Olivier de Bayonne
Gules, three astrolabes and a chief argent.
Olivier joined the SCA in the fall of 1999 and briefly spent some time looking into medieval Russia (under the persona/name Olsk Buslavl') before being enthralled by 12th c. France/Occitania.
For several years until his own elevation, Olivier was apprenticed to both Efenwealt Wystle and Aenor d'Anjou, learning how to improve himself in the courtly and performing arts.
He has spent most of his time in the SCA talking about and composing poetry, engaging in armored and rapier combat, and experimenting with a range of arts commonly pursued by many SCAdians (from leatherworking to armoring to costuming).
After taking some time off for graduate school, Olivier has recently returned to activity. However, these days he is much more enamored with the classical era, especially 5th-2nd c. BCE Scythian and Sarmatian cultures. Maybe a new/alternate persona will emerge to reflect this new phase of SCA activity? (Probably.)
Olivier de Bayonne is a troubadour in mid-12th c. Gascony, although these days he tends to do more teaching (and training for war) than writing or hiring joglars to perform his work.
Households and Affiliations
- Ciaran mac Breandain, apprentice, 2019-present
Offices & Positions
- Southern Regional Deputy, Kingdom Chatelaine, 2006ish-2007ish
- Chatelain, Canton of Elvegast, 2005-2006ish
- Web Minister, Canton of Elvegast, 2000-2001
- Poeta Atlantiae, 2005-2006
- Baronial Bard, Barony of Windmasters' Hill, 2004-2005
Projects & Publications
- Creator & administrator, http://www.trobaire.org
- Assorted poetry published at http://olivier.trobaire.org
- "An Expanded List of Scytho-Sarmatian Names (And a Brief List of Indo-Scythian Names)"
- Appendix to 'Scythian' Costuming Basics for SCA Recreation"
- "Quest Results: Some Medieval Terms" in Tournaments Illuminated #165
|Overview of Troubadour Lyric Poetry: Themes, Genres, Forms||University of Atlantia||Session 102 (Sept. 2019)|
|11/12th Century Norman England||University of Atlantia||Session 69 (Feb. 2007)|
|Medieval Poetry: Fundamental Themes and Concepts||University of Atlantia||Session 69 (Feb. 2007)|
|Examining Medieval Themes and Concepts in SCA Poetry||University of Atlantia||Session 69 (Feb. 2007)|
|Norman England||Collegium||Session 11 (Oct. 2006)|
|How to Read Middle English||University of Atlantia||Session 68 (June 2006)|
|Examining the Middle English Lyric||University of Atlantia||Session 66 (Oct. 2005)|
|Themes of Troubadour Poetry and Song||University of Atlantia||Session 64 (Feb. 2005)|
|The Middle English Lyric||Collegium||Session 08 (July 2004)|
Awards and Achievements
|3/1/2000||Award of the Windfriend (Atlantia) (Windmaster's Hill)|
|9/16/2000||Award of Arms (Atlantia)||Academie of the Rapier (Windmaster's Hill)||Anton IV and Emer I|
|4/28/2001||Companion of the Kitty Hawk (Atlantia) (Windmaster's Hill)||Dead Saints' Tourney (Elvegast)||Iacopo and Lucia|
|8/1/2003||Baronial Award of Excellence (Atlantia) (Windmaster's Hill)||Pennsic War XXXII (Æthelmearc)||Rodrigo|
|8/1/2003||Companion of the Tempest (Atlantia) (Windmaster's Hill)||Pennsic War XXXII (Æthelmearc)||Rodrigo|
|2/11/2005||Companion of the Boreas (Atlantia) (Windmaster's Hill)||Tourney of Ymir (Windmaster's Hill)||Rodrigo|
|2/12/2005||Companion of the Pearl (Atlantia)||Tourney of Ymir (Windmaster's Hill)||János I and Rachel I|
|2/10/2007||Master of the Laurel (Atlantia)||Tourney of Ymir (Windmaster's Hill)||Ragnarr III and Anneke I|