Wednesday 2 October 2013

James Edgarson, Award of Arms, 2012

I know which offspring,
descendent of wolves,
I want to proclaim
--Edgar’s son is his name;
It is his habit
to fight in the vanguard:
of the baronial guard.

Be it known that We, Roak, King by right of arms, and Elizabeth, Our Queen, are minded to make unto James Edgarson an Award of Arms in recognition of his service to Ealdormere, specifically for resurrecting Skraeling Althing’s Baronial Guard. We bestow upon him 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 his elevation to this rank. Done this [Date] day of [Month], A.S. [Year], while sitting on Our thrones in Our [Place name], in testimony whereof We have set Our hand and seal.

By THLaird Colyne Stewart. Based on Gunnlaug’s drapa about King Sigtrygg Silk-beard, in the Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue, circa 1270-1300, as translated in The Sagas of the Icelanders, Viking Press, 2000.

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