The Order of the Pelican in the Kingdom of Lochac

Bran na torcdubh mac Brude

(Bruce Hanwright)


Maighstir Bran na torcdubh mac Bruide was given his entrance to the Order by Ædward I and Yolande I on 11 Apr 2004, at Rowany Festival XXII (8-13 Apr 2004 at Crossroads Medieval Village, Yass, NSW, AU). 

My persona is from Dal Riada, the Irish settlement on the West Coast of (now) Scotland (now called Argyllshire) after a split in the powerful Uí Néill Clan circa 500 AD under Fergus Mór mac Eirc.  My specific period is soon after Kenneth Mac Alpin united the Dal Riadans (Scots/Irish), the Albannach (Northern Picts), the Goddodin (South Eastern Picts) and the Cruithne (Strathclyde Picts) mid 9th Century AD.  I am therefore looking at late 9th Century to early 10th Century. 

My persona is a blend of Scots, Pictish and Irish.  I try to use the ideas from these peoples in my garb and in the accessories I wear, and in the designs I create to decorate them. 

Alternative Title – Maighstir

Current Protégés:

Roskva Alunsdóttir (Riverhaven), Hroðny Aradóttir (Riverhaven) and Alanna Galliwoode (Aneala)

Past Protégés:

Master Gilchrist Morgan

Current Interests:

  • I enjoy designing and crafting Celtic Designs, on leather, material and wood by carving, painting and/or stamping – I embellish my garb and my accessories, and have designed Duchy and Baronial Coronets and pouches for many people around the Known Worlde
  • I enjoy cooking for large numbers of people, and ensuring that they all leave the event with good feelings
  • I enjoy wayfaring to other groups and seeing and assisting in the way they do things
  • I enjoy relaxing and interacting with other SCA players at events
  • Soon I hope to move into metal work and/or period furniture making.


In progress


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Current Group:

St Florian del la Riviere

Last Update: 27-January-2010

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