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The Norwegian Vikings

Starting Roster

Prologue

The crows gathered, their calls rasping harshly as they circled above, patiently waiting to pick at the carcass of the dead horse. Below, in the centre of a stone circle, Ubba made sacrifice to Odin again. The gods looked down on him from Asgard, recognising him as a true Warrior, a man worthy of joining the feasting table at Valhalla. He was ready, this time, or so he thought.

Each in turn, his eyes met those of his chosen men, reading the small signs in their expressions. He could see that they understood, that they knew the wind and the seas were favourable, and that it would soon be time to set sail, to travel westward to plunder wealthier lands on foreign shores. It was a good time to raid, and that was the reason he had sought the counsel of the Gods.

As the blood of the sacrifice soaked into the ground beside the stones, he gazed up to the sky, where two of the crows had separated from the flock to fly closer. He smiled, the light of the sun momentarily glinting off his gold tooth. Yes, the omens were good, for Odin was watching. Ready or not, they would set sail soon.

Roster after Defend options, Campaign Season 1

Campaign Season 1

The Norwegian Vikings choose to Defend.

While their cousins in Iceland and Denmark prowl the seas in their longships, raiding foreign shores, in Norway there is peace, and trade, rather than war, is fostered this year across the seaways.

Ubba's people are left in peace to tend their crops, and the harvest is a good one.

The Norse Vikings roll Good Harvest on the Fate Table at the end of the season, and gain +1 wealth.

Starting Roster, Campaign Season 2

Campaign Season 2

It was true, gold had been steadily coming into the Jarl's coffers through the year - more than perhaps could have been expected. The sacrifices to the Gods had paid dividends, with a good harvest in Norway, while other nations across the seas had suffered. As Odin's chosen, this was to be expected. Now at last the time was right to plunder gold from the enemies of the Vikings. The longships were ready to set sail.

The Norwegian Vikings choose to raid Scots Northumbria.