Giesele Hildegaard of the Mystic Dragon
Sable, on a chevron engrailed between three mullets argent, a chevronel engrailed sable charged with three crescents argent
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Lady Giesele was a founding member of the Barony of Lyondemere.
She was the first Companion of the Order of the Laurel created by the Crown of Caid at Caid's First Coronation Festival. Per contemporary reports, she was brought out from the kitchen where she was preparing feast in order to receive this surprise Laureling. Subsequently, she resigned from the Order of the Laurel in Caid. The Board of Directors of the SCA accepted her resignation in 1986.
- Coronation Committee, First Coronation of Caid, 6/3/1978
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I can confirm first hand that Mistress Giesela had to be called out of the kitchen to be made a Laurel. She came out in the simple attire she was cooking in, and was obviously very warm from being in the kitchen. I think she felt somewhat awkward about being called to court in such a state, but frankly, that is how I best remember her, and remember her fondly. Although she seemed both pleased and gracious, she also seemed to be in a hurry to get back to the kitchen. She made lunches at many events, at what I think was called, "The Mobile Kitchen." As a young student back then I was very appreciative of her efforts at making good, filling food at an extremely reasonable price at those events. She always seemed happiest when serving others. ~Eadwynne of Runedun