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Kaðlín of Harrowgate Heath


Arms: Per Bend Or and Vert, A Salient Fox Proper to Sinister, within a Bordure Embattled Argent

Born: 567 on the Isle of Jurra

Ancestry:
Father - Konáll of Jurra
Mother - Ǽsa Bjőrnsdőttir

Life Story:
Born to a landholder, Kaðlín was raised to take over the position when her mother died. She was taught the arts of women by her mother, and the craft of men by her father. She found herself less and less interested in taking over the household, preferring the freedom of the sea and land, so at the age of 16 Kaðlín set out on her own.

She begged, borrowed, and worked her way across the islands, dressed as a man, until she reached the Islands of the Dal Riata. From there she managed to find a position on a vessel headed for the mainland. During the crossing a storm blew the ship off course, coming ashore in the western lands of the Britons of Northumbria.

In a new land with little to her name, Kaðlín kept the guise of a man and found work in local settlements using the skills she had learned from her parents. She learned the language of the people and adopted their manners and clothing. In time she worked her way to a small village where she set herself up as a merchant, a craftsman, joined the local militia, and became accepted as a free member of society.

Enjoys: Woodcarving, sewing, nalbinding, tablet weaving, cooking, baking, woodworking, embroidery, animal husbandry, archery, fighting.