Anna Dauzzano da Siracusa

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The Legitimate Businesswoman, herself.
Status:Single and looking ;)
Awards:Visit the Order of Precedence to access a list of this person's awards.

Argent, A dolphin naiant sable, a bordure gules.
Awards & Offices
Award of Arms, Letters of Marque (Bridge), Award of the Lotus (A&S in Bridge), Companion of the Order of the Burdened Tyger



Signora Anna Dauzzano "Don't call me a Pirate" da Siracusa came to the Barony of the Bridge by ways of Trimaris in 2002, where she had been playing on and off for a few years during high school and college. She is garb diva, a legitimate businesswoman, Man-At-Arms to Lord Tristan le Sauvage, a warranted marshal of fence and a pretty good brewer, too. She enjoys blabbing about her recent projects and teaching classes.

She is a member of the households Clan SITH, and Villa del Delfina Nera, both in the line of Silver Dragon.

Anna is also the current Arts and Sciences Champion for Bridge, and along with Lord Maurin Lessault, was made the first award recipient of the Lotus, for Arts and Sciences in Bridge on Bridge Birthday 2011.


Anna was born in the mid 16th century to a Spanish mother and Italian father. The youngest of seven and the only daughter, her early life on the olive plantation just outside of the ancient city of Syracuse was one marked of memories running among the Greek and Roman amphitheaters and learning to beat up her older brothers.

After her father's death while she was still young, her mother sent her to live with her wealthy paternal uncle on the mainland in Naples in hopes of Anna becoming more educated, and the opportunity to be successfully married to a Spanish nobleman with access to a larger dowry. Unfortunately, education proved to be more of a curse than a blessing, and Anna found herself engrossed in the classics while working in the offices of her uncle's shipping company in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. After turning down several profitable marriage proposals, her uncle saw in her a better businessperson than noblewoman, and gave her the ship, La Delfina Nera (the Black Dolphin), to sponsor and run as her own corner of his larger conglomerate.

Disagreeing with the tribute demanded by the Spanish crown for them to continue to operate out of Naples, the Dauzzano clan packed up and relocated to Venice, which gave them greater access to the Eastern Mediterranean and the goods coming off of the Silk Road. Anna, along with her brother, Maximo, took La Delfina Nera and another ship, the Giovanni, to the island of Cyprus to be more strategically placed for trade with the Ottoman Empire out of Constantinople. This is a dangerous place to be, as the Ottomans continually press the Venetian merchants and shippers on the island, and threaten invasion.

Because of Anna's standing as an unmarried businesswoman rather than a wife and mother, she is often under attack by speculations of being a heretic and witch, though she has yet to be brought before the Inquisition. The often-unorthodox trade tactics of the Black Dolphin are also constantly under scrutiny, and Anna and her crew have been branded as pirates by the Spanish and Ottomans.

In her daily life, Anna balances the ledger, takes inventory, and enjoys wearing the fashionable and more comfortable clothing of fine ladies in Constantinople compared to the stiff, carded bodices and heavy skirts of the West. "Pants make it possible."

Alternate Persona: Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina

Kyria Anna is a lady born of a high-ranking Greek family living in Norman-controlled Sicily around the 11th century. She was married to a lower ranking prince of the Imperial family by proxy and moved to Constantinople in her early teens. She was rapidly caught up into dangerous court intrigue, and after nearly 20 years of grandiose Imperial life, her husband was mysteriously killed while turmoil reigned during a shifting of power in the Purple. Being that her family was of an opposing political view to the Emperor, she was placed under house arrest and is confined to the grounds of the Great Palace Complex overlooking the Sea of Marmara.

Anna befriended several men of the Varangian Guard during her life in Constantinople, who often plot to get her out of the city. Unfortunately, their oath to the Emperor put their lives and pay in danger, and the endangerment of her family is too great. So she spends her time dressing in expensive silks and linens, watching games at the Hippodrome, reading Psalms, and flirting with the Norsemen.

Alternate-Alternate Persona: Numera Faustina Septima

Domina Faustina (Septima, if you know her well enough), was the seventh daughter of a Roman Legionnaire by the name of Numerus Faustinus, who served for many years in Britannia where he received high honors. Faustina, being of such a Patrician family, was married to an older senator, who she had little interest in except for his money.

Faustina enjoyed a life of pure Roman decadence. Hosting lavish feasts, spending her husband's money on expensive imported goods from the East, and laying about in the baths with the other debutantes and socialites gossiping day in a day out. Unfortunately, her gossip got the best of her one day, and she was stabbed to death by a jealous bath-goer. Apparently, she wasn't a lucky number after all!

About La Delfina Nera

La Delfina Nera, otherwise known to English speakers as The Black Dolphin, is a Genoese Carrack constructed for the Dauzzano Shipping Company in their earlier days. Due to its age, the ship is constantly being patched and repaired, so, to cover the tar on the exterior of the hull, the ship maintains a solid black wash at all times.

Other than cosmetic issues and the occasional ball of lead striking the hull, the ship is seaworthy, and known for its speed running along the newer, but slower galleons. Despite what you may or may not have heard, Anna does not pilot her own ship. In fact, she HATES sailing, and is often prone to seasickness.

Offices & Positions

Event Staff

  • Autocrat for Black Rose Ball, 2004
  • Autocrat for Black Rose Ball, again. 2010.
  • Co-Autocrat for the Coronation of Lucan VIII and Jana V, 04/02/2011.
  • Kitchen staff for Ice Weasel, 2012.

Projects & Publications

  • Currently writing novels about her personae.

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