Bela of Eastmarch

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Sir Bela of Eastmarch receiving scroll. Karina of the Far West is the Herald. King Henrik.
Preferred title: Not specified
Their Pronouns: Not specified
Status: Deceased
Awards: Visit the Caid Order of Precedence
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Azure, a saltire argent, in chief a sun in glory
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Sir Bela was a Court Baron of the Kingdom of the West, one of the founders of the SCA, and a very eminent Bard.


8/1/2001 - Sir Bela of Eastmarch passed away last night/early this morning. He was battling a form of prostate cancer. Here is a note from his wife and his daughter:

"We brought Poul home from Alta Bates for terminal hospice care. We gave him Jubilaeum Akvavit, Carlsberg Beer and Boeuf Tartare. We gave him all our love. About midnight, he slipped away."


From Ulf Gunnarsson

  • He was a wonderful author, and many of his novels I read in my youth. They were part of what set me on the path in search of honor and chivalry, and striving to be exceptional without losing one's humanity. It was only after I had been in the SCA a few years that I heard Poul was in it too. This may explain why the SCA was such a good fit for me, as he had already exposed me to some of the concepts. I hope to only leave one percent of the legacy he has left, and will spend a lifetime striving to achieve even that much.