Milesent Vibert

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Milesent January 2021
Status:Current Member
Preferred Title:Master
Awards:Please see the Order of Precedence
Per Chevron Argent and Sable Three Mascles counterchanged

Master Milesent Vibert found the SCA in college in the fall of 1992 and became a card carrying member in August 1993 at Pennsic (in those days they had a membership sign-up table next to the gate.) She is probably best known for her calligraphy and illumination, though she dabbles in a great many different arts and was elevated to the Laurel for "Experiential Research" which she chooses to interpret as "Mad Science" or "Research" depending on how playful the mood is. The research which seemed to garner the most attention before her elevation was her work on re-constructing gilt membrane threads.



Milesent is a Burgundian noblewoman who left her beloved Dijon to marry the dashing Baron Edward Brackenburye in 1483 and now lives with him on a small estate near Lincoln, England bemoaning the state of English fashions and cuisine almost as much as he bemoans the Lancasters being in power.

Persona Name Pronunciation: Prefer ME-lay-scent VEE-bear, can also do Me-Lay-Sant VEE-bear

Pronouns: She/Her Note I prefer "Master" when referring to me as a member of the Order of the Laurel.

Offices & Positions


  • Court Herald - May 2007 to present - after stepping down as Regional Signet, Milesent wanted to keep on heralding and became a court Herald at large.
  • MiddleWiki Administrator - Early 2012 to present
  • Archery Marshal at large, August 2013 to present
  • Unofficial Cleftlands Scribe's Guild leader
  • Cleftland's Archery Champion - April 15, 2023 to present


  • North Oaken Regional Minister of Arts and Sciences August 1, 2018 to January 1, 2023
  • Drop-Dead deputy for Kingdom A&S Minister May 2018 to sometime in 2019
  • Pennsic A&S Champions Team 2019
  • Cleftlands self-appointed historian - June 2000 to Sometime in 2012
  • Cleftlands self-appointed Newsletter Editor - January 2017 to January 2018
  • Cleftlands webminister - August 2000 to November 20, 2014, She succeeded her sister Lyonnete in the office and was succeeded by her deputy, Gianna Vettori.
  • Oaken Regional Signet - February 2004 to May 2007 (Preceded by myfanwy ferch Rhonwen, there was some drama as myfanwy was removed from office and was also from Cleftlands. Milesent was the last signet for the entire Oaken region and advocated it's division. She was succeeded by a North Oaken Signet, Cassandra du Belle Isle and South Oaken/Aetheon Signet, Elspeth Clerk.)
  • 3rd Baroness of the Cleftlands, retired. June 2, 2007 to April 14, 2012
  • Chamberlain for TRH Nikolai and Serena May 24, 2015 to May 7, 2016.
  • Cleftlands Dance Guild leader (founder) Spring 1999 to May 2003
  • Kingdom Arts & Sciences Champion for EikBrandr I and Runa E I

Event Staff

  • Event Steward
    • "Dressed to Kill III: Cleftlands Armourer's and Needleworker's Symposium" November 11, 2023
    • "Dressed to Kill: Cleftlands Armourers and Needleworker's Symposium" April 2016
    • Co-Event Steward - North Oaken A&S 2015 and 2007
  • Archery Marshal in Charge
    • NOWM 2015
    • co, Cleftlands Standard Bearer's 2012, 2017
    • Brawl at the Crooked Dragon in Falcon's Quarry (forget the date; after 2012, before 2018)
  • Royalty Liaison
    • NOWM 2012?
    • A Regular Event in Cleftlands 2016
  • Class Coordinator - many events
  • Herald in Charge - many events, Cleftlands January Event 2019, 12th Night 2011, Brendoken Investiture 2009?


Milesent has a twin sister Lyonnete Vibert who is six minutes younger than she is (everyone asks that.)

Laurel Lineage

Milesent was apprenticed to Mistress Elwynor ferch Alwen (April 2007) before being elevated to the Order of the Laurel in June, 2010 for her work in experiential research (which she chooses to identify as Mad Science).

Milesent has two apprentices who have been elevated to the Laurel, Baroness Constanza de Mendoza and Master Oliver Stillman, and two active apprentices Azemars Martel, Iosobail Mhic Leoid and three students, Angelique De LaRochelle, Tariq al Sanna Af Fjall and Pietro da San Tebaldo.

Interests and SCA-related hobbies

The book arts, including Calligraphy and Illumination, gilding, and bookbinding and other diverse arts like Knitting, Drop spindle, dance, glass enamels, wood carving and costuming.

Classes taught

A&S Faire Classes:

  • Being successful at Middle Kingdom A&S Faires
  • Judging at Middle Kingdom A&S Faires
  • How to write Good Documentation
  • Documentation for people who hate to write Documentation
  • Learning to Look - Research in the SCA

Scribal Arts:

  • Getting started in Calligraphy and Illumination
  • Principles of Design for Illumination
  • Super Simple Silverpoint
  • Persian Gold Sprinkling
  • Playing with Period Pigments
  • Gilding
  • Troubleshooting gilding problems
  • Shading and Drapery
  • Beginning Calligraphy
  • Arabic script calligraphy
  • Cutting quills for calligraphy
  • The History of the Sketchbook (and Drawing media)
  • How to make a paintbrush


  • The Elusive Bliaut
  • Bliaut for Boys
  • Misleading Manuscripts (using images for costume documentation)
  • 16th Century Persian costume
  • Yuan Dynasty Chinese Noblewomen's dress
  • Sideless surcoats and cyclases
  • Cranky about Cranach - early 16th century North-eastern Germany (Duchy of Saxony) women's noble dress.
  • Coming soon - Merovingian costume
  • Coming soon - Party like it's 1499 - transitional dress for Northern European women between the Burgundian and Tudor styles


  • 16th Century Persian Dance
  • Beginning English Country Dance
  • Knitting in the Middle Ages and Rennaisance
  • Gold Thread
  • How to Woo a Tournament Gallery
  • Awards and Precedence of the Middle Kingdom


  • Tournaments Illuminated Winter 2007 (#161) Persian Gold: 16th Century Safavid Manuscript Marginal Gilding
  • Illustrations for TI Article on Old Roses by Ealdred of Gwyntarian (Issue 167, 2008)
  • Illustrations for Compleat Anachronist #133 (October 2006) (14th and 15th Hats and Headdresses by Lyonnete Vibert)
  • Landed Baron's Handbook version 2.0 (Original by Baroness Giovanna)
  • New Laurel Handbook revision 2014 and 2019
  • Unofficial Midrealm Chamberlain's Handbook 2016 (See me if you'd like a copy!)
  • Pale Article series on Arts and Sciences 2009
  • Pale Article on 2017 Laurel Retreat
  • Illustrations for the Cleftlands Newsletter "The Forum" February 2000 to March 2004
  • The Pale cover art - Feb 2000, April 2001, May 2005, August 2005, December 2005

Calligraphy and Illumination Gallery

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