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The Fairly Honourable Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo

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Photograph: Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo
Pronounced Ciana (Shi-ah-nah, diminutive of Luciana) Scolari (Sko-lah-ree) di Polcenigo (Pohl-chen-ee-goh)

14c  Northern Italian. Ciana is the daughter of the Scolari famila from Polcenigo, a little town north of La Bella Venezia. When the family fell on hard times while her parents were far from Italy Ciana married a chronically absent Venetian naval officer, bought a small villa in Venice, and became a courtesan. Due to parents with enlightened ideas about women, Ciana has been well educated to better care for the family palazzo and lands, with periodic semesters studying at the medical school in Salerno.

She hosts political and philosophical salons as well as small entertainments and soirees, hosts fundraisers for the aid of women and children, and enjoys spending time with her patrons and champions. She gleefully supports her patrons and champions on the field, sometimes joining them on the field, having fun throwing an axe, or picking up a bow.

Ciana enjoys kitchen and medicinal gardening, kitchen crafts (such as soapmaking, cheeses, breads, subtleties), creating grand feasts, brewing and distilling, sewing and embroidery. She is just getting into the illumination arts, learning to play the mandolin, and starting to fight heavy again after 10 years out of armour. She absolutely adores dancing and is always seeking an enthusiastic partner!

Ciana finds Kingdom and Shire business, hosting events, stewarding feasts, and welcoming newcomers to be very fulfilling.

Courses that you can find her teaching can be found on her site, but cover Newcomer Intros, basic to advanced period and peri-oid cookery, sexual subjects in history, topics related to women, and historical medical practices.

As Ciana goes visiting quite often, she updates her Northshield event attendance here.

.。:♥∞♡ As a Courtesan, Ciana seeks a Champion that will fight in Crown for her, and otherwise help support her SCA activities. Exchange of service to be negotiated with the potential Patron's desires. She heads up Northshields' chapter of the Knowne World Courtesans, and you can find them at the Companions of the Stellar Hart group on Facebook (non-FB website forthcoming). 
 You can find her time traveling to 16c Venice occasionally, and 1ad Roman for the Bacchanal once a year.

A Few of Her favourite Things:

.・♡゜For gifting, please consider your own made-with-love homemade canned items, spice mixes, teas, mead/wine, heirloom seeds for 14c pre-Columbian edible plants/herbs/spices 
  • books
  • white trunk-up elephants
  • cobalt or phthalo blue, ultramarine, silver
  • lapis lazuli, star sapphires, sapphires, black opals, blue topaz, cream pearls (lab created!)
  • deep bass drumming
  • Flowers: creamy carnations, artichokes, dandelions and other wildflowers
  • Fruits: grapes, berries, olives, apricots, pears, Serrano lemons
  • Veggies: carrots, beets, artichokes, garlic, parsnips, asparagus
  • Plants & Herbs: basil, mints, rosemary, foxglove, carnations, fennel, burdock 
  • mead, cordials, whiskey, eau de vie, grappa, herbed and/or fruited waters & teas
  • very occasional sweets and chocolate because...
  • prefers savoury and umami snacks like nuts, hummus, relishes, pickles, olives, and..... cheeeeeese!
  • that murmur of a big group of well-contented feast-eaters
  • heavy fighting - ohhh melee how I love you
  • dancing!
Allergies (she carries epi):
  • anaphylactic latex
  • n/v, rash & anaphylaxis alpha-gal reaction to pork


Please send award updates/corrections to the Clerk of Precedence: cop@northshield.org .

Current/Previous Offices:

Office Officer for Group Start Date End Date In Office
Branch Chatelaine Shire of Darkstone 10/1/2021 Active 33 months
Armored Marshal of the Field in Training Kingdom of Northshield 8/30/2022 Active 23 months
Branch Seneschal Shire of Darkstone 1/21/2019 10/1/2021 33 months
Minister of Waivers Kingdom of Northshield 5/1/2022 4/3/2024 23 months

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Authorization Card Expiration Date: 12/16/2026


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