Mar Yaakov HaMizrachi (OL) is a Jewish resident of Cairo in 1305. Married to Rivka Bat Shaul and father of Aharon ibn Yaakov, Yaakov became fascinated by Frankish poetry and so apprenticed to Mistress Dorigen of the Grey Gate. As a consequence, he spends much time in the Laurel Kingdoms studying poetry, storytelling and other bardic arts. When not in Cairo, they live in the Barony of Storvik. Yaakov has been Poeta Atlantiae twice, Storvik Bardic Champion twice, and occassional faculty of the University of Atlantia.