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Branwen of Werchesvorde

Mistress Branwen of Werchesvorde

Branwen of Werchesvorde is a Scribe of a non specific period between 900 to 1600AD. I like to be various ‘ancestors’ in different periods and in different countries and cultures.

Originally the family started in North East England around the time of the Anglo-Saxons. My father was a Merchant who fell in love with a Welsh lass and brought her home to Warksworth.(later re named Werchesvorde)

They had a daughter, Branwen, meaning white bird in Welsh. Mother (Siwan) died, leaving my Father (Bran), to raise me. I showed and early talent for drawing and seeing an opportunity, my Father had me educated at the local monastery (Lindisfarne) to learn numbers, read and write in order to help him with his business. Unknown to him I discovered a passion for Illumination. As the coast was constantly under threat from the Vikings he decided to take me with him. I kept records of the business and over the years we became very prosperous. We travelled to the Far East where I discovered a young man, a Turk, who was a great archer and fighter. Kilic became a caravan guardsman on many of my father’s ventures.

 

As well as calligraphy and Illumination (Master Scribe in the College of Scribes) my other interests are cooking (Master in the Cook’s guild), embroidery, sewing, tent making, leatherwork, weaving, and a real lot of other stuff I don’t have time for.

Device:

Per pale azure and gules, a raven within an annulet argent.

Awards:

Order of the Laurel
given by Balor and Haley
on 2001-10-28
Order of the Pelican
given by Gabriel II and Constanzia II
on 2011-06-04
Grant of Arms
given by Jonathon and Deille
on 2003-01-04
Award of Arms
given by Aylwin I and Ingerith I
on 1992-10-31
Order of the Silver Tear
given by Alfar III and Elspeth I
on 1996-06-29
Order of the Leaf of Merit
given by Uther I and Tanwen
on 1997-12-13
Order of the Silver Nib
given by Fabian V and Susan
on 2001-07-28
Order of the Golden Tear
given by Bran and Lilya
on 2010-05-01
Order of the Supporting Swans
given by Damian and Leonie
on unknown
Order of the Demi-sun
given by Lachlahn and Jane
on 2008-01-19
Order of the Golden Swan
given by Lachlahn and Jane
on 2009-01-17
Fleur de Soleil
given by Balor and Haley
on 2001-05-20
Order of the Dragon's Scales
given by
on 2001-10-27
The Honor of SunDragon
given by
on 2001-11-16
King's Sigil
given by Aaron and Alisandra
on 2002-02-12
Order of the Dragon's Heart
given by
on 2002-02-16
Queen's Grace of Atenveldt
given by Aaron and Alisandra
on 2002-11-02
Queens Cypher
given by Jonathon and Deille
on 2003-05-03
Royal Cypher
given by Gabriel and Constanzia
on 2010-01-09