Antonio di Sforza
Purpure, a dragon maintaining a sword, a bordure raguly Or.
I delved into the Society a few years ago, but have jumped in head-first with the transition to the ethereal amidst the plague. At any given event, you can find me either on the listfield, the classroom, or the bardic circle - or wherever I can lend a helping hand!
I would say that my proudest achievement in the Society to date would be using the opportunities presented by the ethereal side of the SCA to connect with gentles from around the Knowne World in the free exchange of knowledge of ideas. To this end, I have earned a number of university degrees from both the Midrealm and the Outlands while working towards a teaching degree in Atlantia. Additionally, I have attended numerous classes, seminars, and collegiums from just about every kingdom that's been hosting online content. On the artistic side, I have written a couple of poems for events in Atenveldt and am currently working on a one-act play with the intent of production once in-person events return. In regards to events, I have helped out as a Zoom moderator for the Atenveldt's Virtual 50 Year Anniversary and am currently working as part of the social media team for the First Bardic War.
What's in a name?
Antonio comes from the large number of mundane family members who go by Anthony and I truly enjoy the bit of flair which comes in its Italian form. Sforza comes from the the Duchy of Milan and one of it's ruling families during the Italian Wars. As a powerful Milanese family which found itself deposed by foreign powers, it holds a strong passion of mine through its parallels to Shakespeare's "The Tempest". To avoid presumption with the family, the modifier of "di" is added as the actual Sforza family never used a modified byname in either Italian or English.
The illegitimate son a powerful renaissance family around the turn of the sixteenth century. Originally slated for the life of a cleric, I found a loophole to break my vows and leave that world in peace. Now I enjoy the pleasures of life as I travel across the Mediterranean at the head of a merchant company while practicing my swordsmanship and courtly graces.
Classes Taken/University Degrees*
*Special Note: While a minor number of Kingdoms have a University Program this is not something that the Kingdom of Atenveldt does. These University Degrees in other Kingdoms simply reflect a specific number of classes taken either online or in person. During the Covid-19 Pandemic most of the Universities have allowed students to simply take a class by watching a video of said class and then filling out a form stating they completed it.
For the Kingdom of the Outlands to earn the maximum level degree of Doctorate you take around 100 classes which average about 1 hr in length either online or in person and then submit a form stating you took the class. All form submissions are on the honor system.
For the Kingdom of the Midrealm to complete the Max Level of Licentiate you have to take around 55 hrs of classes. Once again this is an honor system. Students watch a video on the class and submit paperwork that they have completed said class.