Angelica Borders joined the SCA in 1982 in the then shire of Kapellenburg. Then she was a Chinese warrior/merchant with the name of Hsiao Tyanshi Li. In 1993 the name “Amathullah Luciano” passed and thus the Dona was born.
Amathullah is the daughter of an African potter and a Greek ambassador.When she was 10 she was sent to the ambassador’s brother in Spain to escape a tribal uprising. There she added his last name of "Luciano". At the age of 23 she meet the warrior Juan Martin de Amarat and they married and settled in Alhama, Amathullah making pottery while Juan continued to serve in the Sultan’s army.
The two of them had two sons Cristobal and Miguel. Juan was killed in the Sultan’s battles to keep Granada from the Europeans so Amathullah raised her boys alone until they too went to fight for the Sultan.
Miguel got injured in battle so now remains at home to help with the pottery shop. He is the one that Arabic male buyers see when they do business with the shop since males do not do business with females, though it is Amathullah who set the prices and makes the pottery.
Cristobal returned from war with a young wife and a son of his own. Illness took the young wife from them and now Amathullah helps him raise the little boy, Cristobal Junior. "CJ" is her new pride and joy though he will probably be the death of her.
The following device associated with this name was registered in March of 2014 (via Atlantia): Sable, a gauntlet fesswise sustaining a torch palewise Or enflamed argent.
The following badge associated with this name was registered in November of 2016 (via Atlantia): (Fieldless) A spider gules.
Awards and Achievements
Flame of the Phoenix
Grant of Arms