Oddr Þiálfason

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Oddr Þiálfason
Resides: Madrone
Date Started: AS XXVI
Awards: Visit the Order of Precedence to access a list of this person's awards.
Offices: Web Minister, Chronicler, Herald, Motley Pursuivant, Lions Blood Herald, Demi-Lion Herald, Black Lion Principal Herald
Per saltire arrondi vert and Or.

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Oddr entered the Society in AS XXVI, in what was then the College of Hraesvelgr (now Lyonsmarche), attending a feast in Wealdsmere before his first camping event, Honor War the following spring. True to the heralds of period and to his name of the time, Aodh Deoradhán, meaning "Aodh the Wanderer", he frequently moved, particpating in the Shires of Fire Mountain Keep and (in the West Kingdom) Cloondara, the Barony of Aquaterra, and most recently the Barony of Madrone. He also frequents events in River's Bend.

In AS XXXI, while studying under Fionn Æstel, he was thwacked with the Great Chicken of State and inducted into the Whimsical Order of the Ailing Wit by the Grand Puntiff, Arwen Lioncourt (now Jacqueline de Lioncourt). Also inducted was the person who would eventually take him as protégé, Anderwyn na Sionain. Oddr received his Award of Arms from Tiernan and Miranda at September Crown, AS XLV.

At Aquaterra's Good Yule, AS XLVII, Elisabeth de Rossignol accepted him as apprentice.

At the Kingdom Heraldic and Scribal Symposium on 9 September AS LII, he was elevated to the Order of the Pelican. He wears a medallion first worn by Elisabeth de Rossignol, then by Arwen Lioncourt, who passed it to Anderwyn na Sionain.

He was Black Lion Principal Herald for two years (AS LI-LIII), having spent two years as Demi-Lion Herald Black Lion's contingency and reporting deputy, and before that Lions Blood Herald (Kingdom submissions officer) from AS XLVI to XLVIII, and Motley.

He has taught several classes on the history and study of armory, as well as classes on the Standards for Evaluation of Names and Armory (SENA), and other aspects of heraldry submissions.

He has interests in books, maps, astronomy, music, mathematics, rapier combat, target archery and -- naturally -- the history of heralds and the armorial aspects of heraldry. His recent studies are focused on the latter.

When he has time, he runs a heraldic commentary group from his home in Porte de l'Eau/Madrone.

In addition to a few side heraldry projects at the Kingdom and Laurel level, he's the developer of Aspilogia, a tool for book heralds that runs on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (search for it in the Windows Store), which enables quick and easy conflict checks and searches without an internet connection.

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