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== Persona ==
 
== Persona ==
Phaedra's persona varies, mostly depending on whether she is fencing that day.  
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Phaedra's persona varies, mostly depending on temperatures and whether she is fencing that day.  
  
 
When not fighting, she is known for her elaborate portrayal of a Tang Dynasty (600-900 AD) Chinese courtesan.  
 
When not fighting, she is known for her elaborate portrayal of a Tang Dynasty (600-900 AD) Chinese courtesan.  
  
If it's a fighting or working day, she's most likely to be either 16th Century English (fencing garb), 15th Century English (cotehardies or a fancy Burgundian gown known as "Big and Purple"), or Imperial Roman (if it's especially hot).
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If it's a fighting or working day, she's most likely to be either 16th Century English (fencing garb), 15th Century French (cotehardies or a fancy Burgundian gown known as "Big and Purple"), or ancient Greek (if it's especially hot).
  
 
== Affiliations ==
 
== Affiliations ==
  
*Provost to [http://defence.midrealm.org/peer_new.php?input=10 Master Lucas Otto Gustav Oswald Stephen vom Schnecke (called Sir LOGOS)], KSCA, OP, OD, OL, Middle Kingdom
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*Provost to [https://peerage.midrealm.org/pelican/lucas_otto_gustav_oswald_stephen_vom_schnecke Master Lucas Otto Gustav Oswald Stephen vom Schnecke (called Sir LOGOS)], KSCA, OP, OD, OL, Middle Kingdom
 
*Captain of the [http://www.companyofsaintjude.com Company of Saint Jude]
 
*Captain of the [http://www.companyofsaintjude.com Company of Saint Jude]
 
*Non-melee member of the [[Carolingian Calivers|Carolingian Caliver Company]]
 
*Non-melee member of the [[Carolingian Calivers|Carolingian Caliver Company]]
 
*Member of Clan Faolach, [[Duchy Von Drachenklaue|Duchy Von Drachenklaue]]
 
*Member of Clan Faolach, [[Duchy Von Drachenklaue|Duchy Von Drachenklaue]]
 
*Member of the Knowne World Courtesan's Guild and the [[Company of the Sable Domino]]
 
*Member of the Knowne World Courtesan's Guild and the [[Company of the Sable Domino]]
*Owner of the Shiny Pants
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*Owner of The Shiny Pants
 
*Sandwich Fairy
 
*Sandwich Fairy
  
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*Award of Arms, Middle Kingdom, Festival of Maidens, 2007
 
*Award of Arms, Middle Kingdom, Festival of Maidens, 2007
 
 
*Companion of the Order of the Willow (embroidery), Middle Kingdom, 2008(?)
 
*Companion of the Order of the Willow (embroidery), Middle Kingdom, 2008(?)
 
 
*Holder of the Iron Ring of the Middle Kingdom (January 2010-April 2010)
 
*Holder of the Iron Ring of the Middle Kingdom (January 2010-April 2010)
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*Companion of the Order of the Silver Brooch, East Kingdom 50 Year Celebration, 2018
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*Companion of the Order of the Silver Wheel, East Kingdom Ethereal Court, July 2021
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*Companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier, 100 Minutes War, November 2022
  
*Companion of the Order of the Silver Brooch, East Kingdom 50 Year Celebration, 2018
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== Baronial Awards ==
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*Companion of the Order of the Daystar (service), September? 2021
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*Champion of Arts and Sciences, Barony of Carolingia, September 2022
  
 
== Offices & Positions ==
 
== Offices & Positions ==
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*Queen's Guard, Caoilfhionn III, 2018
 
*Queen's Guard, Caoilfhionn III, 2018
 
*Retainer, Ozurr I and Fortune I, 2018-2019
 
*Retainer, Ozurr I and Fortune I, 2018-2019
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*Retainer, Ryoukujin I and Indrakshi I, 2021-2022
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*Retainer, Mohammed I and Corotica I, 2022-
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*Retainer, Caoilfhionn IV and Brennan IV, 2022-
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*Deputy Royal Wardrobe Coordinator, Caoilfhionn IV and Brennan IV
  
 
== Event Staff ==
 
== Event Staff ==
*co-Autocrat, Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense (MKAoD), 2010(?)
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*Co-Autocrat, Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense (MKAoD), 2010(?)
 
*Class Co-ordinator, multiple events in the Middle Kingdom hosted by the Shire of Ravenslake
 
*Class Co-ordinator, multiple events in the Middle Kingdom hosted by the Shire of Ravenslake
*Fabris fencing and Chinese garb teacher at multiple events in the Middle Kingdom, Atlantia, Pennsic, and anywhere else she can get people to hold still and let her teach them stuff.
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*Shadow judge, East Kingdom A&S Championships, 2021
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*Fabris fencing and Chinese garb/hairpieces teacher at multiple events in the Middle Kingdom, Atlantia, Pennsic, and anywhere else she can get people to hold still and let her teach them stuff.
  
 
== Major Projects ==
 
== Major Projects ==
*Midrealm Bronze Ring Badge with Midlands Dragon embroidery -- My very first embroidery, made with chain stitch and a bit of satin stitch for Master Alexander de Seton; completed 2008?  
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*Midrealm Bronze Ring Badge with Midlands Dragon embroidery for a fighting tabard -- My very first embroidery, made with chain stitch and a bit of satin stitch for Master Alexander de Seton; completed 2008? It passed the armor punch test on its own even before I sewed it to the tabard.
  
 
*Lion of Ansteorra Badge embroidery -- My second ever embroidery project
 
*Lion of Ansteorra Badge embroidery -- My second ever embroidery project
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*[[Steve the Wig]]--Tang Dynasty style court wig with accompanying jewelry; completed for Pennsic 2017
 
*[[Steve the Wig]]--Tang Dynasty style court wig with accompanying jewelry; completed for Pennsic 2017
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*The Phoenix gown--Tang Dynasty style hanfu with accompanying jewelry; blue and red cotton; completed for Pennsic 2019, won Best in Early Period at Birka 2020: Mythology Garb Challenge
  
 
<gallery>
 
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File:Bronze Ring Dragon.jpg|Embroidered for a fencing tabard for Master Alexander de Seton of the Midrealm (It's still in use and in perfect condition, I'm told!)
 
File:Bronze Ring Dragon.jpg|Embroidered for a fencing tabard for Master Alexander de Seton of the Midrealm (It's still in use and in perfect condition, I'm told!)
File:Lion of Ansteorra.jpg|Embroidered for a gentleman knight whom I've long since lost contact with
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File:Lion of Ansteorra.jpg|Lion of Ansteorra badge embroidery
 
File:Big Red Dress of Doom.jpg|The Big Red Dress of Doom, my first Tang Dynasty garb
 
File:Big Red Dress of Doom.jpg|The Big Red Dress of Doom, my first Tang Dynasty garb
 
File:fencing doublet.jpg|Teaching fencing at a sword demo in Washington, DC, 2013
 
File:fencing doublet.jpg|Teaching fencing at a sword demo in Washington, DC, 2013
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File:Steve view 2.jpg|Steve the wig from the rear, plus golden phoenix pin, Pennsic 2017
 
File:Steve view 2.jpg|Steve the wig from the rear, plus golden phoenix pin, Pennsic 2017
 
File:Still in Atlantia.jpg|Sitting around at an Atlantian event, July 2016
 
File:Still in Atlantia.jpg|Sitting around at an Atlantian event, July 2016
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File:Phoenix gown 1.jpg|The Phoenix Gown, front, Birka 2020
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File:Phoenix gown 2.jpg|The Phoenix Gown, back, Birka 2020
 
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== In Case of Court ==
 
== In Case of Court ==
Advance warning that being called into court might be a thing would be GREATLY appreciated due to mild social anxiety.
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Phaedra de Vere pronounced Fay-dra de Veer (rhymes with "peer")
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Advance warning that being called into court might be a thing would be GREATLY appreciated due to mild social anxiety.
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Please notify [[Brennan mac Fearghus]] and [[Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaoláin]] of House VDK and [[Remy Delamontagne de Gascogne]]. They'll know who needs to be contacted.
  
I would absolutely love a scroll made by [[Camille des Jardins]] or [[Christiana Crane]], if they're able and willing. Please do not feel obligated to make any scrolls Chinese-themed! I adore European styles of calligraphy/illumination, too!
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I would absolutely love a scroll made by [[Camille des Jardins]], [[Christiana Crane]], or [[Audrye Beneyt]], if they're able and willing. Please do not feel obligated to make any scrolls Chinese-themed! I adore European styles of calligraphy/illumination, too! (I have a ridiculous love of SHINY and would love to earn one of the gilded book of hours type or Audrye's pearl-happy scrolls someday.)
  
I would be happy to receive an award via Ethereal Court during the current COVID quarantine.
 
  
 
[[Category:Courtesans]]
 
[[Category:Courtesans]]

Latest revision as of 14:28, 20 November 2022

Photo
Phaedra de Vere.jpg
Opening ceremonies, Pennsic 2017
Information
Resides: Barony of Carolingia
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
PhaedraArms.png
Vert a lily affrontee argent within a bordure or
Award & Office Badges
Mid willow.gif Companion of the Order of the Silver Brooch Companion of the Order of the Silver Wheel Companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier

Introduction

Lady Phaedra de Vere started playing in the SCA in the Shire of Ravenslake in the Middle Kingdom in 2006, then moved to Atlantia in 2011 and to the East Kingdom in 2017.

She adores teaching historical fencing (specifically Fabris) and can often be found near the rapier list with the Carolingian Calivers and Handsome Boys. She also makes portrait-inspired jewelry for her Etsy shop, The Gilded Thistle, which occasionally makes appearances at events as a merchant. She has a difficult time sitting still without working on something, so she's often found with embroidery, sewing, or some other craft in her hands.

Also known as "The Sandwich Fairy", she provides delicious sandwich lunches to many hungry souls and warms hands and hearts with hot drinks on cold days.

Persona

Phaedra's persona varies, mostly depending on temperatures and whether she is fencing that day.

When not fighting, she is known for her elaborate portrayal of a Tang Dynasty (600-900 AD) Chinese courtesan.

If it's a fighting or working day, she's most likely to be either 16th Century English (fencing garb), 15th Century French (cotehardies or a fancy Burgundian gown known as "Big and Purple"), or ancient Greek (if it's especially hot).

Affiliations

Awards and Honors

  • Award of Arms, Middle Kingdom, Festival of Maidens, 2007
  • Companion of the Order of the Willow (embroidery), Middle Kingdom, 2008(?)
  • Holder of the Iron Ring of the Middle Kingdom (January 2010-April 2010)
  • Companion of the Order of the Silver Brooch, East Kingdom 50 Year Celebration, 2018
  • Companion of the Order of the Silver Wheel, East Kingdom Ethereal Court, July 2021
  • Companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier, 100 Minutes War, November 2022

Baronial Awards

  • Companion of the Order of the Daystar (service), September? 2021
  • Champion of Arts and Sciences, Barony of Carolingia, September 2022

Offices & Positions

  • Chronicler, Shire of Ravenslake, MK, 2007-2008
  • Minister of Arts & Sciences, Shire of Ravenslake, MK, 2008-2010
  • Bocce Ball Champion, Shire of Ravenslake, MK, 2009
  • Retainer, Caoilfhionn III and Brennan III, 2017-2018
  • Queen's Guard, Caoilfhionn III, 2018
  • Retainer, Ozurr I and Fortune I, 2018-2019
  • Retainer, Ryoukujin I and Indrakshi I, 2021-2022
  • Retainer, Mohammed I and Corotica I, 2022-
  • Retainer, Caoilfhionn IV and Brennan IV, 2022-
  • Deputy Royal Wardrobe Coordinator, Caoilfhionn IV and Brennan IV

Event Staff

  • Co-Autocrat, Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense (MKAoD), 2010(?)
  • Class Co-ordinator, multiple events in the Middle Kingdom hosted by the Shire of Ravenslake
  • Shadow judge, East Kingdom A&S Championships, 2021
  • Fabris fencing and Chinese garb/hairpieces teacher at multiple events in the Middle Kingdom, Atlantia, Pennsic, and anywhere else she can get people to hold still and let her teach them stuff.

Major Projects

  • Midrealm Bronze Ring Badge with Midlands Dragon embroidery for a fighting tabard -- My very first embroidery, made with chain stitch and a bit of satin stitch for Master Alexander de Seton; completed 2008? It passed the armor punch test on its own even before I sewed it to the tabard.
  • Lion of Ansteorra Badge embroidery -- My second ever embroidery project
  • The Big Red Dress of Doom--Tang Dynasty hanfu with accompanying jewelry; red and black cotton with brocade; completed February 2010
  • Fencing Doublet--16th Century doublet, based on an extant doublet in Spain; grey cotton twill with black velvet stripes and linen mini-ruff; completed early 2010
  • Harry--Tang Dynasty style court wig with accompanying jewelry; completed April? 2011
  • Gertrude--Tang Dynasty style court wig with accompanying jewelry; completed February 2014
  • Big & Purple--Burgundian style gown c.1460s England; purple cotton velveteen, red silk dupioni, cream silk dupioni, cream fake fur; completed 2016-2017
  • Steve the Wig--Tang Dynasty style court wig with accompanying jewelry; completed for Pennsic 2017
  • The Phoenix gown--Tang Dynasty style hanfu with accompanying jewelry; blue and red cotton; completed for Pennsic 2019, won Best in Early Period at Birka 2020: Mythology Garb Challenge

More Information

Phaedra teaches Italian rapier whenever possible and is always happy to drill with people. Classes include:

  • Fabris 101: Stick Your Butt Out and Kill Someone
  • Fabris 102: Sword and Dagger

She is also happy to teach Chinese garb and hairstyling or answer questions for the curious.

Her A&S (and general project) blog can be found at Sartorial Dominance Displays.

In Case of Court

Phaedra de Vere pronounced Fay-dra de Veer (rhymes with "peer")

Advance warning that being called into court might be a thing would be GREATLY appreciated due to mild social anxiety. Please notify Brennan mac Fearghus and Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaoláin of House VDK and Remy Delamontagne de Gascogne. They'll know who needs to be contacted.

I would absolutely love a scroll made by Camille des Jardins, Christiana Crane, or Audrye Beneyt, if they're able and willing. Please do not feel obligated to make any scrolls Chinese-themed! I adore European styles of calligraphy/illumination, too! (I have a ridiculous love of SHINY and would love to earn one of the gilded book of hours type or Audrye's pearl-happy scrolls someday.)