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The title of this article is conjecture. Although the subject of this article is canon, no official name for it has been given.

This individual was a British skald from the Sons of Ragnar clan active during the 9th century.

Biography

In 866, while traveling thorugh Scandinavia on orders of Ivarr the Boneless and Halfdan Ragnarsson to recruit to their army, the skald was ambushed by a pack of wolves. He was saved by Ulf and Björn Stensson, brothers from a nearby petty kingdom. The blond man approached the pair, thanking them profusely for saving him. Björn called him a weakling and wanted only to know if he had seen the wolf die by his axe instead of Ulf's arrow, which he hadn't.[1]

The blond joined the brothers on their way back home, talking with Ulf while Björn walked in front, carrying the wolves. The man introduced himself as a British skald and told Ulf the mission bestowed upon him by Ivarr the Boneless and Halfdan Ragnarsson: recruiting Vikings into the Great Heathen Army to help conquer Britain. Once back at the longhouse, he approached jarl Sten Stensson, presented him with the proposal and, as a show of what awaited them, the skald gifted the jarl an ornate Christian cross.[1]

Upon arriving in East Anglia, the skald led the Stenssons to the church housing Halfdan and Ivarr. The church was preceeded by a large number of crucified people,[2] nailed there by Ivarr to warn others to not resist and to cause no trouble.[3]

They entered the church, witnessing Ivarr killing a messager from King Edmund of East Anglia and scaring another. Fearing his life, the remaining herald passed the message that Edmund thanked them for abiding by the truce and gifted them 2000 pounds of silver as a sign of respect and hope that the peace would continue. Ivarr sent him away, asking instead for a hundred strong horses in 10 days. The skald then approached and announced jarl Stensson, to the happiness of Ragnar's sons, who embraced their father's old friend.[3]

Appearances

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Blood BrothersAn Invitation from England
  2. Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Blood BrothersDeparture
  3. 3.0 3.1 Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Blood BrothersThe Boneless

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