SCA Resume

Gwlados Vachan

Alternates: Lucretia Lepida

mka Evan Meier
Pronouns: Any

Shire of Starhaven, Kingdom of Trimaris
Member #241014, Exp: 4/30/2020

Apprenticed to Mistress Genevieve La Rousse in August 2017.
Member of Ca’ dello Giglio d’Oro Household since March 2018.

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Service

  • Autocrat: Welcome to the Jungle, November 2018
  • Herald of the Shire of Starhaven, May 2017-Present
  • Site Herald: Village Matsuri, Barony of Darkwater, September 2018
  • Classcrat: Starhaven A & S Symposium, Shire of Starhaven, June 2018
  • Classcrat: Cattleraids, Shire of Starhaven, February 2018
  • Rescrat: Bungle in the Jungle, Shire of Starhaven, November 2017

Teaching

  • 16 c French Social Dances, Starhaven A & S Symposium 2018
  • Galen’s Cerotum: Make & Take 2nd c Cold Cream, Gathering of the Clans 2018
  • Roman Foundation Cream & Conjectural Color, Gulf Wars 2018
  • Doing the Dargason, Gulf Wars 2017-2018
  • Basic Bransles by Arbeau, Gulf Wars 2017-2018, Starhaven A & S Symposium 2018
  • European Health and Hygiene Overview, Gulf Wars 2017, Trimaris Memorial Tournament 2017, Cattle Raids 2018, Gulf Wars 2018, Starhaven A & S Symposium 2018
  • Balms Away!, Shire of Starhaven Arts Night 12/17
  • A Little Color: Make & Take Period Rouges, Village Fair 2017
  • Trotula #248: Make & Take 12c Hair Powder. Trimaris Memorial Tournament 2017
  • Ball Prep, Gulf Wars 2017

Arts & Sciences Competitions

  • Gulf War Champions Battle: Cosmetics for Everyone
  • Trimaris Kingdom Arts & Sciences: Cosmetics for Everyone*
  • Barony of Darkwater Baronial List: 12c Hair Powder & Scented Water*
*Winning entries.

Awards

  • Companion of the Order of the Argent Estoile, Trimaris Memorial Tournament May 2018
  • Non-Pareil: Cosmetics for Everyone, Trimaris Kingdom Arts & Sciences January 2018
  • Populace Acclaim: Cosmetics for Everyone, Trimaris Kingdom Arts & Sciences January 2018
  • Award of Arms, Fall Coronation November 2017

Society Affiliations

  • Mastermind and Host of Whores to Culture, digital salons sponsored by the Knowne World Courtesans.
  • Member of Ca’ dello Giglio d’Oro Household since March 2018.
  • Owner of 101 acres of the Barony of Bryn Gwlad, Kingdom of Ansteorra, November 2017.
  • Founding Member of the Courtesans of Trimaris since November 2017.
  • Member of Period Heroes since November 2017.
  • Member of Known World Courtesans since September 2017.
  • Apprenticed to Mistress Genevieve La Rousse in August 2017.

SCA History

Evan first joined the SCA as a teenager who played every now and again in the Shire of Standing Stones, Kingdom of Calontir under the name Gwynedd Singan. She developed an early passion for historical European dance, the bardic arts, and Welsh persona studies. She continued to pursue her love of historical minutiae outside the SCA, earning a degree in theatre while focusing on ancient Greek and Renaissance plays. She served as Arts & Sciences officer for another reenacting organization for almost two years and taught a lot of history through her work as a drama teacher. Through drama she discovered her love of historical cosmetics. She returned to the SCA through Gulf Wars, but soon became a contributing member of her new home in the Shire of Starhaven, Kingdom of Trimaris.

Personas

Evan plays two different personas, depending on the temperature. She also strives to have a diverse garb closet that can accommodate the styles of many cultures within our time period.

In cold weather she portrays Gwlados Vachan, a minor noblewoman of 12th century Dyfed, located in the southern part of modern day Wales. She is married to a Norman lord who has since left to fight in the second crusade alongside his relatives in France. Gwlados tended her manor and her serfs, studying herbalism and medicine to occupy her mind and atone for her many sinful thoughts. Occasional letters would be delivered from her husband Tursten, until the day when they weren’t. Leveraging her large personal fortune, Gwlados set out to the last place he had been heard from, Constantinople. Of course, setting out on her journey finally offered her a world as stimulating as her mind desired. She uses her money to support Byzantine courtesans in their entrepreneurial pursuits and enjoys the nightlife available in the center of the world.

Gwlados is pronounced goo-LAHD-os. Her preferred title is Lady.

In hot weather she portrays Lucretia Lepida, a patrician of the highest order and the widow of a Senator from the 2 c CE. Lepida also lives at the center of the world, Rome. She refuses to remarry under the guise of prolonged mourning for her heroic husband, but actually enjoys the freedom she has without a paterfamilias to run her life. She fills her time with traditional arts for a Roman noblewoman, like spinning and poetry, as well as other things that Roman society finds far less respectable. She works as an unregistered prostitute to fill her time, falling into the docta puella, or professional muse, type of sex worker. She has many friends in the sex trade, from mistresses, to street walkers, to madams, and supplies them all with various medicines and cosmetics made by her exceedingly skilled slaves.

Lepida is addressed formally as Lucretia Lepida and informally (“first name”) as Lepida, pronounced LAY-pee-dah. Her preferred title is Domina.

Current Areas of Study

  • Drop Spindle Creation
  • Pottery & Kiln-building
  • 16 c Yoga
  • Italian Dance
  • Roman Cosmetics
  • Historical Perfume

Plans

  • Apothecary Shop Department Head, Ca’ D’Oro Salon, Gulf Wars 2019
  • Tavern Game “Murder Mystery” Trimaris Spring Coronation 2019
  • Courtesan College, Pennsic 2019
  • Knowne World Italian Symposium Staff, Gulf Wars 2020
  • Knowne World Courtesans Symposium, War of the Wings 2020
  • An Atlas of Knowne World Faces/Knowne World Look Book makeup looks from cultures and time periods before 1600 CE.
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