The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) was founded in the USA and has been in Australia for some years. I first joined in 1994. In 2002, Lochac became a Kingdom. That year we are privileged to have New Zealand join our Kingdom.
In the SCA most members have 'personas' - mine is 'La Signora Onorata (The Honourable Lady) Katerina da Brescia' who is an Italian noblewoman in the 16thC. She was born in Brescia, escaped an arranged marriage, to become a Privateer. Having made her fortune, she is now 'retired' in Fiorenze (Florence). She lives the life of a noble woman, married a younger man and has a beautiful daughter.
I have done Rapier/non-armoured combat (period fencing) and archery. I served as Innilgard Baronial Rapier Marshal for some time (retired due to injury). I have served as Kingdom Minister Arts & Sciences Lochac, Baronial Arts & Sciences Officer and local Canton A&S Officer. I am interested in costuming and accessories (garb making), glove making, embroidery, feasts, period camping, pagentry, tourneys, Calligraphy and Illumination. I have tried my hand at metal casting, jewelry making and bobbin lace making. I am currently researching 16th century tailoring techniques, cartography, period ship navigation, practicing my silverwork and inkwork . I am trying to concentrate these days on Florentine female dress and Men's Elizabethan attire, along with my scribes and drawing. (yeah, right!)
I am currently protege to Mistress Aislinn de Valence (Innilgard) and journeyman to Countess Mathilde Adycote of Mynheniot, having at one time been apprenticed to Mistress Oonagh O'Neill.
I am a member of the College of Scribes (Journeyman), Worshipful Company of Broider's of Lochac (Journeyman), the Guild of Tailors, Haberdashers and Mercers, webmaster for Painters & Limners Guild of Lochac and hoping for the formation of the Seafarer's Guild..... (anyone??) My Household is Casa Viola
The Goode ship The Gardian is a privateer loyal to the Crown of Lochac.
La Signora Onorata Katerina , known also as Black Kat, though retired from the Privateer life, has retained ownership of her privateer ship The Gardian, berthed at the Port of Innilgard.
Kat is the Pilot & Navigator of the The Gardian. See the
website for more details!!
(c). K.Carlisle, 2009.