Lord Lorenzo Gorla
Azure, a fess bretessed argent between six covered cups Or.
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Don Lorenzo Gorla is a resident of the Barony of Settmour Swamp. He is a member of the Tadcaster Militia, and serves the house as the official Scapegoat. He takes delight in unarmored combat (with rapier, longsword, and sidesword), and studies historical combat. His other studies include the history and legality of dueling, and the culture of swordsmen in the 16th century. He's been known to take time out to dance, and, if cornered, write poetry.
Lorenzo is currently an apprentice to Mistress Alys Mackyntoich.
Running a demo? Lorenzo is available for all your demo needs. Has sword; will travel.
Lorenzo is a native of Venice. His family made their fortune with the Vento-Papal alliance during the War of the League of Cambri. By the time Lorenzo was an adult, however, the family's fortunes were squandered.
Lorenzo moved to London in 1570, expecting to earn a fortune teaching the Italian languages, dance, and other courtly arts. He began to earn a living teaching swordsmanship and eventually opened a school of defense. After a meeting with a number of armed representatives of the "The Company of Maisters of the Science of Defence of the City of London," Lorenzo paid the appropriate dues and joined their organization.
Offices & Positions
Currently the Southern Region Rapier Marshal
Deputy Chatelaine: Shire of Iron Bog/ Barony of Iron Bog
Deputy Rapier Marshal: Shire of Iron Bog/ Barony of Iron Bog
Deputy Chronicler: Shire of Iron Bog/ Barony of Iron Bog
Rapier Marshal: Barony of Iron Bog
Minister of Arts and Sciences: Barony of Iron Bog
Champion of Rapier for the Barony of Bhakail
Ladies Champion of Rapier for the Barony of Bhakail
Champion of Arts and Sciences for the Barony of Bhakail
Official Scapegoat: Tadcaster Militia. If something goes wrong, "Its all Lorenzo's fault."
Lorenzo has served as the Rapier Marshal In Charge for several Iron Bog events.
Projects & Publications
Lorenzo's blog: https://mikewgoodman.wordpress.com/