Red Spears

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Red Spears

Arms of the Barony of Red Spears
Modern Location:Northwest Ohio
Augmented Arms of the Barony of Red Spears
Populace badge of the Barony of Red Spears
Red Spears is a Barony in the Oaken Region of the Middle Kingdom.

Geographically, Red Spears is north of Flaming Gryphon and west of Falcon's Quarry, being the farthest north west corner of the Oaken Region.


Cantons and Marches

Red Spears includes the Cantons of Hrothgeirsfjorthr, Marche of the Marshes, Catteden, Oakford and Castell Gwent.

Baronial Awards

Brief History

Red spears, like most of the groups in Ohio, formed out of the Barony of Middle Marches, and in particular the Marche of the Marshes was the first group in that older Barony.

The March of the Crossing of Red Spears in Toledo was the founding group for the Barony. The name was shortened to Barony of Red Spears when it achieved baronial status in 1990. The original name for the Toledo group had been Hrothgar's Fjord before it became the March of the Crossing of Red Spears and after the Marche of the Marshes became a full status group in 1993 it was decided to form a new canton in the Toledo area; this became the Canton of Hrothgeirsfjordr.

Red Spears is the home Barony of the first meeting place of the SCA in Ohio. Bowling Green (home to Marche of the Marshes) was the place where Jehan de la Marche held the first SCA meeting. Bowling Green hosted an active group for many years before they got around to becoming full status in 1993.

The former Canton of Catteden served the Findlay, Ohio area. The Canton is in the process of reforming.

The former Canton of Oakford served Erie, Huron, Ottawa, and Sandusky Counties

The former Canton of Castell Gwent served the Tiffin, Ohio area.

Barons and Baronesses

Red Spears Baronage

  • The first Baron and Baroness of Red spears were Vasili and Seraphina when they became a Barony in 1990. Seraphina resigned in October 1993. When Vasili stepped down in Feburary 1994
  • Ranulf of Wolfshaven was made Vicar to oversee the Barony until a new Baron and Baroness were selected.
  • William Taylor the Pure became Baron and Gabrielle Juliana Raron Baroness in May 1995. Taylor resigned from the role of Baron in 1998 Leaving Gabriella alone upon the Throne of Red Spears. As was Kingdom Law at the time a vote of confidence was held in 2002. Gabrielle passed the vote of confidence to remain Baroness. On that poll the question was asked, "Do you want a Baron?" to which the answer by the Barony very strongly was yes. After polling for the office of Baron, Blaise de Fry joined Gabrielle as Baron in December 2002 until he resigned in September 2006.
  • In 2007 a polling was done for both Baron and Baroness and Mistress Helewyse de Birkestad and Thorkel inn vikverski Maks son were invested as Baron and Baroness on January 5th, 2008 (AS 42). Helewyse and Thorkell decided to step down about six months early of five years so that the next Baron and Baroness could be invested at Baron Wars hosted in the Marche of the Marshes.
  • Raffaele da Cernia and Margherita di Raffaele were invested as Baron and Baroness on June 30, 2012 (AS 47) at Baron Wars.
  • Konrad Mailander and Isibél inghean Uilliam mhic Leòid were invested as Baron and Baroness on June 24, 2017 (AS 52) at Baron Wars.
  • Bianca di Michaleto and Marcos de Ribera were invested as Baron and Baroness on November 21, 2020 (AS 55) in the Ethereal Court of Their Majesties Felix and Madeleina. Marcos resigned November 2021 (AS 56). Bianca remains as Baroness.


The Barony received a Royal Augmentation of Arms 12-13-2014, which was registered as: Or, two boar spears in saltire surmounted by another palewise gules, overall a laurel wreath vert and for augmentation on a chief gules, a bridge of three spans Or. The Armored fighters of the Barony have twice received the Award of the Dragon's Teeth, first as the Fen Militia on 8-9-2007 and again as the Barony of Red Spears on 8-10-2017.

Baronial Officers

External Links

Barony of Red Spears Website



Marche of the Marshes


Castell Gwent

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, Blackhawk, 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, Dun Traigh, 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

Other Territories: Riding: Hawkland Moor, College: Saint Brutus

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

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