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Polten

Patrician of Stormark
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    Polten of Yperpen, Master Dragonist
  • Birthday 08/28/1955

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  1. Polten

    Joyous the Longest/Shortest Day!

    And so I'm back in the civilised world. The hikes are on-line (www.polten.be - Dutch only ...) Next trip: Maybe France - Auvergne somewhere end August, early September.
  2. Polten

    Joyous the Longest/Shortest Day!

    We will move to the Dorchester area (Weymouth) in a few days. That will be the last stop of a trip that started in Bath, then to the Exmoor moores (highly recomended for those who are looking for a bit of wild nature), Cornwall, Dartmoor, Dorchester. A meet and greet with South-West England. When I'm back I wil publish the hikes we made on my website ....
  3. Polten

    Joyous the Longest/Shortest Day!

    Cornwall apeared to be a tourist trap. We moved east and are wandering through the moores of Dartmoor. Internet access is a rare and expensive good around here. It's time that Vikings should bring civilasation to these barbarians.
  4. Polten

    Joyous the Longest/Shortest Day!

    I'm enjoing this long sunny (but cold and windy) evening in Cornwall. It's the hfirst night in this country that I might see the stars. This time, the turning of the season may bring a change of weather..
  5. 1. NAME* Polten of Yperpen2. TITLE AND STYLE: Jarl of Vinland3. AGE*: 624. RESIDENCE*: Vinland5. OTHER NATIONALITIES OR NATIONAL ALLEGIANCES:none6. FOREIGN TITLES AND STYLES: none7. HOUSE: Yperpen8. SIM-ID'S CONTROLLED BY YOU: none
  6. According to this beer commercial Belgians stole the Viking beer. What a ridiculous idea. We wouldn't let anybody steel our beer, would we?
  7. Polten

    Quarterly Census of the Month Vidiland 17

    1. NAME* Polten of Yperpen2. TITLE AND STYLE: Jarl of Vinland3. AGE*: 624. RESIDENCE*: Vinland5. OTHER NATIONALITIES OR NATIONAL ALLEGIANCES:none6. FOREIGN TITLES AND STYLES: none7. HOUSE: Yperpen8. SIM-ID'S CONTROLLED BY YOU: none
  8. Polten

    Sacred Day

    Happy New Year!! Nature starts a new cycle and we, Vikings follow it.
  9. Polten

    Hall of the Jarl of Vinland

    So this is Vinhǫll. I'm impressed by Thorvalds Great Hall. This hall will continue to be the seat of power of Vinland. It will of course need to be 'refreshed', after all, this place has been abandoned for some time. When it is done, there will be a Viking feast. Roasted ox and mead?
  10. Polten

    Orders in Council #242, Sir Polten: Jarl of Vinland

    Your Highness, I'm honoured. Thank you very much.
  11. Polten

    Vinland - Coat of Arms

    Thank you very much your Highness. I'll get some life into Vinland soon.
  12. Your Highness, I would like Vinland to be a traditional Viking Jarldom. It is situated in the north and therefore it is very well adapted to be a place where Vikings live in their traditional ways. "The cluster of grapes symbolises to Vinland's viniculture where this Jarldom is renowned for since ancient times.": The climate in the Viking nations, this far to the north, doesn't allow viniculture. This is a bit of a problem. In heraldry the grapes not necessarily refer to viniculture. I refer to this website . Grapes also are a symbol of happiness, bliss and peace. Fruits of all kinds was considered Proof of God's goodness. Can that be changed? Your servant, Polten of Yperpen
  13. Neil Gaiman, my favourite writer, has published a book with Norse Myths. Read the review in the Guardian here. ; For somebody who likes a good story and is interested in the Norse Mythology this is a must-read. Mind you, Gaiman is a story teller. Some of the myths tell the old myths, others are invented.
  14. Polten

    Polten!

    So I have moved to my cabin in Straumsjøen. Small but comfortable, situated at the fjord. I will try to upload a few summer pictures. Now that winter is approaching, the sun hardly rises above the horizon. Time for contemplation ... I will look for a more suitable accommodation in the next months.
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    Polten!

    I found a fantastic map of the High Realm of Stormark by one LingonB, commissioned by His Imperial and Royal Majesty. Marvellous! Would I be in anybody's way when I settle in Straumsfjordur? That is in Vinland, next to Normandie. I completely lost track of the who's who in Stormark, so please take no offence if I get in your way. There is absolutely no hurry to restore the house. Let's wait and see.
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