About Me

Greetings, and thank you for your interest in this humble blog.

I am Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, known in modern life as Matthew Simon Ryan Cavalletto.

My son expressed an interest in the SCA’s youth combat activities after watching some fights at Pennsic, and so I learned how to equip fighters, build “boffer” weapons, and marshal bouts under the rules of the East Kingdom’s youth combat program.

Since August 2016, I have served as the youth combat marshal of the Canton of Whyt Whey, in the East Kingdom‘s Crown Province of Østgarđr, located in New York City, and in February 2017 I was elected youth combat marshal for Crown Province of Østgarđr as a whole.

In addition to marshaling youth combat at events in the New York City metropolitan area, I am also a book herald, and use my limited carpentry skills to build some simple objects for use at society events.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or feedback about this site or related matters.