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Guðrun Sæbjarnarsdottir's SCA Awards - Offical Kingdom OP entry
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Guðrun Sæbjarnarsdottir's History
I, Gudrun Saebjornsdottir, was born in the winter of 875 and am the eldest of two daughters. I grew up on a farm, which I, will eventually, inherit from my father, Saebjorn Gormsson, near the river Nidelva. Harald Fairhair is our king. I come from a long line of wool and linen traders. We have several farms that have been in our family for generations. My father has traveled far and wide to trade. I had the chance to travel occasionally but spent most of my time working one of the family farms. Before my marriage, I had been to Bergen, Olso, and Birka. I was able to go on a few of the larger trades to help with organizing some of the transport. I was blessed with a father who allowed me to travel and experience some of the world around us. In 905, I was joined to Thorkell Pollson. We had witness to the handsal during the Thing of that year and were married a few months later. The bride-price was paid in three parts as is custom. The mundr, morgengifu were quite generous (I believe it might have been my cooking skills as well as my family’s status) and my family reciprocated well with the heiman fylgia. I was glad my father asked my opinion and I have been lucky in the choice. Since then, we have had two daughters of our own, Kora and Lili. I am fortunate to have been matched with a good husband and he does well by our family. I have seen no reason nor wish for divorce. Thorkell does do some trading but goes raiding on occasion. I am fine with this but while he was on raid a last year our home was attacked by a rival family hoping to take the farm while Thorkell was away. I took up sword, axe and shield to defend our family and farm. I found I quite enjoyed it and look forward to becoming more proficient with weapons and to, perhaps, join my husband in future voyages when the children are old enough to be left in charge of the farms.