Roana Aldinoch

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Roana Aldinoch
Resides:Barony of Illiton, Middle Kingdom

Blazon: Quarterly vert and gules semy of quatrefoils argent, a badger rampant contourney Or marked sable



Early 13th-century minter's daughter from Totnes, Devonshire, England.

Modern Info

A midwestern girl who tried the PNW life for a few years before deciding that cornfields and tornadoes are just fine. Roana lives with her two dogs and a cat in Peoria, IL. I spend a lot of time with friends and family, and when I'm home, I'm usually working on my 90-year-old house.

Offices & Positions

Baronial Seneschal (Barony of Three Mountains, An Tir) - December 2017 - June 2018
Regional Seneschal (Midlands) - December 2014 - January 2017
Herald at Large - January 2016 - January 2017
Deputy Regional Seneschal (Midlands) - September 2013 - December 2014
Shire Seneschal (Shire of Wurmwald) - March 2010 to August 2013
Shire Chronicler (Shire of Wurmwald) - December 2015 - January 2017
Deputy Shire Seneschal (Shire of Wurmwald) - June 2009 to March 2010


Order of the Pelican - Awarded: 06 May, 2017 (A.S. 52)
Court Baroness - Awarded: 3 Sep, 2022 (A.S. 57)
Order of the Dragon's Heart - Awarded: 04 May, 2013 (A.S. 48)
Order of the Evergreen - Awarded: 23 April, 2016 (A.S. 50)
Order of the Silver Oak - Awarded: 18 October, 2014 (A.S. 49)
Order of the Willow - Awarded: 18 January, 2014 (A.S. 48)
Award of the Purple Fret - Awarded: 11 Sep, 2010 (A.S. 45)
Award of Arms - Awarded: 28 Mar, 1992 (A.S. 26) in the Kingdom of Calontir
Royal Vanguard - Awarded: 24 Sep, 2022 (A.S. 57)


At Pennsic 39, Meisterin Katarina Helene von Schoenborn kindly offered to take me under her wing to teach me the art of Bookbinding, a great passion of mine. She has been a wonderful guide through the many trials and tribulations of this art and the many others that tempt me, and I am eternally grateful for the time, energy, and experience that she's willingly shared with me.

On September 10, 2022, Laureate Aveline became my second laurel, a second guide and voice of reason to help me through finding the best research and methods for all that I love. She has been an incredible resource and friend, and I am so grateful that she is willing to be a second voice in my ear.


At Festival of Maidens on January 30, AS 50, Baron Wilhelm Michalik formally took Lady Eva Wurster and me as his first proteges. I had asked him to formalize a long-standing relationship that we had already had where he was my mentor and guide as seneschal first for Wurmwald, and then for all of the Midlands. His advice has always been on-point, useful, and given with not a small amount of snark. (That's my favorite language.) We received a yellow belt and a ring as a sign of his patronage in a ceremony seen by many of my friends and family.

Volunteering Activities


Event StewardCrown TournamentOctober 2011
Event StewardFestival of Maidens 37, 39, 42, 44January 2010, January 2012, January 2015, January 2017
Event StewardRoyal University of the MidrealmNovember 2014
Deputy Event StewardFestival of Maidens 38 & 40January 2011 & January 2013
Kitchen StaffRites of SpringApril 2015
Co-Feast Steward (with THL Katarina McMolan)Festival of Maidens 43January 2016
Deputy Event StewardCrown TournamentOctober 2016

Additional Assistance

Hosted Calf to Codex Launch PartySCA 50 YearJune 2016
Clean-up CrewSCA 50 YearJune 2016
Arts & Sciences JudgingMidlands Regional A&S, Constellations Regional A&S, Kingdom A&SMarch 2013, May 2013, March 2014, May 2014, April 2016, May 2016
Tally Room VolunteerKingdom A&SMay 2013, May 2014

Arts & Sciences

Classes Taught:

Brewing Classes

Brewing Beer: Then and NowRites of SpringMarch 2013, March 2017
Brewing for Beginners: A Four-Part ClassShire of WurmwaldFall 2013, Spring 2015
Brewers Round TableFestival of MaidensJanuary 2014
History of HopsA Monk's Life: Scribin' & Imbibin', Pennsic 44, SCA 50 YearFebruary 2015, July 2015, June 2016
Brewing 101: Mead makingInkin' and Drinkin' in Linkin', Three Saints & an InvestitureSeptember 2015, April 2016
Brewing Beyond the BasicsA Monk's Life: Scribin' & Imbibin', SCA 50 YearMarch 2016, June 2016
Beer Brewing from a KitSCA 50 YearJune 2016
Making Malt from Whole GrainsSCA 50 YearJune 2016
Period Mead BrewingMidrealm & Calontir RUM/RUSHSeptember 2016


The Golden Ratio: How to apply to your illuminationPennsic 40, For Hands, A Monk's Life: Scribin' & Imbibin'July 2011, September 2012, February 2015, March 2016
Bookbinding All-day PlayBetter War Through ArcheryFebruary 2016
Romanesque Bookbinding - A Herringbone StitchMidrealm & Calontir RUM/RUSHSeptember 2016
Sewing Endbands in BookbindingMidrealm & Calontir RUM/RUSHSeptember 2016
Indian Palm Leaf BookSimple DayJuly 2023
Bookbinding Sewing Frame Made from Stuff from the Hardware StoreBaroness Wars XSeptember 2023

Miscellaneous Classes/Workshops/Round Tables

A&S Documentation Made EasyFestival of MaidensJanuary 2014
Seneschal Round TableTree-Girt-Sea 12th Night, Rites of SpringJanuary 2015, April 2015, January 2016, April 2016
Equestrian Event Etiquette for Non-Horse OwnersMidrealm & Calontir RUM/RUSHSeptember 2016
Bookbinding SalonsSimple Day, Baroness Wars, Christmas Tourney, Val DayJuly 2023, September 2023, December 2023, February 2024

Arts & Sciences Competitions:

April 2011 Constellation Regional A&S Competition

DivisionItemScore (Regional)
Division II - TextilesWoven BeltThird
Division II - TextilesWhite sun CapSecond
Division III - Technological ArtsPewter ButtonsFirst
Division IV - StudioIlluminated PageSecond
Division V - Domestic ArtsShort MeadFirst

March 2015 Midlands Regional A&S Competition & Kingdom A&S Competition

DivisionItemScore (Kingdom)
Division II - TextilesSt Birgitta's CapFirst
Division III - Technological ArtsBadger head pewter buttonsSecond
Division IV - StudioMolded leather bottleFirst
Division IV - StudioRomanesque bookFirst
Division V - Domestic ArtsHerbal MeadFirst

May 2023 Middle Kingdom A&S Competition

Made Object #18th Century Book27
Made Object #215th Century Book27
Made Object #3Leather Dyeing Project22

August 2023 Pennsic A&S Competition

Made Object15th Century Book27

Calf to Codex Project

During the Spring of AS 50, I assisted my Apprentice sister, Arianwen, and a friend, Isobel, with the binding of the Calf to Codex book. The book was conceptualized by Master Johannes von Narrenstein as a Book of the Midrealm. The pages were parchment made by hand over the course of several years by multiple artists, led by Master Ranthulfr Asparlundr . The pages were then drawn, caliged, and illuminated by a dozen different artisans with stories, songs, and lists of the Midrealm. Through the guidance of our Laurel, Meisterin Katarina Helene von Schoenborn, Arianwen, Isobel (another wonderful binder who is not apprenticed to anyone as yet), and I bound the pages together into a Gothic binding. Arianwen and Katarina completed the binding before sending it on to be decorated and later have the bosses and clasps added. Finally, a box was made in which the book will reside. This book will be presented at SCA 50 Year, and then shown around the Kingdom.

Community Affiliations

Hus gyldenbrocc, est May 2015: Head of the household, which is a service household dedicated to spending time helping at every event its members attend. It is a requirement of the household that each member volunteer no less than one hour on average at any SCA event they participate in.

House Fox Rose: Member of this household, led by Sir Guerric and Mistress Acelina.

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