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Arms of the Warden of Law and Justice

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Yo, listen up, Lady Astrid!

A High Priestess wishes to convey that she has the honour and the pleasure, both as great as the mighty bosom of the Lady Unna, to present Your Royal Highness with the Arms of the Warden of Law and Justice.

The coat of arms aforesaid features a sword and an axe - both of gold, with the sword having a ruby in its guard and its pommel  - saltirewise on a purple field. Purple and gold are colours which are associated with the God Forseti after Whom your Warden's Hall is named. Likewise is a golden axe an object that is associated with Forseti as a symbol of peaceful negotiation. The sword is also symbol associated with justice, but with the side of justice that is harsher, to wit: the imposition of penalties.

The shield is topped with the Imperial Crown of Stormark, also known as the Imperial Crown of Valtia. In the First Viking Age it symbolized the Sovereignty of the Valtian Free State. From the Destruction of Valtia until the midst of the Days of the Old Tale the Imperial Crown aforesaid was kept at the Ancient Temple on the Sólareyjar, which was at the time the Seat of the Daughters of Freyja. In that part of the Days of the Old Tale a certain young chieftain who was known at the time as Jarl Harald of Ettlingar Freyu solved the Ancient Enigma. By doing so he proved that he was the Promised King, causing him to obtain the Imperial Crown of Valtia. This feat also signified that time had finally come for the Daughters of Freyja to carry out, together with their fellow Grand Mysterious Sisterhoods, our joint Manifest Destiny of creating a Valtia-esque state for the Vanafolk, meaning matriarchal and Vanic, so that we shall do well and always prosper. Jarl Harald was naturally prudent enough to let the Imperial Crown of Valtia continue to be kept at the Ancient Temple until a couple of weeks before His Yfirkonungurstekja in the year 1471 Anno Nortone.

A boar and a Vanic Priestess of the royal rank of Princess of the Ancient Ways serve as shield supporters. The boar is in the Vanic Faith a sacred animal associated with various Gods and Goddesses. The Priestess is spreading out the Cloak of Faith over the Hall of Frigga and its staffers. The aforesaid cloak is purple of colour, which is a colour associated with royalty. She is wearing a Priestessly Crown as well as a Priestessly Necklace of gold with a ruby and gold pendant. It symbolizes the necklace that a Vanic Priestess is invested with upon being bestowed upon the full Priestessly Powers by the God or Goddess she is devoted to. Such necklaces are mentioned in the Ancient Covenant, the eternal Pact between the Vanic Gods and Goddesses and the Vanafolk for the happiness, benefit, prosperity and power of both the mortals and the Lords and Ladies Divine. They are treasured heirlooms, with a storied history that begins in the mists of times ancient beyond the memory of woman. It may happen that a Vanic Priestess surrenders the necklace that she was invested with after receiving her the full Priestessly Powers for a Priestessly Necklace that was willed to her by a Vanic Priestess who passed away.

Her Royal Highness is a Rauðihár, which means "redhead" in the Storish language. Redheads are revered by the Vanafolk since red hair has traditionally been seen as a sign of descent from high-ranking ancestors and a mark of rulership and Priesthood. Vanafolkers also consider red hair to be a blessing from the Gods and Goddesses and very attractive.

The Arms of the Warden of Law and Justice also features the collar of the Grand and Glorious Imperial Order of the Two Silver Longships. The Imperial Order aforesaid is, together with the Most Beloved and Most Blessed Imperial Order of the Fulltrui, the Supreme Order of Chivalry of the Twenty-Six Jarldoms. 

The compartment is a meadow strewn with roses, and also contains the motto scroll. The colour of the meadow symbolizes fertility and the many roses allude to the love that the Gods and Goddesses have for the Vanafolk. "Silence is gold, not sacred" is the meaning in the Storish language of the motto "Þögnin er gullin, ekki heilög".


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