Iriniia Mieszkowna

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Iriniia Mieszkowna Profile 1.jpg
Bhakail Yule Revel XL Sock Exchange (2018)
Resides: Shire of Barren Sands
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Award of Arms
Minister of Arts and Science


Lady Iriniia Mieszkowna (Eye-reen-nee-uh, Mee-ehs-kohv-nuh), "Mieszko's Daughter”, officially came home to the SCA in April of 2017. Answers to "Rinii", "Raini", and "Sparrow", but also to "Hey You!". Former Feral SCA Child, Water Bearer, Retainer, Scribe, Apprentice, Bard, General Helper with All the Things, Crossbow wielder, Walking Pell.


Roughly 10th century, Polish. Daughter of down-on-his-luck far traveling Merchant/Tinker turned Mercenary; opted to stay in Ireland with a young man who bought a piece of jewelry from her father and shyly presented it to her moments after. Now travels happily by his side, involving herself in everything she can get her hands on. (see Runi inn Irski)

Offices & Positions

  • Minister of Arts & Sciences Barren Sands, 2018 to current
  • Deputy Minister of Arts & Sciences Caer Adamant, late 2018 to current
  • Deputy Minister of Arts & Sciences Bhakail, April 2019 to current
  • Bardic Champion Bhakail, 2019

Select Awards

  • Award of Arms, June 2018
  • Flame of Bhakail, a Service token, for service to Tavern "At the Sign of the Stag and Sparrow", awarded at Champions and Commons, August 2018
  • Flame of Bhakail, a Service token, for Calligraphy and Illumination, also awarded at Champions and Commons, August 2018

Event Staff

  • Kitchen Staff and Server, Shire Wars : October 2017
  • Kitchen Staff, String Thyng : January 2018
  • Head Cook, Tavern (under the name Eirani inn Sporr) : January 2018, At the Sign of the Stag and Sparrow
    • Presented with a Spoon by the Baron and Baroness, promptly dubbed “Battle”
  • Kitchen Staff, Scribal Schola : April 2018
  • Head Cook, Hunter's Picnic : May 2018
  • Server for Bhakail Yule Revel XL : December, 2018
  • Accidental Kitchen Staff : January 2019, At the Sign of the Cat and Dragon
  • Deputy Autocrat for Fimbulwinter : March 2019
  • Event Coordinator for Spring Crown : May 2019

Projects and Current Doings

  • Currently in training to be a combat archer. Uses a crossbow. Very excited about it.
  • Currently in training to join in the fun of heavy list. Whacking people with sticks is cathartic!
  • Under the tutelage and mentorship of Lady Shoshana Gryffyth for the arts of Calligraphy and Illumination.
  • Under the tutelage and mentorship of Master Muin maqq Minain for the arts of metalsmithing.
    • Apprenticed to Master Muin as of January, 2019.
  • Sings moderately well and is excited to dink out a few songs on multiple instruments, even though she can't read music or play any instruments past by ear. Has absolutely no rhythm and is disappointed by it; adopted by the Dark Bards and has been gleefully wreaking havoc on unsuspecting passerby since.


  • Painting and Illumination
  • Metalsmithing
  • Armoring
  • Jewelry
  • Researching
  • Singing
  • Musical Instruments (plays the flute, and is slowly learning cello, violin, and harp)
  • Twiddling with flavors and spices
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Calligraphy
  • Garment Construction
  • Inkle Weaving
  • Turning found objects into useful things
  • Embroidery (although she has little patience for it)




Personal Imagery

Sparrows hold special meaning for Iriniia. For her, they symbolize adaptability, curiosity, productivity, creativity, joy in the simple things of life, and are fiercely protective of their flocks. They are also vindictive little buggers, and this delights her. Her colors are midnight blue, black, and silvery gray. Her scribal signature is a small, rotund black sparrow.

In Case of Court

Please notify Lady Iriniia's spouse, Lord Runi inn Irski; he is excellent at keeping secrets and will make sure she is present and presentable to the Crown and their Representatives. If possible, please also notify Lady Shoshana Gryffyth or Baroness Mari Clock van Hoorne, close friends of Iriniia, and much better at making sure she is presentable than Lord Runi. Master Muin maqq Minain should be consulted and notified of any court appearances as well.

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