Ragnar Skjótrson - Jarl

Leader/Jarl of Wodens Hearth born 840AD near Oseberg I traveled to western England in 869AD to find my own land and hearth. However I was drawn into war with Ivarr the Boneless, Ubbi and Halfdan later settling in East Anglia. I created a Hearth under what would be known in later times as the Danelaw in a village now known as Medeshamstede. I brought a several loyal men and my Huscarl Grimm from Denmark, and met Gunnar a Rus trader who helped me to establish our hearth. In a short time it swelled to include some of the native Angles who had sworn loyalty to me.








Grimm - Armourer/Huscarl

I am Grimm born in Denmark, my father was a warrior in the Great Heathen Army. I was born in 846AD and learned the ways of a warrior from my father and went on my first raid with my father to Jorvik, there we met a great Saxon army where my father was killed with a sword through the throat sending him to Valhalla. After beating the smelly Saxon's at Jorvik I headed west with two friends Floki and Ivor, we were ambushed and my friends were killed, and I was taked prisoner by local Saxon's. I escaped killing a number of them before travelling south to East Anglia and met up with friends that had settled there, becoming a member of the hearth.






Gunnar inn Rauğr - Rus Trader/Huscarl

I am Gunnar born in 840 and from Gotland. My father is a local trader, my mother is a Jarls daughter and in my younger days I went trading with my dad to the lands of the Rus. Since my parents have now departed and being the third son I followed my fathers footsteps and started trading with the Rus. Back in Denmark in 870 whilst trading with the Danes I arranged passage to Birka, however ended up in Mercia and met up with Grimm during a raid on a local settlement. Shared a beer and was invited to join the Hearth.






Ashildr sú-ulfr - Warrior










Torbjorn inn Lodinn- Warrior










Sigurd inn Drukkr - Warrior

I am known as Sigurd the drunk, where I came from I know not, how old I am I know not. The hearth found me passed out in the pig pen with a large lump on my head and a pouch of coin.

Upon his recovery he was given a chance to prove himself and as such became a valued hunter and warrior, being quite adept with a bow.







Bjorn - Warrior

I am Bjorn and I was born in Denmark in 850AD, my father was a blacksmith. In 870AD I ventured into the wilderness to gain experience, whereupon a Rus trader named Gunnar found me unconcious next to a Bear.

We became close friends and on his next trip back to England he introduced me to Jarl Ragnar of Wodens Hearth who upon hearing of my skills set me up as a Blacksmith and in time I became a valued warrior.






Ase - Partner to Bjorn

I am Ase born in 853AD and upon travelling with my father to Orkney a small island north of Scotland i got to know a loval Pict named Talorcan. He was seeking help to free the islands of the Vikings, when a small band of warriors from Medeshampstede far to the south in East Anglia came to his aid. I fell in love with a fierce warrior name Bjorn, allowing an alliance to be formed between Wodens Hearth and the Shiltron of Fortriu.



Olaf Laugr-dagr - Warrior











I am Ivar, born in the harsh winter of 847AD. I am of Norwegian descent, my father was a trader in our small village and my mother a maid.

Times became hard and with little left to trade we came to the City of Jorvik where as a young boy I learned basic fighting skills and fought the Saxons.

Barely making it out alive we fled to East Anglia where I met a fresh faced young warrior by the name of Bjorn who took me back to the hearth where I was introduced to Grimm, thus learning the art of warfare.








Brynhildr Váfuðr Refr - Volva











I am Erik, born in 848ad I travelled to the Isle of Man, where unfortunately I was captured by slavers and transported to somewhere near to Gewaesc. Not knowing my fate, the camp was raided by three fierce Viking warriors, Bjorn, Grimm and Olaf, killing the slave traders. Now free I chose to travel with them back to the mainland and their home Medeshampstede where I met Ragnar their Jarl.














Combatants: Ragnar Skjótrson, Gunnar inn Rauğr, Grimm, Bjorn, Torbjorn inn Lodinn, Ashildr sú-ulfrr, Sigurd inn Drukkr, Olaf Laugr-dagr, Ivar, Haldar, Vidarr, Svend, Brynhildr Váfuðr Refr, Erik.

Non Combatants: Astrid, Moğir, Ase.

Mercenary: Brynhildr Váfuðr Refr, Ashildr sú-ulfrr.

Children: Lagertha, Gunhildr, Sven

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Last updated 28/03/2020