Benedict of Luzern
Lord Benedikt von Luzern
Quarterly gules and Or, in bend three cats' faces, a bordure engrailed counterchanged.
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
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.
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.
See more of Benedikt's SCA leatherwork here.
In Atenveldt Brewer's guild competitions Benedikt has achieved-
While no expert Benedikt is knowledgeable and happy to discuss heraldry. He currently has arms, and three badges passed (one especially for his household).
"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
Benedikt's Order of Precedence
Benedikt is the current head of Haus Tagesterne as of April 23rd, 2022 in the common era