Ketill rauðskeggr

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Ketill rauðskeggr making cord on a lucet at the 2015 St. Artemas Anniversary. (Photo by THL Tara the Twin of Dartford.)
Information
Resides: Calafia
Status: Inactive
Awards: Visit the Caid Order of Precedence
Heraldry
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Device: Azure, three dragons Or and on a chief argent a heart purpure. KetillBadge.JPG Badge: Argent, a pair of compasses and a bordure azure.

The Honourable Lord Ketill rauðskeggr is a Companion of the Order of the Crescent and Lux Caidis.

He is a 10th century Viking, late of the Varangian Guard.

Associations

  • Voting (red border) member of the Drafn Warband

Officer Positions

Kingdom of CAID

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

Event Staff

Classes Taught

  • 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

Haiku

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

April 2020 - Viscount Morven of Carrick, a Crown Prints proofreader, submitted the following Haiku:

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?

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