PLAYER: Mattias Rust LOCATION: Kalmar SWEDEN CHARACTER NAME: Rapp Sigurdarson CHARACTER TITLE: Sure-Hand RACE: Second generation Swede from Ireland AGE: 26 (884ad) PROFESSION: Helmsman BIRTHPLACE: Limerick, Ireland OCCUPATION: Helmsman RELIGION: Thor PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Rapp is of average height but well built. His hair is red and reaches down to his shoulders and hangs without braids just like his beard that he keeps well tended but not too short. No scars can be seen on his face though hard wind and cold weather have left a few marks. The color of his eyes was blue when Rapp was a child but by the years the blue have slowly turned into grey. In battle he wears a beautiful piece of mail-work, a gift from Svalbard in Lejre. Normally he wears a tunic in deep blue which he thinks goes well to his red hair and beard and also a pair of seal- skin pants. DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: Under his clothes, on his stomach, a well- healed but cruel burn mark can be seen, and a couple of inches above, a broad horizontal scar, close to the heart. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Rapp is the second son of three and when his father Sigurd Armstark*, a quite wealthy merchant, died his older brother Thorkel took charge and Rapp ended up as his "right hand" and Helmsman on the family ship "the Storm Plough". For many years he followed Thorkel on his journeys and learned a few languages (Apart from Norse and Irish also a bit of English and Frankish), how to bargain and how to built ships. By the years Rapp more and more felt that he would run the business better than his brother and soon got tired to be the Helmsman. He left the family without feeling or getting any hard feelings and started a long journey to fulfil his dream; to obtain the gold to build a ship of his own and fill it with a faithful troop of good worriers. As for the "throwing daggers" itīs an old family tradition. Armstark means Strong arm FIVE ADJECTIVES: Serious, purposeful, Smart, Ambitious, Proud FIVE BEST SKILLS: Helmsman, Sword, Ship Making, Languages, Bargain PRIVELIGED WEAPON: Sword SECONDARY WEAPON: Throwing Dagger NEXT OF KIN: Mother Sionnan with a big family in the area around Limerick. Older brother Thorkel. Younger brother Vagn and two sisters. Also some cousins, on his father's side, in the west of Sweden. His cousin is Haki Stensson, an Icelander, and Rapp's double. ADDITIONAL NOTES: Heīs got one throwing knife in the belt and also a beautiful golden ring with a marvelous red gem. He keeps this ring well hidden and never leaves it. It was taken from Skjalgs hoard. He also carries the sword called "Lightning".