Fergus de Botha

From Kingdom of Atenveldt
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Lordship Fergus
Resides: Barony of Tir Ysgithr
Status: Active
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Sable, a wolf's head erased contourny argent, a bordure compony gules and argent.

Once...in the dark times...a young military veteran was swept up in an adventure. It was the year of Estrella VII...the year of the Microburst. The Young Man was told he was going "camping". Little did he know the fate that awaited him.

The goal is to be a "Renaissance Person". A "Jack-of-all-trades". Me? I cause trouble. I tell the Emperor he's Naked.

Fergie started playing at Estrella VII (1990) when he was kidnapped and taken to the event. He arrived in the middle of the night under the cover of darkness. His friend invited him to "go camping" and found out what that really meant. He was told to wear sweatpants and large shirts. He set up his old boy scout tent at 2 am. The next day there was fog. There were banners flapping in the distance, a lady with a barmaids corset and offered him breakfast on a platter. While on the field the marshal pointed to each side who shouted, "Tastes great" then "Less filling". After the battle ensued, he was bowled over by the blast wave and decided he was home.

When Fergie is not causing trouble, he is often found on the archery field or volunteering. His main pursuit is having fun and making sure that everyone else is having fun. While he's not part of a household, they do refer to their place at "Fergatori." Population 3 that includes his wife, Kytte Kat (Lady Kytteanna atte Rose) and their cat, Hemm.

Fergie is a former squire to Sir Justin du Roc, but took an arrow to the knee and no longer fights. He does dabble in rapier however. He is currently passionate about recruiting newcomers, especially young people. He wants them to know that there is a better way of living through, honor, chivalry and service. He wants to preserve the legacy by encouraging the young to help our older generation and focus on continuing the traditions of the SCA.

What's in a Name

Fergie pointed to a page at random in a book of Scottish baby names, his finger landed on "Fergus." DeBotha is a family name.


Fergie primarily plays a Scottish/Norman persona. Dad was Norman, mom was Scottish and was part of King William's run on England in 1066, the battle of Hastings. As the second son he was bound for the priesthood, when he decided to jump ship, literally! He spent a good time in Spain for the Reconquista where he learned his letters and made his way with his wits, strength, and amazing charm. He also tended to exaggerate some which made him a good story teller.

Heraldry Story

Fergie picked his heraldry because he went to a herald and told them that he just wanted something that would pass. He liked wolves and that was the only direction he gave and this is what he ended up with. It passed the first time!


Fergus's Order of Precedence

Offices & Positions


  • Deputy Chatelaine - 2021
  • Marshall - Target Archery - 2014 to 2016
  • Marshal - Thrown Weapons - 2014 to 2016

    Barony of Tir Ysgithr

  • Chatelaine ~ 2002
  • Deputy Seneschal ~ 1998

    College of St Felix

  • Seneschal
  • Arts and Sciences Minister
  • Advisor Emeritus - 2000-2015

    Arts and Sciences

  • I made Pewter "key" site tokens for Barmaids one year. Long ago. Far Away.
  • Won best in category, Novice, at Kingdom A&S later that year with them.
  • Led a crew to make a parade banner for the Barony of Tir Ysgithr.

    Martial Arts

  • Hardsuit. Rapier. Thrown weapons and Archery (Longbow and Crossbow).
  • I tested as a Yeoman my first time shooting Kingdom Royal Rounds.
  • Have been Tir Ysgithr's Baronial Archery Champion a few times.

    Other Volunteering

    Yes. Yes. Yes, and Yes. I've been doing it for 30 years! I've done (mostly) ALL the things.


    There is a prescription drug that turns me into a frog and dairy doesn't usually like me. Other than that, we're cool.


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