Baronial Court

The Baronial Court

The Court is headed by Their Excellencies Grim of Thornby and Alexandra de Santiago the Baron and Baroness of Southron Gaard. Their job is to represent the King and Queen and to act as titular heads of the Barony. Their responsibilities include fostering the arts and culture, handling foreign policy and diplomacy, encouraging and recognising the achievements of the populace, and marshalling the defenses of the Barony.


We, Grim and Alexandra. became Baron and Baroness of Southron Gaard in 2020, and serve as the Crown’s representatives here in the South Island of New Zealand. We have both been involved in the SCA for over thirty years, and are founding members of Household Draco Viridis.

We are working for you, the populous of Southron Gaard, striving to support the growth of the Barony as a more inclusive and accessible environment for all.

Nothing gives us more pleasure than to see people create, participate and grow within the Society, except perhaps seeing them be recognised for their achievements. Please tell us about your plans, discoveries, and creations. Additionally, please contact us if you need support, assistance or information, we will do what we can to help, or put you onto people that can help if we are unable.

We look forward to meeting you, and helping you find your happy place in the Barony of Southron Gaard, and the SCA.

Grim and Alexandra

Court Members

The members of Court are appointed for a specified term by the Baron and Baroness. They are chosen on merit, based on their ability and willingness to undertake the onerous tasks involved, on their courtesy and service, and other more arbitrary criteria that occurs to us.

Chamberlain Coordinating travel and all internal communication for Their ExcellencesThe Honorable Lady Amabilia Thexton
Herald The voice of Their Excellences at courtSir Callum Macleod
Attendants Attend Their Excellences at eventsBaroness Eleonora van den Bogaerde
Meisterin Christian Baier
Lady Greta of Gildenwick
Lady Margaretta Haywards
Lord Alvaro Hernandez de la Rosa Negra
Lady Grace Thexton
Lord Baldwin the Wanderer
Baron Þorvaldr inn Suðreyski
Jocelyn of Southron Gaard
Lady Vígdís Svínahildardóttir
Lord Þorin Þorvaldsson
Lady Magdalena de Narbonne
Lord Þórbjǫrn Bjarnylr
Lord Zyaad ibn Yazdanyan

Some attendants act as guards for Their Excellences, fetching and carrying anything that might be needed. Others will keep Their Excellences company and act as Lords or Ladies in waiting, attending to any small needs Their Excellences might have.

Policy and Appointments

Here are collected the key policy statements and appointments of Grim and Alexandra, Baron and Baroness Southron Gaard:

Event Sponsorship facilitation system

The Baron and Baroness will facilitate sponsorship of event fees, taking requests for and offers of sponsorship and then allowing sponsors to choose (if they wish) who they will sponsor. Full details are available here, and if you have any questions, please contact the Baron & Baroness.