Or, an eel erect embowed counterembowed, a chief embattled azure.
Gregoire started playing in in 1975 in MidRealm, but didn't officially become a member until 1997. His first event was Estrella War in 1997. Initially he was just playing kind of hit or miss, but started to get serious in 1997 when he moved to Kingman and he and his son started fighting there. Gregoire is married to Dame Jacquelin de Normandie
Gregoire started off with making armor and metal working. He participated in fighting and then moved to combat archery. He's also done archery. He has also Gregoire has always had a passion for illumination on scrolls and did that for many years. He eventually also got into calligraphy. Gregoire also got involved in heraldry and helping to design devices. Later on he started getting heavily into cooking, including feasts, breakfasts, and soup kitchens. He is so famous (or infamous) that the populace yells "cheese" when his name is called in court due to his delicious cheeses he shares with us.
Gregoire is part of the Manoir de la Blanche Fleur (aka Manor Rose) household and is a founding member. He is also a member of the Lost Tribes. Gregoire is also a member of the Dark Horde.
Gregoire belted to a laurel, Mistress Alianora Alexandra da Lyshåret and was also belted to a pelican, Master Leif the Wanderer, who is unfortunately deceased. He hoped to make a peerage someday, but is happy doing the things that make him happy.
What's in a Name
Gregoire le Gris - since he was playing Norman, he took his mundane name and converted it to the French version. Le Gris is taken from an early Norman duke because he used to disguise himself to walk among his people to see who was plotting against him.
Gregoire plays a 10th century Norman because they are the "bastards of the world". They conquered where ever they could.
Gregoire picked the eel because it was in his actual family's heraldry, representing a port/seafaring people. He likes the colors blue and gold. He does have the augmentation of arms and will eventually add cheese to his device.
Gregoire's Order of Precedence
Offices & Positions
Barony of Sun Dragon
Baronial Archery Champion
Arts and Sciences Defender
Shire of Windale
Arts and Sciences
Has done numerous scrolls with both illumination and calligraphy
Has participated in numerous Kingdom and Barony competitions
Made cheeses from scratch that were found in period
Made period sausages and roasts
Made period sauces
Made armor, shields, and swords
Made arrows and his own bow
Participated in cooking displays at Estrella
Entered illumination into artists displays at Estrella
Made hypocras (mulled, spiced wine)
Did king's sigils for Duke Craven
Participated in hardsuit fighting
Has done siege weapons
Was the commander of the Archers at Estrella War
Participated in archery
Made moving targets for Estrella War for target archery
Has done thrown weapons
Site autocrat for Mixed Weapons - 2019
Ran the Galic Games event for Shire of Windale
Ran pancake breakfast at Mixed Weapons War for 15 years
Has done the Traveler's Fair dinner at Sun Dragon's Champions for 3 years
Ran/set up the Royal Kitchen for Estrella - 2019
Judged at Arts and Sciences competitions
Watch/gate at Estrella
Pre-War Watch at Estrella
Set up and clean up at multiple of events
Was guard for Duke Craven
Watch at Highlands War
Various volunteering as needed
How to make cheese classes at Kingdom Collegium and for Sun Dragon
Illumination classes on black and white work at Kingdom Collegium
How to do Combat Archery at Estrella War
On early Normand dukes class at Estrella War
How to make various armor in Windale
Has done a lot of individual mentoring in illumination and calligraphy
Facebook: Mundane:Greg Alvino