Tyzes Sofia

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Tyzes Sofia
Resides:Barony of Brendoken
Status:Current Member
Awards:Visit the Order of Precedence to access a list of this person's awards.

Per chevron vert and argent, two lilies and a turtle statant counterchanged, and for augmentation in fess point on a lozenge Or, a harp sable sustained by a dragon's jamb fesswise vert.

Better known by her nick-name Zsof, Mesterno Tyzes Sofia is best known for her storytelling, singing and work in the Bardic community and with the Pennsic Players. She is a former member of Duke Dagan du Darregonne's Household, Red Winged Lion, and was his protege.



Hungarian, note the Hungarian tradition of putting the family name first. If she were English she'd be Sofia Tyzes.

Offices & Positions

Minister of the Lists (East Kingdom) 1996 – 1998


Dean of College of Performing Arts & Letter, Royal University of the Midrealm: 2007 - 2009

Dean of Midrealm Page School: 2007 – 2009

Minister of Youth

  • Marche of Gwyntarian: 2004 - 2006
  • Midrealm: 2009 – 2011
  • Barony of the Cleftlands: 2015

Reign Support:

  • EikBrandr and Runa (2009 and 2011)

Pennnsic War Staff

  • Director of Performing Arts Pavilion (2005)
  • Deputy for Performing Arts Pavilion (2004)

Event Steward

Black Tower (East Kingdom) (1997)

Return of the Empire (Gwyntarian) (2004)

Bardic Madness VIII (2006)

Regular Event in the Cleftlands (co-event steward) (2008)

Bardic Madness XI (co-event steward) (2009)

Rose Tourney (2011)

Regular Event in the Cleftlands (co-event steward) (2017)

Event Staff

Northern Oaken War Manuevers: Class Coordinator, Royalty Liaison, Youth activities, and various duties as needed.

Regular Event in the Cleftlands: Breakfast Tavern, Royalty Liaison, and various duties as needed.

Arts and Sciences

Founded and Directed the Known World Players (2000 – 2010)

Royal bard

Co-founder of I Verdi Confusi (2008)

Winner, Gulf Wars War Bard competition (2011)

Taught numerous classes including

  • Children's Theatre
  • Acting Shakespeare
  • Everyman: The Morality Play
  • Performing In Front of an Audience
  • Beginning Shakespeare
  • Songs of the Middle Kingdom
  • History of Theatre in the Middle Ages
  • Commedia del Arte
  • Introduction to Acting
  • Shakespeare's Fools
  • Forming a Theatre Troupe in the SCA
  • Zsof's Rules: Being a Chivalrous Person


Award of Arms - June 13, 1998 (A.S. 33)

Order of the Evergreen - January 17, 2004 (A.S. 38)

Award of the Purple Fret - January 29, 2005 (A.S. 39)

Royal Augmentation of Arms - October 3, 2009 (A.S. 44)

Order of the Laurel - September 24, 2011 (A.S. 46)

Award of the Doe's Grace - May 5, 2012 (A.S. 47)

Royal Augmentation of Arms - April 12, 2014 (A.S. 48)

Order of the Troubadour (East Kingdom) - August 7, 2014 (A.S. 49)

Laurel Lineage

Zsof was apprenticed to Master Johannes, but the two had a parting of the ways and so she was not an apprentice when elevated to the Laurel however, she was a student of Master Philip White.

Zsof has had the following students and apprentices elevated to the Order of the Laurel:

Her current dependents include


  • Lasair Inghen Ui h'Airt (Atlantia)
  • Kari Garanhirson
  • Eadaoin Ghormshuileach
  • Rowen Hen Enaid
  • Lucas Abernathy

Interests and SCA-related hobbies

Bardic arts and theater, Hungarian studies

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