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Some of the details of Mora's childhood in Venice, and subsequent events, are recorded in the tale of [[The Young Girl and the Inn]].
 
Some of the details of Mora's childhood in Venice, and subsequent events, are recorded in the tale of [[The Young Girl and the Inn]].
  
== Background ==
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Mora has resided in the Shire of [[Isles]] since she found the SCA in 1999, when starting at the University in Santa Barbara.  She immediately took up the rapier, learned to manufacture [[garb]] for large swaths of the Isles rapier community, became Shire Exchequer within a year, and comprehensively immersed herself in the Dream while pursuing a degree in Physics.  Meanwhile, she fell in love with and married [[Angus le Todde Mac Donnell]] and sealed her fate as a lifetime member of the Society at his side.  Todde and Mora became fixtures of the Shire of Isles, and compulsive volunteering brought them both recognition in the Order of the Crescent at the 2007 King's Hunt.   
 
Mora has resided in the Shire of [[Isles]] since she found the SCA in 1999, when starting at the University in Santa Barbara.  She immediately took up the rapier, learned to manufacture [[garb]] for large swaths of the Isles rapier community, became Shire Exchequer within a year, and comprehensively immersed herself in the Dream while pursuing a degree in Physics.  Meanwhile, she fell in love with and married [[Angus le Todde Mac Donnell]] and sealed her fate as a lifetime member of the Society at his side.  Todde and Mora became fixtures of the Shire of Isles, and compulsive volunteering brought them both recognition in the Order of the Crescent at the 2007 King's Hunt.   
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Mora is a serial dabbler when it comes to the Arts and Sciences.  Her Fifty-Year Challenge is to acquire the rudiments of fifty different arts.  Her most continuous interests have been in rapier (she is a companion of the Duellist of Caid and the Vanguard of Honor, and is presently Queen's Champion to her Majesty A'isha), [[garb]] construction, and persona play, with a good bit of dancing and bardic arts thrown in for good measure.  She is passionate about period ambiance, persona development, and the mental and 'meta' aspects of playing and participating in the Dream. Her largest A&S project yet is the creation and upbringing of offspring in the society.
 
Mora is a serial dabbler when it comes to the Arts and Sciences.  Her Fifty-Year Challenge is to acquire the rudiments of fifty different arts.  Her most continuous interests have been in rapier (she is a companion of the Duellist of Caid and the Vanguard of Honor, and is presently Queen's Champion to her Majesty A'isha), [[garb]] construction, and persona play, with a good bit of dancing and bardic arts thrown in for good measure.  She is passionate about period ambiance, persona development, and the mental and 'meta' aspects of playing and participating in the Dream. Her largest A&S project yet is the creation and upbringing of offspring in the society.
  
She has not yet found a good reason to leave the temperate and sunny Isles, but with Todde and others, operates a small trading venture company, [[Calix Inundans]], which travels often to do business with gentles far beyond the borders of their Shire.
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She has not yet found a good reason to leave the temperate and sunny Isles, but with Todde and others, operates a small trading venture company, [[Calix Inundans]], which travels often to do business with gentles far beyond the borders of their Shire. -->
  
 
== Offices & Positions ==
 
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*Registered Personal Badge: (Fieldless) An artichoke Or.
 
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== 50-year Challenge ==
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The rudiments of fifty different arts, enough so I can explain the principles to a newcomer and teach a basic class given time to prepare.
 
The rudiments of fifty different arts, enough so I can explain the principles to a newcomer and teach a basic class given time to prepare.
 
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# Smocked embroidery - [Class taught, smocked apron construction]
 
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# Poultry slaughter and cleaning - [chickens and turkeys]
 
# Poultry slaughter and cleaning - [chickens and turkeys]
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[[Category:White Scarves]]
 
[[Category:White Scarves]]
 
[[Category:+ Populace M]]
 
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Latest revision as of 12:43, 21 May 2018

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Mora
Information
Resides: Isles
Status: Active
Awards: Visit the Caid Order of Precedence
Heraldry
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Quarterly gules and purpure, a gyno-sphinx couchant contourny within a bordure rayonny Or

The Honorable Lady Mora Ottavia Spadera has an identity which is a cross between cavalier and courtesan. She resides in the sunny Shire of Isles, and can generally be found at events on the rapier field or, formerly, carousing at the Inn of the Crimson Spade as one of its most dedicated patrons. On the field at Potrero War 2014, Mora was admitted to the Order of the White Scarf of Caid.

Persona

Mora was born and raised in Venezia, the eighth daughter of a former courtesan and her prosperous merchant husband. Rather than continuing to follow in her mother's footsteps, Mora did some traveling, and met Angus le Todde Mac Donnell while in Flanders. After deciding to wed, Todde and Mora have embroiled themselves in a variety of small business ventures, some of which take them regularly to Caid. They founded a merchant company, Calix Inundans with some other businessfolk, and can often be found doing business with the White Star while loitering at the Inn of the Crimson Spade.

Some of the details of Mora's childhood in Venice, and subsequent events, are recorded in the tale of The Young Girl and the Inn.


Offices & Positions

  • Exchequer, Isles, 2000 to 2003
  • Seneschal, Isles, 2003 to 2007
  • Queen's Champion, Rapier, to A'isha bint Shamir, 2013
  • Bard of Isles, 2017-2018

Classes Taught

Original Bardic Pieces

Miscellany

  • Registered Personal Badge: (Fieldless) An artichoke Or.