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The Alpine Highnesses of the Summits, Amalric and Z

The Alpine Highnesses
Amalric Blackhart and Z

About Amalric Blackhart

Amalric Blackhart (he/him) started playing in the SCA in AS XVI and later squired into the lineage of Edward Zifran of Gendy. Amalric was knighted on the battlefield at Pennsic 23. This year is his 30th anniversary as a Knight. Reigned as King in two Kingdoms: the first in Atlantia AS XXXIV, and then in An Tir AS XLI. He enjoys fighting, music with friends around a campfire (campfire optional), leather & wood working, armoring, sewing, brewing, archery & thrown weapons, and anything else that seems fun at the time! Z inspires him to be the best he can be both on and off the field with the love and appreciation they show him.

Can be seen dressed in all colors, but favors black, blood red, and Summits colors.

Food and Drink Preferences
Mostly omnivorous, Amalric is happy with most food but especially likes smoked meats. Spicy is good, too. Not a big fan of hops in beer, he prefers a more malty flavor, or even better, mead that is slightly sweet and effervescent.

At present on a carbs free diet, thus tragically the beer and mead are off the menu.

About Z

Z (they/them/he) found the SCA at An Tir West War in AS LII, but has been far more active in the last two years. Holds a strong passion for tea across all times and cultures, from the cultivation of leaf to the ceremony of serving. Similarly, they have an affinity for all dragons across time and cultures. Crochet is a constant fidget for them, and they indulge in the squishable plushie.

Looking to broaden the scope of the SCA beyond the well trodden, with a particular interest in exploring areas in the Mesoamerican, Ottoman, and any other interesting cultures. Not especially interested in any one time frame, thus still time traveling and exploring.

Favorite colors are various shades of gray with a leaning toward cooler grays, blue, and of course black.

Food and Drink Preferences
Z can’t eat gluten or sugar, and pork just doesn’t agree with them.
Has a fondness for red meats and soft cheeses.
Preferred drinks are unsweetened teas, adult seltzers, and occasionally red wine.

Progress Schedule


An Tir West War – July 2-7
July Coronation – July 19-21
Pennsic – July 23-August 11


Stormgods – August 16-18
Murder in the Desert – August 23-25
September Crown – August 30-2


Acorn War – September 6-8
Autumn War – September 12-15
Fall Coronet – September 20-22


Samhain – October 26


Fall Celebration – November 1-3


Winter Investiture – December 13-15

Z and Amalric