Cross of Calatrava

Their Royal Highnesses

Hirsch Ross Eichmann and Magdalena vander Meere

Falcon-Heirs@calontir.org

The Royal Household

Chamberlain
Honorable Lady Cecilia de Gatisbury
TRH-Chamberlain@calontir.org

Head of Household

Royal Herald
Baroness Annora Reyner

Royal Scribe
Honorable Lady Violet Sinclair

Royal Thegns

The Royal Champions

Captain of the Guard

King’s Champion

Queen’s Champion

Cut & Thrust Champion

Archery Champion

Equestrian Champion

Arts & Sciences Champion

Youth Fighting Champion

Youth Archery Champion

Royal Whims

His Royal Highness

Hirsch grew up near Strasbourg under giant oak trees, but as the third son of a barely landed noble, he left home to seek his fortune. In Strasbourg, he had some small advancement in station, and became familiar with the tournament circuit. When traveling to the Low Countries, Hirsch met a brilliant and beautiful Flemish woman, Magdalena vander Meere, the love of his
life. After a suitable and delightful courtship, they married, and their tale began in earnest.

Married life suited Hirsch, but so did Tournament, so he did both, bringing his family along, through Alsace, Switzerland and Italy, from Trieste to Cologne, earning some renown. Even after earning estates of their own, Hirsch and Magdalena continue to travel. Their three sons, also familiar with the tournament circuit, have begun to seek their own fortunes as well.

Likes & Dislikes

FOOD


DISLIKES

Liver
No fish products (or I won’t be able to kiss Magdalena)


LIKES

Almost everything – nuts, pie, fruit, sausage, raw veggies (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, cherry
tomatoes, celery, sweet peppers) cheese, crackers, chili-roasted pistachios

DRINKS


DISLIKES

IPA’s or hoppy beers

LIKES

Coffee (decaf or caffeinated), Grapefruit juice, orange juice, wheat beer, porters, brown beer, dry red
wine, cold fizzy seltzer
Not a huge drinker, and definitely bound by rules of a dry site, alcohol really does not need to be
provided.




Colors & Symbols

COLORS

Hirsch has liked purple since he was a small child, and his personal heraldic colors are red and gold.

SYMBOLS

oak trees/leaves/acorns. Stag’s attires

Persona/Time Period

15th century German

Her Royal Highness

Magdalena was born in Brugge, and raised in the Flemish court. She was taught all the womanly arts, but never quite mastered a serene visage. Her face gives away her feelings way more often than is proper for a lady. While she loves cooking, sewing, children, and entertaining, she also enjoys shooting, riding, and travel. Eventually, she married well, and bore fine sons who have grown to be fine men. Hers is a family of Fyrdmen, for which she indulges in the sin of pride.


Likes & Dislikes

FOOD


DISLIKES

Fish and seafood of any kind. This is a severe, life-threatening allergy
Sweets.
Milk

LIKES

Cheese, whole grain bread and crackers, eggs, cured meats, deli meats, raw vegetables, fruit,
most any prepared dish that does not include seafood.



DRINKS

DISLIKES

Sweet drinks of any kind. If someone says, “It’s not very sweet” it’s too sweet for HRH

LIKES

Herbal teas, hot and iced, the favorite being hibiscus
Decaf black tea or chai, hot or iced (no milk)
Unsweetened selzers
Decaf coffee
Dry red wine
Lagers, pilsners, ales, kolsch
Not a huge drinker, and definitely bound by rules of a dry site, alcohol really does not need to be
provided.

Colors & Symbols

COLORS

Red, white, gold, orange

SYMBOLS

Mermaids, especially red-tailed mermaids, scallop shells

Persona/Time Period

15th century Flemish

Additional Information

His Highness

Smoker/Non-Smoker?

Non. Very non.

Enjoy adventure / new experiences?

Oh yes!

Education/learning/wisdom?

Learning is delightful! With just a bit of discipline, learning turns into education, which often promotes teaching. All of these together may build wisdom… perhaps.

Social activities?

I love being social. Please say hi!

Personal expression? (The creative anachronism part? Non-period.)

Always strive.

Prefer to be indoors or outdoors?

Some of each

Punctuality?

Yes, mostly on time

Team-work or Royal Decisions?

I love teamwork and consensus, unless it takes too long or is otherwise not fun.

Any other preferences not mentioned here?

I like all the things, steel, archery, thrown weapons,
equestrian, arts and sciences.

Her Highness

Smoker/Non-Smoker?

Non. Very non.

Enjoy adventure / new experiences?

Yes!

Education/learning/wisdom?

Education leads to learning which leads to wisdom.


Social activities?

Fiber arts, equestrian, archery, meeting new people.

Personal expression? (The creative anachronism part? Non-period.)

There is no art without science. There is no science without art. Arte non vi.

Prefer to be indoors or outdoors?

Both

Punctuality?

Pretty punctual most of the time

Team-work or Royal Decisions?

We speak together, after discussion.

Any other preferences not mentioned here?

Loves to meet children of all ages.