Diana of Windmasters hill
Lady Diana of Windmasters Hill
Lady Diana of Windmasters Hill
Lady Diana joined the SCA on June 6, 2015. She jokingly, yet accurately, refers to this as “D-Day”. She lives outside of any Baronial boarders in Crown Land, but calls Windmasters Hill her home. Passionate in her service, she was belted as Protégé’ to Dame Elisabeth of Rosewood (Shrewlet) in October 2017 at War of the Wings. She is a member of the service and hospitality household, Rosewolf Haven. She is an artist who gives freely of her time and materials to make largesse for both Barony and Kingdom. In service, she serves as Windmasters Hill’s Head Retainer, and also serves when she can as a retainer for Atlantian Royalty, other Baronies, and for visitors from other Kingdoms. She is the cleaner of kitchens, washer of dishes, server of feasts, bearer of water, troll, and willing extra hands for setup and tear down at events. She also volunteers her time helping other SCAdians in their mundane lives. Her A&S skills include wood turning, woodworking, naalbinding, sewing, and scribal arts.
Full of mischief and having a love for shenanigans, Lady Diana can be a con artist and trickster. She has been known to hide wording in the contracts that she is commissioned to scribe for others which award her privileges. She once scribed, in the border of her protégé’ brother and Peer’s contract, wording that bound her brother to her own service, bound her Peer to acknowledge that she would always be the favorite protégé’, and that all disagreements between herself and her new brother would side on Diana’s own behalf. Both Peer and protégé’ unwittingly signed the contract in the presence of then Prince Christoph and Princess Adelhait, as well as dozens of other members of the Atlantian populace. Link to contract signing here
Diana’s garb persona drifts with the winds. She is currently loving 14th Century clothing and adores a bycocket, but she has also embraced Viking apron dresses with glass beads and brooches. She is also considering other late period styles.
Argent, three natural sea-tortoises conjoined in pall inverted heads outwards vert, a bordure wavy azure semy of escallops argent.
Offices & Positions
- Head Retainer to Their Excellencies of Windmasters Hill, Kingdom of Atlantia
- Administrator, 100 Days of SCA Service Facebook Group (worldwide group)
- “First born” and “favorite child” to her Peer, Elisabeth of Rosewood (Shrewlet)
- Seneschal, Buckston on Eno, Atlantia
Projects & Publications
- Girdle Keys award medallions – Came up with a new and period way to display SCA awards
- Several award scrolls for both Kingdom and Barony
- “Baronial Dirty Dozen” Largesse self-challenge – 2016 (144 pieces of largesse donated to the Barony of Windmasters Hill)
- “Kingdom Dirty Dozen” Largesse self-challenge – 2016 (144 pieces of largesse donated to the Kingdom of Atlantia)
- “Kingdom Dirty Dozen-Dozen” Largesse self-challenge – 2017 (288 pieces of largesse donated to the Kingdom of Atlantia)
- Author of “Newcomer’s Guide to Atlantian Events” booklet – 2017
- “Dirty Dozen” Largesse self-challenge – 2018 (144 pieces of largesse donated to the Kingdom of Atlantia)
- Mary Rose thread reel/bobbin/needle case
- “100 Days of SCA Service” challenge participant – Logged a minimum of 10 minutes of SCA service every day for 100 consecutive days. Completed the challenge twice; once in 2018, once in 2019.
Awards & Achievements
- Award of Arms (Atlantia) 10/15/2016
- Companion of the Kittyhawk (Atlantia) (Windmasters Hill) 7/29/2017
- Companion of the Coral Branch (Atlantia) 4/7/2018
- Companion of the Boreas (Atlantia) (Windmasters Hill) 11/17/2018
- Companion of the Opal (Atlantia) 1/12/2019
- King’s Award of Excellence (Atlantia) 5/25/2019
- Companion of the Queen’s Order of Courtesy (Atlantia) 5/25/2019
10 Musings of an SCA Protege by Lady Diana of Windmasters Hill
1. Don’t try to do everything. It takes away someone else’s opportunity to shine. It also diminishes your ability to be great at what you do. By concentrating on one or two things, you can do a much better job.
2. Brag on someone else. Bragging on yourself will make people resentful of you. If you brag on another, you’re showing confidence and leadership while elevating another person.
3. Don’t exaggerate what you have done. People will talk. People will know. (See #2)
4. Don’t name drop. You knowing someone in power or with authority does not mean you have power and authority. It can also make the person whose name you are dropping uncomfortable.
5. You are unique. But so is he, and so is she, and they.