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Theodora Bryennissa

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Theodora, called Treannah, at 12th Night, 2016 Photo by Cateline La Broderesse
Information
Resides: Barony of Settmour Swamp
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
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Argent, a tassel and a chief engrailed azure, a bordure sable
Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Pelican Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent CourtBarony Order of the Bronze Tower Award of Arms Sovereign's Cypher Consort's Cypher
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Full Name & Pronunciation

Magistrissa Theodora Bryennissa, called Treannah

Ma-yi-STREE-sah Thee-uh-DAW-ruh bry-En-NEE-sah, called Tray-AH-nah.

Introduction

I am Theodora Bryennissa, called Treannah (formerly known as Treannah Theodora Brennanoif), a herald, wordsmith, event steward, and administrator from the Barony of Settmour Swamp. My pronouns are she/her.

Persona

Born in 699 in Cherson at the tip of the Crimean Peninsula on the Black Sea (part of Byzantine Taurica), her mother died at her birth and her father, a scribe for the Khazar Tudun, did his best to raise his only child. He taught her to read and write, as well as arithmatic. Her name was chosen in reverence for Empress Theodora who did much to see to the rights of women while she reigned, her nickname is a reference to her mother, Annah.

When Theodora was 13 years old her father got sick. A slow, mysterious illness that didn't seem to have a cure. Eventually, knowing that he did not have much time left, her father arranged a marriage for her to the only son of a wealthy family with extensive trade routes. He was their only child, and was only 5 years older than Theodora. After her father's death, her life changed greatly - she traveled as much as she could with the family's caravans, avoiding her drunkard husband and learning the business. With her connections to the Khazar Tudun, her sharp mind and education, she was soon increasing the business's profits and the more her in-laws seemed to adore her, the more her husband seemed to despise her. Fortunately Justinian I and Theodora had made it possible for women to both divorce their husbands and own property, and so this is what she did - earning both half of the trade caravan business and her freedom to live as a wealthy woman on her own.

These days, she owns a home in Cherson, but can also frequently be found traveling with her caravan along the far east trade routes. She can sometimes be found in the company of Baron Wulfgaar Silfrahaar

Offices & Positions

  • Terpsichore Herald (Kingdom Southern Region Deputy), October 2014 - Present
  • Deputy Vox Regis - Tindal and Alberic - August 2020 - December 2020
  • Vox Regis Herald - Wilhelm and Vienna - September 2018 - April 2019
  • Deputy Shepherd's Crook Herald (Deputy Kingdom Clerk of Precedence), June 2017 - April 2019
  • Dextrochere Herald (Brigantia's Emergency Deputy / Kingdom Special Projects Deputy), August 2011 - October 2014
  • Vox Regis Herald - Gregor IV and Kiena II - April 2013 - October 2013
  • Deputy Vox Regis - Gregor III and Kiena I - October 2011 - April 2012
  • Royal Liaison - Lucan VIII and Jana V - April 2011 - October 2011
  • Assistant to the Chief of Staff - Lucan VII and Jana IV, September 2006 - April 2007

Event Staff

  • Event Steward - Day of Martial Champions, Settmour - July 2021
  • Herald's Point Admin - Pennsic - August 2017
  • Event Steward - Mudthaw - March 2017
  • Herald's Point Admin - Pennsic - August 2016
  • Assistant Event Steward - Mudthaw - March 2016
  • Gate Administrator - East Kingdom Rapier Academy - March 2016
  • Gate Administrator - Mudthaw - March 2015
  • Reservations Clerk and Gate Administrator - Coronation of Brennan & Caoilfhionn - April 2014
  • Herald's Point Admin - Pennsic - August 2013
  • Herald's Point Admin - Pennsic - August 2012
  • Minister of Information - Known World Heralds and Scribes Symposium - June 2012
  • Event Steward, Duchy Von Drachenklaue Yule - December 2011
  • Event Steward, Duchy Von Drachenklaue University - 2011

Projects/Papers/Classes

  • Created embroidered favors for Honig II - August 2021
  • Taught "It's not Just about being Loud" at virtual KWHSS - July 2021
  • Created 1/2 dozen Order of Courtesy gloves - April/May 2021
  • Created 1 dozen painted peg-dolls for East Kingdom Toy Box - July 2020
  • Created Consort's favors for Vienna - September 2018 - April 2019
  • Facilitated Heraldic Round Table Discussion - Noisemakers - April 2015
  • Facilitated Heraldic Round Table Discussion - East Kingdom 12th Night - January 2015
  • Taught "Court Heraldry 101", Recorded for East Kingdom Herald University - Southern Region Scribes and Heralds Symposium - January 2014
  • Worked with Steffan ap Kennydd to gather information for and post in EKWiki a number of the Customs Articles - 2014
  • Taught "Warm up Your Shimmy" - Birka - January 2014
  • Researched and provided period bath salts as gifts for the Queen's Tea for Jana V - Pennsic - August 2011
  • Created and painted wooden coin tokens for Jana IV - September 2006 - April 2007

Awards

  • Order of the Pelican - Tindal & Alberic - May 23, 2021
  • Queen's Cypher - Vienna - April 6, 2019
  • Clothier to the Crown - Wilhelm and Vienna - September 29, 2018
  • Order of the Bronze Tower (Service, Settmour Swamp) - Erec and Jehannine - March 28, 2015
  • Order of the Silver Crescent - Edward III and Thyra II - January 17, 2015
  • King's Cypher - Gregor IV - October 5, 2013
  • Queen's Honor of Distinction - Avelina I - June 23, 2012
  • Baroness of the Court with Grant of Arms - Lucan VIII and Jana V - August 8, 2011
  • Award of Arms - Lucan VII and Jana IV - March 24, 2007

Interests

  • Court heralding
  • Word-smithing for scrolls
  • Embroidery
  • Creating garb
  • Cooking for my Clan
  • Middle Eastern Dance
  • Middle Eastern Drumming
  • Sharing knowledge
  • Organizing everything with in an inch of its life

More Information

For Awards

Baron Wulfgaar Silfrahaar, MKA: Thomas Berger

Ethereal awards - yes