Cecily de la Warde
Azure, mounted upon a horse passant contourny argent, a maiden maintaining a hawk close contourny Or.
Cecily started playing 1996. She and her family went to the the Devonshire Ren Faire because she read about it in the newspaper. It was an SCA event that was put on by the Phoenix Parks and Reqs. It was how the SCA paid for the lights at Encanto Park. This was a large SCA demo with booths and merchants. At one game booth for a dollar, you could shoot at the "Mad Viking." The kids were given bookmarks with the archery information to encourage people to come to archery. The "Mad Viking" was Leif and the person handing out bookmarks was Brenna. They became fast friends and her immersion in the SCA was started.
Cecily currently is a large contributor to Arts and Sciences. She is an excellent scroll maker and calligrapher. She loves to do textile arts including sprang, embroidery, knitting, nalbinding, lucet, lace, and many other textile arts. She also did a lot of period cooking, ran some feasts, luncheons, and teas. Cecily and her family participated in archery for a period of time.
Cecily joined several households in her SCA tenure, including Lost Tribes, and The Great Dark Horde, and House Kintyre which is no longer active. House Kintyre offered a safe place to camp for individuals who didn't have someone there to help them out with camping. Lost Tribes household was primarily made up of people who were mothers and it was a matriarchal tribe. Any "mom" can make "children," but you have to have more than one "mom" to make another "mom." The Great Dark Horde that played as a Mongol horde and played as mercenaries.
Cecily is already a Laurel and is getting ready to relocate to the Kingdom of Calontir. She is excited to start in her new Kingdom and is hoping to join or start a scribes group over there. Her goals include figuring out what her new local and kingdom expectations. She is still planning on keeping in touch with her "home" in Sun Dragon and Atenveldt. She is also looking forward to doing some nalbinding and knitting period projects since she can actually wear it out there and she has some personal embroidery projects that she has planned.
What's in a Name
Cecily de la Warde went to a couple of sources at the Phoenix Public Library (there was no internet!). She went to the "no photocopy" source so she wouldn't have to make copies at the public library submit a copy of the sources. Cecily was from Cecily de Navarre, Richard the III's mother and for her last name she looked up her maiden name Warde which showed up in there as well. Warde was the occupation of a Warden, so she is Cecily of the Warden family.
Cecily's persona is English in the time of the domesday book, but she has been known to play in lots of other time periods, including Viking, early Greek and Egyptian, and late period, Tudor, Elizabethan, Ottoman, Persian, so basically EVERYTHING!
Cecily has "the Falcon Huntress" on her heraldry. She collects buttons and purchased several antique Victorian buttons with the Falcon Huntress on them and was inspired to create her heraldry around them. She also had been around horses most of her life and that was important to her.
Cecily also has a badge that is "vegetable lamb." This is a medieval depiction of a cotton plant. Azure, a vegetable lamb argent, flowered Or and fructed argent.