Maryna at Shire Wars 2018
Per saltire azure and argent, a domestic cat passant sable and a bordure purpure.
(Fieldless) A domestic cat couchant sable maintaining a sprig of bilberry proper.
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Lady Maryna Borowska (mka Blueberry (yes, really)) is a new player as of May 2018. She resides in the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust in the Barony of Bhakail and has been invited to join the Black Boot Company.
No persona. The name Maryna is late-period Polish - interests lie generally in Germanic and Slavic regions and taste runs to the late end (13th-16th centuries). Don't let the Viking garb confuse you too much.
Pani Borówka (the Polish word for "blueberry") is a culturally appropriate nickname/cant.
Just about everything!
- Scribal Arts (calligraphy, painting, illumination, wordsmithing)
- Heraldry (voice, silent, book)
- Embroidery - Apprentice in the Keepers of Athena's Thimble
- Archery (target) - currently a Marshal-in-Training
- Ranked Archer as of September 2019
- Thrown Weapons - warranted Marshal as of August 2019
- Service (particularly event/logistics based)
In the future:
- Brewing (mead)
- Music (vocal)
- Jewelry (chain mail, beading)
Offices & Event Staff
- Ivy Pursuivant, Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust - 09/2018-present
- Minister of Arts and Sciences, Barony of Bhakail - 04/2019-present
- Merchant Coordinator, Bhakail Champions and Commons - 08/26/2018
- Head Cook, At the Sign of the Cat and Dragon (Bhakail Tavern Event) - 01/26/2019
- Meeting Space Coordinator, Spring Crown Tournament - 05/04/2019
- Deputy Autocrat, Hunter’s Picnic - 05/25/2019
- Co-Autocrat, Bhakail Champions and Commons - 06/23/2019
- Deputy Autocrat, Bhakail Yule XLI and Baronial Investiture - 12/14/2019
- for Baron Bhakail Rowen Cloteworthy - 09/2018-12/2018
- for TRM Wilhelm and Vienna - 10/2018–03/2019
- for TRH Margarita and TRM Ozurr and Fortune - SRWC, 06/2019
- List, EK Novice Day (Gunnar Alfson Memorial Novice Heavy Weapon Tournament) - 07/21/2018
- Baronial Court, Bhakail Yule Revel XL - 12/08/2018
- Royal Court, Mudthaw - 03/30/2019
- Baronial Court, Bhakail Champions and Commons - 06/23/2019
- Archery Marshal-in-Training as of 02/19 under the tutelage of Mari Clock van Hoorne
- Thrown Weapons Marshal as of 08/19
Awards and Honors
- Laurel’s Choice, EK Novice Day A&S Display/Competition 07/21/2018
- Flame of Bhakail, Baronial token for service (awarded multiple times for scribing and event staffing)
- Award of Arms, Mudthaw 03/30/2019 from TRM Wilhelm & Vienna
- Order of the Harlequin, Bhakail Champions and Commons 06/23/2019
In Case of Court
Surprises are strongly preferred. My partner does not play. Contact Iriniia Mieszkowna if you wish to ensure my friends or partner will be present.
I do not wear or use leather or other forms of animal skin.
Please use vegetable paper for scrolls and vegan/synthetic leather alternatives for garb or accessories. This is somewhat flexible if the skin can be determined to be ethically sourced (humanely treated and all parts used of the animal) but is a strong general preference. (Wool or other animal products that leave the animal alive are fine.)
I also have a sensory aversion to unfinished or "raw" wood.
Food: I do not eat beef. I am also very sensitive to many spices. In general, vegetarian or poultry-based options are preferred.
Drink: The sweeter the better!