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|photocaption = Thory at St. Eligius.
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|photocaption = Þórý at Pennsic 44
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|location = Shire of Quintavia
 
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|badgecaption = On a Thor's hammer sable, in fess the runes Thorn, Othila, Raido, Eoh argent.  
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== Introduction ==
 
== Introduction ==
  
My name is Þórý Veðardóttir. (It's said like "Hooray!" with more Thor.) I joined in March ''anno societatis'' 47. I'm a Viking and a Herald and a Chirurgeon in Training. I enjoy Fencing and Archery and Heavy List, but when time constrains me to choose only one, I go with Heavy.
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My name is Þórý Veðardóttir (THOR-ee vay-DER-daw-ter). My name is said like "Story!" with more Thor. This is my a silly mnemonic. Since I have a hard time remembering other people's names, I like to make my name easier to remember.
 
 
== Persona ==
 
  
I'm a [http://wiki.east-kingdom.org/index.php?title=Category:Norse_Personas Viking Shield Maiden] from the village of Tønsberg in the Northlands. According to the Christian method of counting years, it's [http://wiki.east-kingdom.org/index.php?title=Category:Early_Middle_Ages_Personas 994 A.D.] Like many other sailors, I follow Thor. I usually bring my Runestones to gatherings and enjoy giving readings.
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I joined the Society for Creative Anachronisms in ''anno societatis'' 47, and became a Herald at Pennsic 42. I'm also a Norse (Viking) Shield Maiden, and a novice Heavy List Fighter. (I'm a slow learner when I'm not dealing with books.)
  
I am part of Camp Crooked Cat at Pennsic.
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I am the Pallet Herald of the East Kingdom. This means I help people choose and register their heraldry, and I can draw their heraldry and prepare the paperwork for them.
  
== Heraldry ==
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​I have been assigned female, but I am genderqueer. The pronouns I prefer are they, them, and theirs. (Please refer to me with these pronouns instead of she, her, and hers.) The Society is working on creating titles for people who do not feel that they are male or female. I have been Awarded Arms, so I ask to be addressed as Nobilis Þórý instead of Lady Þórý.
I'm a student of the [http://www.yehudaheraldry.com/ekhu/ East Kingdom Herald University]. I recently became the Golden Gryphon Herald, the title for the Carolingian Herald Pursuivant.
 
  
I registered my name and device within a few months of joining the Society, which is quite unusual. Many people take years to decide on a time period, persona, and name. My former partner convinced me to join the Society because he saw the Old Norse dictionary on my desk--I was researching the Vikings for my alternate history novel.
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If someone is making me a scroll, I would love to have something with cat footprints. And cats in general.
  
I was fortunate that an amazing website is dedicated to Viking personas, clothing, customs and names: [http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ The Viking Answer Lady Webpage]! My former partner suggested that I should start from the back of the alphabet when choosing a name (I have since met more people with "A" names than I can shake a stick at!) So I looked at the end of the
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== Persona ==
[http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml Women's Names Section] where the "Þ" names started, and found "Þórey" which indicated a devotee of Thor with unusual luck. Since my luck is odd, both extremely good and extremely bad, I decided this was a good omen and chose it. The spelling was changed to "Þórý" by the Heralds to better fit historical accuracy.
 
  
For a last name, I looked no farther than "Stormsdotter" the handle I'd used for email and LiveJournal and everything else on the Internet for over a decade. (It was the last name of a LARP character. The "er" ending is incorrect for Scandinavia, and is a deliberate hat-tip to [http://www.elizabethmoon.com/ Elizabeth Moon]'s Paksenarrion books.) I looked up the Old Norse word for "Storm" and "Veðar" is a pun on my legal name, so I went with it. I ended the name with the standard Viking female name suffix, "-dotter".
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I'm a [[:Category:Norse Personas|Viking Shield Maiden]] and sailor from the village of Tønsberg in the Northlands. According to the Christian method of counting years, it's [[:Category:Early Middle Ages Personas|994 A.D.]] Like many other sailors, I follow Thor. I usually bring my Runestones to gatherings and enjoy giving readings.
 
 
The designs of my device and badge are just as personal as my name, and even more influenced by my favorite authors. The reason I refer to my registered design as my 'device' rather than my 'arms' because I have not yet been awarded the right to display arms. This is why the first award given in the Society is almost always the Award of Arms. To clear up a few common misconceptions, anyone can register a name, device and badge, regardless of their age and membership status.
 
 
 
My device is 'Azure, a winged ounce rampant within an orle argent.' This means it has a blue background, with a silver winged cat in the default posture, rampant. The orle is the extra silver border. The design comes from a combination of heraldry of my favorite author's two lady knights. [http://www.tamora-pierce.com/ Tamora Pierce]'s first lady knight, Alanna the Lioness, has a shield of red with a gold lioness rampant. Her second lady knight, Kel the Protestor of the Small, has a blue shield with a silver owl and an extra silver border, a detail which distinguishes a lady knight in her books.
 
 
 
As a Herald, I consider myself an honorary member of House Ravenclaw, and my favorite colors are blue and silver. I don't like owls and the Mountain Lion is one of my totem animals, so I wanted a silver lioness rampant on a blue field with the extra silver border. Due to the sheer enormity of registered devices in the Society with cats, the device I designed conflicted with another lady's. My consulting herald suggested putting wings on the cat, which I later learned was a very common solution for clearing conflicts. Since I was going for a combination of cat and owl, I was quite pleased with this alteration. My only regret is that my device is registered as an 'ounce' rather than a 'lioness.'
 
 
 
My other registered device is my Badge. Badges are lesser forms of Heraldry, usually simple things that can be easily drawn or embroidered onto things as a way to show they are my possessions. Since I've been putting Thor's hammers on a number of my things that the muggles see, the Mjollner shape was a clear choice for a base. To further distinguish this black Thor's hammer as my own, I wrote my name across it in silver Elder Futhark Runes: Thorn, Othila, Raido, Eoh. Since the Elder Futhark doesn't map perfectly to English, my name ends up being spelled TH-O-R-EI.
 
 
 
== Activities and Interests ==
 
*[http://heraldry.sca.org/ Heraldry]
 
*[http://www.chirurgeon.org/ Chirurgeon (in Training)]
 
*[http://carolingia.eastkingdom.org/wordpress/?page_id=32‎ Heavy List]
 
*[http://carolingia.eastkingdom.org/wordpress/?page_id=34 Fencing]
 
*[http://carolingia.eastkingdom.org/wordpress/?page_id=36 Archery]
 
*Sewing
 
*Embroidery
 
*Leatherworking
 
*Illumination
 
*Historic Architecture
 
 
 
== More Information ==
 
*[http://stormsdotter.livejournal.com/ Thory's Blog]
 
*[http://stormsdotter.tumblr.com/ Thory's Tumblr]
 
 
 
== Just for Giggles ==
 
I joke about everything. It's how I deal with the world: no matter what goes wrong, I look for the silver lining and try to at least make others smile. Since adding wings to the main charge is a common ay to clear conflict, I'd been meaning to change the words of [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m1EFMoRFvY Beyoncé's Put a Ring on It] to Put a Wing on It. In a discussion in the Heralds' email list, I mentioned this, and Herald Alexander in Meridies came up with the following:
 
 
 
 
 
All the single charges (All the single charges)
 
 
 
All the single charges (All the single charges)
 
 
 
All the single charges (All the single charges)
 
 
 
All the single charges
 
 
 
Now put your hands up
 
 
 
 
 
[Verse 1]
 
 
 
Up in the tub, we just conflict up
 
 
 
I'm doing my own little thing
 
 
 
You decided to dip but now you wanna trip
 
 
 
Cause another herald noticed me
 
 
 
I'm up on him, he up on me
 
 
 
don't pay him any attention
 
 
 
Cause I cried my tears, for three good years
 
 
 
Ya can't be mad at me
 
 
 
 
 
[Chorus:]
 
 
 
Cause if you liked it then you should have put a wing on it
 
 
 
If you liked it then you should've put a wing on it
 
 
 
Don't be mad once you see that he has it
 
 
 
If you liked it then you should've put a wing on it
 
 
 
 
 
Wuh uh oh uh uh oh oh uh oh uh uh oh
 
 
 
Wuh uh oh uh uh oh oh uh oh uh uh oh
 
 
 
 
 
[Chorus]
 
  
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[[Category:Viking Personas]]
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[[Category:Norse Personas]]
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[[Category:Early Middle Ages Personas]]
  
[Verse 2]
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== Publications ==
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*[https://vedardottir.wordpress.com/2017/10/18/ekwiki-part-1 EKwiki Part 1: Why a Wiki?]
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*[https://vedardottir.wordpress.com/2017/11/11/ekwiki-part-2 EKwiki Part 2: Adding Photos and Images]
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*[https://vedardottir.wordpress.com/2017/11/15/ekwiki-part-3 EKwiki Part 3: Adding Personal Information]
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*[http://heraldicart.org The Traceable Heraldic Art Project] This Vector Art database was my idea, but it's online because of [[Mathghamhain Ua Ruadh%C3%A1in]]'s tireless work.
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*[https://vedardottir.wordpress.com Thory's Blog]
  
I got gloss on my grips, a rose on my slips
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'''Heraldic Class Handouts'''
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*[https://vedardottir.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/whats-in-a-heraldic-name What's in a (Heraldic) Name?]
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*[https://vedardottir.wordpress.com/2016/10/24/choosing-your-heraldry Choosing Your Heraldry]
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*[https://vedardottir.wordpress.com/2018/06/03/what-is-heraldic-conflict Only Hit Your Enemies: What is Heraldic Conflict?]
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*[https://vedardottir.wordpress.com/2018/10/23/misconceptions Funny Names for the Win: Common Heraldic Misconceptions]
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*[https://vedardottir.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/heraldic-heart-hangups Heraldic Heartwarmers and Hangups]
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*[https://vedardottir.wordpress.com/2018/05/21/why-heraldic-beasts-look-left Why Heraldic Beasts Look Left]
  
Hold me tighter than my peon jeans
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'''Sewing Class Handouts'''
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*[https://vedardottir.wordpress.com/2018/06/21/sewing-a-skjold-viking-hood Sewing a Skjold (Viking) Hood]
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*[https://vedardottir.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/showering-scadian-style Showering: SCA Style]
  
Acting up, drink in my cup
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== Activity and Information ==
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*[[Towers|Canton of the Towers]]
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*[[Company of the White Shield]]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/vedrardottir Thory's FaceBook]
  
I could care less what you think
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== Name & Heraldry ==
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I am one of the Heralds responsible for of the [http://heraldicart.org/ Heraldic Traceable Art Project], a vector art based image library for Heraldry. It has  replaced the [https://scaheraldry.wikispaces.com/Pennsic+Traceable+Art+Project Traceable Art 3.0]. I'm primarily an Art Herald, and am a Heraldic Deputy to the [[Brigantia Herald]].
  
I need no permission, did I conflict?
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My device is 'Azure, a winged ounce within an orle argent.' This means my shield has a blue background, with a silver winged cat in the default posture, rampant. The orle is the extra silver border. The design comes from a combination of heraldry of my favorite author's two lady knights. [http://www.tamora-pierce.com/ Tamora Pierce] first wrote about Alanna the Lioness, whose shield is red with a gold lioness rampant. Her second lady knight, Keladry the Protector of the Small, has a blue shield with a silver owl and a silver orle, which distinguishes a female knight in her books.
  
Don't pay him any attention
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As a Herald, I consider myself an honorary member of House Ravenclaw, and my favorite colors are blue and silver. I am not an owl person, and the Mountain Lion is my Patronus, so I wanted a silver lioness rampant on a blue field with a silver border. Due to the sheer enormity of registered devices in the Society with cats, this design conflicted with an already registered device. My consulting herald suggested putting wings on my cat, which I later learned was a very common solution for clearing conflicts. Since I was going for a combination of cat and owl, I was pleased with this alteration. My only regret is that my device is registered as an 'ounce' rather than a 'lioness' due to heraldic rules. You may have noticed that my Heraldry looks similar to the Silver Tyger award for the East Kingdom. Because I registered my Heraldry before the Order was created, I had to give the entire East Kingdom permission to conflict with my registered heraldry.
  
Cause you had your turn
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My other registered device is my Badge. Badges are lesser forms of Heraldry, usually simple designs that are easy to drawn, paint, or embroider onto personal items. Since I've been putting Thor's hammers on a number of my things that Muggles see, the Mjollner shape was a clear choice for me. To further distinguish this black Thor's hammer as my own, I wrote my name across it in silver Elder Futhark Runes: Thorn, Othila, Raido, Eoh. Since the Elder Futhark doesn't map perfectly to English, my name is spelled TH-O-R-EI.
  
And now you gonna learn
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My name was picked from the end of the alphabet on the [http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONNames.shtml Viking Answer Lady Name articles]. My first name, Þórý, describes a person who follows Thor and has odd luck. My last name is a hat tip to my online handle that means 'daughter of storms.' I looked through the Old Norse words for 'storm' and 'Veðar' is a pun on my mundane name, so I ran with it.
  
What it really feels like to pass me
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Finally, I have registered an Alternate Persona. The Roman Republic is my second-favorite time period after the Viking Age, and I wanted to have a male persona. I also wanted a name that reflected my Silver Ounce heraldry: [[Marcus Octavius Argentarius Leo]]. Marcus is one of my favorite male names, and 'Argentarius Leo' means Silver Lion. (I studied Latin in High School.)(Thank you, Gargoyles!) Octavius is a hat-tip to Emperor Augustus' birth name, and also a nod to [http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/alera Jim Butcher's] Codex Alera novels.
  
 
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== In Case of Court ==
[Chorus]
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*Please do not surprise due to anxiety.
 
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*Please summon to an RP event in advance or use a writ.
 
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*Please address me as Noblis Thory and use they/them pronouns.
Wuh uh oh uh uh oh oh uh oh uh uh oh
 
 
 
Wuh uh oh uh uh oh oh uh oh uh uh oh
 
 
 
 
 
[Bridge]
 
 
 
Don't treat me to these things of the world
 
 
 
I'm not that kind of charge
 
 
 
Your dove is what I prefer, what I deserve
 
 
 
Is a man that makes me then takes me
 
 
 
And delivers me to a destiny, to infinity and beyond
 
 
 
Pull me into your arms
 
 
 
Say I'm the one you want
 
 
 
If you don't, you'll be alone
 
 
 
And like a ghost I'll be gone
 
 
 
All the single charges (All the single charges)
 
 
 
All the single charges (All the single charges)
 
 
 
All the single charges (All the single charges)
 
 
 
All the single charges
 
 
 
Now put your hands up
 
 
 
 
 
Wuh uh oh uh uh oh oh uh oh uh uh oh
 
 
 
Wuh uh oh uh uh oh oh uh oh uh uh oh
 
 
 
 
 
[Chorus x2]
 
 
 
 
 
Wuh uh oh
 
 
 
 
 
[[Category:Viking Personas]]
 
[[Category:Norse Personas]]
 
[[Category:10th Century Personas]]
 

Latest revision as of 21:04, 4 September 2019

Photo
ArmoredThory.jpg
Þórý at Pennsic 44
Information
Resides: Shire of Quintavia
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
ThoryRedrawn.jpg
Azure, a winged ounce within an orle argent.
ThoryBadge.jpg
Badge: Fieldless, on a Thor's hammer sable, in fess the runes Thorn, Othila, Raido, Eoh argent.
Award & Office Badges
Award of Arms Companion of the Order of the Silver Wheel
Herald

Introduction

My name is Þórý Veðardóttir (THOR-ee vay-DER-daw-ter). My name is said like "Story!" with more Thor. This is my a silly mnemonic. Since I have a hard time remembering other people's names, I like to make my name easier to remember.

I joined the Society for Creative Anachronisms in anno societatis 47, and became a Herald at Pennsic 42. I'm also a Norse (Viking) Shield Maiden, and a novice Heavy List Fighter. (I'm a slow learner when I'm not dealing with books.)

I am the Pallet Herald of the East Kingdom. This means I help people choose and register their heraldry, and I can draw their heraldry and prepare the paperwork for them.

​I have been assigned female, but I am genderqueer. The pronouns I prefer are they, them, and theirs. (Please refer to me with these pronouns instead of she, her, and hers.) The Society is working on creating titles for people who do not feel that they are male or female. I have been Awarded Arms, so I ask to be addressed as Nobilis Þórý instead of Lady Þórý.

If someone is making me a scroll, I would love to have something with cat footprints. And cats in general.

Persona

I'm a Viking Shield Maiden and sailor from the village of Tønsberg in the Northlands. According to the Christian method of counting years, it's 994 A.D. Like many other sailors, I follow Thor. I usually bring my Runestones to gatherings and enjoy giving readings.

Publications

Heraldic Class Handouts

Sewing Class Handouts

Activity and Information

Name & Heraldry

I am one of the Heralds responsible for of the Heraldic Traceable Art Project, a vector art based image library for Heraldry. It has replaced the Traceable Art 3.0. I'm primarily an Art Herald, and am a Heraldic Deputy to the Brigantia Herald.

My device is 'Azure, a winged ounce within an orle argent.' This means my shield has a blue background, with a silver winged cat in the default posture, rampant. The orle is the extra silver border. The design comes from a combination of heraldry of my favorite author's two lady knights. Tamora Pierce first wrote about Alanna the Lioness, whose shield is red with a gold lioness rampant. Her second lady knight, Keladry the Protector of the Small, has a blue shield with a silver owl and a silver orle, which distinguishes a female knight in her books.

As a Herald, I consider myself an honorary member of House Ravenclaw, and my favorite colors are blue and silver. I am not an owl person, and the Mountain Lion is my Patronus, so I wanted a silver lioness rampant on a blue field with a silver border. Due to the sheer enormity of registered devices in the Society with cats, this design conflicted with an already registered device. My consulting herald suggested putting wings on my cat, which I later learned was a very common solution for clearing conflicts. Since I was going for a combination of cat and owl, I was pleased with this alteration. My only regret is that my device is registered as an 'ounce' rather than a 'lioness' due to heraldic rules. You may have noticed that my Heraldry looks similar to the Silver Tyger award for the East Kingdom. Because I registered my Heraldry before the Order was created, I had to give the entire East Kingdom permission to conflict with my registered heraldry.

My other registered device is my Badge. Badges are lesser forms of Heraldry, usually simple designs that are easy to drawn, paint, or embroider onto personal items. Since I've been putting Thor's hammers on a number of my things that Muggles see, the Mjollner shape was a clear choice for me. To further distinguish this black Thor's hammer as my own, I wrote my name across it in silver Elder Futhark Runes: Thorn, Othila, Raido, Eoh. Since the Elder Futhark doesn't map perfectly to English, my name is spelled TH-O-R-EI.

My name was picked from the end of the alphabet on the Viking Answer Lady Name articles. My first name, Þórý, describes a person who follows Thor and has odd luck. My last name is a hat tip to my online handle that means 'daughter of storms.' I looked through the Old Norse words for 'storm' and 'Veðar' is a pun on my mundane name, so I ran with it.

Finally, I have registered an Alternate Persona. The Roman Republic is my second-favorite time period after the Viking Age, and I wanted to have a male persona. I also wanted a name that reflected my Silver Ounce heraldry: Marcus Octavius Argentarius Leo. Marcus is one of my favorite male names, and 'Argentarius Leo' means Silver Lion. (I studied Latin in High School.)(Thank you, Gargoyles!) Octavius is a hat-tip to Emperor Augustus' birth name, and also a nod to Jim Butcher's Codex Alera novels.

In Case of Court

  • Please do not surprise due to anxiety.
  • Please summon to an RP event in advance or use a writ.
  • Please address me as Noblis Thory and use they/them pronouns.