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Nymph Nurse of Zeus delivers Milk and Honey... OR THE GORGON.
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Úlfr Hofhórr has played in the SCA since like, 1987 or something. Úlfr is now retired. It's been grand, at least until recently.
Úlfr was cheap mercenary scum until he moved to Mountain Freehold in 1995. He Squired & Apprenticed to Master Tearloch the Profane around 2001, and proudly fiought for the Northern Army. In 2020, Úlfr lovingly returned his squire and apprentice baldrics, and determined to remain Captain Úlfr, a title bestowed by Count Iaonnes and Count William at Pennsic, during a so-called Purple Pennsic of friendship between the East and Midrealm, where two inductees to each order of high merit also received the corresponding award from the other kingdom. Úlfr received the order of the Tygers Combattant as well as the Midrealm Order of the Gold Mace, the Midrealm equivalent, along with Baron Edward Foxley. The OGM comes with the spiff title of Captain. Úlfr considers this a fine hook to hang his hat on after 20 years of not sucking on the field. So now you know. :D
-Captain Úlfr Hofhórr, N.Army, Ret.
Úlfr was a Viking but went back in time, to the Fall of Rome. ;) Úlf held a farm north of Mare Suebicum and yet heard of the far distant wonders of The Empire. For many years, Úlf served as a mercenary, under the Markland banner, fighting at Pennzack for beer, baubles and bellydancers. Eventually he came to serve as a Northern auxiliary to the Empire of Rome. As honorable punishment for sympathies to the upstart Alaric, he submitted his freedom and entered into the gladiatorial games. When possible, during the off season, Úlf travels home and might look and dress in the Northern fashion. During the time of the Summer Games, Úlf returns to Rome, where he is called The Thulian Gladiator; Úlf, of La Familia Gladiatoria. Úlf enjoys metalworking as well as playing music, song and storycraft. He may or may not have Rome's best interests at heart, but has decided to retire to the forested mountains of his homeland, away from the divisive politics and political persecutions of Rome.
Offices & Positions
Knight Marshal for the Shire of Mountain Freehold. AS LIII - LIII.
Retainer for Iaonnes & Honig, reign of AS LII.
Feast-o-crat. Rumble at the Speckled Trout Inn. AS XXXVII
Feast-o-crat. Rumble at the Speckled Trout Inn. AS XXXVI
Awards and Honors
Order of the Tyger Combatant, AS LII.
Order of the Gold Mace, honorary Midrealm OTC equivalent, AS LII.
Northern Region Arts & Sciences Champion, AS LII.
Unbelted Champions Alternate, AS XLIX, L, LIII & LIV.
Honor of the Mountain Freehold Rowan, Shire award for the arts. AS XXXVIII.
Order of the Maunche, for smithcraft. AS XXXVII.
Honor of the Mountain Freehold Corbie, Shire award for fighting valor, AS XXXVII.
Award of Arms, AS XXXVI
Northern Lights Pentathalon: Best Musical Performance in Period Style, Best in Woodworking & Third Place overall, AS XXXV.
Úlf is a certy-fied self-employed metalsmith IRL, and sells to SCAdian patrons in private as well as having sold at Birka numerous years. He makes silver & gold jewelry inspired by the Viking Age & Antiquity as well as pattern welded knives & swords.
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La Familia Gladiatoria
I will forever remain Captain Ulf to you.
It's been fun, folks. Until recently.