By night Olaf Haraldson, an 11th century Viking and member of the Varangian Guard, shows off his axe skills and teaches others to fight. By day, Samuel E. McBroom is a librarian from Potsdam, New York (USA).
He and his wife, Dalla Olafskona, are mebers of The Shire, an SCA group that has been meeting on campus at SUNY Potsdam for 25 years. The group has college students as well as alumni and members of the community.
Members of The Shire organize outside the SCA as well. The Shire is organizing a team to take part in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.