Count Sir Reynard the Brown
Countess Brynhildr Kormaksdottir
have thought long about your request for help regarding our Baronyís
history. I think one of the brightest spots on our constellation was
Count Sir Reynard the Brown. He and his Lady Wife, Countess Brunhyldr,
were shining examples of what true chivalry and courtesy mean. In the
short time that I really knew them, before they moved away to pursue other
goals, they showed me nothing nut the highest dignity and respect.
On several occasions, I personally saw the Count take a young fighter aside after a less than stellar authorization fight and explain; gently, courteously, and with great compassion why the authorization was not successful and offer to help the person train to overcome whatever problem had been found. At least once, I saw him bring someone who was at the brink of tears from the frustration back to a smiling countenance and probably saved that personís SCA persona from the trash. I received the same gentle, honest and helpful treatment when I first tried to authorize in Sword and Shield. I was not ready, His Excellency explained why, and helped me work out how to best overcome my lack of experience and training.
Sir Reynard is one of my favorite nobles of the SCA in its entirety and a
very warm memory of the Barony of North Woods.