Roric Rainerson

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Steppes Warlord, 2023
Photo by Steve Herring, Permission on file.
Registered Name: Roric Rainerson
Resides: Ffynnon Gath
Status: Active
Joined SCA: 2014
Order of Precedence
Roric Rainerson

Gules, an elk rampant contourny and on a chief Or three valknuts sable.

Lord Roric Rainerson

Previously Known As: Rhorik Raynarson
Nickname: Jon Snow
Pronouns: He/Him


Persona History:

No specific persona or time/place, yet, but I do stick to the "Viking Age" with my kit.


Timeline of Activity:

  • I joined the Society in the year 2014 and began heavy fighting in that same year.
  • In 2016 I was given my Award of Arms. I changed the spelling of my name shortly after being given this award. My original spelling was Rhorik Raynarson, but when I went to register my name and device I could not find evidence for this spelling, so I changed it to Roric Rainerson.
  • In 2017 I tore my ACL and had to take a break fighting. That year at WotR/BAM I entered my first Bardic Competition. While I didn't win that competition, it eventually led me to learning a style of Skaldic Poetry called dróttkvætt (courtly meter) that I have started to be known for.
  • In 2018 I won my first Bardic competition and was named The Premier Skald of Bjornsborg. The Baron and Baroness of Bjornsborg asked me to write a Skaldic Poem about the event I won and I did calling it Bears Of Bjornsborg.
  • In 2018 I became a Squire to Sir Corwin von Xanten at WotR/BAM. At this event His Grace, Duke Miguel Sebastian de Oporto was King and during His court there was a break and He asked for someone to perform. Even though I was very drunk, I volunteered to perform the poem which won me the title of Skald of Bjornsborg. The poem was well received and a few days later I was contacted by Jarl |Timotheos Kalamanos and asked to create a Skaldic Poem based on the story of how a single Knight and Squire won all of Gulf War by themselves. I took me a few years to finish the poem, but I debuted the poem at the 85th Crown Tournament in Bjornsborg. The poem is my longest one I've written to date at a grand total of fifty two verses.
  • In 2019 I was given the first and only Sable Thistle in Skaldic Poetry given out so far.
  • In 2021 I was given a Sable Talon in Chivalric Combat and
  • In 2022 I was given a Sable Comet for my work as Exchequer for the Shire of Ffynnon Gath. I also won my second barony bardic championship and was named the Bard of Bordermarch.
  • In 2023 I became Apprentice to Kennari Rónán Fionn Ó Dubáin and a few months later I was named the Premier Bard of Ansteorra. This was later changed to Royal Bard and since my focus on bardic is Skaldic Poetry I refer to myself as Royal Skald or sometimes Hǫfuðskáld (Head skald) of Ansteorra.
  • At Pennsic Fifty in the year 2023 I was part of the Ansteorran Ten Man Melee Team. Because of the teams actions and response to an injured fighter on our team, everyone on the team were awarded with a Sable Falcon. I wrote a poem about their story called "The Pennsic Ten."

Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:

Non-Armigerous Awards and Recognitions:

  • Skald of Bjornsborg (2018-2019)
  • Bard of Bordermarch (2022-2023)