Marie de Girau

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Marie de Girau Portrait.jpg
Photo by Kristin Hammock / Osanna van der Linden‎‎
Registered Name: Marie de Giro
Resides: Bryn Gwlad
Status: Active
Joined SCA: 1992
Order of Precedence
Marie de Girau
Marie de Girau Device.jpg
Gules ermined, a badger rampant to sinister within a bordure engrailed


Doña Marie de Girau, WSA, CBM, CIM

Nickname(s): Gia
Previously Known As:
Pronouns: She/Her

Other Registered Heraldry


  • Local Offices Held
    • Rapier Marshal of Bryn Gwlad July 2013 - February 2015
    • Rapier Marshal of Trelac - June 1996 - May 1998
    • Minister of Arts & Sciences, Shire of Turris Aquilae - May 1994-1996

Persona History:

Marie is late-16th century French, from the Langue d’Oc region.


  • Rapier
  • Cut & Thrust
  • Cooking
  • Period Medicine
  • Bardic
  • Sewing
  • Knitting
  • Eating a lot of good food
  • Dismantling the Patriarchy

Timeline of Activity:

1992 - Joined the SCA in the (now defunct) shire of Turris Aquilae.
1996 - 2000 - Adlershrue, Trelac, Caer Galen (Outlands), and Rosenfeld.
2000 - Moved to Bryn Gwlad

Prior Groups

(See Timeline above)

Populace Provided Information:

Rwsa Georgette

Marie de Girau runs a facebook support group for female fighters called the Valkyrie Bootcamp Discussion, where she helps provide an amazing amount of support, learning new ways to deal with female related combat issues, and fighting in the SCA. She is phenomenal.

Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:

  • Premier of the Blade of Merit
  • Started “Valkyrie Bootcamp” to support, encourage, and train gender-minority fighters.
  • Southern Regional Rapier Commander 2015-2016
  • Feast Steward for:
    • 2017 Bryn Gwlad Baronial
    • 2016 Candlemas
    • 2014 Candlemas
  • Bardic champion of Brad Leah (2016)

Non-Armigerous Awards and Recognitions

  • First non-armigerous White Scarf of Ansteorra
  • Muse of Bryn Gwlad
  • Sable Flur of Ansteorra


Mundane Information: