Author Archives: Konstantia Kaloethina

About Konstantia Kaloethina

I belong to the Society for Creative Anachronism, and there, I'm known as Konstantia Kaloethina, an Eastern Roman (Byzantinian) woman of the sixth century from Constantinople. I am proteged to Master Gabriel andvaka Kjotvason, and apprenticed to Mistress Bess Darnley. I'm an American of Irish, German, Burgundian, and Norwegian descent. I share Harry Potter's birthdate (July 31st, 1983). I typically score as INTJ (Myers-Briggs), and as a confirmed Five with a Four wing "Iconoclast" (Enneagram) type, with strong scores in Musical, Visual/Spatial, and Intrapersonal on the Multiple Intelligences test.

Super-duper-humerals

One of the more puzzling things I’ve been researching have been superhumerals.  In the SCA, we have a tendency to make them out of fabric (because affordability), but I’ve now run into a second data point of what could be … Continue reading

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Omphaloskepsis: on asking questions and providing suggestions

It’s been kind of a crazy few weeks in SCA blog-land when it comes to arts and sciences and how we ask questions and do things and information transfer and how to act on social media.  Y’know, a light week … Continue reading

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Project Updates.

Things still to accomplish. Lined Skjoldehamn hood (Have cut out the wool and am working on getting it lined and assembled.  And finally.) Cutting out several Byzantine bone box blanks in preparation for turning into Byzantine box icons.  (It’s been. … Continue reading

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Update on Finished Projects

So, we’re five months in.  I’ve been able to stay mostly motivated to get projects done and off the list, though I’m definitely seeing some sticking points.  It is also hard as hell to create when you just don’t want … Continue reading

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KWHSS and yet another scroll diary.

  KWHSS was a blast.  I got to hang out with my brothers, the Four Horsemen of the College of Arms, picked up some scribal goodies (and yet, somehow managed to stay under budget), and learned a lot.  Plus, oh, … Continue reading

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Updates to the project list!

I’m preparing to go to KWHSS in the Debatable Lands (finally!  Another kingdom down for me!)  Valor was a lot of fun (and Camp Interkingdom Incident really was a blast to hang out with).  And, my class and workshop went … Continue reading

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Time for All Things to End

I am stepping down from my post as Baronial A&S champion this weekend (it was supposed to be earlier this year, but we ended up moving the event due to inclement weather) – so I had some time to finish … Continue reading

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Project updates!

Things still to accomplish. Lined Skjoldehamn hood (will definitely have to redo the centre panel.  Alas.  Am working on remeasuring, cutting out, and sewing the entire thing up.  Almost there.) Cutting out several Byzantine bone box blanks in preparation for … Continue reading

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De Ceremoniis

So, I sucked it up and decided that I could be poor a couple of weeks.  And so I purchased Byzantina Australiensia’s new translation of De Ceremoniis so I could start building Byzantine ceremonies and researching things from the primary (or close … Continue reading

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Upcoming Classes

I’m tinkering with classes for an upcoming event.  If you’re going to be in Calontir over Memorial Day weekend, I’d love to see you at Valor! I’ll be hosting a scriptorium (just a time for scribes to hang out and … Continue reading

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