Portrait of Olaf Haraldsson, Eastern Unbelts, 2012. Do not copy without permission from photographer, Meredith Balin Hull. Permission was obtained to post here.
(badge of House Wolfhaven:) Sable, a saltire bretessed between four mullets of four points, a bordure argent. (Olaf's personal arms:) Argent goutty de sang, a wolf courant regardant azure.
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Olaf goði, Haraldsson (Óláfr inn ǫrvi Haraldsson) lives in the Shire of the Northern Outpost in the Northern Region. His persona is an 11th century Icelandic Varangian.
Olaf's interests include service, Norse culture, armored combat, carving (in stone, wood, horn, and bone), and woodworking. In 2009, Olaf held all three shire championships (armored combat, A&S, and fencing).
Examples of Olaf's stone carving work: 
Examples of Olaf's other projects: 
Autocratting & Offices
Winter War was an annual event in the Shire of the Northern Outpost. Since its inception, Winter War grew from a small midwinter melee practice to an interkingdom event, drawing people from the northeastern US and two Canadian provinces. Olaf was event steward for 11 of the 16 Winter Wars as of 2013.
Olaf served as Knight Marshall for the Shire of the Northern Outpost for at least 5 years as of 2012. He was Deputy to the Northern Region Earl Marshall in 2010, serving under Lord Thaddeus von Orlamunde. In 2013, he became Outpost's Seneschal for a one year term.
Olaf served as the East Kingdom Deputy Earl Marshal under Sir Jibril al-Dakhil from January 2015 till January 2017.
Awards & Honors
Olaf received his Award of Arms on November 6th, 1999 for service to the East.
He was made a companion of the King's Order of Excellence on August 11th, 2010 for the authenticity of his kit.
Olaf was awarded a Queen's Order of Courtesy on January 29, 2011 for his demeanor while assisting foreign royalty.
He was made a companion of the Order of the Tygers Combattant in February 23, 2013.
He was inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent on July 5, 2014.
He was made a Companion of the Pelican April 9, 2016.
Olaf and part of the hirð looking like badasses, Pennsic 2015. Photo by Diane Klingbile Pepin.