In Memoriam: The Passing of THL Paul Adler

THL Paul Adler passed from this world on May 4th.

Paul had been in the SCA since 1979, starting in the Midrealm in the Shire of Mynydd Seren.

Paul was for many years a fighter, and earned his Iren Fyrd.

He held a variety of local offices in the Shire of Calanais Nuadh, including seneschal, A & S minister, and knights marshal. He also served as Kingdom A & S minister, organizing Queen’s Prize and Kingdom A&S events. For all these services he was awarded the Cross of Calontir.

He earned his Silver Hammer as a bright metal caster. His persona was German, and he was meticulous in his efforts to be period accurate in his art. The fruits of his art were donated to the Kingdom and Crown, in the form of many award medallions, brooches, and rings.

Paul was a great teacher, on subjects as varied as metal casting, ‘The Song of Roland,’ metallurgy, alchemy, and sacred geometry.

Paul was a good and gentle man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


From Constellation shines a star
Above the peaks, a distance far
From thence proceed in ages past
A gentle man whose die was cast
And yet this treasure Falcon claims


Some Remembrances from Facebook:

Heartbroken to hear of the loss of HL Paul Adler (Vince Zahnle) today. A very kind man, always willing to lend a helping hand. He touched many lives, more than he may have realized. The SCA may not have recognized him as a peer, but I know one when I see one. My heartfelt condolences to his wife, the poet Lady Dulcibella de Chateaurien (Lucy Zahnle) and their family. – Ki no Kotori

Rest in peace, my dear friend, Paul Adler! You were an amazing friend and confidante. I will never forget the MANY lessons you taught me, especially because you helped me grow as a person!
The world is a little darker today. – Allison Lewis-Neff

Sing Non Nobis!