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Lord Duncan Thorfinnsson, OSC OTC (Photo courtesy of Lady Alexandera Cupbearer)

Lord Duncan Thorfinnsson, OSC OTC
(Photo courtesy of Lady Alexandera Cupbearer)

Lord Duncan Thorfinnsson, OSC OTC passed away on the evening of September 11, 2013, after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Lady Alexandera Cupbearer, his brother Brian, and his SCA family. Details on services or memorials are not yet available.

Lord Duncan was squired to Master Feral von Halstern and was a long-time pillar of Barony Beyond the Mountain, which named him a Companion of the White oak in 1989. He was a skilled melee fighter, particulary proficient with a pole-arm, and his fighting prowess was recognzied by Tsurunaga and Genevieve in 1993 with his induction into the Order of the Tygers Combatant.

Widely acknowledged as a man who would always be available to lend a helping hand, Lord Duncan’s service to the Society was recognized with his induction into the Order of the Silver Crescent in 1996 by Lucan III and Elspeth. He also served as a retainer to a number of royal households, and was awarded the King’s Cypher by Hanse II in 1999.

Lord Duncan was also a founding member of House Toddington. Although he had not been able to be active in the Society in recent years due to ill health, he remained close to his household and to his SCA friends and family. Fellow household member Baron Ernst Nuss von Kitzengen shares that “if you judge a man’s worth by the friends he has then Duncan was a very wealthy man as he was deeply loved. Not just a gentleman, but a gentle man in all ways. He will be greatly missed.”