Ysabel da Costa

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Ysabel at GNEW 2022.jpg
courtesy of Sage Élan De Janvier
Resides: Carolingia
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Ysabel Arms med.jpg
Six escallops inverted or, two, two, and two
Award & Office Badges
Award of Arms Companion of the Order of the Maunche Companion of the Order of the Laurel

Order of the Moon Order of the Daystar
Kingdom A&S Champion Chronicler


Ysabel has been active since 2013 in the Barony of Carolingia. She pursues recreational research on early instruments, music, embroidery, dyeing, and other sundry topics, as documented on her web site, Ysabel's Notebook. Ysabel plays viola da gamba, lute, Renaissance guitar, and other period instruments. She also enjoys dancing, sewing, cooking, and learning about all the fascinating things other people have done and studied.


Ysabel da Costa was born at the turn of the 16th century to a Portuguese Converso family of traders and merchants. After marrying in her late teens, she left Portugal with her husband to flee the pressures of the Inquisition. Like her famous counterpart Dona Gracia Mendes Nasi, Ysabel has sojourned in many cities: Lisbon, Bayonne, Ferrara, and most recently Constantinople. Her husband David is frequently absent on long sea voyages and is seldom seen with Ysabel at events. They have one daughter, Rebecca.

Lilavati Datta is a 16th-century Hindu woman of a merchant community living in Satgaon (Saptagram) in the Hooghly district in the Sultanate of Bengal. She was given in marriage as a second wife to a Portuguese trader called David; they have a grown son, named Ramesh. Since her husband rarely visits, and Lila has no mother-in-law or senior co-wife living with her, she enjoys considerable autonomy as the mistress of her household.

Offices & Positions

  • Captain, Waytes of Carolingia, 7/2018 - present
  • Secretary, Barony of Carolingia, 1/2019 - 6/2021
  • Instigator, Trumpet and Kettledrum Corps of Carolingia, 9/2019 - 2022
  • Gold Key (loaner garb officer), Barony of Carolingia, 12/2021 - 4/2023
  • Consort's Champion of Arts & Sciences, East Kingdom, 3/2022 - 3/2023
  • Principal of the Order of the Daystar, Barony of Carolingia, 10/2023 - present
  • Chronicler, Barony of Carolingia, 1/2024 - present

Event Staff

  • Deputy Autocrat, Otter's Welcome (Carolingia), 5/2023

Projects & Publications

Classes available

More Information

  • Member of the A&S War Point Team, Pennsic 49 (2022); winning entrant in the non-Laurel division

In Case of Court