About The Author

Greetings, and thank you for your interest in this humble blog.

I am Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, known in modern life as Matthew Simon Ryan Cavalletto.

Since August 2016, I have served as the herald of the Canton of Whyt Whey, in the East Kingdom‘s Crown Province of Østgarđr, located in New York City.

My primary heraldic interests are in armorial design, where I serve as a consulting herald and am working on the Book of Traceable Heraldic Art, but I also dabble in local society history and cartography, as well as serving as a provincial youth combat marshal and using my limited carpentry skills to build some simple objects for use at society events.

My arms are per fess argent and vert, a bear passant gules.

My name is of Irish origin, and is pronounced something like “Ma-huvan Uh Ru-han,” although Gaelic accents have shifted over the last thousand years and varied from region to region, so several other pronunciations would be equally acceptable; my teen son likes “Ma-who-in Oh Ruin.”

Feel free to contact me with any questions or feedback about this site or related matters.