The Purple Files: SCA
This page will lead you to pages related to the SCA me! It covers information on my persona, what I do in the SCA, Costumes I have created, Research and Information on 16th century Florence, The Gardian - a privateer ship and my household - Casa Viola.

Ordering of Innilgard Collegium CD's 1-4
Great Southern Gathering, October 2010.

 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.

Black Kat is the Pilot & Navigator of the The Gardian. See the website for more details!!

(c) 2004-2009

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