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Hîr Caleldar Squire Courynn Syl'vil'naius, of Crystal Groves

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Courynn began playing Amtgard in 2000 while at college in Syracuse, NY (studying Musical Theatre performance). Having fallen in love with LARPing while playing Darkon, he stumbled upon the then Shire of Haranshire and began playing, recruiting as many friends as he could to come along weekly (some of whom have continued to play to this day). While in Haranshire, he established a reputation as a garber, RPer, singer and chef with a larger-than-average perfectionistic streak and an uncompromising attention to detail, which earned him some friends and as some enemies (both in, and out of character). As a chef, he prepared two seven-course midreign feasts, including many authentic medieval recipes.

He took one term as regent in 2003, but had to cut short his term because of spending a semester abroad studying period costume design and construction at the London College of Fashion. Upon his return and graduation, he moved for a time to California, joining smaller Amtgard groups near San Louis Obispo and Santa Barbara. In late 2003, he moved to Northern Virginia and joined Crystal Groves.

While there he constantly fought for more and better RP on the field and at events, wrote and ran quests and generally made a nuisance of himself. Taking a hiatus from garbing, he turned his hand to writing, penning "Amt-Arda: A guide to Role-Playing the World of J.R.R. Tolkien in the Live Action Role-Playing Game Amtgard" (free for download here) and designing and running the Amtgard supplement "Feudalism: The Home Game" on the field for a few months. After the collapse of the North Eastern Elven Court, he founded the Caleldar, an OOC and IC household dedicated to promoting good roleplay amongst those who RP elves, and promoting the play of Tolkien-esque elves in Amtgard.

He is currently on indefinite sabbatical from Amtgard, having returned to England in 2005. He earned a Master's in Medieval Studies at the University of York and is currently studying towards a PhD in Medieval Studies at the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds. He has published a few articles in journals on Movie Medievalism and has a forthcoming book chapter.

Affiliated Groups

  • Member: Shire of Haranshire 2001-2003
  • Member: Duchy of Crystal Groves, 2003-2005
  • Caleldar Elven Household (Starter - Advisor- Head >1st)

Belted Family

Notable Accomplishments

  • Master Bard - Given by The Kingdom of Goldenvale, February 2005

Additional Images

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More Information

  • Personal Website
  • Company Website

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