Benedict of Luzern

From Kingdom of Atenveldt
Lord Benedikt von Luzern
Resides: Barony of Twin Moons
Status: Active
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Quarterly gules and Or, in bend three cats' faces, a bordure engrailed counterchanged.

Gules, a lion's head cabossed between flaunches Or

SCA origin story

Benedikt von Luzern was introduced to the SCA by a friend in The Barony of Tir Ysgithr in 1989. He became squired in the mid 90's but was released to follow his lady to the Kingdom of An Tir. Residing in An Tir he sort of fell out of the society with the exception of the occasional armored combat practice and the annual pilgramage to Estrella War. He then traveled to the Kingdom of Ansteorra for another year. In 2017 the two returned to Atenveldt. He now revels in a strange juxtaposition of building new relationships through the archery community yet reuniting with people from decades ago. In a way Benedikt is reinventing himself. His dreams are that this new energy will spill over onto the rest of Haus Tagesterne.


Benedikt is a 14th century stone mason out of Luzern, Switzerland. Benedikt's persona was born and ages thru time exactly 600 years ago as his mundane counterpart does today.

Interests & activities


Period, horn reinforced self nocked, whipped & bound goose feather fletched, bodkin tipped arrows.

Benedikt is an archery marshal and the current archery captain of the Barony of Twin Moon's. He is a Yeoman in Period hand bow, a Yeoman in Period Crossbow and a Forester in open bow, aspiring to be Bowmaster. He is honored to be accepted as a Companion of the Order of the Black Pheon and a Companion of the Order of the Azure Archers. Until recently his weapon of choice is a very traditional longbow and he only shot full period. He has done minor bow repairs and builds all his own arm bracer's, quivers, arrows.

Has taught/can teach arrow building.

  • Queen's Champion in archery on April 10th, 2022
  • Barony of Twin Moon's Quarter Moon champion on July 24th, 2022

    Armored Combat


    One of the reason's Benedikt was drawn into the SCA was shinai. Remember SCA shinai back in the early 90's. No? Well you're not the only one. "Brah, shinai was like soooooooooo 90's." From there he transitioned into fencing and from there into full hardsuit. In the late 90's Benedict actually started the road to knighthood by taking a red belt to Thegn Sir Brendan mac Artuir (then Sir Brendan). A couple years and a AoA later Sir Brendan released Benedict as a squire when he followed his lady love to An Tir. From that point on Benedict only fought occasionally and at Estrella Wars but is now entertaining the thought of combat archery.

    Arts & Sciences

    Benedikt enjoys leatherworking & tooling, metalwork, some light woodwork and silk banner dying.

    One of the household badges on Benedikt's archery quiver.

    See more of Benedikt's SCA leatherwork here.

    Mead Making

    In Atenveldt Brewer's guild competitions Benedikt has achieved-

  • 3rd place, Estrella War 2002, wines & meads, lavender mead.
  • 3rd place, Estrella War 2003, wines & meads, mead
  • 2nd place, Estrella War 2003, wines & meads, blackberry melomel.
  • 1st place, Estrella War 2004, wines & meads for the same blackberry melomel.
  • Honorable mention, Estrella War 2004, wines & meads, clove metheglin.
  • 1st place, Highlands War 2005, wines & meads & best period beverage, mead
  • 1st place, Estrella War 2018, wines & meads, 10 year old peppermint metheglin
  • At Highlands War 2022 Benedikt challenged for and achieved rank of Craftmaster for Mead in the Aten Brewers Guild.


    While no expert Benedikt is knowledgeable and happy to discuss heraldry. He currently has arms, and three badges passed (one especially for his household).

    Period Games

    "Decades ago I attended a household period game night and I was fascinated." Benedikt enjoys playing backgammon, tabula, nine man's morris, mancala, boccie, chess & Senet and is interested in obtaining & playing the Royal Game of Ur, and Tafl.

    Awards - Order of Precedence

    Kingdom -

  • 01/24/99 - Award of Arms
  • 02/22/20 - Black Pheon
  • 01/02/21 - Flower of the Desert
  • 06/04/22 - Beacon of the Desert
  • 09/17/22 - Queen's Grace
  • 11/19/22 - Azure Archer
    Baronial -
  • 11/09/2019 - Crimson Mace of Twin Moons
  • 07/21/2022 - l'Ordre de la Lune Bleue of Twin Moons
    Benedikt's Order of Precedence


    Benedikt is the current head of Haus Tagesterne as of April 23rd, 2022 in the common era

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