I will keep this brief, but since Tenwyg insists, I must perform the polite function of defining myself to increase your comfort in my presence.
My full name is Beatrice Dee Beleden. My grandmother's dying wish was that we share the same middle name, so my parents hesitantly complied. My mother was a professor of Elementary Education and my father was a professional pianist. When I was younger, I wanted to follow my father's footsteps and chase a musical career, but when I entered high school, I fell in love with the study of world history. I chose that direction instead, but I still enjoy playing piano when I am able.
I am one of the many blustery inhabitants of the Windy City, and I work most often from home. The majority of my work aims to organize historical exhibits for museums around the world, as well as writing up descriptions of the artifacts. Sometimes, I travel to see exhibits I created, but often I am overly busy for excursions. At the moment, I am in a lull, creating the opportunity for me to aide Tenwyg in the creation of this site. Though I approve of recording stories that previously remained within my family, The Tolendrian will also provide a comfortable little corner for those interested in the stories of my cousin, and keep her on her toes in terms of sticking to lore.
Thank you for taking the time to exist, in any case. Even if the extent is reading a blurb about a human you will never come in contact with beyond here, it is never a bad thing to be existing.
Studied History at the University of Chicago to obtain both bachelor and master's degrees. Currently involved in various research teams and working privately on personal side projects. Including this one. She enjoys rainy afternoons, thick, heavy books, researching various topics, and occasionally crocheting.