Valeria Cabrielli

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Valeria Cabrielli, receiving her Dolphin at Gyldenholt Unbelted 2016.
Resides: Gyldenholt
Status: Active
Awards: Visit the Caid Order of Precedence
Per bend gules and Or, two roses counterchanged argent and gules


Robbed at a tender age of that which is most valuable to a woman of virtue, and being further wronged by a father who drank away much her dowry, Valeria found herself unable to marry a man appropriate to her family's station. Her mother had died young, and her step mother was formal and distant. (Perhaps because she was constantly squeezing her father for each penny the household needed to survive.) At seventeen, she eloped secretly with a young soldier, Niccolo. Their love was true and sweet, but woefully short. He went aboard a ship to help the Venetians defend Cypress, and died in the fray. Valeria was a widow not yet twenty, but with the benefit of his commission money.

Having some funds now to secure herself, but uninterested in marrying again for love of her Niccolo, she left her family's home attempting to find some way to make a place for herself. Her brother, an educated man, who frequently attended the humanist salons of the era to discuss the new philosophy, had taught her to read. And so, armed with, if not a great world of knowledge, more ability than most women of her age and birth, she went to court. There the women were gossiping to one side, while the men played at the chess and gambled boldly at card games. Valeria, with the kind of confidence born of a desperate gamble, sat down in an empty chair at the men's card game, and placed an ante, to much shock and whispering among the ladies. And also to the smiling amusement of one senior cortigiana. So it was that Valeria received a mentor and began to learn a trade that would judge her for a different set of virtues.


Scribal Arts: Illuminator and calligrapher.

Fencing: Stregheria, a 42" rapier. Home practice: Gyldenholt.

Bardic arts: vocal and mandolin. Instrument: Magdalena is a post period bowl-back mandolin made in 1865.


Student of Diego Antonio de Palma

Apprenticed to Tetchubah of Greenlake

Dean of Il Castello di Cipolle. Insegnante of Fenix Ashdowne

Consort to Gabriello de Arexio

Household: Carampane di Cabrielli within The Sable Hart

Classes Taught

Class Materials Class Title Category Event
File:WatercolorClass.pdf Beginning Watercolor Category: Scribal Arts Event: Collegium 2017
File:WatercolorClass.pdf Botanical Watercolor Category: Scribal Arts Event: Scribal Playday 2016
File:ColorHandout.pdf Paint Mixing: Good Color Practice Category: Scribal Arts Event: Collegium Caidis 2016
File:LayoutClass.pdf Adapting Historical References into Scrolls Category: Scribal Arts Event: Collegium Caidis 2016

Projects & Publications


Image Preview Project Recipient Role Reference Year
WhiteScarfRollofArms.jpeg White Scarf Roll of Arms Order of the White Scarf of Caid Illuminator

Calligraphy by Thomas Brownwell

[Insignia][1] 2015
Talon-Crescent-Treaty-2015.gif Talon Crescent Treaty Kingdom of Artemisia Illuminator

Calligraphed by Thomas Brownwell

GyldenholtBanner.jpg Heraldic Banner for Barony of Gyldenholt Painter Gift to the populace by Giles and Giuseppe 2016


Image Preview Award Recipient Role Reference Year
Coronation summer 2016 54 correct.jpg Argent Blade Lorenzo di Vita Calligrapher and Illuminator Breviarium Strigoniense. 1523-1524 20v [2] 2016
Coronation summer 2016 54b.jpg Argent Blade

Detail: Order Badge

Lorenzo di Vita 2016
Coronation Summer 2017 30.jpg Argent Blade Rhydderch Derwen Calligrapher and Illuminator Marlianus Codex. 1488 by Ambrogio de Predis [3] 2017
DawidsCounty.jpg County Dawid Radzowycz Calligrapher and Illuminator Assorted Italian manuscripts. 16th c.] 2019
DawidsArms.jpg County

Detail: Heraldic Display

Dawid Radzowycz 2019
DawidsCap.jpg County

Detail: Drop Cap

Dawid Radzowycz 2019
RJH 2018 small.jpg [Order of] Defense Colwyn Stagghorn Illuminator.

Calligraphy by Master Thomas Brownwell

The Hours of Elizabeth the Queen. 1415-1897 [4] 2015
ColwynStagghornMoDDetail.jpg [Order of] Defense

Detail: Arms

Colwyn Stagghorn 2015
RJH 2024 small.jpg [Order of] Defense
Detail: Badge of The Household of Saint Valentine Badge
Colwyn Stagghorn 2015
Mallory1Small.jpg [Order of] Defense Michael Mallory Illuminator. Calligraphy by Master Thomas Brownwell Armorial plates from the Order of the Golden Fleece. 16th century. [5] 2015
DetailofMalloryMoD.jpg [Order of] Defense

Detail: Armorial Display

Michael Mallory 2015
DiegoMoDScroll.jpg [Order of] Defense Diego Antonio de Palma Illumination and Calligrapher Grand of Arms to Gregorio de Castro. Spanish, c. 1536 [6] 2017
John James Duelist2.JPG Duellist John James MacCrimmon Illuminator.

Calligraphy by Master Thomas Brownwell

‎ Duellist

Detail: Duellist Badge

John James MacCrimmon 2015
RussianScrollSmall.jpg Duellist Snorri Snarfari Bjornsson & Sviatoslava Akilina Vasil'evskaia zhena Nikolaeva Calligrapher and Illuminator Gospel Lectionary, Ornamented headpiece and initial letter "E," with the Resurrection of Christ, and the St. John the Baptist Preaching (John 1:6-9), Walters Manuscript W.535, fol. 9r. 1583-C. 1625[7] 20116
CaterinaHarpArgent.jpg Harp Argent Caterina di Cellini Illuminator and Calligrapher Gualenghi-d'Este Hours. Initial D: The Virgin and Child. c 1490. [8] 2018
LaurelScrollforMasterLotRamirez.jpeg Laurel

Detail: Portrait

Lot Ramirez Illuminator.

Calligraphy by Master Thomas Brownwell

Hours of Isabella d'Este. c 1490. 2015
PortraitofLotRamirez.jpg Laurel: Portrait of Lot Ramirez Lot Ramirez 2015
Coronation 12th Night 2019 1.jpg Lux Caidis Avenel Kellough
Coronation 12th Night 2019 1a.jpg Detail of Lux Caidis Avenel Kellough
LotRamirezLuxCaidis.jpg Lux Caidis Lot Ramirez Illuminator.

Calligraphy by Master Thomas Brownwell

Hours of Isabella d'Este. c 1490. 2016
LuxCaidisLuxRamirexDetail.jpg Detail of Lux Caidis: Arms Lot Ramirez 2016
Coronation 12th Night 2019 4.jpg Lux Caidis Thea Gabrielle Northernridge
Coronation 12th Night 2019 4a.jpg Detail of Lux Caidis Thea Gabrielle Northernridge
Coronation 12th Night 2019 4b.jpg Detail of Lux Caidis Thea Gabrielle Northernridge
WS SCROLL.png White Scarf Caitríona_Ghabhalfhada Illuminator.

Calligraphy by Master Thomas Brownwell

Coronation Summer 2017 21a.jpg White Scarf Diego Antonio de Palma Calligrapher and Illuminator 2017
Coronation Summer 2017 21.jpg White Scarf Diego Antonio de Palma 2017
Coronation Summer 2017 22.jpg White Scarf Mora Ottavia Spadera and Angus le Todde Mac Donnell Calligrapher and Illuminator 2017

Ongoing/In Progress

Project Recipient
Master of Defense Lot Ramirez
Harp Emma Rose de Harfleur
Lux Caidis Beorn of the Northern Seas
Laurel Beorn of the Northern Seas