Tommaso Franceschi

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Estelle making her Premier Apprentice
Status:Current Member
Pronouns:llama / alpaca
Preferred Title:Maestro
Awards:Order of the Laurel

Order of the Evergreen
Order of the Willow
Award of Arms


Azure, a llama statant contourny and on a base argent a hurt.



"Tomi" was born on some channel island or other. He doesn't know which one.

While he was still quite young he was "offered" an entry-level position in a nautical, riparian, and coastal proactive salvage concern. Though a combination of diligence and good fortune, he was able to rise through the ranks to be master of an armed merchantman. Along the way he learned some few useful skills, and many songs and stories from the geographically diverse company of sailors. He eventually settled in Firenze

Areas of Study

  • Renaissance Guitar and its Music
  • Bread, especially under the English Asize of Bread.
  • Period songs, especially those that work for a Tavern crowd
  • Stories and their origins. Usually it’s the Mongols. Yes, really

Performing Arts Highlights

  • Songs and Stories with Old Tom, (Pennsic L, XLIX, Armistice)
  • Zsof and Tommaso go to War, (Pennsic L, XLIX, Armistice)
  • East/Middle Bardic Showcase, (Pennsic XLIX)
  • European Music Showcase, (Pennsic XLIX)
  • Midrealm Court Ensemble, (Various, Music Director for Coronation of Dag VIII)
  • Drunken Duck Tavern at Midrealm 50
  • Montague, Romeo and Juliet, Known Worlde Players at Penncic L

Achievements and Awards

There is no honor I will ever attain greater than two rings of no great value. The first is from the hand of Dame Lorelei, given to the first ever to perform one of her songs in public. The second from Mistress Morgana at Pennsic XLIX, who despite my protests insists on calling me a Bard. No King could ever give greater honor than these.


  • Elevated to the Order of the Laurel by Louis and Sabd at their final Court (2023)
  • Royal Augmentation of Arms, a Lyre within a Crescent, by Louis and Sabd (2023)
  • Placed on Vigil for the Order of the Laurel by Louis and Sabd at Pennsic L (2023)
  • Named to the Queen’s Bard Guard by Queen Sabd (2023)
  • Companion of the Evergreen by Queen AnneMarie (2022)
  • He was made a Companion of the Willow by Queen AnneMarie (2013)
  • Tommaso was awarded Arms by King EikBrandr. (2012)

Baronial (Andelcrag)


Until Tommaso puts stuff on this page, his Laurel inflicts on him this GIF.

Nonsense! Your Apprentice LOVEs that gif!


Offices & Positions

  • Queen’s Bard Guard to Queen Sadb
  • MOAS, Region of Pentamere 2023–Present
  • Premier Bardic Champion of Andelcrag 2022–2023
  • MOAS for the Barony of Andelcrag 2021–2022
  • Deputy MOAS for the Barony of Andelcrag 2018–2021
  • Pursuivant-at-Large
  • Youth Office-at-Large
  • Rapier Marshal-of-the-Field
  • Dread Pirate of Andelcrag for TEs Logan and Zaynab continuing through Antonia and Colette
  • All-round Fetch and Carry Minion and Guy Who Hands Out Waivers to Sign

Classes and Papers

Laurelate Lineage

Caught Online


Interests and SCA-related hobbies

  • Latin Dance, (Salsa, Rumba, Bachata, Casino, Cha-Cha, Cumbia)
  • I perform Classic Rock Variety with Lush
  • Church musician

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