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Lord Thomas of Mountain Freehold cooking at the Closing of the Inne at Coldwood, Fall 2019
Information
Resides: Shire of Mountain Freehold
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
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Award & Office Badges
Award of Arms Companion of the Order of the Silver Wheel
Seneschal

Introduction

Lord Thomas of Mountain Freehold is a blacksmith, mead-maker and Underforester in the Shire. As well as being active in the Freehold for a decade (including as a once and future officer), he is also a member of the EK Blacksmiths Guild, the EK Brewers Guild, and the EK Royal Foresters Guild. Besides all of the above, he also enjoys chainmaille-making, historical cooking, and dabbling in leatherworking, woodworking, and heavy list.

Persona

Thomas is a 10th-century (Viking Era) blacksmith from Birka, Sweden. He is married to Lady Guðrún Sveinsdóttir. She was introduced to him by her brother Bjorn, who just happened to be Thomas' apprentice in the blacksmithing trade. After Bjorn was old enough to take over the blacksmith's forge, Thomas and Guðrún were free to travel, and found themselves in the Knowne Worlde, where they settled in the Freehold.

Offices & Positions

  • Seneschal of Mountain Freehold, 1/1/17 to 12/31/18
  • Seneschal of Mountain Freehold, 1/1/21 to 12/31/22

Awards

  • Award of Arms, Panteria, May 2017
  • Order of the Silver Wheel, Ethereal Court, June 13th 2021

Event Staff

  • Co-autocrat, Feast of Fools, April 2017
  • Clean-up Coordinator, Panteria, May 2019
  • Clean-up Coordinator, Panteria, May 2022

Projects

Blacksmithing

Metalwork hook varieties and fire poker Candlesticks, rune pendants, and key rings (2017?) Thomas making a dragon's head at VTRF (2018). Leaf key ring, commissioned (2018). Thomas' reproduction of a 14-15th century iron lighter for a large gun or hand cannon. The end of the iron rod was heated and touched to the black powder, causing the gun to fire. Commissioned piece (2019). Detail showing how the lighter was used. Thomas was commissioned to make a ritual knife with a leaf on the handle. Anglo-Saxon style blade and folded metal handle, leaf addition as requested (2020).


Chainmaille

Byzantine chainmaille necklace (2010) Dragonscale belt (2011)

Publications

  • Name of Publication, Other info, mm/dd/yyyy
  • List in Chronological order, oldest to newest

Classes Taught

  • Mead-Making 101, Freehold Birthday Bash, Fall 2017?
  • Chainmaille 101, Freehold A&S monthly gathering, 2018?
  • Youth Blacksmithing 101, Mimir's Well, March 2019
  • Making Camp Lamps (youth class), Mimir's Well, March 2020
  • Intro to Blacksmithing - Practicum (spontaneous class/tutoring), Panteria, May 2022

In Case of Court

Please contact Lady Guðrún Sveinsdóttir (Rosie of Mountain Freehold). I am open to online/virtual awards. My pronouns are he/his.

Gallery

Thomas, Shire of Mtn Freehold Birthday Bash (2016) Lord Thomas receiving AoA, Panteria (2017) Thomas teaching blacksmithing at VTRF (2017) Thomas Demo Blacksmithing at VTRF (2018) Thomas Demo Blacksmithing at VTRF (2019) Rosie & Tom, Pennsic XLVIII (2019) Thomas Cooking, Closing of the Inne at Coldwood (2019) Shetland Night Demo, Feb. 2020 Tom & Rosie, Spring Equinox Hike 2021 Thomas Receives his Silver Wheel, 2021 Thomas Blacksmithing at Panteria Thomas Teaching Blacksmithing to Teens at Panteria XXV

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