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Julianna Bariman
—  Penrith England  —
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Julianna Bariman
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Coat of arms
Personal motto: Et habet rationem amentia (Even insanity has its reasons)
Full title The Right Honorable Marchioness of Greenwich, Countess of Cumberland, Baroness of Dovenby
Place of Residence 3 Queensway, Penrith, Westmorland
Affiliations Winslow Clan, Westmorland Territorial Forces, AWESOME
In-game name Juliannabariman
Account created 26 October 2014
Forum name Juliannabariman

If one was to ask Julianna Bariman to summarize herself, she would probably say the following: "Marchioness of Greenwich, Countess of Cumberland, and Baroness of Dovenby. Builder of henges and other landmarks. Held all of the positions a non-priest can hold in a town. Served Westmorland as Countess and Constable.  Soldier of Westmorland Territorial Forces and member of AWESOME.  Former apprentice and estate manager to Lord Ruith , Viscount of Hayton. Printer, artist, and poet. Weaver, shepherd and carpenter. Lover of flowers and trivia. Masochist in general.  Half-gypsy, all Westmorlander."

Physical description: 5'3", black hair, blue eyes, and in her 30's. 

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Julianna Bariman as Countess of Westmorland, January 1465

Current Positions:

  • Keeper of the Privy Seal
  • Sheriff of Westmorland
  • Planning assistant for Penrith
  • Mayor of Penrith
  • Diocesan Chamberlain (Diocese of Carlisle)
  • Westmorland's Representative to the Royal Embassy
  • Chief of the Winslow Family


Curriculum vitae

  • Poet Laureate Winter 1462 
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    Poet Laureate Winter 1462

  • Bartender of the Blue Hat 1463
  • Penrith Activities Director 1463; Mentor 1463; Town Marshal multiple times through out the years; and Planning Assistant
  • Awarded the Crown's Medal for Community Spirit Summer 1463
  • Joined Westmorland's Territorial Forces December 1463 (current rank - Man-at-Arms)
  • Mayor of Penrith February to October 1464 (8 terms)
  • Baroness of Dovenby March 1464
  • Built Maybaugh Henge, Long Meg and her Daughters, and Little Meg stone circle in Penrith 
  • Westmorland Constable Summer 1464
  • Funded the Queen Molly Rose Tower Complex
  • Countess of Westmorland September 1464 to February 1465 (3 terms - ran twice unopposed)
  • Viscountess of Maryport November 1464
  • Mayor of Penrith March 1465 to July 1465
  • Westmorland's Representative to the RHA April 1465 to August 1465
  • Captain of Westmorland May 1465 to July 1465
  • Countess of Westmorland July 1465 to October 1465 (ran twice unopposed before stepping down)
  • Raised funds and built the Queen Aggnes Memorial in Liverpool August 1465
  • Royal Embassy Representative for Westmorland October 1465
  • The Right Honorable Countess of Cumberland (Earldom) November 1465
  • Performer at Queen Siren's Jubilee Celebration 1466
  • Keeper of the Privy Seal May 1466 to August 1466
  • Awarded the Companion of the Royal Nordicnorn Order July 1466
  • Sheriff of Westmorland September 1466
  • Diocesan Chamberlain (Diocese of Carlisle) September 1466
  • Marchioness of Greenwich October 1466 (relinquished Maryport)
  • Keeper of the Privy Seal November 1466

HistoryEdit

Youngest daughter of sea merchant and widower, Oliver Winslow of Hastings, Julianna ran off and married one of her father's clerk, Kenelm Bariman, when she was 17 to avoid an arranged marriage, precipitated by worries created by her sister Susanna Phillips (nee Winslow), who felt that the clerk was not worthy of her sister. Kenelm and Julianna moved around a bit to avoid the bounty her father had put out. They had a little girl, Cora, who died before she was three when an epidemic of mumps hit their town, which weakened her for the always present threat of consumption.  Heartbroken over losing their daughter, the couple moved away from the towns, and Kenelm gave up being a clerk to tinker and brew ale for a tavern. Due to the complications from the mumps, Kenelm could no longer father another child. On January 3rd, 1462, Kenelm fell victim of another illness and died. 

Julianna moved everything to a small house in Penrith.  Her first act was to have a yard sale to sell many of the odds and ends her late husband had collected over the last several years of their marriage. It was during this sale that she met the man who would become her employer and later her business partner, as well as her closest and dearest friend, Lord Ruith. Under his tutelage, Julianna became a master weaver, while managing his estate - the Viscounty of Hayton.

Months after she moved to Penrith, Julianna unexpected came across distant relatives of her late mother, Magdalen Winslow (nee Jarvis).  While Julianna knew that her mother's family were Gypsies, she and her siblings had been taught to hide her Romani heritage to appease her father's mother, who feared that it would ruin the family name. Though she became very fond of her relatives, Julianna could never fully adjust to their ways, and chose the way of the world she was raised in.

Julianna reunited with her father and her siblings not too long after, with Lord Ruith's help and support.  The resulting partnership between the Winslow Trading Company and the Viscounty of Hayton became a very profitable one for both parties, dealing with tapestries and stables.  Eventually Oliver Winslow divided his main company between his son, John Winslow, who managed the London and Copenhagen offices, and his son in-law, Lawrence Phillips, who managed the Hastings and Amsterdam offices. Oliver then went into semi-retirement, managing the trades for Hayton, and later for Dovenby and Maryport, from Maryport.

Soon after receiving the Earldom of Cumberland, Julianna found out that Sir Althalos Taldus, the man who helped her and her first husband to elope, was missing after trying to find the two of them, when he was told by a priest of their daughter's death. He had been given false information by merchant and mastermind Edward Prentice, who at one time had also helped the couple out, and held Julianna's late husband Kenelm in great esteem. Prentice had decided that he would marry Julianna himself, after giving her time to grieve for Kenelm, and had joined the search to find Althalos in an effort to win her over. However, he was beset with constant interruptions and obstacles, due to the mistrust those who were close to Julianna had of him. That, coupled with her own indecision, made Prentice to take advantage of Julianna when she was separated from the rest of their group and physically weaken from near drowning. The resulting pregnancy gave Prentice the leverage he needed to compel Julianna to marry him. That marriage ended when Althalos killed Prentice in a duel, over the fact that Prentice ignored Julianna's misgivings as a physician, and secretly overdosed her with a potion he thought would help the pregnancy, but ended it instead.

Althalos was more than willing to serve his punishment for killing Prentice. However, before Prentice died, he had written a letter to Lord Ruith, boasting of the marriage and causing Ruith to go into despair. He ended up marrying to save his new earldom from ruin, just days before he realized that Julianna was no longer married to Prentice. Frustrated at all the grief her second husband caused, Julianna petitioned to get Althalos free from his sentence, but settled on getting it modified due to the time it would have taken to appeal the decision.

When the man responsible for trying to bankrupt Ruith's earldom of Haltwhistle tried to woo Julianna, she had had enough and asked Althalos for a solution. He suggested a marriage between them, as old friends. By the time the wedding occured, Julianna was named Marquess of Greenwich, and they married in the Palace of Placentia, in a ceremony that was limited to family to keep things relatively simple.


Community SpiritEdit

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Crown's Medal for Community Spirit Summer 1463

While working as Ruith's estate manager, Julianna participated in many events at the town, county, and country level, which lead to her receiving the Crown's Medal for Community Spirit in the summer of 1463.  Winning the Poet Laureate award in the previous winter, Julianna became one of the performers for the coronation of King Cullan. In his honor, she wrote the following rendition of the legend of King George and the Dragon:

The Dragon was hungry 
The Dragon was wild 
The Dragon poisoned everything 
Around for miles and miles 
The people gave the Dragon all they had
Until they resorted to feeding him their lasses and lads 
And then it was the Princess's turn to be eaten 
A heavy sorrow by far that could not be sweetened 
Tied on the shore of the lake she was found
When Saint George the brave knight came around 
The princess begged him to go away 
But the knight, noble as ever, decided to stay 
The Dragon was hungry 
The Dragon was wild 
The Dragon poisoned everything 
Around for miles and miles 
The beast bellowed as it left its lair
Not at all happy to see a knight standing there
It roared and it spit and it reared up high
To strike at the man, whom its dinner did deny 
George stood resolute, his arm was strong
His spear was poised and readied, true and long 
He lunged at the dragon using all his might
But the demon scales shattered it in the fight 
The Dragon was hungry
The Dragon was wild 
The Dragon poisoned everything
Around for miles and miles 
Unhorsed, Saint George retreated behind an orange tree
There, protected from the poison, he took the time to breathe
His strength recovered, he fought the dragon anew.
Until even his own armor was split into two 
Behind the orange tree, he recovered again
Cured from the poison, he spotted it then
A scaleless spot under the dragon's breast
He charged at the beast as a man possessed 
The Dragon was hungry 
The Dragon was wild
The Dragon poisoned everything
Around for miles and miles 
The dragon crumbled, spouting blood in defeat
There was no reason to fear, no need for retreat
The princess was saved from certain demise
She thanked the knight emphatically with tears in her eyes 
No more would they sacrifice their children and lambs
No more would they live upon a cursed, poisoned land
No more would the dragon nightmare rule the spring day
For Saint George, the gallant, that monster did slay


Julianna would later go on to host several popular trivia and riddle threads, as well as treasure hunts, and a few drinking contests.  Her flower festival treasure hunt was a great favorite of those who attended it.


Landmark BuildingEdit

  • Maybaugh Henge
  • The Queen Aggnes Memorial in Liverpool

Julianna also served her town in many capacities, and after an initial break of several months, she became Mayor of Penrith for eight terms.  During her time as mayor, Julianna put a lot of personal funds and effort into improving the landscape of Penrith. Maybaugh Henge was her first landmark.  She encouraged her fellow citizens to join her. This effort lead to the walls around the town's bailiwick, and later other structures, such as the Richgrams Memorial Gardens funded by Lord Ruith, and the Prince Degas Fortress funded by Princesscat. While countess, Julianna traveled to Manchester and helped to design and build their Grand Entry, as well as a witches circle and duck pond park. During her forth term as Countess, Julianna built the Queen Aggnes Memorial in Liverpool, with funds from herself and many others in the Westmorland Council and WmTF, as a gift to the town.


Countess of WestmorlandEdit

Julianna served as Constable on the Westmorland County Council during the summer of 1464.  She had no intention to do anything more than serve in a position such as sheriff or mining supervisor at the end of that summer. Circumstances changed, however, when the leader of the party she chose to run in, was found guilty of impersonating a noble and had to remove himself from the party the day after the election. Since no one else wished to take the office of Count under such scandalous conditions, Julianna stepped up to be Countess, fully expecting to bear the brunt of her almost-predessor's actions, and convinced she would only last one term in the office.  Instead, Julianna found herself running unopposed for two more terms, and only stepped down from being Countess, when Fleetwood offered to return as Count.

During her time in office, Julianna oversaw the revision of Westmorland's revolt law and helped to further along Liverpool's port expansion. Though she will probably be better remembered for her work - The Book of the Countess.

Four months later, Julianna would find herself back as Countess, dealing with a county with almost no prestige, and a treasury in just as bad of shape.  Through hard work and many personal donations, she was able to get prestige up to 4 stars (5 for a while because of King Morat's star) during the first term of her return. She decided on a bold experiment by sharing her actual burn and celebration values publicly in the Westmorland Inn, which encouraged many people to help in regards of building up prestige. By the second term of her return, Westmorland improved its trade relations with Scotland, but due to several unfortunate events, the treasury was still shaky, and prestige began to drop again.  Julianna realized that her approach was not bringing about anything sustainable, and made the decision to step down as Countess to allow others a chance to improve the situation.


A Gift Unasked, of KingsEdit

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A present from King Faheud to Allyn Brightpoint, which was passed onto Julianna Bariman By Allyn when he was king.

Near the end of Julianna's third term as Countess, she was approach by her friend Kabael, who asked her to help him with a personal matter. While the man had long been approached for titles of peerage, he had turned them down because of his humility.  Then he realized that the family of his beloved would not let him court the woman he loved.  Julianna petitioned King Allyn shortly before he became seriously ill from poisoning, and eloquently on Kabael's behalf.  In response, the King told her to recommend him again for the title, and then to Julianna's surprise presented her two broaches, and said:
These were a gift to me by King Faheud , shortly before he passed. He told me that one day they would tell me where their new home was. 
There are three gems in each. A ruby for strength, as surely you have shown in your terms as Countess. A Sapphire for dedication, which all can agree you have demonstrated. An emerald for compassion, which surely you have shown in travelling this far to help see good deeds recognized, and love enabled. 
Wear them well, and remember the gift unasked, of Kings. 
Down the road and ages hence, they will tell you as well who the new owner shall be. 

Keeper of the Privy Seal for Queen Siren Edit

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In May 1466, Julianna became Keeper of the Privy Seal, where her obsession with reports, and desire to stay low key within the two institutions she supervised, earned her the Companion of the Royal Nordicnorn Order for her service to Queen Siren. Julianna also wrote and present a poem during Queen Siren's funeral.

Let us pass from this world in peace 
  Let us leave a grateful silence behind 
  As the winds of summer turn into autumn gales 
  May Time's bittersweet balm we find 
For the tapestry of this life 
Is more than the highlights of gold 
It is full of the shadows of dark 
And the brilliant hues so bold 

May the soot and dust of our travels 
Bring out the sculpted relief of our souls 
May the friction of our struggles 
Show the beauty of our goals 

And when we take our final rest 
And bid this world farewell 
May the tears shed be a sweet testiment 
Of marks we left while in our mortal shell 



Keeper of the Privy Seal for Queen Shellara Edit

In November 1466, Julianna again became Keeper of the Privy Seal. This time for Queen Shellara, the Raven Queen.

EstatesEdit

Julianna holds the titles to three estates: the Barony of Dovenby, the Earldom of Cumberland, and the March of Greenwich. At one time she had the Viscounty of Maryport, which she had returned to the crown.

Coat of ArmsEdit

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Personal Coat of Arms for Julianna Bariman

Vert, three hollyhock stems Argent, a chief Sable fimbriated a symbol of Artemis all of the second. 

Motto: Et habet rationem amentia 

Translation: Even insanity has its reasons

This device symbolizes the ambition to understand the workings and mysteries of the mind and consciousness.




Family HistoryEdit

Magdalen Winslow's parents were Walther and Shimza Jarvis. Walther spent many years traveling as a soldier to see the world, before returning to his clan to breed horses.  Shimza was a butcher of cattle and sheep.  According to family lore, they met at a Gypsy gathering near Paris, France.  The store is best told by Walther Jarvis' English friend, Old Henry, who often regaled the Winslow children with his stories.

I was in France on the way to England after years of being away. I didn't know where to go. My family had either moved or died in my absence, and I didn't leave many friends when I joined the army. I remember Walther telling me that his family could be found near Paris. I figured it was on my way, so I went to see if I could find him. 
I found him on the outskirts of Paris. He was selling some fine horses there. I don't think I'd ever saw a more welcomed sight in my life, poppet. Of course, we greeted each other like long lost brothers, for surely that's what we were in spirit, if not by blood. We spent the evening drinking in a local tavern and catching up. 
While we were talking, some of Walther's distant cousins spoke of a fiery beauty. They were debating whether her knives were sharper than her tongue. Walther was intrigued, but they assured him that no man could win her heart. She had been betrayed by her first love, and only had disdain for men in general. Winning her heart, they said, was impossible. 
Of course, you and I know better, don't we, poppet? Your mother would have never been born otherwise. 
You see, curiosity had gotten the better of us. The next day we paid a visit to Shimza. She was as fiery and hostile as the men had said, but she was also just as beautiful. To my surprise, instead of laying on the charm thick, as he had done many times with women when we were in the same unit, he politely asked about her cuts of meat. He made many admiring, but civil comments about her butchering skills, as if he was talking to a nondescript man, instead of a very curvacious woman. 
He kept it up for weeks, and eventually Shimza thawed enough toward him to go to a festival as his companion - with me as a chaperone, of course. That evening, a drunken man made a pass at Shimza, your grandfather pulled out his sword to defend her honor, only to see that she had pulled out a knife to defend herself. The two of them started arguing and Shimza insisted on proving that she was capable of defending herself by challenging Walther to a knife fight. In the heat of passion, he agreed. 
It was quite a fight, poppet. Scared the drunk so much that he ran off. And poor chaperone that I was, I had no idea what to do about the situation. But somewhere in the middle of the knives clashing, your grandmother started laughing. The moment her musical voice filled the air, Walther stepped back and watched her. I still don't know what she found so humorous, but I do know the moment when the two of them knew they had found their future spouse. They became married by the next spring. 


The Winslow side was a respected merchant family, based in Hastings. After disagreeing with the way his father did business, Oliver set out on his own in his early twenties to create a trading company that later far surpassed his father's. When Julianna asked him how he met her mother, he told her the following:

"How did you and Mama met in the first place?" she asked. 
Oliver shrugged his shoulders. "I was young and working on building my own trading routes," he started. "Had just come ashore with several delicacies from Belgium, when a storm hit the north countries, blocking the roads. Your maternal grandfather had just finished selling some horses and had some extra money, so he bought my goods to treat his family during the holidays." 
Oliver sipped his perry. This would be not be a short tale. "Old Henry was there too," he added. "At first I was surprised to find out a Gypsy had actually fought with English soldiers, but Walther Jarvis was seeking adventure in his youth and the two of them became good friends on the battle field. It was Henry's idea that I spend time with them, since I couldn't make it back to my own family."
He sighed wistfully with a smile on his face. "When I saw your mother, I was entranced," he said. "But I was a good guest. I wouldn't dare dishonor my hosts by flirting with Magdalen. I was a perfect gentleman as I answered her questions. And she rewarded me with even more questions, so I could stare into her brilliant blue eyes. When the snow melted, I reluctantly readied myself to return home. It was then that Magdalen announced that she had dreamt that I was to be her intended. Her mother protested, of course, and would have gladly stabbed me then. However, Henry stepped forward and suggested that she use her cards and see what they said." 
Oliver chuckled. "Shimza was not happy with the results. She reshuffled her Tarot and got a second reading that was very much like the first. She threw up her hands and said, 'The Fates may bless this union, but don't expect me to give you any slack, gaje. I expect you to provide for my daughter like she is a princess.' Of course, I agreed. I would have agreed to anything to be with your mother. And I would like to believe that I kept my promise." 
Julianna nodded. "How did your parents react?" she asked.
"Oh, you know your Grandfather Winslow," he said. "He just grunted and said it was about time I got myself a wife. Frankly, I think I could have married a broom and he wouldn't have batted an eye. It would explain him allowing your Aunt Helen to marrying your Uncle Lester. Your Grandmother Claire had some issues with me marrying a Gypsy. She thought it would ruin my livelihood and reputation. However, she was satisfied when Magdalen promised not to tell anyone about her heritage." 

It wasn't until much later that Julianna found out that her paternal grandmother had hid her own heritage in rebellion to an overly religious Spinozist mother, whom Julianna had never met. Oliver's maternal grandmother almost forgave him for having a Gentile father, but since Oliver had no intention of converting to his mother's childhood religion, and had a good relationship with his paternal uncle, the alchemist monk, she still eyed him with some suspicion. Though she did think he was a better person than his sister Helen. But of all of them, his baby sister Adelaide was her favorite, especially when she chose to rejoin the family their mother had turned her back on.