Wednesday 2 October 2013

Inga, Olaf's wife, Award of Arms, 2012

I am quick to sing
A worthy one’s praises,
But will not speak
About misers;
Freely I speak
Of good deeds
So I cannot stay silent
About this Ealdormerean

Inga, Olaf’s wife,
Paragon of women,
Who served this kingdom
At the Pennsic War:
Royalty’s friend,
Who toiled long
In the heat and rain
Of the Debated Lands.

Be it known that We, Edward, King by right of arms, and Rylyn, Our Queen, are minded to make unto Inga, Olaf’s wife, an Award of Arms in recognition of her service to the kingdom of Ealdormere, specifically for work done at the Pennsic War. We bestow upon her the right to bear arms within the Society for Creative Anachronism without let or hindrance from any person, and the rights and responsibilities conveyed by her elevation to this rank. Done this 1st day of September, A.S. XLVII, while sitting on Our thrones in Our Shire of Brennistein Vatn, at Baron’s Howe, in testimony whereof We have set Our hand and seal.

By THLaird Colyne Stewart. Based on Egil’s praise poem for Arinbjorn, Egil’s Saga, Chapter 80, verses 1 and 11, circa 1220, as trans. in The Sagas of Icelanders, Viking, 1997.

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