Thory Vedardottir

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Thory at St. Eligius.
Information
Resides: Carolingia
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
ThoryRedrawn.jpg
Azure, a winged ounce rampant within an orle argent.
ThoryBadge.jpg
On a Thor's hammer sable, in fess the runes Thorn, Othila, Raido, Eoh argent.
Award & Office Badges

Herald

Introduction

My name is Þórý Veðardóttir. (It's said like "Hooray!" with more Thor.) I joined the Society in March anno societatis 47.

Persona

I'm a Viking Shield Maiden from the village of Tønsberg in the Northlands. According to the Christian method of counting years, it's 894 A.D. Like many sailors, I follow Thor. I usually bring my Runestones to gatherings and enjoy giving readings.

I am part of Camp Crooked Cat at Pennsic.

Heraldry

I'm a student of the East Kingdom Herald University. I recently became the Golden Gryphon Herald, the title for the Carolingian Herald Pursuivant.

Because I'm primarily an Armory Herald, I'm going to talk about the designs of my device and badge. I have to 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. 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 a member of House Ravenclaw, and my favorite colors are blue and silver. I don't like owls and am a cat person, 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 Badge is much easier to explain. I've been putting hammers on a number of my things that the muggles see, so that was a clear choice for a base. To further distinguish the black hammer as my own, I wrote my name in silver Elder Futhark Runes: Thorn, Othila, Raido, Eoh. Since the Elder Futhark doesn't map perfectly to English, my name ends up being TH-O-R-EI.

Activities and Interests

More Information

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. In a discussion in the Heralds' email list, I mentioned that I'd been meaning to change the words of Beyoncé's Put a Ring on It to Put a Wing on It.


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]


[Verse 2]

I got gloss on my grips, a rose on my slips

Hold me tighter than my peon jeans

Acting up, drink in my cup

I could care less what you think

I need no permission, did I conflict?

Don't pay him any attention

Cause you had your turn

And now you gonna learn

What it really feels like to pass me


[Chorus]


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