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Hlíf Mjǫksiglandi Askasmiðr

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Photograph: Hlíf Mjǫksiglandi Askasmiðr
Also lived in: • Kingdom of An Tir, principality of Tir Righ, Barony of Seagirt.
• Kingdom of Avacal, Shire of Bordergate
 
In service to: • Countess Sadb Jofreysdottir, OL, OP (Avacal)
• Sir Hanman Hebenstreit
• Mistress Hermina Matilda de Ainesleah of Meredene, OL (fostered)
• Dame Clara inghean Uilleim, OP (fostered) 
 

          Hlíf Mjǫksiglandi Askasmiðr came into this world on a brisk autumn day in the year 883, in the busy trading hub of Birka, Sweden. Her adventurous spirit would lead her on a remarkable journey, traversing the Dnieper trade route, eventually settling in Kiev. In a time when change swept across the northern lands, she was destined to chart her own course.

          The call of the sea resonated deeply within Hlíf. Her father, a seasoned sailor, recognized her natural affinity for the water. Under his guidance, she mastered the art of navigating the treacherous Baltic Sea. The boat became her sanctuary, its creaking timbers and briny air offering solace amidst the trials of the land.

          Her true journey began in An Tir, within the barony of Seagirt, where her elder brother, Wulfgar Bradeaxe, played a pivotal role in shaping her warrior spirit. He equipped her with pieces of mix and match armour and honed her skills in swordplay and shieldmanship. In a short span, Hlíf crafted her own armour and weaponry.

          Yet, Hlíf was more than a sailor and warrior. Challenged by a fellow Seagirtian who claimed she was merely a swordswoman, she set out to master the intricate art of tablet weaving. Driven by spite, sheer determination and countless hours of practice, she evolved into a skilled weaver, now trading her creations with people from across the known world.

          As time marched on, Hlíf embarked on a voyage that led her down uncharted paths. Her ship ventured eastward, carrying her through storied waters until the seas gave way to towering mountains, and mountains to vast plains. She eventually settled in the northern reaches of the bustling kingdom of Northshield.

          Today, Hlíf thrives in Northshield. Her tablet weaving graces the garments of all level of nobility, and her sword and shield serve the crown. Though she exchanged the open sea for tranquil lakes, Hlíf remains most in her element when surrounded by water. Here in Northshield, she continues to shape her unique destiny—a living testament to the unyielding spirit of a Varangian of her era.

Awards:

  Award Name Presenting Branch Court Date Event Name Presenting Royalty
Winged Lynx, Order of the Kingdom of Avacal 3/23/2019
Cygnus, Award of the Kingdom of Northshield 9/4/2023 The War of the Roses Lars III and Mary III
Black Flame, Award of the Kingdom of Northshield 1/7/2023 Return of Hogmanay Guenievre and Tom III
Award of Arms Kingdom of An Tir 10/25/2014
Elders of Avacal Kingdom of Avacal 7/2/2022
King's Favor Kingdom of Avacal 11/16/2019
Throne's Favor Kingdom of Avacal 11/16/2019
King's Favor Kingdom of Avacal 11/17/2018
Ordre de l'Etoile d'Argent Principality of Tir Righ 3/19/2016
Please send award updates/corrections to the Clerk of Precedence: cop@northshield.org .

Current/Previous Offices:

Office Officer for Group Start Date End Date In Office
Archery Marshal of the Field Kingdom of Northshield 10/6/2022 Active 11 months
Armored Marshal of the Field Kingdom of Northshield 10/6/2022 Active 11 months
Rapier Marshal of the Field Kingdom of Northshield 10/6/2022 Active 11 months
Branch Armored Combat Marshal Barony of Castel Rouge 1/7/2023 Active 8 months
Youth Boffer Combat Marshal of the Field in Training Kingdom of Northshield 3/1/2023 Active 6 months
Plains A&S Regional Deputy Kingdom of Northshield 5/24/2023 Active 4 months

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Authorization Card Expiration Date: 10/03/2029

Archery

Archery Marshal of the Field in Training
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Armored Youth Sparring 04/22/2023

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Thrown Weapons

Thrown Weapons Marshal of the Field in Training
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Youth - Warranted Youth Boffer Combat Marshal of the Field in Training

Youth Youth Level 1
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