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 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, 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 Began their reign on April 17, 2010 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 awrads of the Sable Comet and the Compass Rose, but below the awards of the Sable Thistle, Sable Crane and Sable Talon. The Principle 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 throiugh 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. 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 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
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
Master Sigmund the Wingfooted Mistress Sieglinde Syr Mistress Edwina Dirks Sterne (has moved out of the Barony) Master Cadfan ap Morgan Godrudd (has moved out of the Barony) 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
Master Sigmund the Wingfooted Mistress Cadi ferch Bradwen (deceased) Mater Leofric Ealdricson Master Alexis la Bouche Master Modius von Mergentheim Mistress Sieglinde Syr Mistress Sara Penrose
White Scarves of Ansteorra:
Don Sigmund the Wingfooted Don Modius von Mergentheim Don Wolfgang von dem Hafen Don Aaron Stuart Don Tristan von Heidelberg Don Allesandro Andretti Don Caelan MacRoeb
Lions of Ansteorra, Defenders of the Dream:
Sieglinde Syr (from Dinaris and Marguerite) 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)