Bard of the Oak

In the early days of the Barony it was determined that there should be a Bard to amuse andMedallion inspire The Barony. The Office of the Bard of the Oak has long served Darkwood and continues to do so today.

Once a year, at White Shield, a competition is held so local bards and might come and ply their art for the honor of serving the Barony.


The responsibilities of the Bard of the Oak are as follows:

  1. Prepare and present a piece for each baronial event during their tenure
  2. Initiate and run the competition for your replacement
  3. Advise their Excellencies as requested on matters of the Bardic Arts
  4. Support the Bardic Arts at large
  5. Maintain & Expand the Bardic Record of Darkwood


Once one’s tenure is complete their name becomes a part of the Bardic Record of Darkwood. The known former Bards are:


Johann von Drachenfels (Eoin Thoirr Dhragoin) 1991 – 1992
Deborah Fitz William 1992 –
Katherine Graham of Montrose 1994 -1995
Taliesse the Unpredictable 1995 –
Mael Gresham 2002 – 2003
Na’ar bat Avraham 2003 – 2004
John Rossignol 2004 – 2005
Cassandra Rossignol 2005 – 2006
Branwen Crycthegn Deorcwuda 2006 – 2007
Titania Toddhunter 2007 – 2012
Carrek MacBrian 2012 – 2014
Viscountess Umm Sitt al-Sirr Fatimah al-Zahra’ bint Rashid (Inara) 2014 – 2014
Master Juan Santiago 2015 – current