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Þorkell Palsson's SCA Awards - Offical Kingdom OP entry
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Þorkell Palsson's History
I was born a good day’s walk from Hafrsfjord, four summers after King Harald laid waste to Eirik of Hordaland, Sulke of Rogaland, and the rest of the petty men who called themselves “king”. I was the fifth child to be born to my parents. Soon after, my mother divorced my father, Pall Donaldson. He stayed at the family’s farm and my mother remarried and moved west. To where – I do not know, I was but a boy. My father remarried as well, to Sandey Riksdottir, a Swede. I stayed on the farm until I was of age, then I went a viking to find my fortune, as I was not going to inherit my father’s farm. I did well on these travels and was becoming a wealthy man. In my twenty-fourth, I met my future wife Gudrun while she was traveling with her father, trading some of their fine wool. We had witness to the handsel at the Thing the following year, and was married shortly after that. We have two children, Þora and Lili – both can be quite ferocious. Since our marriage, I do less raiding and more trading. The farms are quite successful and our future feels secure.