Lord Karl writes:
I have some sad news to relate here. Last Friday morning [Nov. 12], Marcella Tom passed away.
Marcella was part of Clan Starfire, and she was known in SCAdian terms as "Misty des Etoiles et Starfire", (or "Misty of the Stars"). More casually, she occasionally donned the monicker of the "Fuchsia Warrior". She fought shinai, and participated in a number of more artistic endeavors, including poetry and music.
For those of us who knew her, Marcella's passing will be a great loss. She had a fiery wit and a loving demeanor. It was at the weekly Atenveldt fighter practice that I first met her. She was practicing shinai alone in a secluded part the fighting field. I remember thinking then that she seemed so concentrated on her task, and that in a nutshell was Marcella. A beautiful woman with a dragon heart.
But my words may not do her as much justice as those of her husband Richard, who recently wrote the following about his beloved wife:
"To those that enjoyed her poetry, the world is a little more silent. To those that understood she wanted a loyal friendship, she will be missed. To her husband, who rarely has inspiration with words, loneliness broken only by knowing eternity is still theirs."
-Richard Eugene Tom, 11/13/2004
So it is with a heavy heart that I inform you all of the passing of our friend Misty, whom we shall miss...
In service to the Dream,
Lord Karl Teransson - Lord Langskipp
Reprinted by kind permission of the author.