Cm an Iolair History

Per pale Or and Gules, an eagle displayed counterchanged
and on a chief Sable two laurel wreaths Or.
 


FOUNDERS

On August 6th, 1993 (A.S. XXVIII), these eight gentles gathered
and started the Incipient Canton of Cm an Iolair:

Marguerite des Baux   Dunstan Godricson
Alisaundre Muir   Ursula of York
Klara Tschudi   Lars Gilsson
John Gardener of Barley Marsh    Katya Feodorovna Medvednikova 

Exactly one year later, on the 6th day of August, 1994 (A.S. XXIX), 
the group advanced from incipient to full status in the SCA,
making the group the Canton of Cm an Iolair.

Ten years and one day later, on the 7th day of August, 2004 (A.S. XXXIX),
the group advanced from being a canton of the Barony of Forgotten Sea
to being an independent group, the Shire of Cm an Iolair. 
 
Founders at August 7, 2004 Feast of Eagles Event
Left to Right: Katya, John, Lars, Alisaundre, Ursula, Dunstan & Marguerite

 



HISTORY OF OFFICERS

Seneschals

1st  Seneschal  Marguerite des Baux
2nd   Seneschal - Modar Neznanich
3rd  Seneschal - Nakano Zenjirou Tadamasa 
4th  Seneschal - Jadwiga Marina Majewska
5th  Seneschal - Gwen A'Brook
6th  Seneschal - Briana Etain MacKorkhill
7th  Seneschal - Ulfr Thyrison
8th  Seneschal - Marguerite des Baux
       

Heralds

1st   Herald  Alisaundre Muir    
2nd   Herald  Lydia O'Shannan    
3rd  Herald  Ysabeau Lambert    
4th  Herald  Marguerite des Baux     
5th  Herald - Herman von Mandel First  Talon Herald
6th  Herald - Roberto Carlos Dominguez Second  Talon Herald
7th  Herald - Zarra bint Uziel Third  Talon Herald
           

Exchequers

1st   Exchequer  Klara Tschudi
2nd   Exchequer  Bevin Kilbride
3rd  Exchequer  Gwen A'Brook
4th  Exchequer  Lucia di Giardino
5th  Exchequer  Catriona nic Faireye of Ayrshire 
6th  Exchequer Fiona nic Gormliatha
7th  Exchequer - Phoibe Korinthia
8th  Exchequer - Marguerite des Baux
9th  Exchequer - Shimazu Fujigorou Yoshi
10th  Exchequer - Geoffrey Lucas
       

Ministers of Arts & Sciences

1st  MoAS  John Gardener of Barley Marsh
2nd   MoAS  Briana Etain MacKorkhill
3rd  MoAS  Fiona nic Gormliatha
4th   MoAS  Catriona nic Faireye of Ayrshire 
5th  MoAS  Phillippe de Mortain
6th  MoAS - Ersabet Francisca Cardinali (formerly Ersabet of Crescent Moon) 
7th  MoAS - Marianne da Fiorenza (formerly Maire MacPharthalain) 
8th  MoAS - Giraude Benet
9th  MoAS - Mirabel Wynne
10th  MoAS - Sean the Traveler
       

Knight's Marshals

1st  Knight's Marshal   -  Modar Neznanich 
2nd   Knight's Marshal   -  John Gardener of Barley Marsh
3rd   Knight's Marshal   -  Daniel Martel
4th  Knight's Marshal   -  Mongke Gal
5th  Knight's Marshal   -  Sverrir Valthjofrsson (aka Skerri the Viking) 
6th  Knight's Marshal  - Gianlupo delle Bande Nere
       

Archer Marshals

1st  Archer Marshal  Felix Gruenstrasse
2nd   Archer Marshal  Uilleam MacAmhlaidh 
3rd   Archer Marshal  William the Wicked
4th  Archer Marshal - Phoibe Korinthia (formerly Phoebe apo Korinthos) 
5th  Archer Marshal - Miriam Rivka bat Yisrael
       

Chroniclers

1st   Chronicler  Jadwiga Marina Majewska 
2nd   Chronicler  Lucia di Giardino
3rd   Chronicler  Fiona nic Gormliatha
4th   Chronicler - Ulfr Thyrison
5th  Chronicler - Sean the Traveler
6th  Chronicler - Fiona nic Gormliatha
7th  Chronicler - Niccolo
       

   Web-Ministers

1st    Web Minister   Modar Neznanich
2nd  Web Minister -.  Martinus Draco Byzantios
3rd  Web Minister -  Herman von Mandel
4th  Web Minister -  Ulfr Thyrison
5th  Web Minister -  Giraude Benet
       

Castellans/Chatelaines/Chatelains/Hospitallers

1st   Chatelain - Dunstan Godricson
2nd   Chatelaine  Lois an der Baumhecke
3rd   Castellan  Miguel Navas de Majorca 
4th  Chatelaine Fiona nic Gormliatha
5th  Chatelaine - Bronwen ferch Lloid (formerly Heulwen) 
6th  Chatelaine - Fiona nic Gormliatha
7th  Chatelaine - Bronwen ferch Lloid
       

Ministers of Children/Youth 

1st    MoC  Anna Estrella Scudiero 
2nd  MoC -. Sean the Traveler (formerly Sean of Aston Tor)
3rd  MoY - Bronwen ferch Lloid
       

   Quartermasters

1st    Quartermaster  Klara Tschudi
2nd  Quartermaster - Marguerite des Baux
3rd   Quartermaster Miriam Rivka bat Yisrael
4th  Quartermaster - Phoibe Korinthia
5th  Quartermaster - Marguerite des Baux
6th  Quartermaster - Sean the Traveler
       

Games Keeper

1st    Games Keeper  Primyterious du Cathay (Primus) 
    .  

   Dance Mistresses/Masters 

1st    Dance Mistress  Khadija bint Shuja
  .

   Historians 

1st    Historian   Modar Neznanich
2nd  Historian -.  Miguel Navas de Majorca
       

   Fools

1st    Fool   Modar Neznanich
2nd  Fool -  Herman von Mandel
3rd  Fool -.  TBD

 


HISTORY OF CHAMPIONS

1st  Archer Champion   -  Felix Gruenstrasse  
2nd  Archer Champion   -  Uilleam MacAmhlaidh  
3rd Archer Champion   -  Lucia di Giardino  
4th Archer Champion   -  Modar Neznanich  
5th Archer Champion   -  Catriona nic Faireye of Ayrshire   
6th Archer Champion  -  Garren of Aston Tor  
7th   Archer Champion  - Miriam Rivka bat Yisrael  
8th   Archer Champion  - Garren of Aston Tor  First Shire Champion
9th   Archer Champion  - Garren of Aston Tor  

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1st A&S Champion   -  Briana Etain MacKorkhill  
2nd A&S Champion  -  Nakano Zenjirou Tadamasa   
3rd A&S Champion  -  Marguerite des Baux  
4th   A&S Champion  - Briana Etain MacKorkhill  First Shire Champion
5th   A&S Champion  - Marianne da Fiorenza  
6th   A&S Champion   Primyterious du Cathay  
7th   A&S Champion   Marguerite des Baux  

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1st    Games Champion   - Modar Neznanich  
2nd   Games Champion  - Jadwiga Marina Majewska  
3rd   Games Champion  -  open  First Shire Champion
           


HISTORICAL NOTES

1993  Cm an Iolair formed and has it's first meeting (August 6, 1993).
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1994 - Cm an Iolair granted full status (August 6, 1994).
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1995 Cm an Iolair, as a group, has been granted the Baronial Colors 
by the Barony of Forgotten Sea, for service to the Barony.
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1996 - February; Cm an Iolair takes over being the host group for Clothier's Seminar, with
Her Ladyship Briana Etain MacKorkhill as Autocrat.
     
1996 - Cm an Iolair, as a group, has been granted the Mark of Merit 
by the Barony of Forgotten Sea, for service to the Barony.
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1997 - May of A.S. XXXII; Cm an Iolair played host to the visiting 
Laurel Queen-of-Arms, Mistress Jaelle of Armida.
     
1997 - Cm an Iolair, as a group, has been granted the Order of the Escallop 
by the Barony of Forgotten Sea, for service to the Barony. 
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1997 - October of A.S. XXXII; at the Calontir Kingdom A&S Championship, 
Cm an Iolair won the title of Kingdom Proponent of the Arts & Sciences.
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1998 - October of A.S. XXXIII; at the Calontir Kingdom A&S Championship, 
Cm an Iolair again won the title of Kingdom Proponent of the Arts & Sciences.
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1999 - March of A.S. XXXIII; two members of Cm an Iolair (Modar Neznanich & Briana Etain MacKorkhill) were
invested as the 8th Baronage for the Barony of Forgotten Sea and its Cantons of Cm an Iolair & Aston Tor.
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2001 - Cm an Iolair archers help create and form the BFS Archer Guard.
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2002 - Cm an Iolair, as a group, was granted the Order of the Trident Tree by the Barony of Forgotten Sea,
for service to the Barony.  This is the Barony's highest award of recognition.
     
2002 - June of A.S. XXXVII; at the Lilies War, Modar Neznanich & Briana Etain MacKorkhill step down as
Baronage of Forgotten Sea, having completed their term. They are made Court Baron and Court Baroness
for their service.
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2002 - August of A.S. XXXVII; the Seneschal of Cm an Iolair (Jadwiga Marina Majewska) 
was made a Court Baroness for service to the Kingdom. 
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2002 - At Cm an Iolair's annual event (Feast of Eagles) in A.S. XXXVII, the 9th Baronage for Forgotten Sea is invested.
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2003 - The Baronage of Forgotten Sea (Mistress Dejaniera de la Mille Coeur & Sir Malachi von Uri)  
discuss with
Cm an Iolair about the possibility of the canton becoming a shire.
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2004 - February (A.S. XXXVIII); Cm an Iolair and the Barony of Forgotten Sea re-align their zip codes
in preparation for the canton to propose to become a shire.
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2004 - April (A.S. XXXVIII); Polling begins of the populace of the Barony of Forgotten Sea (including the cantons of
C
m an Iolair and Aston Tor) on the subject of Cm an Iolair becoming a shire.
     
2004 - May 8 (A.S. XXXIX); Polling ballots must be turned in to the Kingdom Seneschal.
     
2004 - June 12 (A.S. XXXIX); The Kingdom Seneschal informs the members of Cm an Iolair that the Crown has
approved the petition for the group to become a shire.
     
 2004 - August 7 (A.S. XXXIX); In the morning court of the Feast of Eagles event, Cm an Iolair advances to the status of
independent shire and is no longer a canton of Forgotten Sea.
     
 2004 - At the evening court of Feast of Eagles on August 7 (A.S. XXXIX) Countess Lyriel de la Foret (Gold Falcon Herald)
asks a boon of the Crown (Siridean & Sile);
that Cm an Iolair's member Modar Neznanich be admitted to the
Order of the Pelican.  The elevation to occur at the upcoming Tournament of Valor.
     
2004 - September 5 (A.S. XXXIX); At the Sunday evening court of the 25th Tournament of Valor in the Barony of Vatavia,
Modar Nez
nanich is inducted into the Order of the Pelican, becoming Cm an Iolair's first Peer.
     
2005 - February 5 (A.S. XXXIX); Cm an Iolair holds the 20th Annual Clothier's Seminar. This is the tenth year that
C
m an Iolair has been the host group for this event, with Baroness Briana Etain MacKorkhill as Autocrat.
     
2005 - December (A.S. XL); At the Laurel-Sovereign-of-Arms meeting, Cm an Iolair's group designator is changed
in the Ordinary & Armorial from Canton to Shire.  Additionally, the title of Talon Herald registered to the
Shire of C
m an Iolair [becoming the first group below the level of Barony, in Calontir, to register a group herald title].
     
2006 - December 9 (A.S. XLI); At the evening court of Kris Kinder, Master Modar Neznanich and Countess Lyriel de la Foret
ask a boon of the Crown (Tristram & Caillin);
that Cm an Iolair's member Jadwiga Marina Majewska be admitted to
the Order of the Pelican.  The elevation to occur at the upcoming
22nd Annual Clothier's Seminar.
     
2007 - February 3 (A.S. XLI); At the evening court of the 22nd Annual Clothier's Seminar Jadwiga Marina Majewska
is inducted into the Order of the Pelican, becoming Cm an Iolair's second Peer.
     
2007 - August 25 (A.S. XLI); At the court of Cattle Raids, Gwen A'Brook is inducted into the Order of the Laurel, becoming Cm an Iolair's third Peer.
     

Misc.

The name Cm an Iolair is Gaelic for "Valley of Eagles" and the eagle is the group's totem.

Cm an Iolair's annual birthday event is called The Feast of Eagles.

Cm an Iolair, early in it's history, held an event called The Winter of the Pig's Discontent which had a pig theme.

Cm an Iolair has held two events whose theme was Halloween-based: Revenant's Revel & Revenant's Revel II.

Cm an Iolair has held a Crusader event known as The Saracen's Head.

Heraldry, heraldic banners and heraldic display have always played an important part in Cm an Iolair events.

When Cm an Iolair advanced from canton to shire status, it had already held 26 events (these included 9 Clothier's Seminars,
a Crown Tourney, a Kingdom Heraldic Symposium, a Harvest Faire, 2 Revenant's Revels, a Saracen's Head, a Winter
of Pig's Discontent and 10 Feasts of Eagles), as well as providing a site for BFS to hold a Coronation event.

Akraziel is the name of the angel known as the Celestial Herald. Also called a Herald of the Lord, Akraziel is the angel of the
last portal in the Seventh Heaven.

Gabriel is known as one of the herald angels, known as the divine messenger who reveals God’s will to humanity and the one
who is destined to announce the end of the world.

 


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