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Farolfus filius Richardi

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Primary Name Other Personas: Faraulf (Nickname)
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Photograph: Farolfus filius Richardi
My persona is a Langobard gasindus (retainer in a lord’s household) in what is now northern Italy, c.600 CE. Although I was raised in a warrior society, now that my people have settled on the Italian peninsula, politics, power, and bureaucracy are more complicated than before. 

My primary interest is decorative stamped pottery from Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, and I have reconstructed over one hundred stamp dies and rouletting tools based on extant examples. Other interests include leatherwork, shoes, and Migration-Era material culture more generally. 

Past classes taught
(I am happy to teach any of these again, either virtually or in person - my SCA resume with class details can be found here: https://farolfus.wordpress.com/sca-resume/)
 

Meet the Langobards: 568-774 CE [history]
Known World Italian Symposium III, May 2022/AS LVII

Intro to ‘Early Period’ Stamped Pottery: Decorated Wares of Britain, Scandinavia, and Western Europe, 5th-7th Centuries CE
University of Atlantia, Session #109, February 2022/AS LVI
Nordskogen Virtual Baronial Meeting, February 2022/AS LVI

Anglian & Saxon Decorated Wares in Britain, 450-650 CE
Feast of the Boar’s Head, Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr, December 2021/AS LVI

As the Wheel Turns: Imported Pottery in Early Medieval Britain and Scandinavia
University of Atlantia, Session #106, February 2021/AS LV

Before They Wore Turnshoes 
Stellar University of Northshield, November 2020/AS LV
Trident Tourney, Barony of Darkwater, Kingdom of Trimaris, February 2021, AS LV (reprised by request as part one of a two-part class entitled “Out of the Bog”)

Patterning a Germanic One-Piece Shoe 
Stellar University of Northshield, November 2020/AS LV
Trident Tourney, Barony of Darkwater, Kingdom of Trimaris, February 2021, AS LV (reprised by request as part two of a two-part class entitled “Out of the Bog”)

Intro to Early Medieval Leather Tooling
Warriors & Warlords (Northshield), July 2020/AS LV
University of Atlantia, Session #106, February 2021/AS LV


Since folks have asked, a note on my name and its pronunciation:  In the Langobardic dialect, it would likely have been something like ᚠᚨᚱᚨᚢᛚᚠ and rendered in the Roman alphabet as Faraulf or something fairly close to that (there isn't much written in the Langobardic language itself, mainly a few scratchings in Elder Futhark).  Most written records are in Latin, so my name is registered that way, using abbey records as the documentation source. For bureaucratic/written purposes, I usually use the Latin form of the given name and patronymic [pronounced fa-RAHL-fuss FILL-i-uss ri-CARR-dee], since that is what is officially registered, but if you're rendering it in Germanic format, or want to write it in runes, it would be Faraulf son of Rīkahard  [FARR-a-oolf or FARR-allf son of REEK-a-harrd] or (conjecturally) might have been something like Faraulf Rīkahard sunu, similar to the way it would have been handled by the Saxons.  In person, I answer to Faraulf or Farolfus and it doesn't matter to me. 

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Current/Previous Offices:

Office Officer for Group Start Date End Date In Office
Kingdom Cartographer Kingdom of Northshield 1/30/2021 Active 17 months
Scribal Gallery Curator Kingdom of Northshield 5/16/2022 Active 1 months
Social Media Deputy Kingdom of Northshield 7/23/2021 2/22/2022 7 months

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Authorization Card Expiration Date: 07/21/2019

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