Tórstein Hartvikssön

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Tórstein prior to squiring ceremony
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Resides:Canton of Pferdestadt [Barony of the Middle Marches]
Status:Current Member
Awards:Visit the Order of Precedence to access a list of this person's awards.
Heraldry
Image:T.hartviksson_heraldry.jpg
Lozengy argent and azure, on a chief azure two columbines addorsed argent.

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Persona

Torstein Hartvikssön (Armiger)(He/Them) is a Norwegian born in November of 1330. Much of their adult life was spent serving under a noble Duke sworn in service to the English Crown under the armies of Prince Edward of Woodstock.

Although born and raised in the small village, most of their life was spent outside their homeland travelling. As a young person, their desire for adventure found them travelling across the known world. At one point, deep in drink in a foreign tavern, their tongue had gotten the best of them and they found himself set upon by some of the local ruffians, ready to take their life. It was during this moment that a man stepped in and saved their life. After the altercation, the man revealed himself as a noble Duke, who was on a chevauchée for his King and country. Torstein owing this man a life debt, swore to serve this noble Duke until such time as their life was forfeit and so it was how a Scandinavian armiger found himself in battle under the English Crown.
Notable military engagements that Torstein served in:
Part of the vanguard at the Battle of Crécy in 1346;
The Battle of Calais in 1350;
The grande chevauchée of Edward of Woodstock in 1355;
The chevauchée of 1356, including the Battle of Poitiers.

Torstein is a simple person, preferring to do battle with their poleaxe or warhammer but can also be found picking up their sword and shield to rush into battle. They are happiest in the thick of it, but can also be found crafting in their downtime, conducting armor repairs, painting standards, or mending clothes of their fellow soldiers.


Favorite Song

Torstein Musik by Lord Haroun ibn-Ditir ibn-Ullrson

Adventure Blog

Torstein's Travels

History

Joined the SCA in May A.S. 52 (2017);
Enlisted as Man-at-Arms to Duke Cellach mac Cormaic in July A.S. 53 (2018);
Award of Arms granted in March A.S. 54 (2019) by Count Ákos of Roaring Wastes and Countess Bella Roisin O'Coileain;
Squired to Duke Cellach mac Cormaic on July 17th, 2021, A.S. 56;

Awards

Individual Awards

Award of Arms - granted in March A.S. 54 (2019) by Count Ákos of Roaring Wastes and Countess Bella Roisin O'Coileain;


Group Awards

Award of the Dragon's Teeth as part of the Midrealm Expeditionary Force in December A.S. 54 (2019) awarded by King: Seto Gesshuko & Queen: Ynes de Jaen;
Award of the Baron's Cuff as part of the Middle Marches' Baronial Levy - Fyrd of AxeWarriors presented at Red Dragon in October A.S. 54 (2019) awarded by Baron Talymar gan y Llyn and Baroness Melisande de Marmande;

Membership

Member of the [Barony of Middle Marches] since May of A.S. 52 (2017);
Member of the Duchy of Lozengia as Man-at-Arms to Duke Cellach mac Cormaic since July of A.S. 53 (2018);
Member of the Duchy of Lozengia as Squire to Duke Cellach mac Cormaic since July 17th, 2021, A.S. 56;
Member of the Midrealm Expeditionary Force, A.S. 53 (2018) & A.S. 54 (2019);


Member of the Middle Marches' Baronial Levy - Fyrd of AxeWarriors established in A.S. 54(2019);


Interests and SCA-related hobbies

Sewing & embroidery;
Leather crafting;
Armored Combat;
Crafting Armor and Weapons;
Device Heraldry;
Illumination and Painting;
Sharp objects;
Scandinavian and Baltic cultures.
XIVth Century;
Viking Age;
The Byzantine Empire;
Medieval Bestiary;
The 100 Years War;
The Black Death of 1347 to 1351;
The Battle of Visby in 1361;
The Battle of Crécy in 1346;
Edward the Black Prince;

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