Re: persona help?
- *agrees with this one* The academy is certainly a good choice, but my
lord Martinus is right, a Herald with tooo much time on his/her hands
is a dangerous thing *lol*
Morag the Barde
--- In scanewcomers@y..., "Martinus Draco Byzantios" <martinus@b...>
> I would refer you to your local herald. They should be a valuableShould
> resource for all things concerning names, devices and personas.
> they need help, they will have the resources of their entirekingdom's
> college of heralds at their disposal.name,
> If you want to get the best opinions of the known world about your
> submit it to the Academy of Saint Gabriel. This is a collection oftheir
> heralds and non-heralds that have lots of areas of expertise. They
> normally are or have been on the commenting commitees of either
> prospective kingdoms or for the SCA College of Arms. The Academy isnot
> officially recognized by the SCA but their opinions are highlythem
> You may find their webpage (with submission criteria) at
> But, I would encourage you first to seek your local herald. Give
> something to do. :)´`´`
> Die dulci fruere,
> Martinus Draco Byzantios, GoA, Torse, AoA
> mka Kevin Hughes martinus@b...
> Pursuivant-at-large, Kingdom of Calontir
> Pater Familias - Domus Draco Byzantios
> Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscripti catapultas
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tokala420 [mailto:livin_target@y...]
> Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2002 12:54 PM
> To: scanewcomers@y...
> Subject: [SCA Newcomers] persona help?
> Greetings all,
> I am writing to enlist a 'lil help with my name and persona.
> Have tried alot of the SCA links from the main SCA page and
> massive numbers of web pages but, I seem to have found myself at anfar
> impass. I need to find out if the name Shamus Tokala would be to
> off the mark for 15th c. norse/celt and where could I find links toearly
> period clothing for this persona. It seems that all the areas I can
> find either are for around late 13th- early 14th or right into
> to mid 16th. For some reason there seems to be a closed window onin
> the 15th. Or (more likely) I have gone right past something right
> front of my nose. Either way could someone help me by pointing the
> way to a couple sites that might end my confusion?
> I would be deeply in you debt.
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>I need to find out if the name Shamus Tokala would be to farHi!
> off the mark for 15th c. norse/celt...
I did a check at St. Gabriel's. Shamus is a modern spelling for
Seamus which is a variant of James. It was a Gaelic name used in
Ireland in the time you are aiming for. There was no reference for
Tokala. What prompted that choice? It might give a lead to follow up.
You can check here for what I found on on the Shamus.
Let me know more about the last name and I will see what can be dug
up. Your local herald is always a good start but also a lot can be
found at your very own public library. Personally, I love a good web
search too! What I found for Tokala was pretty interesting. The
slight majority of the references were to the Lakota tribe here in
the U.S. They made for some neat reading.