Duke Sir Glen, of Mordengaard of the Kingdom of the Wetlands.
"We built our castles out of real stone, by hand. Then we conquered them."
AKA Mallet of Providence, though originally known by the persona name of "Aesius".
From Glen in his own words about his origins; "This was in '81 or '82, before there was any such thing as Amtgard. The Matthews' father taught at Berkeley before moving to Spokane, so I can only guess that it was some variant of SCA. I was thrilled to be able to hit people with a "real" flail and shoot them with "real" arrows, albeit padded ones, but I really didn't care about anything more than hitting people.
It was fun, rampaging through the Rose Garden and through the old stone walls and towers that used to be due west of the Rose Garden. You can still see the remains of a small stone fort we laboriously constructed around a tree above the Japanese Garden parking lot using stones from the tumbled down wall. We were tougher in those days; we built our castles out of real stone, by hand. Then we conquered them."
He has held a number of terms in assorted offices, ranging from Shire Regent to Ducal Champion to Kingdom Prime Minister. Glen spent a number of years in Neverwinter, several years in a freehold, two years in the Rising Winds, and now calls the Wetlands home. He travels a great deal and has fought in every kingdom in Amtgard except GP, because no one even knows where Golden Plains really is.
Glen is a lefty, and runs the blog Lefty Combat. Fighting is his primary interest in Amtgard, and he is always willing to give (and receive) pointers or talk shop with other fighters. He is an avid supporter of role-play in Amtgard, despite not always having had the best results with it. The best way to get on Glen's good side is to make him a tunic.
When Termus proved too virile to continue fighting in tournaments and Jinken proved too mighty to be contained by his mortal form, Glen took over winning the Wetlands' tournaments. It is somewhat suspicious that when the warlords got together to decide who got stuck taking over the job of winning tournaments, all three of the Rogue warlords voted for the one non-Rogue warlord.
Glen is not currently a member of any fighting company. He is a member of three houses of varying seriousness.
Weaponmaster of the Kingdom of Desert Winds, May 2011
Warmaster of the Kingdom of Rising Winds, March 2012
Warmaster of the Kingdom of Crystal Groves, March 2013
Warmaster of the Kingdom of Tal Dagore, May 2013
Master of Science, Bowling Green State University, December 2013
Weaponmaster of the Celestial Kingdom, February 2014
Champion of the Wetlands by force of arms, June 2014
Warmaster of the Kingdom of the Emerald Hills, November 2014
Defender of the Kingdom of the Wetlands, December 2014
Champion of the Wetlands by force of arms, December 2014
Warmaster of the Kingdom of the Wetlands, June 2015
Warmaster of the Kingdom of the Emerald Hills, June 2015
Weaponmaster of the Kingdom of the Wetlands, June 2015
Warlord, Kingdom of the Wetlands, September, 2015
Glen won some tournaments ( Like the Wetlands ) after he became a warlord, but no one really considers it noteworthy when a warlord wins anything. As of April 2020, Glen's most recent tournament win was the Wetland's Weaponmaster on March 1st, 2020.
Glen has held over 20 different terms in office across three kingdoms. He has been King of the Wetlands, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Neverwinter, Champion of the Kingdom of the Wetlands, and has held a host of other offices. He has served five terms in kingdom office, four grand duchy level terms, three duchy level terms, and a host of shire and barony level offices. He has also held positions on multiple kingdoms' Boards of Directors, served as an Amtgard Ombudsman, and taken on other roles serving Amtgard.
Glen is a long-standing proponent of giving back to the game. He does this by teaching, running battle games, and giving workshops (Smith Stuff). He has traveled to and given multiple-day fighting seminars in the Kingdom of Desert Winds, the Kingdom of Northreach, and the Kingdom of Crystal Groves. He is a regular fixture at SKBC, where he often teaches a full load of classes. He has taught at several of the Wetland's Olympiad events as well as teaching fighting classes at a number of other events, including GotC. He has also served as warcrat a number of times.
Arts and Science
Glen puts the "science" back in A&S, using his professional research experience to good use creating articles and presentations solidly backed by peer-reviewed research. He has written extensively on women's fighting, physical factors that effect Amtgard combat, competitive factors, pedagogy, and a host of other subjects.
Glen's approach to art is to use science. You can see an example of his sciencing of the arts with his entirely computer generated [The Warlord Song]
As King of the Wetlands, Glen gave out more awards than any monarch in the history of Amtgard: 688 total awards. Many of these were due to the creation of the new Order of the Crown, so it is unlikely that future monarchs will ever get close to that number.
Paragon Scout (twice, actually)
Glen's official title, based on titles he has received from various kingdoms, would be: Duke Glen, Warlord; Defender of the Wetlands; Count of the Wetlands; Baron, Lord, and Master of Neverwinter; High Ranger of Darkwater East; Lightbringer; Weaponmaster of the Wetlands, Desert Winds, Celestial Kingdom, and the Viridian Outlands; Warmaster of the Wetlands, Rising Winds, Tal Dagore, Crystal Groves, and Emerald Hills; Paragon Scout; Paragon Monk; Dragonslayer; and Knight of the Sword.
- Sir Juju Hex Mojo (Crown 2017)
- Sir Peter the Quick
- Squire Bel
- Sir Glen (Sword)
- Sir Potato (Sword)