(GoA, CBM, CACM, AoA, CB, CMM. Golden Feather (Owl's Nest))
THLady Essyllt joined the SCA in October of A.S. XXXIX (2004), and started her career as a member of the Shire of Owl's Nest where she served from November of A.S. XL (2005) through January of A.S. XLII (2008) as their Arts & Sciences Officer. From 14 December 2009 through June of 2012 she served ably as Seneschal for the Shire of Owl's Nest, where she also acted as Deputy Reeve. Upon stepping down as Seneschal, she became the Reeve for the Shire of Owl's Nest and served from June 2012 through July 2014. Essyllt moved closer to her mundane family in June of 2010 to help look after her elderly mother, and now resides in the Shire of Beau Fort. Shortly after joining the group, she became the Webminister for the Shire of Beau Fort, and served as the Seneschal for the Shire of Beau Fort for six months starting in May 2014 when the old Seneschal had to move away, but the Deputy had a Kingdom Level committment that she needed to fulfill. Essyllt server as the Clerk of Precedence for the Kingdom of Meridies from August 2010 until December 2015. She is currently not playing with any local groups, and is not holding any offices, but we expect that will not last long.
She was the Co-Autocrat for Newcomers Collegium VI (Owl's Nest) in March of (2006), served as Troll for Fall Viceroy Tournament (Insulae Draconis) in October of A.S. XLI (2006), was Breakfastcrat for Royal University of Meridies (Talmere) in July of A.S. XLII (2007), was Autocrat for Newcomers Collegium VII (Owl's Nest) in March of A.S. XLI (2007), served as Entourage during the second reign of Boru and Deirdre in 2007, was in charge of Travelers' Fare for Meridian Grand Tourney IV (Owl's Nest) in September of A.S. XLII (2007), was the Autocrat for Meridian Grand Tourney IV (Owl's Nest) in September of A.S. XLII (2007), served as Mistress of the List for Golden Lily IX (Beau Fort) in February of A.S. XLII (2008), and was Assistant Troll for Crossroads at London (Owl's Nest) in March of A.S. XLIII (2009). She served on the Entourage for Their Royal Majesties Thomas and Elisenda from October 2009 through September 2010, she was in charge of decorations for the White Rose Ball at the Coronation of Thomas and Elisenda in April of 2010, and also filled in at the last minute for Baroness Flannait in decorating for the White Rose Ball at the Coronation of Max and Lethren in September of 2010. She ran reservations and Troll for Crossroads of Myths and Legends in June of 2011, and was the Royal Liaison for Fall Crown List in October of 2011. As well as doing some of the physical needlework on these projects, she organized the making of the new Rose Flags for Queen Elisenda and the long Rose Banners for Queen Lethren, and also organized the making of one of the sets of new Royal and Heir Banners during the reign of Caspar II and Cecilia II. The hand embroidered roses on the Princess Banner were only her third completed embroidery project ever. She served as Troll & Reservations for Crossroads Persona Grata in March of 2012, as the Autocrat for Crossroads Arts & War in October of 2012, and as Troll and Reservations for the Mayhem event May of 2013. She was the Reservations Clerk and Head Exchequer for Arts & Crown in May of 2014, the Royal Liaison for Golden Lily in May of 2014, as well as the Royal Liaison for Legends in June of 2014, and the Autocrat for Golden Lily in May of 2015. Essyllt ran Troll for the Shire of Owl's Nest's Newcomers Collegium in April of 2016, and ran Troll as well as taught a class on how to do that at Legends in June 2017 for the Shire of Sol Haven. She also helped out as the Deputy Troll when the Shire of Sol Haven hosted Fall Crown List in October 2018. For the reign of Duke Adhemar and Countess Gwenhwyfar, she served not only as Entourage, but as Their Royal Travel Coordinator, as well as being the onsite coordinator for the Meridian Court Entertainers throughout Their reign. Essyllt's latest claim to fame is being the Revel Coordinator for the Cornation of Sebastianos I and Morgan I. This five-hour mini-event included Court, Feast, Revel for over 250 people. Essyllt coordinated the Vigil for Duke Adhemar's elevation to Knighthood in May 2019. At All Crossroads Lead to Rome in September 2019, she co-taught a class on Fun with Wire.
Essyllt also regularly spends her spring vacation volunteering at Gulf Wars. She's gotten a large feather (awarded for 20+ hours of volunteer time) every year they have given them out, and did that many hours each year she attended before there was a reward for it, too. She loves to work in the Exchequer's office, and is the Volunteer Point Merchant Coordinator. She has run the Volunteer Point Raffle for the last several years, after having been an assistant for a several before that. Additionally, she's been on the fringes in the scribal community for a while, and hopes to be doing more of that in the near future. She even won the novice calligraphy competion at the Coronation Scribal Challenge in October 2018!
This Lady was belted as a Protege and joined the household at Fool's War in April of A.S. XLIII (2009). She is a very hard worker, and is a real asset to our household.
HLady Essyllt's name was returned by Laurel, but her device (Argent, a sea-dragon in annulo sable maintaining a thistle proper within a bordure engrailed sable ) is registered by the SCA College of Arms under the name Esther of Owl's Nest.