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Registered: 10/28/2006

Birthday: 03/12


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Call any Vegetable! RUTABAGA!


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Carved rutabaga for printmaking
on fabric

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Sandy Gruelgrimm

The story around Gruelgrimm is almost legendary, here, at Gaia. Many ages ago Sandy Gruelgrimm had a passion for creating fine items out of leather: jackets, tobacco pouches, wrist bands, belts, sacks, and shoes.

He followed the family tradition of being an excellent leather craftsman, as proprietor of the Gruelgrimm Cobbler Shoppe at the Gaia Marketplace. He was only 5 (earth years) when won the notable Golden Shoes Award, for creating a special set of flame retardant shoes for a pet dragon named Tyfflrplz, owned by the Mayor of the Trolls.

They say his life changed the day he went exploring around the cliffs of Gaia, in his youth, and found a petite faery staring at her reflection in the magikk'd pools. This fae was under the spell of some grotesque creatures which alleged to be wizards, and so with much bravedo, the young Sandy Gruelgrimm escaped the caves with the fae in tow, and brought her to live with him in his humble cottage-workshop on the edge of the Wildwood.

She studied with Gruelgrimm "the ways to work the leathers" for many years: it been said that the cobbler "borrowed into the faery time so the seconds and minutes turned upon themselves" . . . and slowly she was broken of the spell of the Black Wizards, but Temptation would still remain.

She took Gruelgrimm with her to the land of Faery Dreamtime, and showed him the excitement of making tributes to the Elements and to the GreenMan, himself. This was how it was, until the day when Gruelgrimm granted the fae her freedom, and then Gruelgrimm lived alone in his cottage-workshop for many years.

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They say he adopted an orphan named "Barph" who helped tend the gardens and do some cobbling work for Gruelgrimm, until the lad was old enough to go to school, and then decided to live with the Trolls because the love of magical adventures had, indeed, entered his heart as much as it did for Sandy Gruelgrimm the Cobbler.

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Gruelgrimm was born under the Spurca Constellation,
so his Gaia star sign is Spork! xD

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| And so, the years pass |

How long has it been, now, that I have remembered the stories of my old cobbler days in my human form? 200, or 300 or perhaps 500 years? And my dear adopted son, Barph, lived a full life --married, raised a fine family -- and was buried by my own hand.

For many years, now, I have lived in a secret place, on Gaia, hidden away from the eyes of others, having the power of the Dark Elves shining within me.

There was once upon a time when piles of gold would keep Gruelgrimm the Man-Cobbler happy; aye -- those days seem long ago past. I am now a Dark Elf Chief, and my people call me Little Wondonaz, which is a great honor to be called a wise man, in tribute to Odin.

If there be a question ye wish to ask me, ask
If there be a purpose of which to set me to, direct me to the task
I am a Dark Elf Chief, secretly closeted in a tiny glen
With my little band of elves we work magic, carefully; silently
So that a new age of elven glory can rise on Gaia, yet once again.

For many years our elven clan have been secretly harvesting Fae Flower Dew from the lily-like Casimir flowers -- their magical properties are very potent to wee faeries and elves, alike. I have sworn to keep their location a secret, so that demons and darkly evil Gaians wanting to misuse the dew cannot get their hands on this mystical tree, in any way. I named this beverage after the wee faery I saved so many eons ago -- Batty, dear, this latest batch of Fae Flower Dew is in your memory.

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Yes, even a Dark Elf Chief likes vegetables:
How Many People Like Rutabagas

Want to know your Gaian Star sign?
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Many thanks to these special people for their generous donations:
Cindy, Eoster, tv mom, bean si, tullian zombie, himawari kage, jesper farekylling, red on the head, lord baphomet, Loves2read, Madbrad, tikimother, my anonymous benefactor, and amazing giftie faery

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Thank you, Cathy
~You will always be in my thoughts, dear Eoster~

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Our wrinkles indicate where smiles have been.
~ Adapted from Mark Twain

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Cerulean Miko Report | 03/12/2018 8:41 pm
Cerulean Miko
heart Happy Birthday heart
Monique Smiling Report | 04/26/2017 10:49 pm
Monique Smiling
Hello Gruelgrimm. Man it's been a long time. I'm well, currently indulging in online roleplaying over a mobile game called mystic messenger. That's why I'm having this avatar. I'm doing it on a private chat server though. How are things with you?
makitten1956 Report | 03/24/2016 8:02 am
Happy Belated Birthday!
Cerulean Miko Report | 03/22/2016 8:42 pm
Cerulean Miko
Happy belated birthday! 3nodding
FiZzy Tears Report | 12/17/2015 8:02 am
FiZzy Tears
Noticed your post on Christmas event and saw your in the 30's guild as well. Just friendly hello your way smile have wonderful Christmas!
Cerulean Miko Report | 03/12/2015 6:54 pm
Cerulean Miko
Happy Birthday! whee
Cerulean Miko Report | 03/22/2014 8:49 am
Cerulean Miko
Happy belated birthday. Hope your birthday was a good one. Also, all is well. Take care.
Queentintin Report | 11/18/2013 3:22 pm
Hope you don't mind I was admiring your profile , reading some of your history! good to know someone else started Gaia like I in 2006! smile
Ebania Report | 08/19/2013 10:57 am
I joined in 2005! I agree, I wish I had known about this place when I joined. But I'm certainly glad that I'm there now! smile
Ebania Report | 08/19/2013 10:43 am
Hi! Welcome to the Newbie Supporting and Training Guild. smile To help you start your exploration of the NSTG, please be sure to visit our official Welcome Thread, which will link you to some of the most important and exciting places in the NSTG.

Our 5th annual summer event, Shipwrecked, is going on now in our Holiday Events subforum. No matter your Gaian experience level, this is a great opportunity to make new friends and win some great prizes; we hope to see you there!

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