Gieffrei de Toesni
Geoffrey presenting Kenric II and Avelina II with a gift of bronze coins for their reign.
Per fess vert and azure, two swallows counter-volant, volant, argent.
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Gieffrei de Toesni, known as Jeff the Moneyer, joined the SCA in 2012. He began the journey in Barony Beyond the Mountain, but moved to Bridge to be with his beloved Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina. He currently lives in the Whelk Republic.
He is one of the founding members of The Smoking Bridge Guild of Libation Brewers, and is known for his completely not-period heavy stout beer, codename "Chocolate Covered Bacon." Ironically, he's never made the same batch twice.
He is a self proclaimed Authenticity Nerd, and wouldn't set foot at his first event without even the proper footwear. This also includes his flat-wedge riveted chain heavy armor set. He fights with Freehold of the Riverkeep and fences with Clan SITH.
Gieffrei is a journeyman in the Interkingdom Moneyer's Guild, and is one of the few practicing the art of coinmaking in the East Kingdom, where they are used as tokens by royalty and others. (NOT money!) He brought the art to Calafia, where he taught a few members of the baronial metalworking guild. He also had Anna send him a box of supplies during his last deployment so he could keep busy during downtime. Dedication is defined as making coin bits in the spacious quarters aboard a fast-attack submarine.
At Birka 2019, the Royal East Kingdom Moneyers Guild was formed, led by Jeff.
Another passion is architecture and engineering, and Gieffrei is in the process of blueprinting a modern adaptation of a Norman motte and bailey, which will be his retirement project once he separates from the Navy.
Dominus Gieffrei de Toesni is a Norman of the late 11th Century. He is the curiously celebrated 4th son of a 4th son, and thereby has no land or inheritance. He left England to join his cousin Robert Guiscard's military household prior to their march on Dyrrakhion in 1081. After the victory over the Byzantine Empire, he was offered the hand of Baroness Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina as capitulation, which made him richer than the rest of his family by dowry upon his eventual return to England. ;)
Gieffrei, being of noble birth, is a well-learned man in the arts of metallurgy and architecture, but he can't understand a word his wife says when she gets mad, which makes their cross-cultural marriage work. An appeasement was made shortly after their marriage to build a new home using Anna's immense dowry, so Gieffrei is currently planning a larger manor house, complete with a turret that locks from the outside. For...storage...of...the baroness...'s dowry!
In Case of Court
Contact Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina, as Navy and SCA often don't mix.
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Chief Petty Officer Jeffery Perrone is an active duty member of the United States Navy, currently serving as Group 10 ANAV (Assistant Navigator), at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, Georgia.