Lady Cyneswith of Lost Forest
Cyneswith the Quiet, Cyneswith of Lost Forest, Cyneswith inghean Domhnall
Cyneswith is a scribe, youth officer, and an A&S enthusiast. She is a second-gen SCAdian, and went to her first event at age 3. She has been sewing since age 6 and doing calligraphy since age 7. She enjoys C&I, cartography, wood-working, embossing, paint-making, cooking, brewing, wild edible plants, and research. She also raises period-breed chickens. She sews when she must. Encouraging others in pursuing arts and science is her primary goal. She is a former archer, former heavy fighter, and currently learning rapier fighting.
Cyneswith was born in 1285 AD to a lesser Scottish noble, Domnall, and an English mother. Her mother died in childbirth, and her dying wish was to name her daughter after the patron saint of the abbey where she was raised. Her father traveled a lot and was mostly mystified by what to do with a child, so Cyneswith mostly did as she pleased so long as it didn't cause complaints. What pleased her was to learn and she developed a hodgepodge of unrelated skills. Cyneswith is a proud Scot with ties to the French court and a calculating disdain for the English.
Cyneswith's persona, aside from the above, is unknown.
Offices & Positions
Chronicler, MoAS, Seneschal for Stronghold of Lost Forest 2001-2005
MoAS for Canton of Brockore Abbey, 2017-present
Youth Officer of Nottinghill Coill, 2018-present
Projects & Publications
Lord Morcant Le Du's AoA scroll used in the Acorn.
(Web pages with documentation for these projects pending)
Codex Manesse female garb
Codex Manesse Collar
Particolor male cotehardie with chausses and braies
Varangian Tunica and Dalmatica with hat designed by recipient
Argent, a mouse couchant vert
Awards and Achievements
8/28/2004: Award of Arms (Calontir) Tribal Revelries Siridean and Sile
4/28/2018: Award of the Silver Nautilus (Atlantia) Hidden Mountain Baronial Birthday Dietrich II and Una I
6/9/2018: Award of the Golden Cord (Nottinghill Coill), Storytelling & Bardic Workshop Lucien and Brig
10/6/2018: Companion of the Coral Branch, Fall Coronation 2018 Ragnarr V and Lynette II
11/17/2018: Award of the Golden Knot (Nottinghill Coill), Feast of St. Dismas Lucien and Brig
4/20/2019: Companion of the Gordian Knot (Nottinghill Coill), Feast of the Dragon Elphin and Delia
5/18/2019: Companion of the Opal, Gathering of the Clans - Hawkwood Baronial Birthday XIV Christoph II and Adelhait II
Monthly public calligraphy classes
Basic Stained Glass
2 hour Tunics
English Country Dance
Beginning Irish Gaelic
Basic Watercolor Paint Making
Chainmail - half-Persian and 4 in 1