Barony of Loch Soilleir
The Barony of Loch Soilleir is an SCA branch in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. Originally a part of the Barony of Stargate, the Barony of Loch Soilleir encompasses the southern part of greater Houston including Brazoria and Galveston Counties, as well as the Clear Lake area.
Loch Soilleir annually hosts an event on the first weekend in May where Baronial Champions are chosen (typically called Loch Guardian), a chivalric and rapier melee event in October (called Tourney By the Loch and, more recently, Lochtoberfest), and a small holiday event called Loch Yule usually held on the second or third weekend in December. In addition to these annual events, Loch Soilleir has also hosted many kingdom level events, individually or with the neighboring Barony of Stargate, including Guardian of the Gauntlet, Squires and Cadets Invitational, Crown Tournament, Queen's Champion, Laurel's Prize Tourney, Ansteorran Bardic Collegium, and others.
Baronage of Loch Soilleir
Baroness Cadi passed away and Baron Leofric continued to serve as Baron until May 15, 1999
William Wescot of Welewen and Narkissa Ekaterina Vladimirovna, called Katya from May 17, 2003 to April 17, 2010.
Caelan MacRob, called Cael, and Rhiannan verch Bryan from April 17, 2010 to September 24, 2016.
Krag von Berghen and Hennessey O'Donoghue began their reign on September 24, 2016 and are currently sitting the Serpentine throne.
Awards of the Barony
Order of the Serent's Toils of Loch Soilleir
The Serpent's Toils is Loch Soilleir's Baronial Service Order that bestows upon the recipient an Award of Arms is they do not already have one. The Baronial Service Orders (BSO) rank above the awards of the Sable Comet and the Compass Rose, but below the awards of the Sable Thistle, Sable Crane and Sable Talon. The Principal of the Order is the current Baron and Baroness of Loch Soilleir.
The Order of the Otter
The Order of the Otter is a non-armigerous Baronial award for service to the Barony through the arts and sciences.
The Order of the Urcheon
The Order of the Urcheon is a non-Armigerous Baronial award for contributions to the Barony by those under the age of eighteen.
Ansteorran Royal Retirement Community
It has been said that Loch Soilleir is the Royal retirement community of Ansteorra. This is because there are many members of the Royal family who have moved into the Barony after their reign or began their time in the Loch. The members of the Royal Family who reside in Loch Soilleir include:
Duke Sigmund the Wingfooted Duchess Sieglinde Syr (deceased) Count Dinaris the Wanderer Countess Marguerite de la Croix Graf Galen Edwin Kirchenbauer Graffin Rebekah Kleinspielerin Countess Gladwen of Aylesford Countess Sara Penrose Duke Jason MacPherson Duchess Saereid Sigmundsdottir Duke Ulsted the Unsteady Duchess Cateau d'Ardennes Duchess Ebergardis von Zell Duchess Britta MacGregor
Other Notable Members
Sir Sigmund the Wingfooted Sir Dinaris the Wanderer Sir Rurik Ivarrson Sir Galen Edwin Kirchenbauer Sir Jason MacPherson Sir Alexis la Bouche Sir Ulsted the Unsteady Sir Virgil von Ausburg (has moved out of the Barony) Sir Modius von Mergentheim Sir Britta MacGregor Sir Oliver the Faithful
Master Sigmund the Wingfooted Mistress Sieglinde Syr (deceased) Mistress Edwina Dirks Sterne (has moved out of the Barony) Master Cadfan ap Morgan Godrudd (has moved out of the Barony) Master Aodhan Ite an Fhithich Master Avatar of Catsprey Master Modius von Mergentheim Mistress Ginevra Rodney (deceased) Mistress Sara Penrose Master Alexis la Bouche Mistress Clara von Ulm Mistress Rhiannan verch Bryan Mistress Delphina de Champeaux Master Krag von Berghen Mistress Ebergardis von Zell Master Brian O'hUilliam
Master Sigmund the Wingfooted Mistress Cadi ferch Bradwen (deceased) Mater Leofric Ealdricson Master Alexis la Bouche Master Modius von Mergentheim Mistress Sieglinde Syr (deceased) Magister Galen of Ockham Mistress Sara Penrose Mistress Ebergardis von Zell Master Tristan von Heidelberg Master Caelan MacRob Master Ulsted the Unsteady Master William Wescott of Welewen
Order of Defense
Master Caelan MacRob (one of the three premiers) Master Modius von Mergentheim
White Scarves of Ansteorra:
Don Sigmund the Wingfooted Don Dinaris the Wanderer Don Modius von Mergentheim Don Etienne de Montagu Don Wolfgang von dem Hafen Don Aaron Stuart Don Tristan von Heidelberg Don Allesandro Andretti (has moved out of the barony) Don Caelan MacRob Don Brian O'hUilliam Dona Solia Corsali (has moved out of Barony) Don Stephen Crowley
Lions of Ansteorra, Defenders of the Dream:
Sieglinde Syr (from Dinaris and Marguerite) (deceased) Sigmund the Wingfooted (from Patrick Michael I and Julia I) Alexis la Bouche (from Ulsted I and Cateau I) Modius von Mergentheim (from Miguel II and Conal II) Sara Penrose (from Gunthar II and Elizabeth) Ulsted the Unsteady (from Lochlann I and Gwen I) Ebergardis von Zell (from Creppin and Toryn)