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Grímólfr Skúlason

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Dróttin Grímólfr Skúlason inn jarlsbani
Information
Resides: Barony of Dragonship Haven
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
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Lozengy argent and gules, two ravens displayed and a wolf statant sable

Personal Badge Student Badge
Personal Badge : (Fieldless) In saltire a garden rose slipped and leaved and a rapier Or and overall a wolf's head couped sable
Student Badge : (Fieldless) A closed book argent sustaining in chief a wolf couchant sable
Award & Office Badges
Award of ArmsCompanion of the Order of the Silver WheelOrder of the White OakOrder of the KeelFreedom.pngConsort's Cypher

Companion of the Order of the Golden RapierCompanion of the Order of the Silver RapierDefender of the White Oak


Companion of the Order of the Silver Brooch


TW RR Thrower.jpgArcher


Hearthstead.gifNorthern Army Banner.png Blue Tyger Legion



Fencing Marshal Youth rapier martial.png Thrown Weapons Marshal Youth Combat Marshal Herald PID.jpg

Introduction

I have been a part of the SCA since AS 44. My girlfriend at the time (now my beautiful wife) told me about the SCA and insisted that I join her at Pennsic 38. It was my first event and there was so much going on that it took me until Pennsic XL before I started to find my footing in the SCA. I found enjoyment in volunteering. I have been active in mulitple baronial office positions in multiple baronies. I have run fencing practices in Beyond the Mountain and Bridge. I have also been the herald of Beyond the Mountain and am currently the deputy herald of Dragonship Haven. I enjoy martial activities and making sure others can enjoy them as well. I am currently a herald-at-large, fencing marshal, youth fencing marshal, thrown weapons marshal, and a marshal in training for youth combat.

Most recently, I have an interest in beginning armored combat and picking up my bow again.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Preferred title: dróttin: the term for the leader of a war-band, in Old Norse. This is to replace "Don" as a title.

Nicknames: Wolfie, Grim

When being called into court, I would prefer my full name and title of "Dróttin Grímólfr Skúlason inn jarlsbani" to be used.

Pronunciaton: DRO-tin gri-MULF-er SKOOL-uh-sen in yarls-BAH-nee

Persona

Born in Scandinavia in the year 821, Grímólfr Skúlason was the second son in a small farming family. His older brother was the heir to the family's farm and land was scarce to start his own family farm. Grímólfr, seeking his own way in life, joined an expedition to Ireland in the 830's under a chieftain named Thorgisl. Thorgisl and his crew set up settlements up the River Shannon in Ireland to make it easier for plundering the monasteries in Ireland. In 841, Grímólfr helped establish a community founded on the wedge of ground where the River Poddle met the River Liffrey, at a marshy place the locals called 'the black pool', Dubh Linn.

Over the years, the settlement turned from a temporary staging point into a full fledged settlement. Grímólfr was recognized by the leader of his community for his service to all those that resided within the settlement, his use of various forms of art to make the settlement more beautiful, and also for his skill with a blade and spear. He began his own household after years of service and the pursuit of knowledge and called it Spak-Hrafns Hús, dedicated to the ravens of Óðinn who would search the world for knowledge to bring back to him. He also joined and became a commander for Stormguard to show all that opposed his jarl the fierceness of true warriors on the field of battle and he was made a Drottin over the training of troops in the East. Grímólfr spent the rest of his days fighting and learning new skills that could help the settlement around him. He would also take what knowledge he would gain and spread it throughout the community.

Scandinavian byname

Grímólfr jarlsbani

This nickname translates to "earls' bane" or "slayer of earls". Over the years Grímólfr has slain many royalty from different kingdoms on the rapier fields of Pennsic War, that opposed the East. His group began to call him king-slayer and this is the most appropriate Old Norse translation.

Royalty slain on the fields of Pennsic include:

  • Aethelmearc
  • Ansteorra
  • Atlantia
  • Calontir
  • Ealdormere
  • Middle
  • Northshield

Alternate Persona: Timothy Barre Wollffe

Pronunciaton: tim-br-wulf

16th Century English privateer during the years 1558-1603.

Timothy Barre Wollffe was a privateer and considered one of the English Sea Dogs, as they were disparagingly called by the Spanish authorities. He was given the consent and sometimes financial support of Elizabeth I of England to attack and plunder Spanish colonial settlements and treasure ships. He was made a Captain by Ryouko'jin and Indrakshi for his prowess in battle and service to the crown in A.S. 57.


Captain Tim Barre Wollffe, privateer Sea Dog

Fencing Appearance in the List

Tim Barre Wollffe in late period Grímólfr Skúlason in viking period

Affiliations

Family

Peer

Students

Rapier MiTs Training

Graduated Rapier Marshals Trained

Households

  • Spak-Hrafns Hús ~ Chieftain
  • Rogue
  • Kindermaus
  • Timberwolfe
  • Order of the Cask - brewing household

Fighting Units:

Guilds

  • Guild of the Martial Bridge
  • Another Round Century Club

Activities

Marshal

  • Fencing (Adult and Youth warranted marshal)
  • Thrown Weapons (warranted marshal)
  • Youth Combat (MiT)
  • Archery

Arts and Sciences

  • Silk Banner Design and Dyeing
    • Trying to make the East as beautiful as it is fierce, one banner at a time
  • Leather working
    • Particularly enjoy making custom heraldic pieces
  • Historical study of Rapier Masters
    • Nicoletto Giganti
    • Ridolfo Capo Ferro da Cagli
    • I33
  • Mead, Beer, and Cordial taster
  • Bardic Arts (Songs and Storytelling)

Service

  • Heraldry (Book, Field, and Court)
  • Kitchen staff (ServSafe Certified)
  • Bottle opener (can always find a way to open a beer bottle)
  • Event photography
  • Photo editor for Lady Sitt al-Gharb ha-niqret Khazariyya
  • Editing various EKWiki pages
  • I pick things up and put them down

Offices & Positions

Society

  • Rapier Marshal at Large, 2014-current
  • Youth Rapier Marshal at Large, Warranted October 2016-current
  • Thrown Weapons Marshal at Large, 2015-current
  • Herald at Large, 2014-current
  • Youth Combat MiT, 2017-current

Barony Beyond the Mountain

  • White Oak Pursuivant, 2014-2017
  • Marshal of Rapier, 2014-2018
  • MiC of Rapier at weekly fight practice 2016-2017
  • MiC of Youth Fencing at weekly fight practice 2016-2017
  • MoL of weekly fight practice 2016-2017

Barony of the Bridge

  • MiC of Rapier at weekly fight practice, 2019-2022

Barony of Dragonship Haven

  • Deputy Azure Yale Pursuivant, 2019-current

Pennsic

  • Swampwatch Certified with PID (Predators in the Darkness). The Swamp Watch is an informal, yet highly organized volunteer security force operating with the full approval of and in cooperation with Pennsic Public Safety.

Honors

Consort's Guard

Retainer

Event Staff/Volunteer

Volunteer

  • Butler for Yule Feast at BBM/Bergental Yule 2014 and 2015
  • Organized and ran Colchester Demo 2014
  • Ran heraldic consultation table at BBM/Bergental Yule 2015
  • Dayboard staff for Hrim Schola ~ 3/19/16
  • List Herald during Crown Tournaments for; Brennan II and Caoilfhionn II, Ioannes and Honig
  • Set up of EK Royal during Pennsic 45
  • Ran Bardic circles in BBM ~ 2016 through 2017
  • Dayboard prep staff for BBM Investiture 2018
  • Server for Bergental/BBM Yule feast 2018
  • Ran the Youth Chess Tournament at War of the Roses 2019
  • Court herald for their Excellencies Dragonship Haven at St. Eligius ~ 11/16/2019
  • Court herald for their Excellencies Dragonship Haven at Shoot! No Pennsic!! ~ 7/17/2021
  • Set up staff for St Eligius ~ 11/11/2022
  • Co-kitchen Steward for St Eligius ~ 11/12/2022
  • Royal liaison for court at St Eligius ~ 11/12/2022

Marshal

  • Rapier MiC for Summer Solstice Shoot ~ 6/20/15 and 6/17/17
  • Assisted MiC for Thrown Weapons at UnNatural Axes VI ~ 8/21/15
  • MiC for Thrown Weapons Championship for BBM ~ 10/9/16
  • Youth Rapier MiC at Central Region Practice ~ 11/13/2016
  • Assisted marshaling rapier tournaments at Pennsic 46
  • Rapier MiC for BBM/Bergental Yule ~ 12/2/2017
  • Co-MiC for TW Royal Rounds at Pennsic 47 ~ 8/1/18
  • MiC for Rapier Activities at War of the Pearls I ~ 6/17-20/22
  • TW Royal Rounds at War of the Pearls I ~ 6/19/22
  • Assited TW Populace points at Pennsic 49

Awards

Society

East Kingdom

Barony Beyond the Mountain

  • Order of the White Oak ~ Service award at Bergantal/BBM Yule ~ 12/13/14
  • Defender of the White Oak ~ Martial award at Summer Solstice Shoot ~ 6/20/15

Barony of Dragonship Haven

  • Order of the Keel ~ Out of Barony Service award at Hrim Schola ~ 3/19/16 Joseph and Bronwen
  • Recipient of the Fiskur (Baronial token of appreciation), multiple times

Crown Barony of Bridge

  • Freedom of the Bridge ~ For long service of bringing Rapier to Bridge from outside the Barony at Bridge Birthday ~ 12/11/2021 Avelina Keyes

Northshield

  • Hearthstead with Rogues at Pennsic 43, Siegfried IV and Elizabeth II

Tournaments

Ladies of the Rose Tournament:

Rapier Tournaments:

  • BBM Baronial Fencing Championship @ BBM/Bergantal Yule 2013 ~ Winner
  • Roses Tournament @ NRWC 2016 ~ Semi-finalist
  • Bridge Beer Pit @ Neddingham County Fair 2016 ~ Winner
  • Short But Deadly 2017 @ War of the Roses ~ Runner-up
  • Known World Cadet Tourney @ Pennsic 46 ~ Quarter-finalist out of 101 fencers
  • Princess Melee Tourney @ Balfar's Challenge 2018 ~ Runner-up Team
  • Pennsic Singles Champion Tryout @ Balfar's Challenge 2018 ~ Winner
  • Torchlight Tourney @ War of the Roses 2018 ~ Runner-up
  • Gambler's Tourney @ War of the Roses 2018 ~ Semi-finalist
  • K&Q Rapier Champs 2018 ~ Sweet 16 finalist (1st in my pool)
  • Tavern Brawl @ The Coronation of Queen Margarita ~ 2nd place
  • Dragonship Haven Champions Day 2019 ~ 1st out of barony
  • Birka Bear Pit 2020 ~ 9th place with a 107 points
  • There Can Be Only One (survivor, wounds retained) @ Hunter's Moon 2021 ~ Winner untouched
  • DSH/BBM Baronial Championship - 1st in my pool, but unable to continue due to ineligibility to become champion from living outside the barony @ Dragonship Haven and BBM Champions Day 10/23/21
  • Pennsic Singles Champion Tryout @ War of the Roses 2022 ~ 2nd place
  • Dueling Dons; period style tournament ~ Winning team Lancaster, 3-0 in personal matches
  • By the Book Tournament @ Northern Region War Camp 2022 ~ 2nd place
  • Bridge Birthday Bearpit 12/4/22 - Winner
  • Birka Bear Pit 2023 ~ 3rd place with 126.5 points

Thrown Weapons Tournaments:

  • BBM Baronial TW Championship @ UnNatural Axes 2015 ~ Winner
  • Continuous Throwing Tourney EK 50 Year Celebration ~ Winner (59)
  • Balfar's Challenge 2019 ~ Top 2/3
  • Viking Missile Tournament @ Great Northern Thyng 2019 ~ Winner
  • Dragonship Haven Champions Day 2019 ~ 1st out of barony
  • Pennsic 49 Thrown Weapons Champions ~ Winner of my bout

Arts & Sciences

  • Heraldic Display Challenge at Balfar's Challenge 2017 ~ Overall Winner
  • Heraldic Display Challenge at Balfar's Challenge 2018 ~ Overall Winner
  • Heraldic Display Challenge at Balfar's Challenge 2019 ~ Overall Winner
  • Art of Combat Challenge at St Eligius 2022 ~ 2nd place by 1 pt

Projects

Leather

Silk Banners

all work in collaboration with Lady Sitt al-Gharb ha-niqret Khazariyya

Projects without Pictures

  • Have made various baronial award medallions (leather) for several baronies as largesse
  • Writing and documenting instructions for the construction of Youth Combat kidney belts for the East Kingdom
  • Donation to the East of 4 period Gotland garters for the Order of Gawain largesse
  • Woodburning of historical hunt decoration from the 9th century on fencing spear
  • Viking antler comb and buttons. How to fully process a deer antler for various artifacts.

Research Papers

  • Art of Combat Challenge "Nicoletto Giganti's Venetian Rapier Plate 14: Defending against a Mandritto or Riverso to the Leg"
  • Art of Combat Challenge "Nicoletto Giganti's Venetian Rapier Plate 20: Method of Playing with the Single Sword, while the enemy has sword and dagger"
  • Art of Combat Challenge "Giganti plate 15 vs Capo Ferro plate 19: The Inquartata"
  • A practical and comparative analysis between the Italian Rapier Masters of Nicoletto Giganti vs Ridolfo Capo Ferro da Cagli and their first published works in 1606 and 1610

Classes

  • Fencing Basics for Youth: Footwork and Callibration
  • Leather tooling award medallions
  • How to construct a frame for silk banner painting
  • How to make a silk banner
  • Organizing a baronial court

In Case of Court

Please notify and coordinate with Lady Sitt al-Gharb ha-niqret Khazariyya and Master Caine Ramsey

I prefer in person court and surprises.

Please do not give me awards in Etherial Court. I would rather receive them at a later date in person.

When being called into court, I would prefer my full name and title of "Dróttin Grímólfr Skúlason inn jarlsbani" to be used.

In case of peerage, I would like a writ.

ICOP will be with Lady Sitt al-Gharb ha-niqret Khazariyya and Master Caine Ramsey

Website/Social Media/Contact Information

The A&S journey of Grímólfr Skúlason through silk, leather, and blade
The martial voyage of rapier and thrown weapons.
  • email contact for SCA related content only - 208476@members.eastkingdom.org