Gotafrid was a celebrated drengr who was personally taught by Ragnar to keep his dignity both in battle and in his equipment's upkeep. Follow Ragnar's passing, Gotafrid would maintain this "self-respect" and went one to join to Great Heathen Army, whose leaders included those of Ragnar's own sons.
After amassing a substantial amount of wealth, Gotafrid retired from the Great Heathen Army and built an estate east of the Petuaria Ruins in Eurvicscire. Without a cause or goal, he sought a warrior willing to take part in a honorable and clean battle to the death. Eventually, he encountered the shieldmaiden Eivor Varinsdottir of the Raven Clan, who accepted his challenge. After a long fight, Eivor managed to defeat him, ending his life and sending him to meet with Ragnar in Valhalla.