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|photocaption = Þórý at Pennsic 44
 
|photocaption = Þórý at Pennsic 44
|location = Barony of Carolingia
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|location = Shire of Quintavia
 
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|badgecaption = Badge: Fieldless, 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 Shield Maiden, a new Herald and I've just Authorized in Heavy List.
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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.
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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.)
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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.
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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 am the Golden Gryphon (Pursuivant Herald) of the [http://carolingia.eastkingdom.org/wordpress/ Barony of Carolingia].
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If someone is making me a scroll, I would love to have something with cat footprints. And cats in general.
  
 
== Persona ==
 
== Persona ==
  
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:10th Century 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'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.
 
 
I am part of Camp Crooked Cat at Pennsic.
 
  
 
[[Category:Viking Personas]]
 
[[Category:Viking Personas]]
 
[[Category:Norse Personas]]
 
[[Category:Norse Personas]]
[[Category:10th Century Personas]]
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== Heraldry ==
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== Publications ==
I am the Project Lead for the Heraldic Traceable Art 4.0, which will hopefully replace the Pennsic Traceable Art 3.0 by Pennsic 46 in 2017. I am the Golden Gryphon Herald, the title for the Carolingian Herald Pursuivant. I am part of the Blue Tyger Herald's art team.
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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 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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'''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]
  
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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'''Sewing Class Handouts'''
[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.
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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]
  
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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== 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]
  
The designs of my arms and badge are just as personal as my name. As a side note, registered designs are called 'devices' rather than my 'arms' until the bearer has been awarded the right to display arms. This is why the first award given in the Society is almost always the Award of Arms. Anyone can register a name, device and badge, regardless of their age and membership status. Also, the name on your blue SCA Membership Card has nothing to do with the Heralds or Name Registration.
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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]].
  
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 a silver orle, a detail which distinguishes a lady knight in her books.
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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.
  
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.'
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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.
  
My other registered device is my Badge. Badges are lesser forms of Heraldry, usually simple designs which can be easily drawn, painted, or embroidered onto items as a way to show they are my possessions. (As a side note, when making favors, it is better form to use your Badge rather than your Heraldry.) 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.
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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.
  
== Activities and Interests ==
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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.
*[http://heraldry.sca.org/ Heraldry]
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*[http://carolingia.eastkingdom.org/wordpress/?page_id=32‎ Heavy List]
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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.
*[http://carolingia.eastkingdom.org/wordpress/?page_id=36 Archery]
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*Sewing
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== In Case of Court ==
*Embroidery
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*Please do not surprise due to anxiety.
*[https://vedardottir.wordpress.com Thory's Blog]
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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.

Latest revision as of 22:04, 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.