The sturdy-in-war bespake with words, proud earl of the Mark, hardy ‘neath helmet, his breastplate gleamed, war-net woven by wit of the smith, the warriors’ leader his word-hoard unlocked:—
Régnwald I am, by kin of the Eorlings,
I am Harding's friend and kinsman,
Earl of my band of men.
To folk afar was my father known,
noble atheling, Régn named.
Full of winters, he fared away
aged from earth; he is honored still
through width of the world
by wise men all.
Many fair deeds have I done
though yet I be young.
Five wargs I bound,
thus humbling a giant brood.
Wild Men I slew in the Battle of Entwash.
Many a wrong have I avenged,
fiercely grinding the oppressors.
— Régnwald(Pronounced: Rén + waold) means "power in rain" (Old English). His name was derived from the Anglo-Saxon words "régn" (rain), "wald" (power).
Brothers from his war-band: Ciardric, Hondscioh, Ethelad, Aodhred, Ysmired, Aylric; friends, sisters of old days: Cynebur , Eohilda, Ceolswith, Niehstu; of elders: Ceorlbrand, Tidhelm, Wyrdsig; followers of Théoden King and many more of his kin.
The oppressors: Orc-kind; the Wildmen—Pren Berahéafod who fled after his defeat in Entwash and whom he won in single combat in war-field as scops sing; raiders from the east and any who would threaten his kin and lord.
His kin; truth, loyalty and reward; strong east wind; music—sound of lyre, evenings filled with high spirits and mead of course.
Arrogance, cowardice, disloyalty, lies, cruelty, witchcraft, sword-hate between brothers—an enormous violation of the ways of kin.
To avenge dear ones than to indulge in mourning, to serve his chief and lord until death takes him.
''Eorlings don't wield words where swords speak truer.'' ''Wyrd oft saves an undoomed man when his courage is good.'' ''I'm thinking I'll likely go where I'm sent.'' ''Madness has its wonders.''