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Icelandic Viking, with occasional forays into Italian Renaissance and Elizabethan when he’s fencing..or riding..or shooting things…
Ulrich is the son of a 10th century Dane and German nobleman. Born around 930 AD, he was brought up to be a warrior with additional skills in leadership, tactics and armoring.
Late 1500s Elizabethan/Tudor, time and culture traveling will probably happen (wink). Lady-in-Waiting in the court of Elizabeth I. Occasionally referred to as The Tyrant…I have NO idea WHY…
Euriol is the daughter of one of the ladies in waiting to Elizabeth de Burgh (Queen Consort to Robert the Bruce). Much to her mother’s chagrin, Euriol often sneaked into the kitchen to help with the cooking, but she was educated enough to appreciate the fine art of embroidery. As a young woman she enjoyed travelling with the court (and still would often sneak into the kitchens to learn what she could from the Master cooks she met in her travels). She was wedded for a while, and from this union she gave birth to two sons Ian and Stefanus. She is very proud as a mother as she witnesses her two sons growing into fine men. Her eldest son, Ian, often sneaks his way into the kitchens with or without her.
Kateryna’s grandfather was an installed English nobleman, whose daughter had the audacity to marry a Welshman for love. He bought a modest farm and home called ty Isaf and set his daughter and her husband up as landowners away from his English castle. They died while Kateryna was a very young woman and she inherited ty Isaf. Because she occasionally harbored boarders, Kateryna first saw the world through the eyes of her traveling friends. She met and married an Englishman, Lord Gregory, with whom she has a great and abiding affection. Together they have a beautiful and miraculous daughter Helen.
Paul Po Silvertop the Rogue Tarlton: the illegitimate son of Richard Tarlton. Elizabethan actor, jester, troubadour and London Master of Defense, Richard Tarlton takes his place in theatrical history as creator of the stage fool; his performance in this role is thought to have influenced Shakespeare’s creation of the character Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Tartlton himself is said to have been the model for the court jester Yorick, described in Hamlet. Richard’s popularity and genius were undisputed—not only was he a well-known actor but also Queen Elizabeth I’s favorite jester, the only one able to undumpish her when she was out of humour and the only one allowed to tell her of her faults. In 1583, Richard Tarlton became a leading comic actor of the Queen’s Men and groom of her Majesty’s chamber. His plays, which were praised by contemporaries, are all lost, but several volumes of Elizabethan humor are still extant and attributed to him. Richard Tarlton appears on the lists of the London Masters of Defence, meaning he was a fully accredited master and teacher of several styles of rapier combat.) Po (the result of a tryst between Tarlton and a London barmaid) studied both swordplay and theatre first under his father Richard, and then later under additional members of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Additional interests (writing, singing and wenching) were later added to his repertoire during several lengthy tours through Europe as a member of various small traveling thespian companies. During one of these lengthy tours Po acquired a small sea-going vessel The Muses Call as well as privateers Letters of Marque from Their Majesties.
Juliana comes from a middle-class merchant family that specializes in the sale and export of fine wool goods. She lives with her family in their modest estate out in the countryside, and enjoys going to London to see and be seen in the courts.
My family had been Nomads for quite some time, fleeing from the Christian genocide against witches. The courts seized or imprisoned our kind in the witch’s prisons. They think we are evil because of our mystic energy, and others want to keep us as slaves. We roam Europe in search of a place to call our own. We are peaceful people and do not mean any harm to anyone.
Cormacc is son of Gilla Brigde mac Cullen and Soiban of Thomond. Born into the same clan as Ard Ri Brian Boru, Cormacc is the third generation to serve in Brian’s army. His Grandfather Cullen mac Finn being one of Brian’s original followers. He sees battling Northman (Vikings) as his own personal crusade to remove the heathens from Ireland. After the battle of Clontarf (1014 A.D.,) and more importantly Ard Ri Brian’s death, Cormacc left Ireland in search of a king worth serving.
I have been fascinated by Henry V and the Battle of Agincourt and the surrounding circumstances.