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The Forandiri at Faire

Postby Eledhwen » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:00 am

This past week end, some of the Forandiri decided to go to Faire. It is an annual event that takes place about six miles or so North of us along the Anduin. Two days only, although in such a region that is not surprising. It is still wild in places here in the North. Myself, my son Taliesin, and my Lady, Jannat. She hails from Far Harad originally.

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We are a scattered people, indeed, so it is rare all of us are in one place at one time. Perhaps some day.

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Re: The Forandiri at Faire

Postby Iodo » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:45 am

That staff is awesome :P
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Re: The Forandiri at Faire

Postby Peter Remling » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:48 am

Nice looking group. Hope you had fun! I agree with Iodo....great looking staff !
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Re: The Forandiri at Faire

Postby Eledhwen » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:34 pm

Thanks guys. :)

The staff was made for me. It is called a 'völva' staff. I added the feathers and beads, which are replicas of beads found at Birka. I don't plan on adding much, if anything, else. The staff is a work of art on its own. It has a figure of Skadi and a reindeer....hunting indeed. I did add a rubber ferrule on the bottom. The wood is poplar, I think, so needs protecting.

A lovely piece of work it is.

I had my lyre with me, it just cannot be seen in the photos as it is slung at my back. Played here and there around the Faire. Great fun!

The garments..the tunic, trousers, those are pretty typical. The hooded mantle was a gift to a Bard. My lady's dress she made herself the night before the event. The jorvik cap was a gift. My son cobbled up some of his own garb, used a grey hood and mantle I gave him, and took his Scythian style bow. Sadly, no archery there this year due to a lack of people to run it. I volunteered for next year.

It is a pleasant little Faire, very clean, very friendly, great fun. They do have actual jousting.

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Re: The Forandiri at Faire

Postby Ruinar Hrafnakveðja » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:08 pm

What a great looking group! Glad you had a good time!

I would love to see some close up photo's of your völva staff! Look's amazing!
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Re: The Forandiri at Faire

Postby Iodo » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:11 pm

Ruinar Hrafnakveðja wrote:I would love to see some close up photo's of your völva staff! Look's amazing!

I second that :P
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Re: The Forandiri at Faire

Postby Eledhwen » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:41 pm

I shall endeavor to do so. The staff is very nicely done. A simple motif, with long fir trees, Skadi herself on skis, a reindeer, snowflakes, runes etc. I was told every Völva needs her staff, so it was made for me and sent along. I am not arguing.

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Re: The Forandiri at Faire

Postby Greg » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:24 pm

Group outings are rare...so happy for you all!
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