Thomas the Green

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"Brother" Thomas the Green at Tournament of the Unicorn 2002-3
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Resides:Gwyntarian
Status:Current Member
Awards:Visit the Order of Precedence to access a list of this person's awards.
Heraldry

Per pale vert and argent, a loop of rope, ends crossed in base, sable.

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Persona

Thomas the Green, called "Brother Thomas" was born in the small village of Portswood outside of Southampton England in 1118 AD as the bastard son of a nobleman during The Anarchy, a period of political unrest in England between the years 1135 and 1154. He later joined the Order of Saint Benedict and traveled widely as a chronicler, scribe and occasional herbalist.

Major Inspirations

Fictional

  • Brother Cadfael of Shrewsbury, Cadfael Mysteries
  • Brother William of Baskerville, The Name of the Rose
  • Prior Phillip of Gwynedd, The Pillars of the Earth

Real

  • Robert of Torigni, (c.1110-1186) Abbot of Mont Saint-Michel
  • Roger Bacon, (c.1214 – 1294) Franciscan Friar
  • Geoffrey of Monmouth, (c. 1100 – c. 1155) Chronicler of the Authurian Legends, Oxford

Offices & Positions

Shire of Drakelaw

  • Seneschal
  • Pursivant
  • Fencing Marshall
  • Prior, Drakelaw Scriptorium

Miscellany

  • Brother Thomas is apprenticed to Mistress Katerina Helena von Schoenborn
  • Brother Thomas uses a green quill as a form of colophone in his scribal work.
  • He maintains a webpage to document his projects (both scribal and other) where he provides a number of tutorials. The Verdant Quill

Interests and SCA-related hobbies

The book arts, including:

Awards

  • Order of the Evergreen (AS 39)
  • Order of the Silver Oak, (A.S. 37)
  • Order of the Willow, (A.S. 38)
  • Award of the Purple Fret, (A.S. 36)
  • Award of Arms, (A.S. 32)
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