Jan-2015 Lady Tessa

SCAdian of the month

Lady Tessa de Spina

Per saltire azure and vert, a saltire and in chief a dragonfly argent.


When did you start in the SCA?

I think it was 2005,but it could be earlier than that.


Where did you start your SCA adventure?

Durham, NC


What is your favorite part of the SCA?

Always has been the Arts & Sciences.  But that does not mean that I limited myself to that aspect alone.


What was your most memorable event in the SCA so far?

Do not remember the year, but it was my first Kingdom Arts and Sciences Festival, it was held in Virginia Beach.  I put in my application for my name and device at the festival.  But the whole event was magical with all the talent on exhibit, all the merchants, all   the wonderful comradery.


What would you tell a newcomer to look forward to in the SCA?

I think the greatest part of the SCA has been the blending of all sorts of people, all sorts of talents(those we know we have and those we have no clue about), all ages, all ethnicity.  I once told a friend interested in joining that in some ways the SCA was the most accepting group of people I knew. It is the one place you can be yourself, while you learn who you are. A place to explore, to learn, and to adventure.



Award Date Ascending
Award Name
Event Bestowed By
9/23/2006 Companion of the Boreas (Atlantia) (Windmaster’s Hill) Celtic Cattle Raids 4 (Nimenefeld) Geoffrey and Maddalena
11/11/2006 Companion of the Opal (Atlantia) Le pas d’armes de l’Arbre d’or (Elvegast) Ragnarr III and Anneke I
2/9/2007 Companion of the Kitty Hawk (Atlantia) (Windmaster’s Hill) Tourney of Ymir (Windmaster’s Hill) Geoffrey and Maddalena
2/19/2011 Companion of the Coral Branch (Atlantia) Ymir (Windmaster’s Hill) Bryan I and Brianna I
5/11/2013 Baronial Award of Excellence (Atlantia) (Windmaster’s Hill) A Day by the Black Sea (Kapellenberg) Callistus and Adriana
9/28/2013 Baronial Award of Excellence (Atlantia) (Windmaster’s Hill) MATO: The Steppes West (Nimenefeld) Callistus and Adriana


Awards list taken from the Atlantian Order of Precedence