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Don Melchior Kriebel
Field Tactics Historian, Sad Panda Rancher

FENCING in the SCA since:
First the earth cooled, leaving the rocks. Then, there was fencing in Bhakail.

DESCRIPTION of Militia Duties:
Field Tactics Historian -- This means that he's well-versed in Ancient military tactics - what they did, how they did it, and why. He's somewhat thrown by why we can't do the same, and put off by the omission of field artillery in the East Kingdom's Rapier rules.

Sad Panda Rancher -- From the verb, 'to ranch.' As we all know, it means 'to bluff'... You we were playing cards, he owed you a panda, you bumped him off.

I'm sorry. What were we talking about?

PIRATE NAME/other personas
Pirates?! Those boat thingies are unsafe at any fathom. No, no no! We'll stay nicely on safe, dry land, thank you very much. Unless duty calls to sea. In which case we may be classified as 'Armed Cargo'.

[Editor's note: Melchior's opinion might be swayed if the secret plans to cover the deck of the Argent Tyger with turf come to pass...]

[First mate's note: Dammit! That was supposed to be a "secret" plan! Nice going!]

[Captain's note: Wait. What?]

Also known in a couple of centuries as Grenadier Kriebel of Infanteríe Regiment Von Donop. Fear the brass mitre!

OFFICES, other affiliations:

Baronial Rapier Marshal, Bhakail
Companion of the Golden Rapier (East)
Companion of the Silver Rapier
Companion of the Company of the Flame & Salamander (Bhakail)
Companion of the Order of the Horse (Bhakail)
Companion of the Sable Gauntlet (Iron Bog)
Award of Arms
Twice past Baronial Rapier Champion, Iron Bog
Past Baronial Rapier Champion, Carillion
Former Bearer of The Honor Of Tadcaster
Selected as a Pennsic Rapier Champion, Pennsic XXXIX
Selected as a Pennsic Rapier Melee Champion, Pennsic XLII, XLIII, XLIV
Rapier Advanced Marshal (former) – West Kingdom

REAL WORLD INFO, family, work, etc.:
Runs an award-winning science & telescope store in the Manayunk by the name of Spectrum Scientifics. Time will tell if he can make a living at it. Lives in the Art Museum area of Philadelphia.

Melchior was born in 1565 during the wars of religion. Raised in a Landsknecht regiment, he became skilled in the art of personal and battlefield combat: Rapier, Musket, Pike, artillery, and knowing when best to duck. Somehow, after many years on the battlefield, he ended up being bribed, hired, or fooled (perhaps all three) into joining the Tadcaster Militia. He has found the arrangement far more profitable and pleasant, despite several members insistence on getting on board those damn boats!