My name is Þórý Veðardóttir, and this blog is my way to share all of my projects in the Society for Creative Anachronisms. The SCA is a non-profit group dedicated to teaching living history of medieval Europe as safely as possible in modern times. The Society is often described as “the Middle Ages the way they should have been.” If you’d like to learn more about the Society, you can visit the introductory page.
My persona is a Viking Shield Maiden from 10th century Norway, and my name is said like “Hooray!” with more Thor! (The letter “Þ” is pronounced as “TH” in the Futhark alphabet.)
I fight in armored combat, called “Heavy List.” This involves putting on thirty-odd pounds of armor and whacking my friends with rattan sticks wrapped in duct tape. What I do is not LARPing (the fantasy game in Role Models). Fighting Heavy requires a lot of strength, skill, and practice.
I am also an Armory Herald. In the Society, I help people design their shields, and draw them. My arms are ‘Azure, a winged ounce rampant within an orle argent’ and is a combination of the arms of my favorite author Tamora Pierce‘s two lady knights. I also have a badge, which is a simple design that is easy to paint or draw onto items to mark them as mine. My badge is ‘Fieldless, on a Thor’s hammer sable, in fess the runes Thorn, Othila, Raido, Eoh argent.’ The Futhark runes spell my name: TH-O-R-EI.
In the mundane world, my name is Anakin Steuart Michele, and I’m an editor and a technical writer. This blog focuses on the things I create in the SCA. If you’re interested in my persona and accomplishments, I post that information on the East Kingdom Wiki. If you’d like my help making your own EK Wiki page, or you just want to say hello, I can be reached at my blog handle at gmail.