Arion the Wanderer
I am Arion, called the Wanderer, a 4th century BC anachronism in the SCA culture. I was born to a Greek mother and Celt father in the Greek trading colony of Olbia in the Scythian lands north of the Euxine Sea. My father traded gold and silver torcs between his homeland of Alesia in Gaul, along the great mother river, the Danuvius, all the way to Scythia. When I reached an age where my father thought me useful, he taught me his trade. After he died, I traveled south of the great mountains into the fertile lands north of Rome. This trip changed my life for the better. When I was trading with the Senones in the Po river valley, Roman "ambasadors" killed a Senone chieftian. As a matter of honor, the Senone tribesmen lead by Brennus, traveled to Rome and sacked the city. It fell except for the fortified Capitoline Hill. After seven months of raids in the country side and multiple failed attempts to capture the Capitoline Hill brought us to an impasse, the Romans agreed to give us 14 talents of gold to leave. My share of this bounty allows me to travel and trade as I will.
I have traveled the world, meeting sages and Kings. I've learned the god's names among the foreign peoples and their rites of worship. At Sais, the temple priests told me of Egypt's history back thousands of years, and of how Poseidon's anger destroyed the Minoan civilization. I have seen more than Odysseus and live to tell the tales.
Order of Precedence
Sable Gauntlet: AS LIII
Pelican: AS L
Kingdom Protector: AS XLIX - AS L
Laurel, conferring the title Magister, AS XLVII
Lion's Strength, AS XLV
Grey Goose Shaft, conferring the title Archos, AS XL
Arts & Sciences
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I am a good teacher and eager to pass on all that I know. You have but to ask.
Combat Archery: I am feared on the war field.
Thrown Weapons: I am one of the top throwers in the Known World.
Archery: I am an average archer and especially enjoy York, Clout and Flight shoots.
Senior Thrown Weapons, Target Archery and Armored Combat Marshal
Service to the Dream
Keeper of the Thrown Weapons Interkingdom Challenge: 2008 - 2014
An Tir Thrown Weapons Scorekeeper: 2005 - 2011
An Tir Thrown Weapons Deputy: 2005 - 2008
Dragon's Laire Thrown Weapons Officer: multiple times
Royal Archer: 2012
Secretary of the Order of the Grey Goose Shaft: 2008 - 2015
Minister of the Moneyer's Guild of An Tir: 2012 - present
A&S Judge: on-call