Yaroslav the Persistent

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Kyr Yaroslav at GWW
Information
Resides: Caid
Status: Inactive
Awards: Visit the Caid Order of Precedence to access a list of this person's awards.
Heraldry
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Yaroslav the Persistent

Baron Kyr Yaroslav the Persistent. He was elevated to the Order of the Chivalry on November 22, 1986, by Edward and Ilaria, King and Queen of Caid.


Persona

Yaroslav the Persistent was an Eastern Slavic tribesman who wandered too far South and West and ended up being captured by Belisarius in one of his earlier expeditions. He accepted Count Belisarius' offer and became a Bucellarius, following the Byzantine general throughout his career. When he first stayed in Constantinople, Yaroslav adopted Christianity, and though he wears a cross and crosses himself, he misses the subtleties of the faith and in truth has not strayed very far from his reverence of the Slavic gods, particularly Perun, the god of thunder, war, and justice. Yaroslav served at the Battle of Dara, was in Constantinople during the Nika Rebellion of 532, and followed Belisarius to face the Vandal Kingdom in North Africa. He also serve the Count in campaigns against the Eastern Goths of Witiges in Italy. When Belisarius was withdrawn from Italy, Yaroslav followed him. He currently lives on a farm outside of Adrianople.

Offices & Positions

  • Seneschal, Heatherwyne
  • Kingdom Constable
  • My proudest office was Captain-General of Caid, although I preferred the Byzantine title of Magas Domestikos ton Caid

Event Staff

Classes Taught

Projects & Publications

Memories

How I Found the SCA

Associates

I formed Siech Persistent, which everyone called simply the Siech, but that quickly devolved into numerous squires and their households, so the Siech became an umbrella of sorts.

As to those squires:

Many have had name changes, better fortunes in title, some have squired to others, some have ruled Caid. Yaroslav holds the record for most Squires in Caid. See Chivalry Tree for the full roster.

Photos

112286 Yaroslav Knighting.jpg The Knighting of Kyr Yaroslav

More Information

Currently I am using living history in the classroom in the Los Angeles Unified School District. A scene for "In Service To the Dream" was filmed in my class there. There is a website at my previous school, Fremont High, at fremonths.org (look under faculty for Chuck Olynyk) for pictures and downloadable lessons). I anticipate constructing a similar site at my new school, Theodore Roosevelt High School.