Vegestr frá Vágrvik

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Vegestr frá Vágrvik

Post Number:#1  Postby mark » Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:15 pm

Vegestr
frá Vágrvik, Vestan Jótland, Danmǫrk
Bastarðr sonr af Hallbiorg ok Isleifr
Skáldr, Sögurmaðr ok Lögsögumadur

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Vegestr is Dane from the steading of Vágrvik in Western Jutland. He's of average height and medium build, but he's said to be very charming. Despite being disowned by his father and living as a stafkarl outside the steading walls, he has some measure of protection provided by the local gothi due to being an associate member of the College of Skalds, Sagamen and Lawspeakers.

Vegestr is no fighter, but he often feels there is no need for him to be. He is charismatic and quite well spoken, and has succeeded in singing for his supper for some time now. His expertise in the region can hardly be denied, and he is often called upon to compose poetry for local men of standing. Despite his low birth, he has made friends of some folks, and continues to live somewhat safely as long as his tongue holds out. When his tongue fails him, he has been known to apply a healing hand in great need.

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Re: Vegestr frá Vágrvik

Post Number:#2  Postby mark » Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:21 pm

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The Saga of Vegestr

Bastard I am men mew
More talk of breed than deed.
The hearth-ship he offers,
Honour is not gone here.

My youth is strong sheltered
screened and schooled in runes old
Vagrants, two eyes, or one
Wanderers worth respect.

Odin favoured offspring,
unclaimed, Bringer of Rings.
The brook of repentance
rules the throne of treasures?

Tongue for the amber-thrower
The blood of Kvasir culled
Warm bed earned, warm arms felt
few word weapons matched mine.

Father of victory
visits sender of swords
songs of slaughter-women
wrought o’er brattle branches

Ship-bow of words strengthens
Spear-shakers, battle tents.
The ring-giver best give
Generous will rule well.

Ruler of the gallows
gives healing-song and help
Fools leaves great gifts fallow
Fool before war and after.

Red life gold kept by jarls
Yellow earth snake is earned
Valhalla sought by all
All wont to want a seat.

Thieves of Yggr’s booty call
claim and foster foundling
Beer-mansions raised and tipped
Tyr-mouths fire-ships shipwright.

Ale of land-folk flows great
Gold-man’s sight paths light dim
Wanderer walks ill-cared,
cursed as a curr in Fimbulvinter.
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