On Saturday, October 6th, Alan Gravesend, Society Marshal, announced that Master Rhys Terafan Greydragon, Society Equestrian Marshal, died while riding during an equestrian game at an SCA event in the Midrealm.
Master Terafan was well known throughout the Society not only as a skilled rider and excellent teacher of medieval horsemanship, but also for his contributions to the recreation of medieval life through his work documenting and constructing medieval furniture and tents, his interest in medieval cooking, and particularly his research into brewing and his involvement with the Inter Kingdom Brewers Guild. His website, greydragon.org, is a well known resource where he and his household shared his knowledge freely with all who had interest.
Master Terafan had been active in the SCA for more than 30 years. He was awarded Arms by Eastern Monarchs Gavin II and Sedalia II in AS 22, when Atlantia was still part of the East. He was made a Baron of the Court in Atlantia in AS 28, and was created a Master of the Laurel by the Crown of Atlantia in AS 31. In addition, Atlantia had recognized him with the Companion of the Pearl (for excellence in Arts & Sciences), and of the Golden Dolphin (for service and leadership), and he held the King’s Award of Excellence and the Queen’s Order of Courtesy from the Atlantian crown. He was also the premier of Atlantia’s Order of the Golden Lance (a grant-level award for exceptional expertise in the equestrian arts), and was a Companion of the Nonpareil, which is awarded by the Crown of Atlantia for “those who have shown excellence, honor, courtesy or chivalry above and beyond any duty. The members of this Order exemplify what it means to be an Atlantian.” Continue reading