Rekon of Saaremaa

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Rekon of Saaremaa
Information
Resides: Dreiburgen
Status: Active
Awards: Visit the Caid Order of Precedence to access a list of this person's awards.
Heraldry
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The Honorable Lady Rekon of Saaremaa (formerly named Rekon tulema Kuresaare) joined the SCA in the summer of 2007, after attending a St. Corrigan's Day event in Gallavally. She participates in archery (handbow and crossbow), unarmored combat, intaglio carving, pewtercasting and other forms of jewelry-making, costuming (especially Estonian Viking era), brewing, jointed doll-making, period board games, and generally making ALL THE THINGS. She loves to share what she has learned and to learn more, especially in unusual topics.

Her husband is Paganus Grimlove, and her daughter is Anekāstrasya Bai.

http://heralds.sca-caid.org/op/person.php?PersonID=14549

Persona

Rekon is from the area now known as Estonia, during the pre-Christian era, in the 10th century. Since the Maahravas (as they called themselves before being named the Eistlanders by the Vikings) generally cremated their dead, did not read or write, and left very few representations of humans, the reconstruction of what she might have worn, done, and believed has been an interesting challenge.

Rekon of Saaremaa is the daughter of a successful Estonian merchant on the island of Saaremaa (also known as Osel), living there at the peak of its prosperity. Her mother died in childbirth when she was still young, and her father, uninclined to remarry, raised her to his trade. She has traveled much of the world by way of the trade routes along the Amber and Silk Roads, and in the process, being naturally curious, she has learned a number of trades and skills usually denied to women, at least in some parts of the world. Her family wealth derives primarily from gathering and trading the ugly yellow floating stuff from her native beaches to the Vikings for shiny, shiny silver.

She is apprenticed to Mistress Melisande de Frayne of Starkhafn.

Offices & Positions

Event Staff

Classes Taught

Competitions

Festival of the Rose, Winter 2016

  • People's Choice winner

Caidan Arts and Sciences and Pentathlon 2015

  • Member, Team Greater >, winning Pentathlon team
  • Team Recognitions: Cast Metal, Surface: Engraving/Chasing

Flame Artisan Arts and Sciences Champion 2013-2014

Lyondemere Arts and Sciences Champion 2013-2014

Caidan Arts and Sciences and Pentathlon 2013

  • 1st Place Artisan, Functional, Toys
  • 2nd Place Artisan, Performance, Persona Presentation
  • 2nd Place Artisan, Visual, Jewelry Other
  • 1st Place Journeyman, Visual, Surface Decoration Other

Caidan Arts and Sciences and Pentathlon 2011

  • 1st Place Apprentice, Compositional Arts: Poetry
  • 1st Place Apprentice, Culinary Arts: Subtleties
  • 1st Place Journeyman, Fiber Arts: Costume: Review
  • 2nd Place Apprentice, Functional Arts: Herb Craft: Comfort or Cosmetic
  • 2nd Place Apprentice, Functional Arts: Tools: Scribal Tools
  • 1st Place Journeyman, Visual Arts: Jewelry: Other Item
  • 1st Place Apprentice, Visual Arts: Woodcarving
  • 1st Place Apprentice, Visual Arts: Surface Decoration: Other Item
  • People's Choice winner

Caidan Arts and Sciences and Pentathlon 2009

  • 1st Place Apprentice, Jewelry: Lapidary
  • 1st Place Apprentice, Games/Toys
  • 2nd Place Apprentice, Brewing: Beers

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