Thory Vedardottir

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Þórý at Pennsic 44
Resides: Barony of Carolingia
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Azure, a winged ounce within an orle argent.
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


My name is Þórý Veðardóttir (THOR-ray VED-ar-daw-ter). My name is said like "Hooray!" with more Thor. It's a silly mnemonic, but since I have a hard time remembering names, I try 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 a Viking Shield Maiden, and a novice Heavy List Fighter. Sir Hrafn the Bonesetter is teaching me, but I'm a slow learner when I'm not dealing with books.

I am the Golden Gryphon (Pursuivant Herald) of the Barony of Carolingia.


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.


Activity and Information


I am part of the Heraldic Traceable Art Project, which will replace the Traceable Art 3.0. I'm primarily an Art Herald, and am part of the Blue Tyger's staff.

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's first lady knight, Alanna the Lioness, has a shield of red with a gold lioness rampant. Her second lady knight, Kel the Protector 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.

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 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 designs that are easy to drawn, paint, or embroidered onto 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. 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.

In Case of Court

  • Please do not surprise due to anxiety.
  • Please summon to RP event in advance or use a writ.