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Lady Kolfinna Valravn (She/Her)

mka: Korrin

Shire of Roxbury Mill
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Persona

Primarily 16th Century German, 11-12th century Norse/Viking, 12-13th Century Vyatichi (Slavic), and Bronze Age Scandinavia.

Kolfinna documentation and pronunciation \KOAL-fin-nah\

Device

Per pale argent and vert, a chevron rompu inverted, and counter changed

Scriptorium

Doom Scroll: Scriptorium Valravn

Household & Affiliations

  • Apprentice to Ollam Lanea inghean Uí Chiaragáin

  • Man at Arms to Sir Alherin map Bleidcu

  • Folcadáin Bó Caitlin/The Rookery

Points of Contact

Her Peers: Sir Alherin and Ollam Lanea

Representatives that will report to her Peers

Service: Duke Ragnarr Blackhammer

University of Atlantia

  • Bachelor of Arts – Session #107 June 12, 2021

  • Master of Arts Session #110 June 11, 2022

  • Fellow Session #106 February 13, 2021

  • Wrangler Session #110 June 11, 2022

Positions

  • ⁠June 26, A.S. LVI (2021) to Present — Deputy to the Clerk Signet⁠: Competitions, Scribal Track, Emergency Back-Up

  • 17 November A. S. LIV (2019) to Present — Deputy MoAS for the Shire of Roxbury Mill

  • 26 May A.S. LV (2020) to 26 June A.S. LVI (2021) (Plague Era)⁠ — Kingdom of Atlantia's Scrivener Royal - Anton, Rex & Luned, Regina

Competitions

The Great Illuminated Capitals Battle - The First Shelter-In-Place Scribal War

Letter "D" WinnerOverall Competitor (In progress)

"Iron Scribe" Expert Category: Illumination

Winner - February 2020

"Iron Scribe" Expert Category: Calligraphy

Winner - February 2020

St. Anne's Guild of Clothiers' Garb Runway Competition

First Place as part of the Fates with Alias Ela & Adelaide Half Pint - January 2020

Mystery Scribal Challenge

Winner - October 2019

Revenge of the Stitch: Team Roxbury Mill

Survived - April 2019

Writ

I received a writ for joining the Order of the Laurel on 1 October 2022 at the Coronation of Abran and Anya in the Barony of Caer Mear from Queen Anya and King Abran.

The Team

  • Illumination by Lady Jill of Roxbury Mill

  • Calligraphy by Lady Lucy of Wigan - Her FIRST full scroll calligraphy!

  • Ollam Lanea and Lord Cynred

The Wordification

"Raven’s quill rests in scrivener’s hand,
Feeds oak-wine to the vellum veil,
And the wave-washed wanderers wish
For one lauding leaf so glory gilded
Plucked from the hand-hoard of this rune smith.
Kolfinna Valravn stands tall by Shire’s shore
And lifts our learners and lore-singers
To stand proudly by her side, open eyed,
And discover all the wending pens’ paths
To art’s own pinnacles, past and present.

We, Abran King and Anya Queen, sovereign crowns of Atlantia, are well informed of Lady Kolfinna Valravn’s skill in the arts, and fervor for sharing knowledge with others. For thus enriching our lands, we charge her to arrange a vigil at a date of her choosing and contemplate elevation unto the Order of the Laurel, then come before us and declare her intent. Done by our hand this 1st day of October, Anno Societatis LVII"

Golden Dolphin

I received a Golden Dolphin on 26 March 2022 at Defending the Gate in the Canton of Sudentorre in the Barony of Stierbach. This incredible scroll is based on the Egtved Girl skirt and bronze spiked spiral disc, my dream garb.

No, it's not a sundial. It's a pointy hip... thing. No one actually knows why. I think it was created to bring us joy a few thousand years later. So thoughtful.

A team (A...T.E.A.M.) of my lovely friends conspired to create this for me, and I am so honored/flattered/flabbergasted/blown away that my whole body was still abuzz the next day. I've cursed about it in conversation more than a few times. I don't know how else to express how great and perfect this thing is for me. Our friends often see us more clearly than we see ourselves, and mine know me well enough to make something I'd never think to ask for but couldn't be more spot-on perfection.

While many of the early period people in the room that don't know me were probably VERY confused as to why this 16th Century German was getting a Scandinavian Bronze Age scroll, those that actually know me know that it's the most perfect scroll in the world and I love it so so so so so so much.

Alias Ela CLEANED, SPUN, AND WOVE the bit of Egtved cord skirt replica out of the fleeve of my most favorite sheep: the Jacob sheep. These darlings are my sprite sheep, and both males and females have the most fantastic horns. A random YouTube video for clarity: https://youtu.be/qqkBla1S-WU?t=115

Also, the lovely Duke Ragnarr Blackhammer very kindly gave me his Golden Dolphin medallion. It fittingly had a chain long enough to go over everything I had piled on my head that day. I would say it was coincidental, but he's savvy enough to have that forethought.

And not to be forgotten is my ever-supportive Knight, Sir Alherin, who escorted me to the scene of the crime.

The Team

• Design, character research for text form, and transliteration by Hlāford Bran Mydwynter
• Poem by Ollam Lanea
• Spinning, weaving, and calligraphy by Lady Ealawynn Mæru (Alias Ela)
• Disc construction, painting, and final construction by Lord Aurri le Borgne

The Wordification

"As Skinfaxi escorts Sunna ever away from Night,
Our gilding, golden, guide wends
wurđíz path,
Spear-bold, standing guard at Crown’s behest.
In peace, she bids us strive with ink and paint
To capture tales of work and art and lore,
And celebrate our Wave-washed kith in court.
Kolfinna Valravn marks the glimmer in each eye,
And teaches willing novice skill of script
And brush and lens, while forging bonds,
Joining Scrivener to Skald in task as one.
Now we mark her with the sun, for she does shine,
And offer sigil of sea and sun, Wave and Ray.
A golden dolphin she may bear henceforth
So we say, Atlantian monarchs true
Eckehard Rex, and Jane Regina
This 26th day of March, A.S. LVI at Steirbach’s gate."

Photos of scroll and Court by Lord Nicolo Santorio
Image of the Egtved Girl skirt and disc from National Museum of Denmark's website.

Pearl

I received a Pearl on 12 December 2020 at Lochmere Investiture Virtual Royal Court: Navarre Court at the Royal Palace of Olite. Kenarri Bubba Blackhammer completed the Calligraphy and Illumination and text composition by Magistra Iselda de Narbonne with inspiration from Anna Bijns.

"Know ye now, Atlantia, a girl
Alabaster-like commands each hue.
Anton, Luned, monarchs, name her "pearl"
Raven-hearted artist, as is due.
Execute our will on 12 December
Now in A.S. 55, remember,
In Navarre, at Court, this name was graven,
And granted right of arms - Kaaren Valravn"

Opal

I received an Opal on 8 February 2020 at Bright Hills Baronial Birthday. Mestra Esperanza Susanna Flecha completed the Calligraphy and Illumination.

Coral Branch & AoA

I received a Coral Branch on 23 March 2019 at "Defending the Gate" in Stierbach. Meisterin Daniela Swartzhaupt completed the Calligraphy and Illumination with ink and gold leaf.

Photo by Adelaide Halfpint of Roxbury Mill
Silver Nautilus photo by Adelaide Halfpint

Silver Nautilus

I received a Silver Nautilus on 12 January 2019 during "1001 Atlantian Nights: Twelfth Night" for the calligraphy and illumination of my first scroll.