That night, Raenshold feasted in celebration of the victorious return of the Vidofnir and the Heidrun. From his seat by Father’s side, Einarr grinned across the table… Read more “11.3 – Coming and Going”
Einarr clashed and clashed again with the Grendeling blocking his path – a creature no bigger than he himself was. He should not have been having so… Read more “4.20 – Respite”
The clink of chain was the only sound to be heard from the deck of the Vidofnir as her crew waited to see who would take the… Read more “4.19 – Boarding”
The area of the yard in front of the dungeon entrance was, if anything, more heavily guarded than the front had been. As Einarr had feared, their… Read more “4.11 – Blitz”
Einarr was among the first to slip, cloaked and hooded, off the Vidofnir’s deck and onto the stone pier below. Moments later he was joined by Sivid:… Read more “4.7 – Infiltration”
When the Vidofnings gathered for supper that evening, they were joined by the greatest part of the Skudbrun’s crew – all of both ships, in fact, save… Read more “4.2 – Alliance”
When the Vidofnir had emerged from the narrow fjord that served as a gateway to the ship-barrow, someone spotted the black storm clouds that had washed over… Read more “4.1 – An Unexpected Arrival”
In four days a spruce graveship was made ready for Astrid’s body, lavishly appointed by the Jarl. All that was left was for Stigander to select her grave gifts from the hold of the Vidofnir and they could send her off before the Ice.
The soothsayers claimed snow was coming, even though they should ordinarily have had another month. Even though it was bright and sunny over the Hall. But it was unwise to go against the soothsayers in matters of weather or fate…
The storm sluiced the blood from the deck as the Vidofnir rowed, searching for the edge of it, hoping nothing further happened.