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Baroness Fortune Sancte Keyne, currently the Chatelaine of the Shire of Quintavia An Älterdame of House Strangewayes
As of October 2015 I am a protege to Master Dorio of the Oaks, Baron Stonemarche.
A Venetian courtesan with a Welsh name.
The daughter of an Italian noblewoman and a Welsh fabric merchant, raised in Venice with her mother's family when her parents passed away when she was young. Having a noblewoman's education and skills, but not quite the position due to her father's dealing in trade. Not suited for the cloistered life of the nunnery, Fortune found the best position for her was as one of Venice's famous courtesans.
As a cortigiana onesti, or honest courtesan, she hosts fabulous parties and holds salons for artists, poets, and politicians. Lady Fortune is widowed, probably, it has been some time since we've seen what's-his-name. He lived on the mainland anyway. She also spends much of her time educating others, and mentoring other young ladies who might follow the courtesan path.
Offices & Positions
Chatelaine of Quintavia, July 2011 - present
Head Retainer (Central Region) - TRM Ioannes & Honig
Award of Arms- Coronation of Andreas IV and Gabrielle II - April 2009 (as Fortune St Tysilio)
Companion of the Furison - Harper's Retreat 2012
Keeper of the Light of Quintavia - Shire Yule 2012
Queen's Award of Esteem - Black Rose Ball 2015
Order of the Silver Brooch - Black Rose Ball 2016
Order of the Burdened Tyger - K&Q Equestrian 2016
Company of the Pennon - Gulf Wars 2017
Queen's Cypher - Queen Anna - Spring Coronation 2017
Court Barony - Panteria 2017
Order of the Silver Crescent - GNEW 2017
Seamstress to the Baronessa of Stonemarche (Maria Pagani)
Seamstress to their Majesties Edward and Marguerite
Seamstress to their Majesties Edward II and Thyra
- Autocrat Schola of Love 2017
- Autocrat Quintavia Yule 2016
- Autocrat Spring Coronation 2016 - 667 attendees!
- Autocrat Quintavia Yule 2015
- Autocrat for Simply Allegorical: A Masque in Venice November 15, 2014
- Co-Autocrat Stonemarche Baronial Birthday 2011
Contrada Ferrari Captain for Palio di Stonemarche for the last three Palio games (Two outta three victories ain't bad!)
Projects & Publications
April 2015 I started a blog: http://fortunefavorsfabric.blogspot.com/
Website with my class notes: http://sites.google.com/site/fortunesnotes/ Classes:
Quick and Dirty Viking Garb
The Pilgrim Bag
Late Period Venetian Women's Garb
Period Italian Drawers (new for Pennsic 2015)
Keep Thee From a Nunnery (new for Pennsic 2016)
History of Kissing (new for Pennsic 2017)