Silenus of Mycenae

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Silenus of Mycenae at Lief Ericsson Tourney 2018
Resides: Calafia
Status: Active
Awards: Visit the Caid Order of Precedence
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Silenus of Mycenae is the Cabin Boy and Emissary of the Pact of Inept Engineers, and a resident of the Barony of Calafia. He is affectionately known by many in the Kingdom and the Barony as “Hector” as he spent over a decade attending SCA events going only by his mundane name.

Silenus is a bard, socialite, and carouser who loves poetry, storytelling, and making new friends.


Silenus of Mycenae is a Greek Christian directly descended from Byzantine aristocracy, born in 1455 shortly after the fall of Constantinople. As a result yet he was raised as a second-class citizen under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. As a boy he was taken from his family for blood price, but rather than becoming a Janissary and converting to Islam, he was taken to the dancing halls to become a Köçek. A male belly dancer and courtesan.

He was liberated shortly before he aged out of dancing (typically when one begins to grow facial hair) by his crew-mates of the Inept Engineers. He now serves as the ship's cabin boy and Emissary. His garb is from many different cultures because the ship travels everywhere, and as a courtesan he prefers to wear clothing of his Patrons native culture.

Offices & Positions

  • Deputy Guild Steward of the Calafia Bardic Guild 08/2018-11/2019
  • Court Service for Baron Gamyl & Baroness and Danyel 11/2018-11/2019
  • Calafia Social Media Officer 11/2019-Current
  • 18th Lyon Bard for the Barony of Lyondemere 2020-2021

Classes Taught

  • Bardic 101, Virtual Potrero War, May 2020
  • Bardic 101, Virtual Collegium Caidis Summer 2020

Event Staff

  • Volunteer Steward, Potrero War 2019
  • Co-Steward, Arts in the Park Demo 2019