Aurelio circa 2019
Lord Aurelio Vitrisoni (Formerly Harkin of the Moorlands) joined the SCA in 2012 in Aethelmearc. He moved to the Midrealm in 2015, and came to Atlantia at the onset of the Great Modern Plague in 2020. His primary interests are Italian rapier, period lapidary, brewing, and historical science.
His personal SCA website can be found here.
16th century Venetian. Son of a glassmaking family, sent to a fencing academy to keep him out of trouble. This has largely not worked at all.
Offices & Positions
Barony of Cynnaber
- Baronial Rapier Champion
- June 2016 - June 2017
Shire of Roxbury Mill
- Deputy Webminister
- October 2020 - Present
- Deputy Seneschal
- July 2021 - Present
- Rapier Marshal (Expired, reauthorization in progress)
Awards and Achievements
|Award of the Elephant's Heart||Barony of Cynnabar||12/12/2015|
|Award of Arms||03/05/2015|
|Baronial Rapier Champion||Barony of Cynnabar||05/09/2016|
|Order of the Cavendish Knot||AoA Fencing Award||02/25/2017|
|Award of the Dragon's Tooth||Excellence of an Individual in Melee||08/08/2017|
|Company of the Defenders of the Tower||Baronial Champion's Order||10/15/2017|
|Award of the Dragon's Teeth - Pentamere||Excellence of a Unit in Melee||08/08/2017|
Aurelio discovered Rapier in the spring of 2015 and was immediately enamored of the art. It remains his primary interest in the SCA, where he practices historical Italian-tradition fencing in both classic Rapier and Cut 'N Thrust. While in the Midrealm, he was a cadet to Maestra Anna Reimer von Wolfenbuttel, but ended that formal relationship when he left the Mid.
Predominantly, he studies Nicoletto Giganti in classic Rapier and Achille Marozzo in Cut 'N' Thrust. While Sword and Dagger or Sidesword alone are his preferred forms, the Ex-Spear-iment offers new options that he is excited to try.
Aurelio's primary A&S interest is in the form of historical lapidary, or the cutting, shaping, and polishing of stones. This was born out of his modern interest in the same, and he seeks to further his historical understanding of how gemstones were obtained, shaped, faceted, and polished. Included in this is the associated minerology and mysticism that surrounded historical gemstones. Currently his focus is on building a body of research and reference materials while he hones his technique on modern equipment. Eventually, he plans to recreate historical lapidary equipment and create faceted precious stones entirely by hand.
Aurelio has taken on a fair number of basic sewing projects in the form of Viking square hoods, T-tunics and pants both for himself and for others. He stretched himself in the form of a set of paned trunkhose and matching jerkin, as well as a leather jerkin for courts. He has dabbled in embroidery, making belt favors displaying his and his partner's arms, and detailing on other garments. Aurelio has had a moderate interest in inkle weaving, producing several belts, bands, and lengths of trim. He has also made a number of simple leather goods and woodworking projects such as tentpoles for pavilion tents.