Badge of the Office of the Armored Marshal

Kingdom Earl Marshal Changing Soon

It has been my honor to serve An Tir’s martial community for the past 4 years, but the time has come for me to pass this responsibility to new hands. 

Their Royal Majesties have chosen Viscount Durin Oldenmoor Tjorkilskin for that role.  Durin joined the SCA thirty years ago and has spent most of his time as a resident of the Barony of Adiantum.  He became a sergeant in that Barony in April 1995, and continued to serve in that role until he was Knighted in January 2003. 

Durin has been a senior armored marshal for over 10 years and became a junior thrown weapons marshal in 2019.  He also fights regularly on the rapier field and sometimes target archery.  Durin has been Baronial Marshal in Adiantum, armored MIC for Egils and other Adiantum events several times, and been co-Steward for Egils three times, as well as working on other event teams in various roles.  He has served as Prince of the Summits 5 times between 2000-2017.  He also enjoys contributing to the culinary and bardic arts. 

In applying to be Earl Marshal, Durin said that he wanted to expand on the idea of the Knights Road Show he has done with his squires to travel and teach in other branches engaging more experienced participants in all disciplines by doing the same throughout An Tir.  He also said he wanted to actively recruit fighters from under-represented backgrounds into “an unofficial think tank of sorts” to gather their ideas about how An Tir can recruit, retain, and develop martial participants who will continue the development of our sports into the future. 

I’ll make another announcement in a few weeks when I officially hand over responsibility to Durin.  In the meantime, he’ll be included in communications under the Contingency Deputy email

Please welcome Durin to the new responsibilities he is taking on!

Maestra Althaia filia Lazari 

Earl MarshalKingdom of An Tir