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[[Category:11th Century Personas]]
 
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Grim is a 11th Century Icelander, born in 1035. As many Icelanders do, he has travelled, putting both his poetic skills and his sword at the service of many kings.  He has settled down in [[Concordia of the Snows]] in the 30th year of his life.  He has quickly come to enjoy the life and responsibilities of a court Bard, he has served the Baron of Concordia, six Kings, and three Queens of the East.  He has also served Baron [[Angus Kerr]] as a herald.
 
Grim is a 11th Century Icelander, born in 1035. As many Icelanders do, he has travelled, putting both his poetic skills and his sword at the service of many kings.  He has settled down in [[Concordia of the Snows]] in the 30th year of his life.  He has quickly come to enjoy the life and responsibilities of a court Bard, he has served the Baron of Concordia, six Kings, and three Queens of the East.  He has also served Baron [[Angus Kerr]] as a herald.
  
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*Snowflake Pursuivant (Concordia's Herald) from April 2006 to 2010
 
*Snowflake Pursuivant (Concordia's Herald) from April 2006 to 2010
 
*Two terms as King's Bard, first to [[Lucan von Drachenklaue]] VII, [[Gryffith FitzWilliam]], and [[Andreas der Eisfalke]] III, the second to [[Edward Grey of Lochleven]] II, [[Gregor von Heisler]] IV, and [[Kenric of Warwick|Kenric aet Essex]] II.
 
*Two terms as King's Bard, first to [[Lucan von Drachenklaue]] VII, [[Gryffith FitzWilliam]], and [[Andreas der Eisfalke]] III, the second to [[Edward Grey of Lochleven]] II, [[Gregor von Heisler]] IV, and [[Kenric of Warwick|Kenric aet Essex]] II.
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*Currently the Crown Bard of the East Kingdom, as chosen by [[Queen Margarita]]
 
*Herald to Baron [[Angus Kerr]]
 
*Herald to Baron [[Angus Kerr]]
 
*Queen's Bard to [[Brenwen the Faire]] II, [[Marguerite Ingen Lachlainn]], [[Aikaterine FitzWilliam]] II
 
*Queen's Bard to [[Brenwen the Faire]] II, [[Marguerite Ingen Lachlainn]], [[Aikaterine FitzWilliam]] II
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*Matthew Grymm has written a number of [[Matthew Grymm's Poetry|14th Century Poems]]
 
*Matthew Grymm has written a number of [[Matthew Grymm's Poetry|14th Century Poems]]
 
*Here is a page of [[Grim's Adaptations of Norse Poems]]
 
*Here is a page of [[Grim's Adaptations of Norse Poems]]
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I have a PDF with all of my poetic material.  It can be found [[https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Byt6hhoAWSVwTUlNNTl6cTZ1RUE here.]]
  
 
==Articles==
 
==Articles==
 
I have written a number of articles on various subjects.  Most of these are PDF documents which I will link here.
 
I have written a number of articles on various subjects.  Most of these are PDF documents which I will link here.
*[https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Byt6hhoAWSVwbmpGell6VXlBaGM Norse Poetry Overview Handout] - this is my class handout for an overview on Norse Poetry.  It was last edited 8/18/2016
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*[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1h7as8VL6MsszCvkNpHAfteP_mYGPcskS Norse Poetry Overview Handout] - this is my class handout for an overview on Norse Poetry.  It was last edited 8/01/2019
 
* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Byt6hhoAWSVwZ2dZcDgtZ0lQQ1k 14th Century Alliterative Poetry Handout] - this is my class handout for writing 14th Century Alliterative Poetry
 
* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Byt6hhoAWSVwZ2dZcDgtZ0lQQ1k 14th Century Alliterative Poetry Handout] - this is my class handout for writing 14th Century Alliterative Poetry
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* [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ETJxn-OK7THNyC66ldM_-7Zni3yWYXFE/view?usp=sharing Period Poetry Forms] this is a document I constructed for my own reference going into detail on how to write in various forms of poetry in period.  A lot of this is from personal observation of the actual period poems rather than reading scholarly articles, so the information within may reflect my own opinion rather than any kind of consensus.
 
*[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byt6hhoAWSVwRlhQN1YzZy1JUGc/view?usp=sharing Master Book of Patterns] - A ton of patterns I use for sewing, a few for other purposes such as armor and bucklers.
 
*[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byt6hhoAWSVwRlhQN1YzZy1JUGc/view?usp=sharing Master Book of Patterns] - A ton of patterns I use for sewing, a few for other purposes such as armor and bucklers.
 
*[https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Byt6hhoAWSVwUV9PWW5McW03RWM Constructing a Center Grip Buckler] - A how-to on constructing a center-grip buckler with a hardened leather boss.
 
*[https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Byt6hhoAWSVwUV9PWW5McW03RWM Constructing a Center Grip Buckler] - A how-to on constructing a center-grip buckler with a hardened leather boss.
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Byt6hhoAWSVwTUVWX2d2NzJYSm8 Examples of Rapiers] - As above, but Rapiers.
 
* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Byt6hhoAWSVwTUVWX2d2NzJYSm8 Examples of Rapiers] - As above, but Rapiers.
 
* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Byt6hhoAWSVwci1tdzVDX0Q0QWM Examples of Daggers] - As above, but daggers.
 
* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Byt6hhoAWSVwci1tdzVDX0Q0QWM Examples of Daggers] - As above, but daggers.
* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Byt6hhoAWSVwaF9wMGpSdS0tdVE Examples of Twisted-Wire Rings] - As above, but for early period rings made with twisted wire. I have sought to emulate these for my tokens.
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Grim has assembled three books showing examples of Viking-Era rings - he has re-created some of these as his tokens.  These are photographs of artifacts from museums and other sources, like the swords, rapiers, and daggers above.
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dwKVdRM5o0tS9cLPaINbYi3dGPJ3Io2D Viking-Era Arm-Rings] - Arm rings or bracelets
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JjCb6lR0RoYcmWwX9ZRBD7H4-UBESvVK Viking-Era Finger-Rings] - Finger Rings
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=18UbrLbSGgTI93i87q7UHBbHTYtrl3VjM Viking-Era Neck-Rings] - Neck rings or torcs
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==More Information==
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* [[Grim's Poetry/Rapier Challenge]]

Latest revision as of 15:51, 26 February 2020

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Grim the Skald at Pennsic 37
Information
Resides: Anglespur, Concordia of the Snows
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
Grim's Arms QC.JPG
Or, on a saltire cotised gules, a Norse sun cross argent
Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Laurel Companion of the Order of the Maunche Troubadour Companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier

Introduction

Grim the Skald joined the SCA in 2001, after resisting for several years. As his nickname implies, he is a Skald, a poet and storyteller. He currently resides in the Barony of Concordia of the Snows. He was elevated to the Order of the Laurel in the first reign of Konrad and Brenwen (July 2008.)

Persona

Grim is a 11th Century Icelander, born in 1035. As many Icelanders do, he has travelled, putting both his poetic skills and his sword at the service of many kings. He has settled down in Concordia of the Snows in the 30th year of his life. He has quickly come to enjoy the life and responsibilities of a court Bard, he has served the Baron of Concordia, six Kings, and three Queens of the East. He has also served Baron Angus Kerr as a herald.

Until his elevation, he was apprenticed to Master Toki Redbeard. He is a part of Toki's household, the Vestfell Farmstead.

He takes pride in the poetry he has written for the people of the East, which at this stage is approaching a decent sized body of work. Should you have a tale of word-fame that should be passed on, let him know, and something may develop. He has been known to do commissions.

In the past, he has served as both the King and Queen's bard of the East. It is not altogether unlikely he will do so again, but at present he is enjoying being a Skald at large.

He has two apprentices: Aethelflied Brewbane and Rebekah Wallace.

Alternate Persona

There is a person who distinctly resembles Grim the Skald who dresses in 14th Century garb. He has written a number of 14th Century Alliterative works. This person is named Matthew Grymm. For some reason he responds more readily to his last name than his first.

Matthew is married to Isabel de Bayonne.

Offices & Positions

Poetry

I have written a rather large body of poems in varying Norse styles, as well as a few other miscellaneous works. I will link it here as I add it.

I have a PDF with all of my poetic material. It can be found [here.]

Articles

I have written a number of articles on various subjects. Most of these are PDF documents which I will link here.

  • Norse Poetry Overview Handout - this is my class handout for an overview on Norse Poetry. It was last edited 8/01/2019
  • 14th Century Alliterative Poetry Handout - this is my class handout for writing 14th Century Alliterative Poetry
  • Period Poetry Forms this is a document I constructed for my own reference going into detail on how to write in various forms of poetry in period. A lot of this is from personal observation of the actual period poems rather than reading scholarly articles, so the information within may reflect my own opinion rather than any kind of consensus.
  • Master Book of Patterns - A ton of patterns I use for sewing, a few for other purposes such as armor and bucklers.
  • Constructing a Center Grip Buckler - A how-to on constructing a center-grip buckler with a hardened leather boss.
  • Examples of Swords - A collection of images of SCA period swords along with where they are displayed and the information that source provided.
  • Examples of Rapiers - As above, but Rapiers.
  • Examples of Daggers - As above, but daggers.

Grim has assembled three books showing examples of Viking-Era rings - he has re-created some of these as his tokens. These are photographs of artifacts from museums and other sources, like the swords, rapiers, and daggers above.

More Information