Tag: Kjallnorr

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  • Calander (Kjallnorr)

    The Skaldic Year is divided into two seasons, Summer and Winter. There are twelve months. Each month is divided into five weeks of seven days. Divisions of the Day: ⁃ Sunrise ⁃ Mid-Morning ⁃ Noon ⁃ Mid-Afternoon ⁃ Sunset Days of the Week …

  • Warfare (Kjallnorr)

    The Skaldar had no professional standing army, and tactics and discipline seem to have been fairly rudimentary. They did not fight in regular formations, although the bonds of loyalty between men and their lords would have given their armies some cohesion …

  • Weapons of War (Kjallnorr)

    Defensive ⁃ Round Shield ⁃ Bowl Helmet ⁃ Mail Shirt/Coat ⁃ Scale Mail ⁃ Lamellar ⁃ Leather Armor ⁃ Padded Armor Offensive ⁃ Swords ⁃ Sax ⁃ Spear ⁃ Axe ⁃ Bow and Arrow ⁃ Javalin *Shield* The infamous Skaldar shield that …

  • Games

    The Skaldar and Fjallar were very fond of board games and games of wits. With seldom to do during the winter months, boardgames became incredibly popular. A person who was exceptionally skilled at boardgames was held in high esteem. Pieces were carved …

  • Knattleikr and Other Games

    Wrestling, Swimming, and other shows of physical prowess were common. The most popular ball game was called Knattleikr (Ball Game). Game usually occurred at Festivals and Gatherings. *Knattleikr*: The playing field was usually near a pond. A bat was …

  • Fashion (Kjallnorr)

    Men wear a woolen or linen tunic and wool or leather trousers, a leather belt with leather shoes or boots. Women wear a dress with apron, and beaded necklaces. Brooches, pins and necklaces are worn by everyone. The cloak was simply a large rectangular …

  • Sognrend

    The language of the Skaldar is based upon Icelandic and elements of Gaelic. To keep it simple, I have decided that most letters make the same sound per English. h3. Pronunciation "r" is rolled "j" makes a "y" sound, as in "yes" "au" as in "Gaul" …