Saint Brand the Maille-Maker
Saint Brand the Maille-Maker is a fictional saint created by SCAdians in the Royal Citie of Eoforwic, mostly for the entertainment value. Saint Brand is based on an actual SCAdian, but the legend of Saint Brand has taken on a life of its own.
As detailed in the Chronicles of Eoforwic, Saint Brand was a maille-maker, and was so holy in his poverty that none would buy his maille and relieve that poverty. He was famously patient and attentive to detail. The cult of Saint Brand was once very popular in Eoforwic, but its influence has declined somewhat in recent years. Few relics of Saint Brand exist, excepting some maille hauberks, aventails and the occasional piece of decorative maille jewellery.
Saint Brand is the patron of armourers, and is also said to look kindly upon wayward women; for that reason many bastards born in Ealdormere are given the name "Brandsson". He is also regarded as the unofficial patron saint of the Royal Citie itself.
Strawberries are the traditional offering to Saint Brand.