Raziya bint Rusa
Taken at Rose Tourney, 2017
Next project is updating some heraldic art.
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Mistress Raziya bint Rusa currently lives within the Barony of Carolingia, in the Canton of Aschehyrst. She is a member of House Fairhaven of the Midrealm, headed by Count William of Fairhaven. Rose Donatary of Dutchess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaoláin. She was apprenticed to Mistress Alys Macintosh. She also is affiliated with the camping household of Sharc Pit, and can be found there at Pennsic.
Raziya is always happy to talk, teach, or geek about plants. Concerning Plants, she has or is currently researching: medicinal uses within SCA time period, gardening, medieval text resources, and plants within Persian culture. She teaches every year at Pennsic on varying topics and usually guides two days of the Weed Walk. She used to take court photographs at events, although is currently on a hiatus from that work. She started her career in the Midrealm as a heavy fighter, but gave it up due to a mundane injury. She has fond memories of heavy list, but does not plan on taking it back up due to current commitments.
Raziya bint Rusa was a name chosen because it could potentially be Mughal. Although at this point Raziya is leaving her persona ambiguous, due to a passion for multiple Middle-Eastern and Central Asian cultures. She usually dresses as a Persian Lady, but will also use Indian garb in hot weather. Raziya used to be known as Ho'elun and was a Mongol while in the Middle Kingdom.
Offices & Positions
- Kings Champion of Arts & Sciences, East Kingdom, 02/11/2017 to end on 02/10/2018
- Seneschal of Aschehyst, East Kingdom, 2014-term to end in 2018
- Chatelaine of Tirnewydd, Middle Kingdom, 2007-2008
Projects & Publications
- Arts & Sciences Research Paper #13: Persian Plants in Miniature: What are the Plants in Persian Illuminations?, East Kingdom Gazette, 09/30/2016
In Case of Court
Surprise is fine. I do not need scroll texts read out in court, if it would help court to run faster you may omit this. In case of second peerage, instead of having a representative from each peerage speak, feel free to ask the speakers if they support the candidate. I am happy to have the speaker's words in private, or summarized by the crown. I do not feel that I need a lot of time spent on me in court. Consult with Thomas of Effingham for best results.
Raziya's A&S work can be found online at On Plants.