The Order of the Pelican in the Kingdom of Lochac

Constanzia Moralez y de Zamora

(Rachel Vess)


Duena Constanzia was laurelled at Midwinter in Rowany in AS XXXII (05/07/1997) and was pelicanned at Rowany Festival ASXXXV (14/04/2001)

Mistress Constanzia enjoying the sunday festivities of the St Florian Baronial Investiture
Mistress Constanzia enjoying the sunday festivities of the St Florian Baronial Investiture

I was born in Zamora in the Kingdom of Castile to a reasonably wealthy family in the early C16th.  I maintain a reasonably sized household which involves sending servants out each day to shop for food for it is illegal to hoard. My husband, who is English, constantly complains of this and does not understand why this law is in place.  He often tells people that I spend my time spending his money.  The cheek of the man!  It is necessary to visit the tradesmen each day, even if it is to buy the most trivial things.  I often tell my husband, that if we ever live in his country, we shall follow his customs.  While he is here, we shall follow mine.  My husband also takes me out into the city on occasion, as it is not proper to go out alone.  And, for all his complaining, he does spoil me with gifts of fabric and other tokens. I am a very fortunate woman. 

Constanzia is also a member of the Order of the Rose.

Constanzia has had a wealth of SCA experience from performing a wide range of officer roles, serving as founding Baroness of St Florian de la Riviere with Gabriel de Beaumont, and serving as Crown of Lochac.  She has run events, headed teams to make wardrobes for the Crown, Peers or Barons and Baronesses for special occasions.  Constanzia is happy to mentor and provide support to a wide range of people who are interested in making the SCA a better place. 

Constanzia was laureled in Choral Direction however has had quite a bit of experience in costuming and is able to provide support and advice for a range of periods.  (Male and female - though she is much more experienced with later period).  She can also embroider, paint, and provide ideas and support on how to make various items for heraldic display and has dabbled in soapstone carving. (Three dimensional items are a little beyond her capacity...) Her leather work is pedestrian and all attempts at woodwork so far have ended up with Constanzia being sent off to make tea. <sigh>  

She is also able to teach classes on a range of service areas and administration. 

Availability to teach

Constanzia can sometimes be a bit time poor however will travel to regions with Gabriel to do "stuff days" if he's going there to do a fighting training session. She is also happy to write up instructions or show people how to do things over the internet if that is useful. Constanzia is a bit of an introverted home body so any chance she can run a workshop from her house or from someone's house is possibly a little more comfortable than a hall. But she will go where there is a need - but she packs her husband

Current Students:

Huguette de la St Germain (apprentice/protege) - St Florian de la Riviere
Helen Hartshorn (apprentice/protege) - Aneala
Catalina de la Sol (protege/apprentice) - Ildhafn
Heilwich Gheerts (apprentice/protege) - Mordenvale
Domhnall na Moicheirghe (protege) - Stormhold

Formerly Lochac students who've run away from home
Lucia Littlefaire (apprentice)- currently living in Kingdom of Drachenvald
Raphael du Noir (protege) - currently living in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc

Past Students who've moved on:

Master Michael of Waterford OL - Choral Direction and Composition
Mistress Felice d'Avignon OL 
Master Varndel Lynchea OP

Current Interests:

Early C16th Spain. Costuming, Heraldic Display, Calligraphy and Illumination, Music, Making the SCA a more vibrant and fun place to be.


Mistress Constanzia's device
Gules, a cross of Santiago, on a chief argent three crescents sable.


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Current Group:

St Florian de la Riviere


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