Sunday 27 April 2014

Sage of House Marchmount. Award of Arms, 2014

Great rulers have great reason
to regard you; trust
they show in your service:
Always are you working.
Before your coming
no handmaiden so deserving
in all the northlands, you
Triple-cub of Ealdormere.

Days of youth are past; you
stand no longer maiden:
fierce woman of the north,
hailing from the Marchfell.
Kneel now down before us,
Adrielle and Nigel,
Konungur and Drotning,
rise and take up blood-ember,
Hefdharfru of our court.

Such was recorded by our skalds, at the Kelda Arts and Sciences Kaupstefna, in the Barony of Ben Dunfirth, on the twenty and sixth day of the third month in the forty-eighth year of the verǫld-thing.

Wording by THLaird Colyne Stewart, based on Ottar the Black’s poem about King Olaf in the Orkneyinga Saga.

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