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Modern Name: Patrick Savelli
Group: Winged Hills, Canton of Flaming Gryphon, Region of South Oaken
Elevated by: Valthiona Cuthbert
Elevation Date: 1995-06-10

I joined the SCA at the age of 15 when I was a Sophomore in High School - September of 1981 after the local SCA group held a demo. I saw the fighting and I was hooked. I met Duke Andrew of Seldomrest at my first fighting practice and made lifelong friends I still see and talk to today. In 1983 I went to Ohio State and met the Middle Marches SCA group. That fall I joined the household of Comar gyr Mirand and Lisa Dolorosa. In 1988 Comar was Knighted at Pennsic war and I became his squire. I was his first squire elevated also at Pennsic War August 8, 1994. The following year on June 10, 1995 I was elevated to the Order of the Pelican by the hand of Valthiona Cuthbert – Master Brusten de Bearsul begged the boon. I was never a protégé owing mostly to getting Knighted and getting Pelicaned so quickly. I have been active in the marshalate since 1990 when I received my warrant. I love to cook and feastocrat and am currently the Seneschal of the Marche of Winged Hills in the Barony of Flaming Gryphon in Southern Ohio. I am also the premier member of the Middle Kingdom Order of the Red Company. If I have an art, it’s music. I always have my guitar with me and love doing bardic things with my musical group Bardic Storm. My awards are as follows:

County -- September 23, 2017 (Middle Kingdom)
Court Barony (Ceallach and Vukasin) -- October 5, 2013
Order of the Gryphon's Fire-- March 7, 2009 (Barony of Flaming Gryphon)
Award of the Saphire-- April 15, 2000
Grant of Arms-- May 25, 1997
Middle Kingdom Earl Marshal--(1997-1998)
Order of the Willow-- February 1, 1997
Award of the Purple Fretty-- November 1, 1996 (with Gwyneth Banfhidhleir and Rosamund Beauvisage)
Order of the Willow-- October 13, 1996
Academie de Griffe-- July 14, 1996 (Barony of Flaming Gryphon)
Order of the Gryphon's Spear-- June 10, 1995 (Barony of Flaming Gryphon)
Master of the Pelican-- June 10, 1995
Award of the Grove-- March 25, 1995 (with Farnan Montagar and Connor mac Lellan)
Order of the Royal Vanguard-- October 15, 1994 (Champion to HRM Garlanda II)
Order of the Sable Shield-- October 01, 1994 (Barony of Flaming Gryphon)
Knight of the Society-- August 18, 1994
Order of the Red Company-- August 18, 1994 (Premier/First Member)
Award of the Dragon's Tooth-- February 26, 1994
Order of the Dragon's Heart-- April 3, 1993
Order of the Gryphon's Plume-- March 28, 1992 (Barony of Flaming Gryphon)
Royal Augmentation of Arms-- July 13, 1991 (a Golden Sun-in-Splendour from David and Tangwystl)
Order of the Flaming Brand-- October 20, 1990 (Barony of Flaming Gryphon)
Award of the Doe's Grace-- July 15, 1990
Award of Arms-- March 19, 1988 (2nd AoA Given by Mistake)
Award of Arms-- June 27, 1987