Lanea inghean Uí Chiaragáin
Lanea is an tribal leader from a prominent family on Ynys Mon with a longstanding enmity for imperial power and a loud voice.
Except when Lanea is a musician in a Hallstatt era court with a loom, a longstanding enmity for imperial power, and a loud voice.
Except when Llynea is a 6th C. Brythonic poet and musician with a longstanding enmity for Saxon power and a loud voice.
Except when Linnea is a Finno-Ugric musician with a longstanding enmity for Swedish power and a loud voice.
Except when a strangely familiar woman of the Iazyges named Amynomene is discussing mounted archery and flanking tactics while demonstrating her longstanding enmity for imperial powers.
Lanea was born in Ciarraighe in Connacht, the westernmost province of Ireland. Her people gained wealth as gold merchants and jewelers, which brought them to prominence and allowed them to indulge in eccentricities that were otherwise uncommon in remote Eire. Her mother, Máire, is a woman of renowned intelligence and wit who particularly loved listening to stories around the hearth as a child, learning as much as she could from travelers and traders who visited the village her family led. In time, Máire became a midwife, and then a mother herself. Her mate was killed in a trade dispute with a neighboring tribe, and Máire relied on her work as a midwife and her share of the family fortune to support her children. Lanea is the second child of four and the one most interested in travel.
Lanea currently lives on Ynys Mon, a small island off the the Northwest coast of Wales.
Offices & Positions
- King's Bard (1/12/2019 - 1/18/2020)
Scroll Texts and Elevations
- Cailleach’s Laurel Ceremony: For Mistress Cailleach’s elevation to the Order of the Laurel in Meridies. The Ceremony took place at Gulf Wars in 2013.
- Madach’s Laurel Text: For Sir Madach’s elevation to the Order of the Laurel in Meridies.
- Seth’s Laurel Text: For Sir Seth’s elevation to the Order of the Laurel in Meridies.
- Iofa’s Laurel Ceremony: For Mistress Iofa’s elevation to the Order of the Laurel in Merdies. The Ceremony was originally scheduled to take place at Gulf Wars in 2016 but was rescheduled for Meridian Spring Coronation in 2016.
- Barthelemy and Oda’s Coronation Ceremony: For Meridies’ Coronation, October 2016.
- Konrad and Aibhilin’s Coronation Ceremony: For Northshield’s Coronation, April 2017.
- Gideon ap Stephen’s Pearl Scroll
Scroll texts, elevations, and introductions available at Crazylanea.com
Vert, on a pall between three crosses of Saint Brigid Or an eagle sable.
Awards and Achievements
- Companion of the Coral Branch, Atantia (10/4/2014)
- Court Baroness, Meridies, bestowed by Barthelemey of Illyria and Oda Austrasia (3/14/2017)
- Companion of the Pearl, Atlantia (3/16/2017)
- Companion of the Laurel, Atlantia (3/13/ 2019)
- Companion of the Order of the Lark (Atlantia) (Highland Foorde) (6/1/2019)
- Fundamentals of Bardic Performance: Atlantia University, Caer Mear (Mineral, VA): February 2, 2019
- The Academic Bard: Atlantia University, Caer Mear (Mineral, VA): February 2, 2019
- Early Period Bardic Solar: Gulf Wars, Early Period Life (Lumberton, MS): March 2018
- Hats of the Ancient World: Gulf Wars, Early Period Life (Lumberton, MS): March 2018
- Early Period Embroidery: Atlantia University, Caer Mear: September 2017
- Choosing modern commercial fabric for early period costuming: Atlantia University, Dun Caraig: September 2016
- Construction and embellishment techniques for Early Period Garb: Gulf Wars, Early Period Life (Lumberton, MS): March 2018
- How to Plan and Run a Period Encampment: Gulf Wars, Early Period Life (Lumberton, MS): March 2015
- Making and using early period sewing and fiber arts kits: Gulf Wars, Early Period Life (Lumberton, MS): 2016
Class packets and descriptions available at Crazylanea.com
Households and Affiliations
- Teach Folcadáin Bó Caitlin
- Clanne Preachain
- Na Casan mBan
In Case of Court
Lanea is relatively shameless and has no fear of public speaking or performance but she gets seriously freaked out by cameras. If something very important is going to happen and photography is likely, please consult her close friends about how to avoid triggering a panic attack.