Lady Colette Vitalis
Lady Colette Aug 2019 Pennsic
Colette is a free scholar within the rapier community that started in the Barony of Black Diamond in February 2014 under Master Aldemere’s instruction. She then moved to the Barony of Marinus later that year and became their rapier champion during her stay there. At the end of 2016, she moved to the Barony of Ponte Alto and became their rapier champion in February 2017. In August 2017, she joined the Order of the Sea Dragon at Pennsic War and moved to the Barony of Storvik.
At Ice Castles 2018, she became ensign and aide to Master Dominyk Wolferam. Colette then officially joined the The Dragoon Guards at Ymir 2018. At Pennsic War 2018, Master Dominyk, along with Master Brian de Moray and Master Aeron Harper, raised her to the rank of Free Scholar in the Academie d'Espee.
In September 2018, Colette, along with several of Dragoons, attended Rip Rap War II and proceeded to lay claim to Rip Rap Island. As insurance toward the claim, then-Unit Commander Lord Ffernfael Kymro offered Marinus then-Second in Command Lady Colette as their Rapier Champion for the coming year. Later that month, Colette moved back to the Barony of Ponte Alto.
In the Spring of 2019, Colette became the Knight Marshal for Ponte Alto martial combat. In the Summer of 2019, Colette took over running the Blacksword Tournament, joining the Atlantian Rapier Army Command Staff in an administrative role. The following ‘season’ for the Blacksword Tournament, which started after Pennsic in August, was on track to double the number of tournaments as the previous season before the Plague of 2020 cancelled half of the season. However, in February 2020, just before the Plague, Colette set up representatives from the Mid and South of the Kingdom (Lord Tiberius and Baron Lochlainn) to assist in organizing and collecting data for the Blacksword Tournaments in the future.
In the Lost Spring & Summer of 2020, Colette assumed command of the Dragoon Guards and, with her help of her XO Lord Jacques Gonse, decided to turn the focus of the house inward towards fostering their interns and building the house prowess back up to the top of the melee field. Also during this time, Colette began forming a group of Scholars and Free Scholars across the Kingdom so they could bond and plan for the future of the rapier community.
Atlantia OP Entry: Colette Vitalis
- Order of the Sea Dragon - AoA rapier
- Order of the Opal - AoA service
- Order of the Coral Branch - AoA A&S
- Shark's Tooth (x1) - rapier
- Both stole and lost Queen Ash at the same time during her reign at Pennsic 2019
- Former Rapier Champion of Marinus x2 and Ponte Alto
- Current Knight Marshal of Ponte Alto (2019- )
- Current Unit Commander of the Dragoon Guards
- Current Keeper of the Blacksword Tournament
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