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Farolfus filius Richardi

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Primary Name Other Personas: Faraulf (Nickname)
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Photograph: Farolfus filius Richardi
My persona is a Langobard gasindus (retainer in a lord’s household) in what is now northern Italy, c.600 CE. Although I was raised in a warrior society, now that my people have settled on the Italian peninsula, politics, power, and bureaucracy are more complicated than before.
I am currently apprenticed to Master Edwin Atte Bridge and Mistress Margaret Fitzwilliam of Kent and am a member of their household, Igelsmere House. My interests include leatherwork, stamped pottery, shoes, and Migration-Era material culture more generally.

Since folks have asked, a note on
my name and its pronunciation:  In the Langobardic dialect, it would likely have been something like ᚠᚨᚱᚨᚢᛚᚠ and rendered in the Roman alphabet as Faraulf or something fairly close to that (there isn't much written in the Langobardic language itself, mainly a few scratchings in Elder Futhark).  Most written records are in Latin, so my name is registered that way, using abbey records as the documentation source. For bureaucratic/written purposes, I usually use the Latin form of the given name and patronymic [pronounced fa-RAHL-fuss FILL-i-uss ri-CARR-dee], since that is what is officially registered, but if you're rendering it in Germanic format, or want to write it in runes, it would be Faraulf son of Rīkahard  [FARR-a-oolf or FARR-allf son of REEK-a-harrd] or (conjecturally) might have been something like Faraulf Rīkahard sunu, similar to the way it would have been handled by the Saxons.  In person, I answer to Faraulf or Farolfus and it doesn't matter to me. 


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