User:Giudo di Niccolo
My name is al-Sayyid Jibril ibn Najdah ibn zayd al-`Attar, a mid-fifteenth century Anatolian currently residing in the Shire of Deodar in the Kingdom of Calontir. I am the Pursuivant for the Shire of Deodar, a member of the Academy of St. Gabriel, a former heraldry student to HE Master Modar Neznanich, and apprentice to Master Mellitus of Rouncivale. Among my many interests and pursuits are: costuming, heraldry, glass bead making, herbalism, 'kumihimo' (Japanese cord braiding), target archery, and rapier combat. Additionally, I am a member of Clan Blue Feather.
One of my favorite things to do in the SCA is teach...especially when it comes to teaching Newcomers to the Society. I currently teach the following classes at various RUSH events:
- Introduction to SCA Heraldry
- SCA Newcomer's Survival Guide to Camping
- Sumptuary Laws & Customs of Calontir
- Basic Persona Development
- Heraldic Badges: What Are They & How To Use Them
- Introduction to Glass Bead Making
- Jedidiah Glasmon (London, England)
-- Glasmon is in reference to my liking of glasswork...and I've always liked the name Jedidiah.
- Giudo di Niccolo Brunelleschi (Florence, Italy)
-- This has been my primary SCA persona up until September 2006...at which point I switched to Jibril.
I also have informally started a personal Household within the Society, which is right now under the "working" name of Compagnia dell'Arcangelo Gabriele (or Company of the Archangel Gabriel). The Compagnia is founded upon the structure of the lay confraternities of Renaissance Italy, while focusing on the chivalric values of Chivalry (Courage), Honor (Honesty), Courtesy (Magnanimity), Charity (Generosity, Largesse), Justice (Mercy), Faith (Hope), and Humility (Nobility). These ideals I believe carry a lot of weight and bear great importance to what I believe to be appropriate for courtiers within the SCA.
The Compagnia is also gearing more towards a service Household. The current concept that is being worked with is that the Compagnia will one day be a page school for adult newcomers to the Society. More information as further developments take place....
Aside from myself, this Household consists of two other individuals at this time:
- Signora Imilia di Franco Rinaldi (Shire of Gwyntarian, of the Barony of Brendoken, in the Oaken Region of the Kingdom of the Middle)
- al-Sayidda Rayya bint Da'ud al-Zahra' (formerly known as Rayya Tsigane) (Barony of Mag Mor, in the Kingdom of Calontir)
- Dona Ines Alfon (alternately known as Bantiarna Mor inghean Chathail) (Barony of Forgotten Sea, in the Kingdom of Calontir)
- Herrin Miriam von Schwarzwald (Barony of Forgotten Sea, in the Kingdom of Calontir)
- Greta of Deodar (Shire of Deodar, in the Kingdom of Calontir)
I started in the Society in October of AS XXXI (1996 mundanely, or 1420 according to my persona's history) in the Shire of La Grande Tente. From there, I moved to the Shire of Deodar, where I spent quite a bit of time readjusting to my new home.
On December 25, 2004 (AS XXXIX), His Lordship Padraic MacDubhghaille and Lady Anne of Walnut Grove invited me into their household, which I gladly accepted. With that, I am now a member of House ORU (Orphans 'R' Us).
On April 20, 2005 (AS XXXIX), HE Master Modar Neznanich invited me into his household, House Leatherwolf, at Melon Wars in the newly elevated Shire of Flinthyll. I was most glad to accept the invitation.
On June 16, 2005 (AS XL), Their Majesties Tristram and Katrine called me forth into Grand Court at Lilies War XIX, where they requested my admitance into the Order of the Torse for service to the Kingdom of Calontir and the Shire of Deodar.
In August 2005 (AS XL), Hurricane Katrina hit the southern reaches of the Principality (soon to be Kingdom) of Gleann Abhann and the Kingdom of Meridies. As part of the relief efforst, I stepped up as the SCA Life Items Coordinator for the Kingdom of Calontir. I have been maintaining the Calon Relief website since then.
Additionally, in August 2005 (AS XL), my primary SCA name of Giudo di Niccolo Brunelleschi and my device of "Per pale embattled barry purpure and Or and gules, two lozenges in pale Or" were passed by the SCA College of Arms.
In December 2005 (AS XL), I joined the staff of the Royal University of Scir Havoc (RUSH) as a regent.
In January 2006 (AS XL), I became the Deputy Kingdom Chatelaine.
As of March 25, 2006 (AS XL), I graduated from my heraldic studies under HE Master Modar Neznanich at the Spring Coronation of TRM Semjaka and Xorazne. Immediately following my graduation, I was then taken on as an apprentice to Master Mellitus of Rouncivale, focusing on glasswork & lampwork.
While disaster relief efforts in Calontir for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita ended back in February, TRM Semjaka and Xorazne saw a need to form a permanent Kingdom office of Disater Relief Coordinator as a proactive measure for future disaster relief needs. On April 1, 2006 (AS XL), Baron Jon, Kingdom Seneschal appointed me as Calontir's first Kingdom Disaster Relief Coordinator.
As of the May 2006 Letter of Acceptances and Returns, released in August 2006, the badge for my personal Household was registered: "(Fieldless) A cross of four lozenges conjoined quarterly gules and Or."
(http://www2.kumc.edu/itc/staff/rknight/Heraldry.htm - Modaar's Heraldry Page)