Anna Elizabeth von Engelberg
Currently: Anna (Elizabeth) von Engelberg, helper, equestrian, happy resident of the Barony of Terra Pomaria, within the Principality of the Summits. Co-owner of Warhorse Orion, Jupiter, and Baby Brother Eros. (Also Asleif Einarsdottir once upon a time)
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Anna's first event was in a rainy day in October at a park in Ashland, back when she was resident of Glyn Dwfn. She attended Samhain with the college crowd. Sir Paul of Somerton helped her sew a simple set of garb, though her pants didn’t get completed so it was good that the tunic was so long. Her first camping event was Egil’s, at that lovely site by the lake . Her 4th event was Pennsic. Up until this time, she was content to sit back and watch, and enjoy the company of her friends. However, Korwyn Marius Velis Ariannaid was having none of that kind of involvement. Swept up by his energy and excitement, Anna ran her first set of lists at the An Tir Holmgang and was also invited to Their Majesties Tjorkill and Hlutwige’s Dim Sum. A massive rainstorm broke out during the activity, so Anna spent much of the time trying to keep the tent from flooding by holding up the material in one corner so the rain wouldn’t gather. It was fun, funny, and the food was fantastic. She spent the next several years working with her friends on moving the Summits toward Principality status. Her husband at the time, Sveyn Egilsson was awarded the title LawBringer for his work on the research and writing of the laws of the Summits. The two joked that if it wasn’t so anachronistic, Anna could have been given the title “Law Typist”. Fast forward a few years of happy involvement (AS 32) and it was time for real life to interfere.
Anna, the Return
In AS 42, Anna returned to the SCA and the Summits with Sir William Brannan and two horses. It’s been a fantastic journey so far!
Isn’t persona a funny thing? When I first started playing this game, I didn’t give it much thought, then I met, and got married to a Herald. This brought with it a whirlwind of “must do’s”. I suddenly needed a name and a device. At the time, I wasn’t really sure what era and locale interested me, so we did the next best thing, we created something based off of my own name and a special family location. My ancestors helped found the town of Mt. Angel in Oregon. Thus, Nancy Lee from Mt. Angel became Anna Elizabeth von Engelberg. This worked for a while, but because so many people around me had Norse persona, I decided to find something of that nature that was interesting. Asleif Einarsdottir was born. She traveled often with her husband, Sveyn Egilsson, meeting up with their kin in the Kingdom of the East, even spending an entire year there at one point. However, they longed for their homeland of the Summits in An Tir, and so returned. As with so many, real life stopped the game for about a decade. Upon returning in AS 42, I decided that the Norse persona really did belong in the past, so I took up the name of Anna again.
Area(s) of Focus
Helping people enjoy events!
Event set up & break down
Event gate assistance
Lists: Mostly Equestrian, sometimes ground fighting
The Art of Riding
+ writing stories to go with challenge courses
2017 - Grand Thing, Equestrian Competition - competed (and ground crew)
2016 – Long & Short, Barony of Terra Pomaria – Equestrian Competition: came in 2nd place behind Sir William, a single javelin throw the difference in the scores (one of my proudest moments!)
2016 - Grand Thing, Equestrian Competition - competed
2015 – The Outrider, Summits Equestrian Championship – Champion!
2015 - ARC, Shire of Myrtleholt - competed
2014 - ARC, Shire of Myrtleholt - competed
2014 – The Outrider, Summits Equestrian Championship – competed
2014 – Equestrian Defender, Shire of Mountains Edge -- competed
2013 – The Outrider, Summits Equestrian Championship – competed
2013 – Equestrian Defender, Shire of Mountains Edge -- competed
2012 – The Outrider, Summits Equestrian Championship – competed
2012 – Equestrian Defender, Shire of Mountains Edge -- competed
2022 Long & Short of It, Barony of Terra Pomaria, Summits: Equestrian Marshal in Charge
2018 Summer Equestrium, Barony of Terra Pomaria, Summits: Equestrian Marshal in Charge, Asst. Autocrat
2017 Summer Equestrium, Barony of Terra Pomaria, Summits: Equestrian Marshal in Charge, Asst. Autocrat
2016 Hocktide, Glyn Dwfn, Summits: EqMiC and created and ran the Outrider Competition
2014 Hocktide, Glyn Dwfn, Summits: Co-autocrat with Muirgheal, and the EqMiC
2013 Hocktide, Glyn Dwfn, Summits: Co-autocrat with Muirgheal, and the EqMiC
2013 ARC, MyrtleHolt, Summits: EqMiC
2012 Hocktide, Glyn Dwfn, Summits: Co-autocrat with Muirgheal, and the EqMiC
2018 The Bear and Apple Tavern Championships: Lead Gate
2018 Barony of Dragon’s Mist Marshal Workshop: Lead Gate
2012 The Grand Thing, Stromgard, An Tir: Ran the scoring/Lists for the Equestrian challenge competition
2012 Hocktide, Glyn Dwfn, Summits, An Tir: Set up, break down, Marshal in Charge of Trail course and Presentation, *wife of autocrat
2011 Hocktide, Glyn Dwfn, Summits, An Tir: Set up, break down, Marshal in Charge of Trail course and Presentation, *wife of autocrat
2010 Hocktide, Glyn Dwfn, Summits, An Tir: Set up, break down, Marshal in Charge of Trail course and Presentation, *wife of autocrat
2009 Hocktide, Glyn Dwfn, Summits, An Tir: Set up, break down, helping run a Destrier course, wife of autocrat
2008 Equestrian Workshop, Glyn Dwfn, Summits, An Tir Set up, break down
*because we all know what being the spouse of an event steward means...
2019-22 - An Tir Kingdom Equestrian Officer
2015-17 – Summits Principality Equestrian Officer
2013-15 – Summits Principality Equestrian Officer Deputy
2011-13 – Summits Principality Equestrian Officer
2009-11 – Summits Principality Equestrian Officer Deputy
1997-99 – Summits Co-Exchequer
2011 – During my first time as Principality Equestrian officer, assisted Prince Brian and Princess Acacia in the creation of the Summits Equestrian Champion, the Outrider. This included writing up the rules and requirements for both those competing and the logistics for putting on the competition.
Emergency Retinue (an open ended offer to ask me for help that is extended to sitting royalty in case something goes wrong and their retinue can’t make it to an event. ;))
2011 – Brian and Acacia – Summits
2014 – Aaron and Jennet – Summits
2018 - Atilla and Eleanor - Summits
2018 Terra Pomaria: Baron Weylin and Baroness Lindis
2019-> Terra Pomaria: Theign Clovis and Baronessa Jimena
2022/23 Head Attendant Summits Prince Weylyn and Princess Lindis
Substitute Court Coordinator for Long & Short 2018 and Bear at Apple Tavern (for TP) 2018
Equestrian Liaison to Royalty at Kingdom Equestrian Championships, Sept 2018
"Introduction to Horses" and "Ground Crew 101" 2017 and 2018 Summer Equestrium in Terra Pomaria.
"Ground Crew 101", several years at Hocktide and official Glyn Dwfn and Terra Pomaria Equestrian Practices
"How to fill out your Exchequer Reports", twice during my time as Principality Exchequer for our branches
"Marshalling for Equestrian", Summits Service Collegium
My riding skills as an art, and helping people to learn about what we do as Equestrians in the SCA.
Awards and Honors
An award is described as a prize or other mark of recognition given in honor of an achievement. For me, it isn’t the award, but my own knowledge that I’ve achieved something I’ve set as a goal or that I am doing something I really enjoy. (And please don’t get me wrong, the other recognitions I’ve received while participating in the SCA are icing on the cake!) I set three goals for myself upon my return to the SCA. 1) I want to be good enough to be recognized as having a martial skill on horseback (the Summits Grail for Martial Prowess), 2) I want to be good enough to be recognized with other equestrians who hold the Kingdom level award (Lion et du Lance), and 3) I want to beat my husband in an equestrian competition. Two out of three is fantastic, and that 3rd one is so close!
Award of Arms (An Tir) Jan 9, 1993 (AS XXVII)
Award of Arms (An Tir) Dec 14, 1996 (AS XXXI)
Grail of the Summits - Service (Summits) Aug 1, 1998 (AS XXXIII)
Grail of the Summits - Service (Summits) Apr 18, 2009 (AS XLIII)
Goutte de Sang (An Tir) Oct 23, 2010 (AS XLV)
Truehearted Morgan's Rose (Summits) Sep 17, 2011 (AS XLVI)
Silver Barberry (formerly called the Evergreen) (Summits)Dec 10, 2011 (AS XLVI)
Gryphon's Paw (Summits) Dec 10, 2011 (AS XLVI)
Silver Barberry (formerly called the Evergreen) (Summits)Jun 22, 2013 (AS XLVIII)
Silver Barberry (formerly called the Evergreen) (Summits)June 14, 2014 (AS XLIX)
Silver Chamferon (Summits) May 14, 2016
Lion et de la Lance (An Tir) May 29, 2016
Grail of the Summits - Martial (Summits) June 18, 2016
Grail of the Summits – Officer Service (Summits)May 28, 2017
Belated Barberry (Summits) June 17, 2017
Grail of the Summits - Service (Summits)Aug 5, 2017
Bengalgard - (Summits)Apr 28, 2018
Gime Stone - Ruby - Service (Terra Pomaria)Jun 2, 2018
Pelican - Service (An Tir)Dec 18, 2021
Order of the Summits (Summits)Jun 18, 2022