Real Name: Elizabeth Matanguihan
Current Realm: No realm should have to claim me.
My full Belegarth name is Sir Sorcia Januri Alathea the Matriarch. Most people simply call me Mama.
I started fighting in 1992 in Amtgard in El Paso, Texas. I was 14 and went by the name Alethea Galway O’Westmeath Excalibur. I spent most of my spare time at Gwynne and Aramithris' home talking and learning. I learned how to sew and how to fight. My favorite weapon was a very long pole arm.
After several years and many events I was fighting on a castle wall at a New Mexico renaissance faire when this guy with a shield came to help me fend off our attackers. He turned out to be Sir Kyrian, a crossover from Dagorhir. We became friends and later dated and moved to Illinois.
In the move I switched to Dagorhir full time since there really wasn't any Amtgard in my area and changed my name to Sorcia. My first Dagorhir event was Ragnarok 14. I met all of Kyrian's Numenor friends and many people from the eastern half of the US. We joined Wolfpack later that year when Orion and Xooyan invited us to a practice and "forced" us to stay the night to hang out.
Kyrian and I moved to Bloomington, IL and were 2 of the original tenants of the now infamous Peirce House. I became the Scribe for Wolfpack and held the position for 2 years. It was a very difficult time for Dagorhir as tensions rose over the contract dispute. As a result Belegarth was hatched and Armageddon was planned. Malcar and I planned it for mid 2001.
Kyrian and I were married just before Armageddon 1. We moved between Bloomington and Chicago a few times but were still members of Wolfpack. We both joined Wolfguard which I quit after a few years because it wasn’t quite right for me. We also both became Belegarth officers. I was Secretary of Belegarth for close to 2 years.
In early 2008 the Peirce House era came to an end and we gave up the house for good. For 7 years we were able to keep the house stocked with Wolfpack people. Kyrian and I decided to move to Madison, Wisconsin.
In April 2008 I joined the realm of Rhûn and the unit Clan of the Hydra. For the first time in a long time I focused all of my energy on my unit. At Oktoberfest of 2008 I became one of the first Subalterns in Clan of the Hydra.
I was knighted at Oktoberfest 2008. It was a culmination of so many years devoted to foam fighting. It is the highest honor I could have ever hoped for and I am humbled to use the title of “Sir”. I do not use “Dame” or “Lady” because I don’t believe they are equivalent and Belegarth society has progressed beyond the gender barrier.
I have started taking retainers and squires. These people are extraordinary and I am so lucky to be able to help them along their own path in Belegarth. My current Squire is Yuri who started squiring in Spring 2011.
At the beginning of January 2011 Kyrian and I moved to Arcadia, California and generally split our time between Andor and Sword Coast. Neither of us plan to choose a realm and sign in at events as "Nomadic".
My plans for the future are to continue helping others develop their own skills and enjoying a hiatus from being in charge of anything.
If you have any questions about my time in fighting or my life in general I love to meet new people and will answer any questions you have.
See Also: Double D Deathtrap of Doom