Fortune Sancte Keyne
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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.
As of October 2017 I am an apprentice to Mistress Elizabeth Elenore Lovell.
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. 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
- Wardrobe Mistress - Brennan III and Caoilfhionn III
- 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 2014, 2015, 2016
- Games Mistress Palio di Stonemarche 2017
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)