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Vilhelm Estridson Knytling

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About Vilhelm Estridson Knytling

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    Vilhelm Estridson Knytling
  • Birthday 11/30/1999
  1. Regions of Borgarthing

    I reside usually in Skapstaðr, in the capital of Köpingsvik, except for holidays. During the winter I spend time skiing in Snjárfjall. During the summer, the short boat trip between Köpingsvik and Atgeirr is beautiful and as a result I spent much of my time getting inspiration from the local rustic wholesomeness of that district.
  2. Stormarkers as Dungeons and Dragons Characters

    What a cool idea. I played my first ever game of D'n'D yesterday. I found it really fun, and basically a better version of all those RPG video games but with creativity, role playing and a greater social aspect. I would like to fight some gelatinous cubes and maybe a Beholder or two.
  3. Three new maps of Stormark

    A map of the High Realm: A map with the Jarldoms shaded to indicate which lands belong to which region: A map with each Houses' lands coloured separately: Enjoy!!
  4. FIFA World Cup

    I'm surprised this thread hasn't recieved more attention! The World Cup was really enjoyable, I had a great time watching the England matches and then after we were knocked out, the Germany matches, supporting the other teams of course. Well done to the Dutch!!
  5. Regions of Borgarthing

    No, I was unaware of this fact. I will amend the OP. It's good that there is a term for this and I thank you for informing me of it. Of course I would be very happy to create such a map, for Sólareyjar, or any other Jarldom within or without the House of Vanadís.
  6. Regions of Borgarthing

    Borgarthing has been a historic region of the Heartlands for a long time. However, within it there are several Traditional Districts - informal cultural sub-regions - each with their own unique sense of regional identity. TALLAND is the northern-most region of the Jarldom, and the second smallest. Its name comes from the Old Norse meaning the "Land of Reckoning" and this derives from local folk tales regarding the apocalypse. SNJÁRFJALL is the largest region, but also the most sparsely populated, due to the fact that it is a very mountainous region. Its name means "Snow Mountain" which is the central peak in the south-western section of the region. SÆTTLAND is the second largest region and like Talland its name comes from a local folk tale regarding two local kings who came to an agreement after a hundred years of family blood feud. Their families were so valorous that neither would stop fighting, but they were so important that no other families or kings in the area had enough influence to mediate between them. It took the intervention of the gods to bring about the 'reconciliation' that gives this region its name. ATGEIRR is the smallest region and is not very vibrant or popular. It has special cultural significance however because it is the region in which the mythical hero Rauðbjörn lived according to his saga. Its name is the norse term for a thrusting spear and comes from the shape of the place. SKAPSTAÐR is the southern-most region and the third largest by area. It houses the capital city of Köpingsvik and its terrain is arable and fertile. The capital city developed, grew in size and flourished as wealthy because of its position as a trading port. The name of this region is a contraction from a Norse term for an agreeable place.
  7. Lady Gudrun Eriksdóttir: Imperial Scribe

    Congratulations! Hooray for another Imperial Scribe!
  8. Orders in Council #161

    I'll get to work immediately!
  9. Orders in Council #161

    This is great news for myself and for the House of Vanadís! Thank you.
  10. Vilhelm Estridson Knytling: Ambassador to Antica

    Thank you all, I hope I will be a good representative of Stormark, true to its culture and its reputation.
  11. Membership enquiry

    I chose Borgarthing because of the particulars of its geographic shape. In the far south of that Jarldom, there is a peculiar land formation whereby the land sticks out like the shaft of a spear. In the first chapter of the saga I cited this as the place where Rauðbjörn lived and fought, and said that it was called "Atgeirr", which was a Norse word for a pole-arm weapon. My intention was to characterise Rauðbjörn through his environment- even his home is a spear, war is his nature and you can expect a lot of fighting in this saga. Speaking of which, I will finish the next volume soon and it does involve some fighting!!
  12. Membership enquiry

    Having surveyed the list I would most like to be made Jarl of Borgarthing, because this is the region I chose to place Rauðbjörn's home in his saga.
  13. Membership enquiry

    I will join the House of Vanadís, then. It would be awesome to be granted my own jarldom!! Thank you very much. Which Jarldoms are availible at the moment?
  14. Your Exams

    There is a great place near Camden Town station, just north of the more central areas of London, called Quinn's. It's run by this fellow called Mr Quinn who must be at least 60. But he still serves at the bar with distinction, and he's got the shakes so if he serves you he usually spills a bit of your pint, but it's worth it. The other bar staff are students except one other guy who is Nepalese who I talk to fairly regularly, he works less than minimum wage but takes it all quite cheerily and always chats to me and my friends even if he is on his break. The prices aren't good, but they aren't bad either, and it's location is pretty good if you are on a night out in Camden as a warm-up or warm-down pub. It closes at 2am on the weekends and thursday, and considering most off-licences and pubs have to close at 11.30, it stands out. Ultimately though I love it because of all the good times I've had there before and I hope I have many more there in the future.
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