Barony of Andelcrag - Canton of Rimsholt
Status:Current Member
Awards:Visit the Order of Precedence to access a list of this person's awards.

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Melike is a second-generation member of the SCA and began her own SCA journey around 2007 at the age of sixteen.

Melike is currently an apprentice to Mistress Zaynab Yasmin bint Hasan.



Starting out Melike had a 13th-century Welsh persona going by the name, Milisandia au Gryffyd. However, as she started to branch out and research textiles. Melike fell in love with the beautiful Elizabethan gowns. Taking a name suited for a 16th-century English persona, Melike became Millicent Lancaster.

Currently, Melike is a late 16th-century Ottoman woman living in Istanbul and is married to Sa'id Al-Abzari.

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Interests and SCA-related hobbies

Bookbinding, Textiles, and Brewing and Vinting

Classes Taught

  • 16th Century Woven Buttons
  • How to Write a Research Paper
  • Cordial Making
  • Islamic Bookbinding in the 15th and 16th Centuries


Melike has a Bachelor's of Art in History and Textiles from Roosevelt University and a Master of Infomation from Rutgers University.

Food Allergies: Peas, Green Bell Peppers, Pistachios, Shrimp, Scallops, and Salmon.

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