Grim the Skald

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== Introduction ==
== Introduction ==
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Grim the Skald joined the SCA in 2001, after resisting for several years.  As his nickname implies, he is a Skald, a poet and storyteller.  He currently resides in the Barony of [[Concordia of the Snows]].
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Grim the Skald joined the SCA in 2001, after resisting for several years.  As his nickname implies, he is a Skald, a poet and storyteller.  He currently resides in the Barony of [[Concordia of the Snows]]. He was elevated to the [[Order of the Laurel]] in the first reign of Konrad and Brenwen (July 2008.)
== Persona ==
== Persona ==
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Grim is a 11th Century Icelander, born in 1035. As many Icelanders do, he has travelled, putting both his poetic skills and his sword at the service of many kings.  He has settled down in [[Concordia of the Snows]] in the 30th year of his life, and since then he has served three Kings of the East as their court bard, and later two queens.  He has also served Baron [[Angus Kerr]] as a herald.
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Grim is a 11th Century Icelander, born in 1035. As many Icelanders do, he has travelled, putting both his poetic skills and his sword at the service of many kings.  He has settled down in [[Concordia of the Snows]] in the 30th year of his life.  He has quickly come to enjoy the life and responsibilities of a court Bard, he has served the Baron of Concordia, three Kings, and three Queens of the East.  He has also served Baron [[Angus Kerr]] as a herald.
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Until his elevation, he was apprenticed to Master [[Toki Redbeard]].  He is a part of Toki's household, the [[Vestfell Farmstead]].
He takes pride in the poetry he has written for the people of the East, which at this stage is approaching a decent sized body of work.  Should you have a tale of word-fame that should be passed on, let him know, and something may develop.  He has been known to do commissions.
He takes pride in the poetry he has written for the people of the East, which at this stage is approaching a decent sized body of work.  Should you have a tale of word-fame that should be passed on, let him know, and something may develop.  He has been known to do commissions.
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He is presently the Queen's Bard of the East Kingdom, and is his distinct pleasure to serve [[Marguerite Ingen Lachlainn]].
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In the past, he has served as both the King and Queen's bard of the East.  At the Queen's Meadhall in AS47, he has once again been chosen by King Edward II as King's Bard of the East.
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He has a student named Rebekah, and an apprentice by the name of Mhairi Wallis.
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He has two apprentices: [[Mhari Brewbane]] and [[Rebekah Wallace]].
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== Offices & Positions ==
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==Alternate Persona==
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There is a person who distinctly resembles Grim the Skald who dresses in 14th Century garb.  He has written a number of 14th Century Alliterative works.  This person is named Matthew Grymm.  For some reason he responds more readily to his last name than his first.
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== Event Staff ==
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Matthew is married to [[Isabel de Bayonne]].
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== Offices & Positions ==
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*Snowflake Pursuivant (Concordia's Herald) from April 2006 to 2010
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*Grim is presently serving as King's Bard to [[Gregor von Heisler]] IV, he formerly served King [[Edward Grey of Lochleven]] II.  He has had a former term as King's Bard of [[Lucan von Drachenklaue]] VII, [[Gryffith FitzWilliam]], and [[Andreas der Eisfalke]] III
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*Herald to Baron [[Angus Kerr]]
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*Queen's Bard to [[Brenwen the Faire]] II, [[Marguerite Ingen Lachlainn]], [[Aikaterine FitzWilliam]] II
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*Grim was the Concordian Division Commander of the [[Snowberg Army]] for a year, before health reasons forced him to step back from armored combat.
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== Projects & Publications ==
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==Poetry==
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I have written a rather large body of poems in varying Norse styles, as well as a few other miscellaneous works.  I will link it here as I add it.
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*List in Chronological order, oldest to newest
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*Contributor to the [[Eastern Edda]]
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*Contributor to the [[History of the Snowberg Army]]
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*Writer of a number of poems for [[Edward_and_Marguerite#"Ceinwensflokkr" ("Ceinwen's Short Poem")|Queen Marguerite]]
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*A poem for [[Konrad II and Brenwen II#The Rose of Courtesy|Duchess Brenwen]]
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*Matthew Grymm has written a number of [[Matthew Grymm's Poetry|14th Century Poems]]
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*Here is a page of [[Grim's Adaptations of Norse Poems]]
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== More Information ==
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==Open Challenges==
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Grim is currently maintaining an open challenge for Rapier combat.  The full details can be found [[Grim's Poetry/Rapier Challenge|here]]

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Photo

Grim the Skald at Pennsic 37
Information
Resides:Anglespur, Concordia of the Snows
Status:Active
Awards:Visit the Order of Precedence to access a list of this person's awards.
Heraldry

Or, on a saltire cotised gules, a Norse sun cross argent
Awards & Offices
Companion of the Order of the Laurel Companion of the Order of the Maunche Troubadour

Contents

Introduction

Grim the Skald joined the SCA in 2001, after resisting for several years. As his nickname implies, he is a Skald, a poet and storyteller. He currently resides in the Barony of Concordia of the Snows. He was elevated to the Order of the Laurel in the first reign of Konrad and Brenwen (July 2008.)

Persona

Grim is a 11th Century Icelander, born in 1035. As many Icelanders do, he has travelled, putting both his poetic skills and his sword at the service of many kings. He has settled down in Concordia of the Snows in the 30th year of his life. He has quickly come to enjoy the life and responsibilities of a court Bard, he has served the Baron of Concordia, three Kings, and three Queens of the East. He has also served Baron Angus Kerr as a herald.

Until his elevation, he was apprenticed to Master Toki Redbeard. He is a part of Toki's household, the Vestfell Farmstead.

He takes pride in the poetry he has written for the people of the East, which at this stage is approaching a decent sized body of work. Should you have a tale of word-fame that should be passed on, let him know, and something may develop. He has been known to do commissions.

In the past, he has served as both the King and Queen's bard of the East. At the Queen's Meadhall in AS47, he has once again been chosen by King Edward II as King's Bard of the East.

He has two apprentices: Mhari Brewbane and Rebekah Wallace.

Alternate Persona

There is a person who distinctly resembles Grim the Skald who dresses in 14th Century garb. He has written a number of 14th Century Alliterative works. This person is named Matthew Grymm. For some reason he responds more readily to his last name than his first.

Matthew is married to Isabel de Bayonne.

Offices & Positions

Poetry

I have written a rather large body of poems in varying Norse styles, as well as a few other miscellaneous works. I will link it here as I add it.

Open Challenges

Grim is currently maintaining an open challenge for Rapier combat. The full details can be found here

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