Per fess indented sable,
estoily argent, and argent,
in base a laurel wreath sable.
Arms by Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov
History: The Barony started out as a Shire, then a Province, founded by a few College Students and Science-Fiction fans in Fairbanks, Alaska. These included Morgana n'ha Keridwen (aka Baroness Morgana yr Oerfa), Micheil the Younger of An Alltan, Phillippe du Moorgth, Miles de Brooks, and eventually (a month or two after the first meetings) Hirsch von Henford and his (now) ex-wife Diotima Aristar.
The core of Winter's Gate for several years included the above, and later Antadina du Nordlac (aka Berengeria de Montfort of Carcassone), Falchion Mountaintamer (aka Fanchion Mountaintamer), Danpira Snowsong, Altano of Annum Ridge and John St. Andrew.
The following are excerpts from an article on "Oerthan Firsts", see History of Oertha page for the whole article.
Barons and Baronesses of Winter's Gate:
|Reign Began||Baron/ess and Consort (Baroness/Baron)|
|January, 1984||Morgana yr Oerfa (Founding Baroness)|
|April, 1999||Morgana yr Oerfa and Taran de Montfort|
|July, 2002||Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov and Morgana yr Oerfa|
|April, 2005||Griffin Garret and Margery Garret|
|April, 2011||Gwyneth Rhiannon of the Sea|
|July, 2013||Bran Sparrowhawk and Cempestra Sidda O'Breoniann|
|July, 2017||Hans Shaffer and Elena verch Rhys|
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Heralds' Title: The Estoille Pursuivant
See photos from early in Winter's Gate's History
Description of the history of this branch is a summary from the small amount of information available, by Hirsch von Henford. Location information is from the back of The Page.
The West Kingdom History Website was created by and is maintained by Hirsch von Henford (mka Ken Mayer).