Ivan Matfeevich Rezansky

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Ivan at Birka 2020.jpg
At Birka, 2020.
Resides: Canton of the Towers
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Vert, a bee proper winged between three octofoils Or.
Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the LaurelCompanion of the Order of the MauncheAward of ArmsOrder of the Daystar
SeneschalExchequerMinister of Arts and Science


Grasses and trees rustle gently on a breezy August afternoon. Sunlight glimmers off the river flowing through this scene. As the river approaches a populated area, farms begin to appear on either shore. The workmen in the fields stop in their labors to watch as a ship passes, its sails creaking in the wind. The Bright Dawn has returned from its voyage abroad. The year is 1050.

The owner and captain of the ship smiles at another successful journey. From humble beginnings as the son of a shipbuilder in the city of Ryazan', he had enlisted as a sailor for a Rus' trading firm, and had learned the rivers and trade routes from the Baltic to Byzantium, and the Dnieper to the Volga Rivers. With some luck and hard work, he rose in the ranks and became owner of the firm. He now lives in Kiev, where he has a modest estate and influential customers. His name, however, still honors his father and his city of birth: Ivan Matfeevich Rezansky.


Ivan lived for many years in the Kingdom of Northshield (and before that, the Principality of Northshield, in the Kingdom of the Middle). Starting in 2014 he lived in Atlantia, and moved to the East in 2018. He now lives in the Canton of the Towers, part of the Barony of Carolingia (Boston, MA).

Ivan was humbled to be admitted to the Order of the Laurel in 2010 by King Siegfried III and Queen Elizabeth I of Northshield. He was laureled in embroidery, but was also recognized for his skills in "divers arts". His interests include goldwork, lampworking, leather work, research, Russian history, Russian ecclesiastical history and iconography.

Some of the classes he has taught over the years include:


ba-YAH-reen ih-VAHN mat-FEY-itch rih-ZAHN-skee

Russian Spelling

Боярин Иван Матфеевич Резанский

Modern Secret Identity

John Beebe, Merrimac, MA

Offices & Positions

  • Exchequer, Canton of the Towers, Kingdom of the East, Mar 2023-(current)
  • Deputy Kingdom Clerk of Laws, Kingdom of the East, Aug 2021-(current)
  • Kingdom Social Media Officer, Kingdom of the East, 2019-2021
  • Seneschal, Canton of the Towers, Kingdom of the East, 2019-2021
  • Seneschal, Barony of Jararvellir, Kingdom of Northshield, 2008-2011
  • Exchequer, Warriors and Warlords, Kingdom of Northshield, 2005-2006
  • Minister of Arts and Sciences, Barony of Jararvellir, Kingdom of the Middle, 1995
  • Security, teaching and gate support at numerous events


  • 1995-07-08 Award of Arms (Midrealm)
  • 2003-07-12 Order of the Willow (Midrealm)
  • 2004-11-13 Order of Brigit's Flame (Northshield)
  • 2005-01-09 Order of Alastair's Lamp (Northshield, Barony of Jararvellir)
  • 2005-05-08 Order of the Golden Scales (Northshield, Barony of Jararvellir)
  • 2006-01-01 Order of the Pisces (Northshield, Barony of Jararvellir)
  • 2006-12-09 Award of the Cygnus (Northshield)
  • 2009-11-07 Vigil for Laurel (Northshield)
  • 2010-01-09 Order of the Laurel (Northshield)
  • 2021-09-11 Order of the Daystar (East, Barony of Carolingia)
  • 2021-12-04 Order of the Maunche (East)

In Case Of Court

Contact my wife, Lady Cwenthryth wine. I am open to being recognized in virtual court or in person.


My household is called House Apiary, or Дружина бортьника / Druzhina bortenika in Old Russian. The household badge is Or, a Glagolitic letter "buky" within a bordure sable, and features a charge of the letter "B" in the Glagolitic alphabet.

Current members:



More Information

Gallery of Some of my Artwork