Just who is this
Annoying Bard of
No Redeeming Qualities?
Mikal the Ram, (also referred to as Mikal Hrafspa, a Norse name meaning "Goat's song"), was a bard in the Society for Creative Anachronism. He was a member of the College of Bards in Calontir, and held the rank of Olav, or highest level of expertise in the college, until such rankings were abolished. He was a co-founder of the Bardic Circle of Forgotten Sea, and an honorary member of over 14 households. He was the only bard in Calontir to have offended three different crowns from three different kingdoms in three different camps in one night without being reprimanded or banished. (The bruises are healing.)
Mikal was the third son of a Viking Hersir. The first two sons brought back much gold and honor to their family. Being a devout coward, he outlived them both and inherited.
Mikal completed a 115 page saga cycle of poetry in Norse meter and style, in English. JOHNSAGA is the result of several years of convincing himself that man was never meant to write in Old Norse styles. He also completed a collection of poems, songs and stories entitled The Hornbook of Mikal the Ram. The Hornbook contains thirteen stories and almost as many songs and poems, or, as Mikal put it: enough material for eight really good events...
At the time of his passing the family requested donations be made to the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation, whose current contact information is at: https://mochf.org/. If you enjoy Master Mikal's songs and wish to contribute, that would be an appropriate place.
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