This is Sechen. She can be super pretty, sometimes, if she tries hard enough! This image was a practice look for a 1950s outfit. She looks very much like her mother.

My name is Batu Sechen Tsagaajin, but you can call me Sechen. I am of Mongol decent and live in the general area of the Black Sea. In the summer, I like living in the areas claimed by the Ilkhanate; in the winter, I like to travel northwards to the lands claimed by the Golden Horde. I’m an artisan by design and a merchant by trade. My focus is on that of apothecary potions that will help your skin be more radiant, but I have been known to delve into other arts and sciences. I am currently in service to the Barony of Lyondemere, in the Kingdom of Caid. My name translates into Wonderful Girl or Loyal Girl of the White Mongols. I do hope to see you at some of the upcoming events in the Kingdom!

Ex igne glacies.

In the mundane world, I’m known as Kryssie. I am currently in the dissertation phase of a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. For more information about my dissertation and consulting business, please visist

I’ve been an artist and creator since I was very young. Over the years, I’ve honed many of my skills into the artistry and science-ry you will find on this website. Since I live in the world of research, my blog posts are researched and tend to provide the historical accounts of many of the items. I’m the sole-proprietor, which means I do everything around here.  I’m set to graduate in September of 2017, at which point you can just call me The Doctor.

For those interested, here’s a list of information about me:

Allergies: pollen, dust, nickle, titanium
Medical conditions: Celiac, osteoarthritis, EDS-Hypermobility
Favorite Color(s): Indigo & pink
Favorite Foods: Lean steak, medium rare; mashed rutabagas; spinach & kale salads
Favorite Flower: Sunflowers
Favorite Era: 1920s, Ancient Assyria/Sumeria/Egypt
Favorite Scent: Gardenia, honeysuckle

…and there you have it! Me, in a rather large nutshell!

Kryssie Mackey, ABD