Mariette de Bretagne

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Mariette at Vigil
Resides: The Lantern Wastes of the East
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Quarterly azure and sable, a butterfly between five mullets one, two, and two argent.
Award & Office Badges
Award of Arms Companion of the Order of the Silver Brooch Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent Companion of the Order of the Maunche Consort's Cypher Sovereign's Cypher CourtBarony Companion of the Order of the Pelican
Exchequer Minister of Arts and Science


Maistresse Mariette de Bretagne. I found the SCA when I stumbled into a fight practice on the quad at Rutgers many moons ago. I've been lurking about the Shire of Rusted Woodlands more or less ever since, even though I presently reside in the wilds of central Pennsylvania.


Mariette is a 14th century Frenchwoman, though she frequently dresses up in the saris brought back from India for her by her merchant father (or Japanese when she's presenting her art, or Viking if it's Birka... really, it's anyone's guess what you'll find me in.)



Offices & Positions

  • Exchequer, Shire of Rusted Woodlands: July 2011 to June 2014 (give or take)
  • Southern Region Deputy Tyger Clerk of the Signet: April 2017-January 2020
  • Special Deputy MoAS for A&S Education: May 2019-present
  • Deputy Chief of Staff to Queen Margarita: July 2019-August 2020
  • Special Projects Deputy Tyger Clerk of the Signet: January 2020-February 2021
  • Chief of Staff to Ryouko'jin and Indrakshi: November 2021-October 2022

Event Staff

  • Pennsic University volunteer, Pennsic War (2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2011-14)
  • kitchen staff, 100 Minutes War (2001)
  • Head troll, 100 Minutes War (2011-2013, 2019)
  • Head troll, King's and Queen's Champion of Arms (May 2013)
  • Head troll, EK Novice tourney (July 2014)
  • troll staff, 100 Minutes War (2014-2019, 2021)
  • event staff, EK Novice Day (July 2016 & 2017)
  • A&S Coordinator, EK Novice Day (July 2018 & 2019)


Projects & Publications

Policy/Admin projects

  • Creation of Rusted Woodlands financial policy, Spring 2012
  • Creation of East Kingdom Scribal Survey & Report, Spring-Summer 2017
  • Revision of Sample Wording Handbook for Signet's office, Summer-Fall 2018
  • Deputy coordinator for the Private Fundraiser for Tindal and Alberic, Spring 2020
  • Coordinator of the Private Fundraiser for Ioannes II and Honig II, Summer-Fall 2021
  • Coordinator of MoAS East Kingdom Pride Project "We've Always Been Here: Queer History through the Ages," Spring 2022 [1]

Creative projects

  • Ramirez Garb Workshop (creation of knighting garb for the elevation of Ryouko'jin of the Iron Skies), Spring-Summer 2017
  • 2018 EK Scribal Calendar artist (Japanese page), Fall 2017 [2]
  • Kakemono: A Japanese Hanging Scroll with Original Poetry, A&S Competition entry, February 2018 [3]
  • Ellesbeth's Pelican Garb (creation of elevation garb for Ellesbeth Donofrey), summer 2018
  • Calligraphy in Context: Varying Script Styles from Japan's Medieval Period, A&S Competition entry, March 2019 [4]
    -finalist, K&Q A&S Championship 2019
    -Pennsic A&S Warpoint team, 2019
  • Grumpy Pelican Garb Workshop (creation of elevation garb for Konner MacPherson), Summer 2019


  • Creating Personal Mythologies: A Case for Personalized Award Documents in the SCA (included in the proceedings for KWHSS 2018) [5]
  • EK Pride Project posts:
    -"We really have always been here" [6]
    -"Maddalena Campiglia" [7]
    -"Persecution as Proof" [8]
    -"Katherina Hetzeldorfer" [9]
    -"A Word on Erasure" [10]

Classes taught

  • Medieval French Verse, Pennsic University, Pennsic War 2013
  • Scribal Wordsmithing, Summer's End Schola, September 2014
  • Wordsmithing Basics, Eisental Scribal and Fiber Day, August 2017
  • Ways with Words: Intermediate/Advanced Wordsmithing
    -Known World Arts & Sciences Symposium, March 2018
    -Known World Heralds & Scribes Symposium, June 2018
    -Pennsic University, Pennsic 47, August 2018
  • You, too, can haiku: An Introduction to Japanese Syllabic Verse
    -Known World Arts & Sciences Symposium, March 2018
    -Pennsic University, Pennsic 47, August 2018
    -Pennsic University, Pennsic 48, August 2019
  • Show What You Know: An Introduction to A&S Documentation
    -Novice Day, July 2019
    -Pennsic University, Pennsic 48, August 2019
    -East Kingdom 12th Night, January 2020
    -Dancing Fox, February 2020
    -Ethereal A&S class, November 2020 [11]
    -Pennsic University, Pennsic 49, August 2022
  • Anatomy of a Hanging Scroll, East Goes East (ethereal event), February 2022

Preferred Titles, Pronunciation, and Pronouns

Maistresse Mariette, if you're feeling formal, but please feel free to just call me Mariette (but NOT Marietta; the last syllable in my name should sound like get or let. )

I use she/her/hers pronouns.

More Information

As a scribe, I aim to create award documents that the recipient's persona may have actually encountered in their period, tailoring wording specifically to them as much as possible. Because of this approach, I have done Viking rune tablets, Japanese hanging scrolls, and various European styles.

A selection of some of my scrolls can be found at

In Case of Court

Please contact Harun al-Njam al-Shirazi and Kasumi no Tanaka, they will know my schedule best.

Should a peerage ever be a consideration, a writ would be greatly appreciated.