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Master Aleksandr Vasilevych Lev

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Device: Azure, a lion rampant guardant, maintaining a patriarchal crosier, within a stooped arch, doors open, all Or.
(Yet to be added maintaining a compass star argent, Heraldic Supporters a Dragon and a Griffin)
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Photograph: Aleksandr Vasilevych Lev

TBA - Here it is ... As introduction in the modern world my name is John Patrick Kowal, I have been employed with Boeing Canada since 2007. Since 2009 I have been in deeply involved with my Union "UNIFOR" holding a full time Union Shop Steward position and membership on the Health and Safety, Community Services, Human Rights, LBGTQ, By-Laws and Constitution, Union in Politics and Executive Committees. I am currently winding down my second term of office and do not plan to run again which will leave me with the time to once again focus on the Barony and the Society.

Within the Society for Creative Anarchronisms I am known as Aleksandr Vasilevych Lev of Volynia. I have been a citizen of the Barony of Castel Rouge for approximately 30 years and a paid member of the Society for much of that time. From the first day that I walked into the meeting room as a University Student for a Baronial Folkmoot I felt I found a Home, someplace to Share my Love of History in a very special way. A place and a group that would allow an individual to get as deeply involved as they wished and to go where ever their skills and talents would take them. I became involved immediately serving at Feasts, volunteering at Troll Booth(Event Gate), active Member of the Baronial Cooks Guild, Baronial Choral Group, Event Feast Steward/Head Cook (6), Event Steward or Co-Steward (12+), Stewarded Bardic Madness hosted in Castel Rouge, Co-Stewarded Northshield Coronet Investiture/Tourney hosted by Castel Rouge, Baronial Co-Chronicler(2), Baronial Chronicler(2), Baronial Gold Key(2), Baronial Herald(2), Baronial Minister of Arts and Sciences (when this was one ofiice) Baronial Archery Captain, Baronial Seneschal, Baronial Exchequer and Baronial Chirurgeon, Kingdom and Principality-wise I have served as a Deputy Middle Kingdom Seneschal , First Seneschal of the Territorial Principality of Northshield, Member of the (Northshield) Kingdom Exploratory Group, Princess's Bardic Champion, and Royal Northshield Breyhan (Counselor/Lawyer). I am a Champion of Household Igen Aeda Lead by Her Grace Fina and a Member of Household Skaldhiem and Apprentice to Mistress Skjaldvor Kormaksdottir called Wyndreth. I have two members within my Household and they are my old and dear friends, Apprentices - HE Thrym Oddomsonnar and Thorulf Asgrimmson. Within this time period I have been a armoured combat marshal of the field, rapier marshal of the field, archery marshal of the field, herald of the field and chirurgeon of the field.

Some of the honours that I have been fortunate to be recognized with are as follows: The Baronial L'Order du Flacon de Neige - service, Baronial kenning of "elf-counsel"-service, Royal kenning of "truth-speaker"-service, Princess's Cypher (2)-service, Prince's Cypher-service, Order of the Northern Cross-service, Scroll of Honour (2) - service, Order of the Cwrth-bardic, Royal Augmentation of Arms - service, Order of the Red Company - armoured martial, Order of the Dragon's Barb - archery, Order of the Silver Oak - research, Order/Award of the Purple Fret - service, Award of Arms - service, Order of the Hand of Tyr-service, Grant of Arms - service, Order of the Dragon's Heart - service, Order of the Pelican - service.

I am a supporter of the Bardic Arts and have some skill myself trying to honour the great songs that inspire us. When able I practice arts marshal - Armoured, Rapier and Archery.

If ever You see me at an event please feel free to approach me and ask any question and I shall endeavor to provide an answer or guide You toward that answer.

Yours in Service, Master Aleksandr Vasilevych Lev, "elf-counsel" "truth-speaker"

Awards:

  Award Name Presenting Branch Court Date Event Name Presenting Royalty
Pelican Kingdom of Northshield 7/9/2005 Warriors & Warlords XII: The Wars of the Roses Tarrach and Fina
Hand of Tyr, Order of the Kingdom of Northshield 11/6/2004 Northshield Rapier Acdemy Siegfried I and Bridei
Grant of Arms Kingdom of Middle 8/16/1997
Dragon's Heart Kingdom of Middle 9/1/1991
Red Company Kingdom of Middle 1/13/2001
Dragon's Barb Kingdom of Middle 7/11/1998
Silver Oak Kingdom of Middle 5/13/1995
Purple Fret Kingdom of Middle 5/5/1990
Award of Arms Kingdom of Middle 5/10/1986
Vigil for Pelican Kingdom of Northshield 5/28/2005 35th Anniversary of the Barony of Castel Rouge Tarrach and Fina
Scroll of Honor Kingdom of Northshield 4/9/2005 Second Coronation of Northshield Siegfried I and Bridei
Princess' Cypher Principality of Northshield 10/5/2002
Princess' Cypher Principality of Northshield 10/5/2002
Princess' Cypher Principality of Northshield 7/6/2002
Prince's Cypher Principality of Northshield 7/6/2002
Iron Watch Principality of Northshield 5/4/2002
Crwth Principality of Northshield 1/13/2001
Guide Star Principality of Northshield 11/20/1999
Prince's Cypher Principality of Northshield 6/12/1999
Princess' Cypher Principality of Northshield 6/12/1999
Princess' Cypher Principality of Northshield 6/13/1998
Augmentation of Arms Kingdom of Middle 6/13/1998
Sheriff Principality of Northshield 1/10/1998
Guide Star Principality of Northshield 5/10/1997
L'Ordre du Flocon de Neige Barony of Castel Rouge 7/5/1986
Please send award updates/corrections to the Clerk of Precedence: cop@northshield.org .

Current/Previous Offices:

Office Officer for Group Start Date End Date In Office
Branch Chirurgeon Barony of Castel Rouge 1/29/2011 Active 43 months
Kingdom Chirurgeon Kingdom of Northshield 9/16/2006 1/10/2009 28 months
Branch Exchequer Barony of Castel Rouge 1/29/2011 1/19/2013 24 months

Authorizations:  Denotes specific authorizations.

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 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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