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History of Valdis -
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Born in 966, the current year for Valdis is 1008.
Father: Isbrand, born 935 to Iarngard and ? Head of the House at Eidsvoll
Mother: Haldis, born 935
Brother: Isgar, born 961 Ė Head of the House (in Scotland)


Isbrand and Hiordis brought into this world a daughter, Valdis, in the year 966 AD. The youngest, she had an older brother, Isgar, five years older, and born in 961.

They lived among the Clan of Isbrandís father, Iarngard. A coastal Clan, the sea was their lifeÖ providing food and the means to seek out new lands. While some stayed home to farm the land and fish the nearby waters, others sailed to new worlds.

Early ancestors of the family were thought to have come from the farthest of the northern lands of Norway. Other than their descendants, all that is left of their legacy is the knowledge that Isbrandís fathers were from the Land of the Midnight Sun. Throughout the many years they slowly and eventually migrated further and further south (During the Bronze Age, up to 400 A.D.) till they reached Southeastern Norway near Lake MjÝsa.

Eidsvoll or Eidsvoldboth is one of the oldest confederacies, the Eidsivalag, held its assemblies there from the 1st century. The ancestors who made it that far south had come from a long line of farmers (like everyone else during that time). Eventually, during the following years (by the 5th and 6th centuries), Isbrandís fathersí fathers had established a good sized fort. Some of his sons left to help establish more towns and cities in Norway, including Stavenger which was founded in the 8th century; and some became warriors for Harold and were among those who fought alongside him in Hafrsfjord in 872 which established him as the first King of Norway.

During the 9th and 10th Centuries, when the Norsemen established settlements throughout west and southwest Europe, and established Trade Routes, Isbrandís fathersí fathers took up a variety of trade skills. Eventually, sons of the House became seamen, explorers, lumberers, crafters, shipbuilders, merchants and some helped to colonize other lands. 

Throughout the years it was rumored that one of Haldisís ancestors was the half human great-granddaughter of the Goddess Sif. Impossible to prove, yet believed to be truth by her family. All of the women of Haldisís family who were thought to be descended of Sif were believed to hold special gifts which included knowledge of herbs, healing and prophecy.

Taking after her mother, Valdis became a seer, otherwise known among her people as a spa-kona/spae-wife or volva, of the clan. Isgar continued to sail the seas and explore distant shores, yet fishing became his lifelong love. He eventually settled in Scotland, married and had a large family, using his skills as a seaman/fisherman to support his brood. Valdis spends her days overseeing the household and those who serve the house. She is cook, brewer, weaver, healer and herbalist and when the men are away she is the defender of their house.


More History To Come... Eventually


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