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Hrothgar (died 870s), also known as Rat-Lord, was a Zealot warrior of the Order of the Ancients who operated in England during the 9th century.


Nothing is known about Hrothgar's early life. Wearing shiny, unique armor, Hrothgar always made himself known due to his history as a bone-cruncher. Especially for his opponents, Hrothgar striked fear into anyone's hearts, especially his passion for crushing skulls, literally. Hrothgar's rage and bloody displays gave the Order notice of his skills and thus he was inducted into the Zealots. Within the Order, Hrothgar's work spoke so well that he was often employed by The Oil on the accounts of his brutality.[1]

In his rounds, Hrothgar patrolled the area along the roads throughout Suthsexe. It was during one such patrol that he was marked and then fatally defeated by the Viking Eivor, who was allied with the Hidden Ones. Afterwards, Eivor attained a tablet representing one of the Treasures of Britain. Along with that find, Eivor also recovered a clue regarding an Order member, The Oil. The clue retained information for Eivor, who then went to search for the festival near Henge Farm, south of Stonehenge in Hamtunscire.[1]


  • Like other Zealots, Hrothgar had unique fighting methods and gadgets in his weaponry. Upon Eivor's instigation, Hrothgar wielded a Dane Axe, utilized poisonous grenades, and carried rations to heal himself within battle.
  • For The Oil, Hrothgar's clue is the same one from The Adze, whom Eivor assassinated along her journey.
  • Like fellow Zealots Horsa and Bercthun, Hrothgar walks on foot rather than by horseback, probably due to his size.
  • Unlike any Order member in England, Hrothgar's cutscene in the Memory Corridor shows that he is the only one who spoke without no verbal response from Eivor.