Elspeth O'Leary Elspeth O'Leary

Lady Ysabeau de La Rochelle

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Photograph: Ysabeau de La Rochelle

My first name is the French form of Elizabeth (after Queen Elizabeth of England) with a Y for Spanish spelling. I picked La Rochelle in Aquataine(France) because it was an important port city and historically survived through several batttles including the 100 years wars. As far as garb goes, I have a summer and a winter persona. Both are predominantly French. I am currently remaking my garb to fit right around the 100 years war/Agincourt Era. Although, by no means am I sticking strickly to this. My winter wear, especially court garb, is 16th century Elizabethan. I love making garb as I used to be a costume designer before my children enlightened my world. So, for me, my persona needed to be flexible enough to incorporate my many talents and desires to make all kinds of garb. Thus, the two different centuries, and three different countries (England, France, and Spain) which were very influential in clothing styles. I was first introduced into the SCA twelve years ago in college by two of my good friends which also still play in the SCA. My interests include garbmaking, scroll work, Thrown Weapons(I am a Marshal), illumination, Celtic and Viking artwork, tablet weaving, feast/medieval cooking, soapmaking, and archery. I've been an autocrat twice for events, been feast-o-crat and helped w/ many feasts,MOAS officer, worked in demos, on the Signet's list, taught several classes in our shire, and love to go to all kinds of events.

Awards:

  Award Name Presenting Branch Court Date Event Name Presenting Royalty
Argent Hart Kingdom of Outlands 12/1/2011
Black Flame, Award of the Kingdom of Northshield 1/19/2008 Twelfth Night Hagan and Eilis
Award of Arms Kingdom of Middle 2/6/1999
Please send award updates/corrections to the Clerk of Precedence: cop@northshield.org .

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No Expiration Date on file. Please send Authorization updates/corrections to the Clerk of the Roster: cor@northshield.org .

Armored

Armored Weapon and Shield
Armored Two Weapons
Armored Spear
Armored Great Weapon
Armored Combat Archery
Armored Siege Weapons

Cut and Thrust

Cut and Thrust Single Sword
Cut and Thrust Authorizing Marshal
Cut and Thrust Defensive Secondary
Cut and Thrust Offensive Secondary
Cut and Thrust Two-Handed Weapon

Equestrian

Equestrian Equestrian Beginner
Equestrian Equestrian Intermediate
Equestrian Equestrian Advanced

Rapier

Rapier Single Rapier
Rapier Case
Rapier Dagger
Rapier Rigid Parry
Rapier Non-Rigid Parry
Rapier Epee

Youth

Youth Youth Level 1
Youth Youth Rattan
Youth Youth Rapier
Youth Youth Level 2
Youth Youth Level 3

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