Tournaments Illuminated SCA 50 Year Special

In celebration of the SCA 50 Year Celebration, Tournaments Illuminated will be running special articles. If you are a member of the Order of the Laurel and would like to be a part of these special articles, please submit your answers to the following questions to the TI website:

Laurel Survey for the Upcoming Issue of Tournaments Illuminated

When were you elevated? In which Kingdom?

What was / were your area/s of specialty at the time of your elevation?

Had you been an apprentice? If so, whose?

What did it mean to join the Order?

What was the highlight of your elevation ceremony? Was it unusual in any way?

Did you bring your A&S interest or specialty with you into the SCA, or did you find it after you joined?

Have you acquired any new skill sets or specialisations since your elevation?

In one sentence: What artistic or scientific development, achievement or artifact from Society period do you find most inspiring, and why?

If you could go back in time and tell your not-yet-Laurelled self one thing, what would it be?

Do you find that your membership in the Order has a bearing on your modern life?

In order to publish your survey answers, a signed publication permission is required. Links to both the hard copy and fillable PDF versions of the Creative Work Grant-of-Use form are available here: