Maria Helena la Gitana de Castile

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Registered Name: Not Registered
Resides: In Memory
Status: Fallen Star
Joined SCA: 1988
Order of Precedence
Gitana de Castile


Her Excellency, Mistress Maria Helena la Gitana de Castile, OP, Baroness of the Court of Ansteorra

Previously Known As:

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Motto: Character is what you do when no one is watching.


  • Regional Offices Held
    • Northern Regional Exchequer
  • Kingdom Offices Held
    • Kingdom Exchequer, Kingdom of Ansteorra

Persona History:

Maria Helena Perez was the headstrong daughter of 10th Century nobles in the County of Castile, Kingdom of Leon. Not content with boring castle life, she would often sneak down to the encampments of mercenary Visigoths hired by her father. The… ladies… in camp taught her how to drink, dance and gamble. They also gave her the nickname Gitana.

Like any good Catholic girl rebelling against an arranged marriage, she met a handsome young warrior and left with him to seek her fortune. She never returned to Castile and never again used her family name.

Out in the world, Gitana discovered she had a special talent for bookkeeping and finance. She accumulated a comfortable fortune bookkeeping for merchants, noble households, wealthy rulers and one small kingdom.


Costuming, sewing, list mistressing, bardic circles, working gate for local groups and her household.

Timeline of Activity:

1988-2018 with time off for various health issues and one really BIG tornado.

Prior Groups:

Populace Provided Information:

Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:

  • Autocratted various events for the Barony of Wiesenfeuer, the Northern Region and House Wolfstar.
  • Creator and many time coordinating autocrat of the Northern Region Tribute to Ansteorra fundraiser event.

Non-Armigerous Awards and Recognitions:

  • Mooneschadowe Queen of Grace and Wisdom, 1991
  • White Wolf, House Wolfstar, 2019


Mundane Information:

Connie Jones was retired from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. She enjoyed her kitties, online gaming and casino slots. She was also an avid fan of Elvis, Gone with the Wind, Harry Potter and Celtic Thunder.
All information submitted by Anita L. Campbell (s.k.a Kat MacLochlainn) as official representative of the Estate of Connie S. Jones.)

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