Tag: Skaldar

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  • Creation Myth

    Here is the Creation Myth of the world called, "Madstrag" or "Duintraile" depending on who you ask. But for simplicity, we will refer to it as "Heimurinn". The differing names are those given to the Companions by the Skaldar and Caerduine respectively. …

  • The Skaldar

    The Skaldar are the dominant ethnicity of Kjallnorr. They have fair skin and brown or blue eyes and they are tall and broad shouldered. Their hair varies from brunette to blonde, straight or wavy hair. Red hair is uncommon, though not unheard of. Women’s …

  • Gothi and Aetts

    The Skaldic Lands are divided up between the many clans or ‘aetts’. Aetts were groups of people based around common ancestry or formal acceptance into the group at the local gathering called the ‘Varthing’ (a regional gathering to discuss local events and …

  • Raids and Voyages

    The Skaldar are notorious sea-farers, and explorers. They often ventured out from their lands to trade with each other, or plunder towns and villages and bring back various goods, treasure, and slaves. The word used to describe these raids was ‘vikingr’, …

  • Customs and Laws (Kjallnorr)

    The laws of a region were determined at an annual gathering called the ‘Varthing’. The Varthing took place in a pre-decided location, always takes place in the last two weeks of Haustmandur (October), that was at least a day’s ride from any settlement. …

  • Warfare (Kjallnorr)

    The Skaldar had no professional standing army, and tactics and discipline seem to have been fairly rudimentary. They did not fight in regular formations, although the bonds of loyalty between men and their lords would have given their armies some cohesion …

  • Weapons of War (Kjallnorr)

    Defensive ⁃ Round Shield ⁃ Bowl Helmet ⁃ Mail Shirt/Coat ⁃ Scale Mail ⁃ Lamellar ⁃ Leather Armor ⁃ Padded Armor Offensive ⁃ Swords ⁃ Sax ⁃ Spear ⁃ Axe ⁃ Bow and Arrow ⁃ Javalin *Shield* The infamous Skaldar shield that …

  • Games

    The Skaldar and Fjallar were very fond of board games and games of wits. With seldom to do during the winter months, boardgames became incredibly popular. A person who was exceptionally skilled at boardgames was held in high esteem. Pieces were carved …

  • Knattleikr and Other Games

    Wrestling, Swimming, and other shows of physical prowess were common. The most popular ball game was called Knattleikr (Ball Game). Game usually occurred at Festivals and Gatherings. *Knattleikr*: The playing field was usually near a pond. A bat was …

  • Fashion (Kjallnorr)

    Men wear a woolen or linen tunic and wool or leather trousers, a leather belt with leather shoes or boots. Women wear a dress with apron, and beaded necklaces. Brooches, pins and necklaces are worn by everyone. The cloak was simply a large rectangular …

  • Enneham

    Enneham is a settlement of Skaldar. It was settled a year ago by [[:beogar-shieldbreaker | Beogar Shieldbreaker]] and other members of the Bjornings. Not many clansmen have visited the settlement out of fear of being killed by the Skaldar, who are known …

  • Reisungs

    The Reisungs are giants of men, standing in upwards of 6'8". Living in the Northern most reaches of Skaldia, the are tough and hardy people. They are lead by Einjar Stutbrok (Small-Legs).

  • Bjornings

    The Bjornings are the southern most Aett of Skaldia. They are ruled by Jarl Rololf GreatBear. A group of Bjornings lead by Rololf's son, Beogar Shieldbreaker settled the town of [[Enneham | Enneham]] in Caerbia.