Caterina di Paulo
Pennsic Rose Tourney - Photo by Ursus
I'm Caterina di Paulo, also known as Puffin (or occasionally War Puffin), squired to Duke Christoph Krieger and part of House Honey Badger. I have a lot of interests and do a lot of things. I started with scribal - Calligraphy and Illumination are my jam, but don't ask me to make pigments. That's for people other than me. I know how it's done, I just hate it. I like to weave, and I'm learning more about that - I'm probably interested in anything you're interested in, if only to listen to people's enthusiasm. I'm an Armored Fighter as well, and that's where most of my focus and attention goes, but I also like to multitask. I'm also really into heralding Court, and that's a lot of fun for me. The thing that means the most to me is inclusivity - I love it when we're all having fun, and even if your fun isn't my fun that's really great - as long as everyone's having a good time and no one's getting hurt. Except for the occasional shot to an unarmored area, which happens from time to time after all, but purely accidental. If you want to come talk to me, come talk to me! I like meeting new people and I like knowing as many in my Kingdom and out as I can. Nothing is pie except pie - the more people there are to have fun together, the more fun can be had!
So technically, Caterina di Paulo is a late 15th century Venetian woman who is the daughter of a merchant and married to a member of the Varangian Guard (how scandalous!). In reality, you're as apt to find me in Celtic garb as anything, and I'm still trying to find what really fascinates me about history. So far I've managed to enjoy Celtic mythology and history, anything about warrior women, some Norse things, and anything to do with scrolls (particularly calligraphy) across all periods.
Offices & Positions
- Scrivener Royal (one of two) for the reign of Dietrich I and Thora I. I learned a lot, had a lot of fun, and it was a privilege to serve.
- Deputy Seneschal for Windmasters' Hill from June 2017-March 2018. Long enough to conduct the Baronial polling while our Seneschal was doing her internship in Prague, and happy to hand over the reigns again once she returned.
- Her Majesty's Armored Champion for the Reign of Cuan VIII and Signy II.
Projects & Publications
Caterina di Paulo You can find more about the classes I teach, the scrolls I've done, and some of my opinions on my Wordpress Site.
Per pale azure and vert, a puffin rising to sinister within a bordure embattled Or.
Awards and Achievements
|Award Date||Award Name||Event||Bestowed By|
|10/10/2015||Aware of the Fountain (Atlantia)||Chalice of the Sun God/Coronation||Christoph I and Adelhait I|
|11/14/2015||Award of the Eurus (Atlantia) (Windmasters' Hill)||Buckston Birthday Bash||Callistus and Adriana|
|5/7/2016||Companion of the Coral Branch (Atlantia)||Atlantian Spring Crown||Dietrich I and Thora I|
|11/12/2016||Companion of the Kitty Hawk (Atlantia) (Windmasters' Hill)||Buckston Birthday Bash||Callistus and Adriana|
|11/12/2016||Award of the Notus (Atlantia) (Windmasters' Hill)||Buckston Birthday Bash||Callistus and Adriana|
|2/25/2017||Companion of the Boreas (Atlantia) (Windmasters' Hill)||Tournament of Ymir and Baronial Investiture||Daemon and Typhaine|
|9/23/2017||Award of the Fountain (Atlantia)||Sacred Stone Baronial Birthday||Cuan VII and Signy I|
|5/5/2018||Award of the Silver Nautilus (Atlantia)||Spring Crown Tournament||Dietrich II and Una I|
|11/17/2018||Companion of the Boreas (Atlantia) (Windmasters' Hill)||Buckston Birthday Bash||Daemon and Typhaine|
|2/23/2019||Award of the Torteau (Atlantia) (Windmasters' Hill)||Ymir 44||Daemon and Typhaine|
|3/2/2019||Companion of the Pearl (Atlantia)||Kingdom Arts and Science Festival||Ragnarr V and Lynette II|
|8/31/2019||Companion of the Silver Osprey (Atlantia)||100th Monthly Cross-and-Lily Tournament||Christoph II and Adelhait II|
|9/28/2019||Court Baroness (Atlantia)||Border Skirmishes||Christoph II and Adelhait II|
|10/5/2019||King's Award of Excellence (Atlantia)||Fall Coronation||Christoph II and Adelhait II|
|10/5/2019||Award of the Undine (Atlantia)||Fall Coronation||Christoph II and Adelhait II|
|11/12/2019||Augmentation of Arms (Atlantia) (St. Aiden)||Fall Crown Tournament||Cuan VIII and Signy II|
|11/12/2019||Companion of St. Aiden (Atlantia) (St. Aiden)||Fall Crown Tournament||Cuan VIII and Signy II|