Ketill rauðskeggr making cord on a lucet at the 2015 St. Artemas Anniversary. (Photo by THL Tara the Twin of Dartford.)
Device: Azure, three dragons Or and on a chief argent a heart purpure. Badge: Argent, a pair of compasses and a bordure azure.
He is a 10th century Viking, late of the Varangian Guard.
- Voting (red border) member of the Drafn Warband
Kingdom of CAID
- Kingdom Chronicler, 1/6/2018 - 1/4/2020
- Deputy Kingdom Chronicler, 6/2017 - 1/6/2018
- Deputy Kingdom Webwright, | Caid Online Calendar, 08/01/2015 - 06/13/2020 (See | Kingdom Webwright)
Barony of Calafia
- Chronicler, 11/10/2012-11/08/2014
Canton of Tanwayour
- Web Chronicler, 10/18/2014 - 4/22/2017
- Seneschal, 6/9/2012 - 10/18/2014
- Deputy Seneschal, 6/18/2011 - 6/9/2012
- Webwright, 2009 - 4/22/2017
Other Officer Positions
Kingdom of CAID
- Editor, The Crown Prints,01/4/2020 - 06/13/2020.
- Content Editor, The Crown Prints, 07/2013 - 10/2017 (See | Kingdom Chronicler)
- Content Editor, The Crown Printscess (newsletter supplement published occasionally), 7/2013 - 10/2017
- Signs & Flyers Autocrat, Potrero War Spring 2006
- Signs & Flyers Autocrat, Potrero War Fall 2006
- Signs & Flyers Autocrat, Potrero War Spring 2007
- Signs & Flyers Autocrat, Potrero War Fall 2007
- Signs & Flyers Autocrat, Spring Potrero War 2008
- Deputy Event Steward, Fall Potrero War 2008
- Gate Assistant, Calafia Anniversary 2008
- Deputy Event Steward and Fire Marshal, Potrero War 2009
- Co-Event Steward, Calafia Anniversary 2009
- Logistics Co-Autocrat, Potrero War 2010
- Event Steward, Leif Erickson Tourney 2010
- Deputy Event Steward, Potrero War 2011
- Logistics Autocrat, Potrero War 2012
- Event Steward, Calafia Anniversary 2012
- Event Steward, Tanwayour Anniversary 2015
- Event Steward, Calafia Anniversary 2015
- Gate staff, Calafia/Gyldenholt Friendship Tournament 2016
- Signs & Flyers Autocrat, Potrero War 2016
- Pre-registration Deputy Autocrat, Potrero War 2016
- Pre-registration Co-Autocrat, Potrero War 2017
- Set-up crew, Potrero War 2018
- Pre-registration Co-Autocrat, Potrero War 2019
- Beginning Lucet - Potrero War 2010
- Beginning Lucet - Potrero War 2011
- Double Lucet - Potrero War 2012
- Beginning Lucet - Potrero War 2012
- Basic Lucet - Festival of the Rose / Dreiburgen Summer Arts 2012
- Intermediate Lucet - Fall Festival of the Rose 2012, 10 February 2013
- Beginning Lucet - Fall Festival of the Rose 2012, 10 February 2013
- The Lucet - Viking Guild of Calafia, 25 February 2013
- Beginning Lucet - Calafian Costumers Guild, 12 January 2015
- Beginning Lucet - Viking Guild of Calafia, 27 April 2015
- Lucet Cording - Festival of the Rose / Dreiburgen Summer Arts, 18 July 2015
- Learning the Lucet - Calafia Winter Arts, 5 December 2015
- Single Strand Lucet Cord - Potrero War 2016
- Two Strand Lucet Cord - Potrero War 2016
- The Double Lucet - Potrero War 2016
- Single Strand Lucet - Summer Festival of the Rose, 20 August 2016
- Beginning Lucet Cording - Potrero War 2017
- Beginning Lucet Cordmaking - Festival of the Rose/Dreiburgen Summer Arts, 12 August 2017
- Beginning Lucet Cordmaking - Great Western War, 7 October 2017
- Lucet Cording - Calafia Winter Arts, 2 December 2017
- Beginning Lucet Cording - Potrero War 2018
- Chronicler 101/Meet the Kingdom Chronicler - Collegium, 9 June 2018
- Basic Lucet Cordmaking - Great Western War, 6 October 2018
- Lucet Cordmaking - Calafia Winter Arts, 1 December 2018
- Basic Lucet Cordmaking - Potrero War 2019
From September 2016 through July 2020 Ketill published a Haiku in each issue of The Crown Prints. The Haiku were variously themed, sometimes serious, other times humourous.
September 2016 - Carrying the day. | Triumphant in the eric. | The Dream is alive.
October 2016 - Should it be this hot | Fighting the Mother Kingdom? | October Surprise!
November 2016 - Founding Barony | Calafian tradition | Don’t leave the meeting!
December 2016 - ‘Tis the season | for holiday celebrations! | (Who spiked the eggnog?)
January 2017 - A new reign begins | with Agrippa and Bridget | on the throne again.
February 2017 - Punxsutawney Phil: | The mythical weather "man." | (Still cold either way.)
March 2017 - A tough crowd to please. | (Ev'rybody's a critic.) | Beware the fifteenth!
April 2017 - A hard lesson learned: | Don't taunt the Easter Bunny! | (These Milk Duds taste odd.)
May 2017 - On the first of May | Nineteen hundred sixty six | The Dream was begun.
June 2017 - Tournament season | Martial prowess on the field | Hail Chivalry!
July 2017 - King Alexander | And his consort Tahira | Wintermist Royals
August 2017 - The "C" in CAID: | (Leave the meeting if you dare.) | Calafian love.
September 2017 - The "A" in CAID: | Be taken under the wing | By Kingdom Angels.
October 2017 - The "I" in CAID: | Is the Shire of the Isles | Once a Barony.
November 2017 - The "D" in CAID: | Three mountains and three cities | comprise Dreiburgen.
December 2017 - Kingdom of Caid | ‘The Current Middle Ages’ | Our Dream is alive.
January 2018 - It’s “reigning” again. | Caidan coronation. | Because we Believe.
February 2018 - A Cupid’s Arrow. | Finding your heart’s desire. | Intended target.
March 2018 - Vernal equinox. | Rebirth of nature’s wonders. | Rejuvenation.
April 2018 - Out of the ashes: | We return to normalcy | and begin again.
May 2018 - May Day marks the start | Of our Magnificent Dream. | A.S. Fifty-three.
June 2018 - Forty years ago | Caid became a kingdom. | Here’s to forty more!
July 2018 - Mealla Caimbeul | Caidan Lady in Pink | Sadder for the loss.
August 2018 - History is made | With Agrippa and Dawid | As Kings of Caid.
September 2018 - Summer’s in earnest. | Tournament Season arrives! | Chivalry prevails!
October 2018 - Dos equis plus “eye” | Is the age of our Great War. | Let’s go have a drink!
November 2018 - November begins | the winter hibernation | and the Yule season.
December 2018 - Egg nog and mulled wine: | Good seasonal libations. | (But not together!)
January 2019 - Two thousand nineteen: | Our annus horribilis. | Is now history.
February 2019 - Cupid’s arrows fly | At their intended target. | Amorous season.
March 2019 - Adam and Stæina | Caid’s undoubted monarchs. | To rule over us.
April 2019 - Did anyone know | That so much water could fall | On Estrella War?
May 2019 - A new year begins | For our magnificent Dream | A.S. Fifty-four.
June 2019 - Remembering at | The very last minute that | You need a Haiku
July 2019 - Coronation Day | Barony of Wintermist | Wilhelm and Tysra
August 2019 - A blown rivet means | An emergency repair | Duct tape is your friend!
September 2019 - Chivalric valour | Bi-annual tournament | Royal selection
October 2019 - That SCAdian life: | Hitting your friend with a stick | Best hobby EVAR!
November 2019 - Alexander was | Inspired by Tahira | To carry the day.
December 2019 - The days are shorter. | The nights longer and colder. | Winter is coming.
January 2020 - Time of dormancy. | Fimbulvinter ascending? | Winter has arrived!
February 2020 - Quadrennial day: | February twenty-ninth; | Pope Gregory’s fix.
March 2020 - Winter in retreat | Natural world revives | Hibernation ends
The only problem | with Haiku is that you just | get started and then
Ketill responded in the same issue:
Challenge accepted! | Counting five, seven, and five: | Elementary!
May 2020 - Social distancing? | Cancellation of events? | Caid will endure.
June 2020 - Kingdom dance challenge! | Midrealm throws down the gauntlet! | Caid does respond!
July 2020 - Four riders approach: | Pestilence, War, Famine, Death. | Apocalypse Now?