'Lady Finnebreth Wodeward'
Lady Finnebreth Wodeward (AKA Finne Breth (Registered name), Fimbreth Rigsdatter)
Protégé to Master Valgard Av Mors
Finnebreth has been active in the SCA since 2018. She resides in the Barony of Stierbach and serves as Warden of the Forests of Atlantia and Keeper of The Forest of Stierbach. She also leads a monthly adventuring group, the Stierbach Saunterers. Finnebreth sometimes practices scribal arts with Sudentorre Scribes and also takes great interest in sewing and bushcrafting. Most of her time in the SCA for now, however, is spent managing the day-to-day activities of the Atlantian Royal Forestry Guild and helping it grow. Camping events and getting folks outside together are the highlights of her SCA experience-- but really, she just wonders why she took so long to find the SCA at all.
Finnebreth is a 14th century Woodward of minor noble birth and independent means, a widow, stewarding the large aforested holdings of a long absent cousin away in the war with France. As a Woodward she is responsible for management and oversight of afforested lands much like a modern-day game warden, with hunters, verdurers (arborers), foresters, and others assisting her. Because these individuals are so competent, Finnebreth feels capable of leaving things in their hands for a period of time and is preparing a pilgrimage to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, ostensibly to pray for the safety of her cousin's body and the sanctity of his soul, but like many pilgrims she's not really the pious type--she's just adventurous and wants to see another part of the world.
Not really a persona, but I have also done some level of Viking reenactment outside the SCA since 2006, so if I'm not in persona I'm probably in Viking age or other Iron Age Scandinavian attire.
Offices & Positions
- Warden of the Forests of Atlantia, Kingdom of Atlantia Royal Forestry Guild
- Administrator, Kingdom of Atlantia Royal Forestry Guild on Facebook
- Keeper, The Forest of Stierbach, Kingdom of Atlantia Royal Forestry Guild
- Member, House Magpie, a mischief of Diverse Arts unchartered guild
- Runs the day-to-day affairs of the Kingdom of Atlantia Royal Forestry Guild and is growing the Guild, adding officers, building their job descriptions, revising Guild regulations and etc; establishing new customs and protocols, and holding regular events.
- Holds a monthly hike and picnic, Stierbach Saunterers in various parks and forests around the Barony, guiding the populace to get out and enjoy nature in their garb and share their outdoor skills.
- Founded The Forest of Stierbach, facilitating folks with various outdoor survival, A and S, and martial skills to get together and teach each other what they know. The Forest is part of the Kingdom of Atlantia Royal Forestry Guild and, as such, monitors skills progression of its members with the purpose of putting their skills to the service of the Society as a whole.
- Creates award scrolls as part of Sudentorre Scribal Scriptorium when she is able
- Battle on the Bay, September 2021: Baronial Retainer for Their Excellencies Genefe Wolfelin and Wulff Nuremberger
Projects and Publications
- Rechate: Warden's Missive, Hurst and Horn Spring 2021 Edition
- Rechate: Warden's Missive, Hurst and Horn Summer 2021 Edition
- Rechate: Warden's Missive, Hurst and Horn Fall 2021 Edition
- Rechate: Warden's Missive, Hurst and Horn Winter 2021 Edition
- Facebook gallery of some completed scrolls. Only illumination is mine.
Awards and Achievements
- 11/17/2018 Silver Horns (Atlantia) (Stierbach)
- 11/17/2018 Holder of the Dreamer's Cup (Atlantia) (Stierbach)
- 3/23/2019 Silver Horns (Atlantia) (Stierbach)
- 9/21/2019 Award of the Silver Compass (Atlantia)
- 9/21/2019 Award of Arms (Atlantia)
University of Atlantia
- Co-Instructor with Isobel of Carnewyth, Plant Foraging: introduction to edible and medicinal weeds (UA105 9/2020, UA106 2/2021)
- Protégé of Master Valgard Av Mors
- Guilds and Groups: Kingdom of Atlantia Royal Forestry Guild, Royal Forest of Stierbach, Stierbach Saunterers, House Magpie
Coat of Arms
- Per chevron argent and vert, two ravens displayed their heads respectant sable and a spearhead argent, on a chief vert three escallops inverted argent.