SCA Name: Thalia Papillon
I joined the SCA as I have always have had an interest in Medieval History and everything that this involves and enjoy the experience of watching and being involved in all the medieval activities, including dance, sword fighting, and archery, and most of all, being part of a group with others who share a common interest. I joined the SCA back in December 2015 when I attended my first event which was the Baronial Investiture for the Rhydderich Hael, and then spent some time while I was still down in Virginia with a smaller SCA group, Shire of Isenfir, in Charlottesville, Virginia. I got involved with activities through the Shire of Isenfir including Renaissance dance, Archery, and Medieval game nights. I attended two other SCA events including Atlantia Kingdom Arts and Sciences and Gemutlichplatz with the Shire of Isenfir. I officially became a SCA member in October 2016 and received my blue card.
Interests in SCA: Fencing and Archery
Other activities including attending events and trying craft related activities
within the SCA.
SCA Goals in 2017: Continue to improve with Archery skills
Authorize in Fencing
Explore Different areas of service SCA has to offer
Get involved with helping at SCA events
Attend variety of SCA events and do Archery tournaments and Fencing
Attend Pennsic 2017 for whole week during War week
I have continued to attend SCA events during this year with my guy, Magnus De Lyons, in different areas including Pennsylvania, New York, and West Virginia to include events such as Blackstone Raids, Æthelmearc War Practice, and first Pennsic experience in July 2016.
My first real experience with Medieval reenactments was in college and I got to participate in Adventures in Midland Live Action Role play through a friend in college. This is where I just happened to meet a handsome man, Lance Kazmark, a.k.a. Magnus De Lyons, who was the leader of Adventures in Midland, and spent the next year dating Magnus and sharing times LARPing with Midland. There are still photos to this day of our time together in Midland. Through the magic of Facebook, Lance (Magnus) and I have found each other again, 20 years later, and have come together again for a second chance at love and happiness with each other.
I was so proud to join the SCA when I did, and proud to be a part of witnessing Magnus step up as the Baron of the Rhydderich Hael at my first SCA event, Baronial Investiture with his friend, Miriel Du Lac. Magnus has played a big part in introducing me to the SCA. We have attended many events together, while I was still living in Virginia, and after a year of long distance dating, I decided to move to New York and share a home with my love. I am proud and excited what I have accomplished over the past year while being involved in the SCA. I was able to achieve my interests in Archery, Fencing, and Renaissance Dancing. I was happy to acquire my first Bow and arrows from Magnus, while attending Blackstone Raids in West Virginia.
I enjoy taking photos at SCA events and capturing the experience of SCA events in photos and have been able to share these photos with others in newsletters done by Magnus De Lyons.
I continue to work on my Archery skills and have attained Archer status and completed the Iron Sails Archery tournament at A Shoote at Wyldwoode with Magnus. I have become involved in Fencing practice for the past several months now and continued with Archery to become a part of the Hael Hounds and the Barony as a whole, which has meant so much to me. I look forward to attending more events and weekly practices for Fencing and Archery. I have officially started working on my heraldry with name and device. My inspiration for my SCA name is Butterflies, which has had a lifelong meaning as my given name "Vanessa" means Butterflies.