Marie de Girau

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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

Gules ermined, a badger rampant to sinister within a bordure engrailed Or.

Doña Marie de Girau, WSA, CBM, CIM

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

Additional Registered Heraldry:

(Fieldless) A sword inverted argent winged at the blade purpure.


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

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 - Adlersruhe, 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:

Non-Armigerous Awards and Recognitions:

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


Mundane Information:

Special Needs:

Marie has Celiac disease and cannot eat any food containing wheat or wheat byproducts.

In Case of Court: