Monday 2 December 2013

Wulfric of the Black Wood, Award of Arms, 2013

Armour is a boon to all fighting men;
            it saves the body from harm.
Riding seems easy to every warrior while he is indoors
and very courageous to him who traverses the high-roads
to far off practices.
The sword is extremely sharp,
            suited to righteous purpose.
Generosity brings credit and honour, which support one's dignity;
it furnishes help and subsistence
to all broken men who are devoid of aught else.
Eagerness is infectious,
            it is easily caught by all who see it.
The Black Wood is a home,
            to a man who encompasses all these points.
            Wulfric by name, a mighty man.
Hlaford is a title, now held by him,
            a lord of the land.
Nigel is a King,
Adrielle is a Queen,
            who give him this boon,
            at Wassail, in Bryniau Tywynnog,
            on the last of November,
            in the forty-eighth year of the land.

By THLaird Colyne Stewart, based on The Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem, 8th or 9th century,

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