Doroga Voronin

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Doroga Voronin
Resides: Canton of the Towers, Barony of Carolingia
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Golden Rapier Companion of the Order of the Maunche Companion of the Order of the Silver Brooch Companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier Companion of the Order of the Silver Wheel Award of Arms Order of the Daystar
Fencing Marshal Herald


Don Doroga Voronin is an avid fencer and member of the Handsome Boys. He is a voice herald who also studies Norse runes and mythology. His primary obsession is the study and research of La Verdadera Destreza, a 16th century Spanish fencing style.

Household / Affiliations


Doroga was born in Russia in the mid 1500’s to a family of traveling performers. While still young he headed out on his own to travel the world. He made his way performing across northern Europe, France and Spain all the while studying those cultures along with what fighting arts they had to offer. It was while on this path that he became fascinated with fencing. He eventually arrived in Italy to study with none other than the world renowned and some might say notorious fencing master Scaramouche. It was while studying with his master that he was approached by Dionisio da Desio, another of the master’s students, with an invitation to audition for their local gang. After a brutal household beating and more trauma than anyone should be expected to endure he was accepted into the ranks of the Handsome Boys and now lives, fights, drinks, and adventures with this group of rogues.


Offices & Positions

  • Baronial Herald for Carolingia (2018-Present)
  • Deputy Troubadour Herald (2015-Present)
  • Queen’s Champion of Arts & Sciences, East Kingdom (2018-2019)
  • Pennsic 46 and 47 Rapier Single Champions Team
  • Rapier Marshall at Large (2015-Present)
  • Pennsic University Instructor 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Arts and Science Participation

  • Martial A&S Show and Tell - 10/11/20
  • Laurel Challenge - A&S Martial Challenge 4/18/20 - Entered La Verdadera Destreza Against the Alfanje (see video of presentation in Projects and Publications)
  • Competition staff for Queen and Crown's A&S Championship 2/29/20
  • Hosted By the Book Tournament at Carolingia Falling Leaves 9/14/19
  • Judge for Pennsic 48 Arts and Sciences War Point 2019
  • Judge for Don Christoffel's Art of Combat Challenge, St. Eligius 2018 and 2019
  • Judge for St. Eligius Arts and Sciences Competition 2019
  • Laurel's Prize Tourney 2017 - Research Challenge - Entered La Verdadera Destreza Research Paper
  • King and Queens A&S Championship 2016 - Display (La Verdadera Destreza fencing research)
  • St. Eligius A&S Competition 2015 - Winner of Honorable Mention for Period Fencing Demonstration

Classes Taught and Notables

  • Taught "Introduction to the Spanish Fencing Art of La Verdadera Destreza" - 6/12/20 for EK MAOS online classes (link to class in Projects and Publications)
  • Hosted Martial Arts Arts & Sciences Panel Discussion - Pennsic 47
  • Taught "La Verdadera Destreza: Researching Spanish Fencing" - Pennsic 46 and 48
  • Taught "Destreza Spanish Fencing Circle Use and Footwork" - Pennsic 45 and 47
  • Hosted "La Verdadera Destreza Meet and Greet" - Pennsic 45 and 48
  • Taught "Introduction to Traditional Filipino Martial Arts and their relation to SCA Combat" - Pennsic 44
  • Herald for Countess Marguerite Ingen Lachlainn, Ladies of the Rose Tournament, 2014 - Winner of the Ladies of the Rose Heraldic Award.
  • Winner of Novice Rapier Tournament - Pennsic 42

Projects and Publications

Event Staff

  • Arisia SCA Demonstration Master of Ceremonies 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Oktoberfest SCA Demonstration Master of Ceremonies 2015, 2016

In Case of Court

Please contact Elena Hylton, Non-traditional scrolls are welcome (objects/etc), online awards are welcome. Pronouns are he/him/his. 16th century Spanish or Russian pieces would be related closely to my persona.