Magdalena Gdanska

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I'm holding an icon that I painted
Resides: Shire of Blak Rose
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Magdalena's Device.jpg
Per bend sinister gules and argent, an apothecary jar bendwise sinister and a cross bottony counterchanged
Award & Office Badges
Award of Arms Award of the Golden Lyre Companion of the Order of the Silver Brooch
Minister of Arts and Science


Pani Magdalena Gdanska, AoA


I am a 16th Polish woman born into the Szlatcha, Polish nobility. I inherited a county manor home outside of Krakow although my ancestors came from the area around Gdansk. I am a widow due to war. I follow in the tradition of St. Jadwiga and help the poor by offering a place to stay and food to eat, as long as they contribute to the work of the manor. I learned to write icons from an itinerant monk from Moscow. Teaching me was his payment for staying at the manor. You "write" icons because they tell a story like letters and words. I enjoy cooking and do most of the cooking at the manor. I like to read. I process the wool from the sheep raised on the manor too.I enjoy quite a few fiber activities. I can write and I dabble a bit in calligraphy and illumination. I saw the need for support of those with mental and emotional disorders and started a support group, "The Sanctuary of St. Dymphna."

Event Staff

  • Name of Position, Name of Event, mm/dd/eye
  • List in Chronological order, oldest to newest

Projects & Publications


I am currently researching shire documents for the times of my offices. I openly state that where times have asterisks, it is an approximate time frame. This is not meant to mislead others in any way. Please bear with me.

  • Shire Chatelaine *January 2006 - November 2006
  • Shire Seneschal *November 2006 - September 2011
  • Shire Chatelaine *September 2011 - January 2012
  • Shire MOAS *January 2012 - July 2015
  • Kingdom Accessibility Porter - *Jan 2015 - July 2015
  • Shire Seneschal *July 2019 to Mar 2020


  • Queen's Honor of Distinction, September 24, 2005
  • Award of Arms, Spring Southern Region War Practice, April 28, 2007
  • Silver Nautilus, (Atlantia), April 29, 2017
  • Order of Golden Lyre, Owlsherste English Country Twelfth Night, January 20, 2017
  • Order of the Silver Brooch, Shire Wars VIII, October 20, 2018