Þóra Sharptooth and Dofinn-Hallr Morrisson, A.S. XXX
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Þóra Sharptooth discovered the SCA in the Shire of Nydderdwhee, Kingdom of Atenveldt (now the Shire of Glaedenfeld, Kingdom of Meridies), in A.S. IX. From A.S. XIII to A.S. XLVI she was a subject of the East Kingdom in the Shire of Frosted Hills. She has been a Viking since A.S. XX. She was a protegée of Master Arnoff Ragnarsson who introduced her to a number of string maniacs before he GAFIAted. Subsequently she apprenticed to Master Huginn Hrothgeirsson (in the feudal line of Merowald de Sylveaston) for 48 hours before becoming a third-generation research Laurel. She has taken four apprentices, all of whom have become Laurels.
- Nicolette Bonhomme (East)
- Danabren Madadh-Mara/Dwynwyn of Padstowe (East)
- Alistrina de Mann (East)
- Oksana Goncharova (formerly East, elevated Ansteorra)
Þóra is a thegn of the court of Thorvald and Svava. She is a founding member of House Truestring and currently shares one apprentice, Hon. Lady Ariadne Flaxenhair of Dragon's End who currently resides in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. She established Hrim-Schola, the annual teaching event celebrating the fiber arts. She is a charter member of the Worshipful Company of Narrowworkers of the East Kingdom.
Þóra has resided since A.S. XLVI in the Province of the Mists, Principality of the Mists, Kingdom of the West.
Þóra Sharptooth is married to Dofinn-Hallr Morrison, and they have one child, Ljómi Hallsdottir. They live on a small stead not far outside the bustling, smelly city of Jorvík (York) in the Danelaw. Her brother-in-law Tanna-Kormakr is the jarl, but he has no wife so she keeps the keys. The year is 950, and Eirikr Blodax is in charge.
Research and experimental archaeology; pre-1066 culture, especially but not limited to the Viking cultural context; early period materials science; textiles and textile technology, fiber arts; cooking, domestic arts, empirical chemistry; heraldry; metalwork; archery. Currently researching Classical Greek textiles; see her project blog, Athene's Acolyte, for more information.
- Copy Editor, Pikestaff, A&S Issue Pikestaff (two and a half years)
- Local A&S Minister (for nearly 20 years)
- Event Autocrat (several)
- Chancellor, Hrim-Schola (15 times)
- Eldest Inhabitant (and keeper of the shire history), Shire of Frosted Hills