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''Written in drottkvaett by [[Magnús hvalmagi]] - the award was given at Gulf Wars in 2014''
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''Written in kvithuhattr by [[Magnús hvalmagi]]''
  
At the fjord-battles, Fastriðr Hrothgarsdottir was called before the king and queen. The skald said this:
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Fastriðr Hrothgarsdottir attended the Freimarkt Fair, in the Barony of the Bridge. While there, the [[Kenric and Avelina|King and Queen]] held court and called her forward. The skald spoke these words:
  
 
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Twice went the winter<br>
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A queen’s cares<br>
(by word-fame was burden-<br>
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are carried long -<br>
laden linden gladdened)<br>
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burdened elm’s<br>
since limb-bearer wearing<br>
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branches are full.<br>
the arm-fire of Freyja<br>
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Few are found<br>
(flame of serpent-tamer<br>
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to fix their bend -<br>
broken for branch-maker)<br>
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level the weeds -<br>
bent to hold her gold-gift.<br>
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lessen the straining.<br>
 
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Ancient Ölvir's wine-cup,<br>
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Fastriðr’s work<br>
ever-filling, spilling<br>
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is worn by liege -<br>
golden wave-crest wildly,<br>
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linden’s leaves<br>
waters gleeful tree-roots.<br>
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layered on bark<br>
Laboring-elms alms-gift,<br>
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of East elm<br>
Eastern Aesir praise-fit<br>
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aid and shelter<br>
finding, award word-fame<br>
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sturdy trunk -<br>
and wyrm-flame famous.<br>
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a stately veil.<br>
 
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A great gift<br>
Then she was given a gift bearing [[Avelina Keyes|the Queen's]] cypher. It was the thirteenth day of March, fourty-eight years after the settling.
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is given today -<br>
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the elm’s fruit<br>
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falls to linden’s<br>
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roots, the sweet<br>
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riches feeding<br>
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and giving life<br>
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to laboring tree.<br>
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Then, [[Avelina Keyes|Queen Avelina]] gave Fastriðr Hrothgarsdottir a token bearing her royal cypher. It was the twenty-second day of September, fourty-seven years after the Settling of the Society.
 
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© Peter Olsen
 
© Peter Olsen

Revision as of 10:28, 4 November 2014

Written in kvithuhattr by Magnús hvalmagi

Fastriðr Hrothgarsdottir attended the Freimarkt Fair, in the Barony of the Bridge. While there, the King and Queen held court and called her forward. The skald spoke these words:


A queen’s cares
are carried long -
burdened elm’s
branches are full.
Few are found
to fix their bend -
level the weeds -
lessen the straining.

Fastriðr’s work
is worn by liege -
linden’s leaves
layered on bark
of East elm
aid and shelter
sturdy trunk -
a stately veil.

A great gift
is given today -
the elm’s fruit
falls to linden’s
roots, the sweet
riches feeding
and giving life
to laboring tree.

Then, Queen Avelina gave Fastriðr Hrothgarsdottir a token bearing her royal cypher. It was the twenty-second day of September, fourty-seven years after the Settling of the Society.
© Peter Olsen