Christoforo Antonio Passavanti
|Order of Precedence|
Sable, a quadrant Or.
Don Christoforo Antonio Passavanti, WSA #55
- Rapier Marshal, Gate's Edge. February 2007 - January 2009.
- Rapier Combat
- Creating award insignia
Timeline of Activity:
1995]: Along with Llywelyn Gruffydd, Christoforo enter all eight events at the Shadowlands
Roundtable Tourney (Heavy list, light list, dancing, heraldry, bardic, archery, A&S, and
1995]: Christoforo wins Queen's Champion, held in Bordermarch, excelling in a field that
included 65 fencers.
March 1996: Galen Eadwin Kirchenbauer and Rebekah Kleinspielerin acknowledge
Christoforo's excellence in rapier by inviting him to join the Order of the White Scarf.
October 1996]: Christoforo helps organize the Dance Competition to be held at Squires &
Cadets Invitational X.
Sept 2000]: Assisted with Stargate Baronial, running a youth Rapier tournament and serving
as a runner to the effusive thanks of the Event Steward, Lady Isabeau Quiquandon.
2000]: Assisted with decor for Stargate Yule, creating new banners for the Barony of each
and every prior Baron & Baroness's personal arms.
2001]: Participated in the revelry at Rogues and Rapiers, winning twenty bouts.
July 2001: Attended Kingdom Dance, hosted by the Canton of Westgate.
January 2002]: Queen's Champion - was in the final three, having reached that point
undefeated. He met Don Thorlan O'Shea in the finals, and gracefully gave up his one fight
advantage, that they might meet on equal footing, in what was described as a beautiful and
selfless gesture. There would be only one fight, to one point. Don Thorlan O'Shea defeated
Christoforo, and became Britta's Champion.
September 2002: Christoforo wins the day to become the new Rapier Champion of Stargate.
2005]: As current Royal Huntsman, Christoforo organized the next Huntsman shoot, held in
Bordermarch, in conjuction with their championships.
2005]: Christoforo received acknowledgement from the event steward for his assistance with
January 2006]: Christoforo writes words of praise on the Kingdom email list about the valor
and skill of his opponants in the King's Archer tournament.
July 2006: Christoforo receives an invitation to join the Order of the Arc D'Or.
2007] - Don Christoforo beats out a field of forty combattants, and wins the priviledge of
being Queen's Champion for Ebegardis.
Fall 2007: Don Christoforo sweeps the field to become the first Defender of Elfsea for the
Daire notes in a [http://lists.ansteorra.org/pipermail/ansteorra-ansteorra.org/2009-
February/064132.html memorial post] that Christoforo quite nearly became their archery
champion, as well, and "never once failed to show himself as an example of what a champion
October 2007]: Served as a judge in the Loch A&S competition.
2008 : Don Christoforo, as a Companion to the Order of the Arc D'Or, stands as part of a
group that challenges archers not yet members of the Order to attend Squires and Cadets, on
2008]: Christoforo announces a silent auction to be held at Coronation, to benefit the Gulf
Wars Ansteorran Rose Tournament.
February 2009]: Ansteorra mourns the loss of a bright star.
page=lifestory&pid=123747802 His mundane obituary can be found here.]
2009]: During a discussion of the 30th anniversary of the White Scarves, Tessa mentions how
much she is missing Christoforo on this particular day.
2009]: The Thirtieth Year White Scarf celebration occurs, and a memorial tournament in Don
Christoforo's honor is held. Master Robin provides the details that this celebration of
rapier was won by Piet, in a final bout against Stephen Crowley. A memorial gathering is
also organized for this day, as well as a display of items crafted by Christoforo, including
award insignia, clothing, armor and weapons.
November 2010]: During a discussion about the bracers worn by the Arc D'Or, Iaen Mor
mentions that the bracer he wears was passed down to him by Don Christoforo.
Populace Provided Information:
=Frederick von Dresen
(My parents are Patrick Michael and Julia. Our family ran in the same circles and this is
how I know him.) When I was a young teenager, I expressed an interest in learning guitar. I
only had a small child's guitar which was barely holding together and had poor intonation.
It sufficed as a means to learn. We were at an event and Christoforo presented me with one
of his guitars. This guitar was leaps and bounds better than what I had. I used it to hone
my skills and have now been playing guitar for over 20 years. To this day, I still use the
guitar on recordings. It is the one guitar that I refuse to sell as it means so much to me
for the reason that it was there when I was first learning and, most of all, because a kind
man invested in a boy's future in music.
Don Christoforo played in the area of Gate's Edge and Stargate for many years. He was so
beloved by so many people. He served our shire as our Rapier Marshal and was ever a
supporter of our group. A senseless accident on the way home from his mundane work took this
incredible friend and wonderful gentleman from us, leaving his young wife and child behind.
We miss you Christoforo. Know that we loved you and thank you for being our friend.
I remember it was probably the first Central region academy of the rapier. Don Tivar was
giving his class with The Machine to gauge how hard a sword thrust is. It was my turn and I
made this awkward (to me) lunge and Christoforo just said "Beautiful!" And made no comments
about anyone else's movements. I remember being a huge admirer of him from afar. Seeing Miya
and Christoforo at any event assured me that it'd be a grand day. <3 I miss him.
Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:
- Queen's Champion to Julia IV
- Royal Huntsman to Ulstead II & Cateau II
- Royal Huntsman to Mahdi II & Valeria II
- Queen's Champion to Ebergardis I
- Queen's Blade of Honor to Ebegardis II
- 2005 Archery Champion, Gate's Edge
- 2007 Rapier & Overall Champion, Gate's Edge
- 2007 Rapier Champion, Elfsea
- Husband to Mea Passavanti
- Prior Cadet to Sigmund the Wingfooted
- Cadet: [Stephen Crowley]]
- Vadet: Carluccio di Baia