Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Kerumbabab the Red's Gildie

Kerumbabab the Red's Gildie: Object Post 73

Source? Kerumbaban got it from a lord in exchange for his fealty
Significance? It showed the value of his service… and the value of his self-image
Fate? He tossed it in the mire
Author’s inspiration? There were coins called guilders, but this is a gildie…
Appeared in? Myths of the Mind (2016)

Kerumbaban the Red, he took a gildie from a lord,
And swore allegiance solemn
On his wooden-handled sword;
Reporting at the manor court,
He saved a beaten maid
(And tossed the gildie in the mire,
And called it thoroughly repaid).

In many ways, Kerumbaban the Red was a rogue, but he was a warm-hearted one. He spent a lot of time charming women, but none of them was ever left the worse for it.

Kerumbaban the Red appears in the poem of that name in Myths of the Mind


Sally is Sally Odgers; author, anthologist and reader. You can find you way into her maze of websites and blogs via the portal here.(Sally is me, by the way.)

The goal for 2017 was to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. 2017 is well behind us, but I ran out of year before running out of books. As of June 2018 I STILL hadn't run out of books, but many of those still to come are MIA by which I mean I don't have copies and remember little about them. There are more new books in the pipeline, and I'm certainly showcasing those, but in between times, I'm profiling some of my characters, places and objects. Thank you so much to everyone who's come along on this journey so far!

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