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Magnus and Sigrida at their wedding
Resides: The Riding of Ravensbridge
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Early Years

Lord Magnus Surtsson joined the SCA in June of 2010. He got his start as a member of Hus Hallvardr of Rolling Thunder. His first event was the Whatever Festival demo in Augusta where he fought heavy list for the first time. Magnus started out by making his own brigandine, a sword, and a shield, he borrowed the rest of his armor kit until he was able to make or buy a full kit. His Second event was the Great North Eastern War where he fought in many battles and met many new people as well as tried mead for the first time. After learning how easy it was to get started, Magnus tried his hand at brewing. By the end of his first year, Magnus had become a fighter, weapon and armor maker, and amateur brewer.

Finding a New Niche

After a few years as a fighter, Magnus racked up a bit of injuries including heat exhaustion on the battle field. Near the end of 2013 Magnus discovered archery and found a new outlet to focus on. Though he still fights occasionally, Magnus has been focusing on archery since 2014. In that time, Magnus has made dozens of archery targets and loaner arrows. He designed and constructed the set of 3 targets used for Royal Rounds shoots at practices and events. As a member of Hus Hallvardr, Magnus has been compelled towards service. Regardless of whether he is on an event’s staff or not, he will always help with set-up tear-down and cleaning whenever needed. Magnus and his wife, Lady Sigrida Arnsdottir, have also been active merchants running a shop called Sigrid & Magnus’ Leather Emporium. Their focus is on leather and fabric goods including belts, pouches, archery equipment, bags, and tents. Magnus is most known today as an archer and a vendor.


Magnus Surtsson was born in the town of Bjorgvin, Norway in 891. Magnus was an only child, his mother died shortly after child birth so he was raised by his father Surtr. Surtr was named after the Fire Giant from Norse Mythology who helped kill the gods during the events of Ragnarok. Surtr taught Magnus basic fighting and hunting skills as well as carpentry and leather work. Surtr died when Magnus was in his adolescence. Magnus not having anything to tie him to his home thought about exploring the world and joining Viking raids to new lands. when Magnus was becoming an adult, Ragnar the King of Norway and his Brother Rollo were leading Norsemen on raiding parties to North Francia. Curious to learn more about the world and explore, Magnus joined the Viking effort at the age of 20 when they laid siege to the city of Paris. After a partially successful raid the king of Francia offered the Viking leader Rollo the land of Normandy to settle as a buffer to protect Paris from more invading Vikings. Wanting land of his own and a new country to explore, Magnus decided to stay in the new Duchy of Normandy. Magnus now lives on the Seine river near the town of Rouen.

Offices & Positions

  • Archery Officer for Ravensbridge 2014-present
  • Deputy Seneschal of Ravensbridge 2015-present
  • Exchequer of Ravensbridge 2017-present
  • Archery Marshal 2015-present

Event Staff

  • Archery MIC Huginn & Muninn 2015
  • Staff Balloon Festival Demo 2015
  • Archery MIC Panteria 2016
  • Archery MIC Huginn & Muninn 2016
  • Deputy Archery MIC Great North Eastern War 2016
  • Staff Balloon Festival Demo 2016
  • Archery MIC Huginn & Muninn 2017
  • Co-Autocrat Huginn & Muninn 2017
  • Deputy Archery MIC Great North Eastern War 2017
  • Staff GF Balloon Festival Demo 2017
  • Autocrat Huginn & Muninn 2018
  • Deputy Archery MIC Huginn & Muninn 2018
  • Archery MIC Great North Eastern War 2018
  • Archery MIC at various Archery Practices in Ravensbrige 2016-pressent


Member of Hus Hallvardr of Rolling Thunder since 2010


Yeoman to Herr Otto Gottlieb since 2016

Former Archery Marshal Instructor to:

Current Archey Marshal Instructor to:

Classes Taught

  • Archery 101: Fundamentals of Shooting EK Schola 2015
  • Arrow Making EK Schola 2015
  • Actively teaching archery marksmanship basics, range safety and marshaling basics at any available archery event or practice

Events Vended

  • Great North Eastern War: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Orchard Wars: 2014
  • Harvest Moon: 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Endewearde Hunt: 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Market Day at Birka: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Tourney of Love: 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Panteria: 2017, 2018
  • Pennsic War: 2017, 2018
  • EK 50 year: 2018


  • Award of Arms at Great North Easter War 7/11/2015
  • Apollo’s Arrow at Winter Feast 1/7/2017
  • Malagentian Service Award 9/14/2017

Interests and Miscellaneous


  • set-up and tare-down of events
  • set-up and tare-down of encampments
  • planning events and demos
  • running archery at events
  • miscellaneous


  • currently a Yeoman working towards earning a Sagittarius
  • archery marshal
  • trains new archery marshals
  • makes arrows, quivers, and armguards
  • helps younger/less experienced archers to improve their technique
  • makes archery targets for practices and events



  • brews various types of mead
  • enjoys learning about the history of brewing
  • entered a few brewing competitions

Heavy List Fighting

  • loves to fight sword and board
  • prefers being in a shield wall
  • only fights occasionally due to health issues


  • enjoys learning about the history and mechanics of designing a device
  • has a loud voice and knows how to use it


  • willing to teach any subject he is knowledgeable of
  • has an affinity for teaching
  • teaches archery

In Case of Court

Please notify Magnus' wife Sigrida Arnsdottir, click here

More Information


You may contact Lord Magnus via email