PLAYER: Marcus Carlsson LOCATION: Gothenburg, Sweden NAME: Sven Torkelson TITLE: the Red RACE: Swede AGE: 31 PROFESSION: Warrior BIRTHPLACE: Lödöse, Sweden OCCUPATION: Bursar RELIGION: Heathen. He's especially fond of Thor, since he felt he was chosen by the thunderer in a vision he had during an initiation, but he also worships Njord. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: He's of average height but is sturdily built. His beltsize changes based on the amount of food he's able to get his hands on. His hair and beard is bright red and the beard is plaited into four thick braids. His eyes are very green and he likes the effect they can have on people when he look them dead in the eyes. During his time onboard the Nidhogg he's taken wounds that would've killed any normal men. These are covered by his clothes but they are, for Sven, proud markings that prove he's protected by Thor. He wears leather clothes, chainmail, a steel sword at his hip and an iron rimmed shield slinged over his back. He also carries a large bow and a quiver with arrows. DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: The beard and his eyes are often the first thing that draws attention, beside his massive appearance. He has a scar on his left cheek that runs from the ear down to the corner of his mouth, giving him a constant crooked smile. When he does smile it makes his face look quite horrid. The treasure hunt at Roskar mountain left Sven with two thick golden armrings on each arm and several finger rings on each hand. The sword is adorned by silver dragons curling up the hilt and guard, something that Sven think is very fitting, considering the last owner of the weapon. His shield looks like an ordinary wooden one but has proven to be of excellent making and very resistant against the wear of time. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: He's the son of a wealthy warrior who has settled down to be a farmer. He's been out on travels before joining the Nidhogg, mostly in Norway or with Norwegian ships. Through his travelling he has earned himself the weapons he's carrying, and he's aspecially proud over the steel sword. He never got anything from his father since the two never got along. Infact, the father gave the farm to the younger brother when Sven left for the Vik and Sven's never been able to come to terms with that betrayal. He often thinks about how he should take the farm back, not because he wants to settle down but because it's rightfully his since he's the firstborn son. Sven's one of the oldest surviving men in the crew that formed on a small island after two ships went under. He's served under three captains onboard the Nidhogg, Aendil, Haakon and now Ketil. Sven's always considered himself the typical crewman and didn't want anything beyond that, but his time as bursar and an elder onboard the Nidhogg has made him ponder over an image of himself as a leader of men. Since he's reached a considerable age for fighting men he's started to think about getting himself a woman and a family to boot. He's a suporter of Ketil's plan to gather men and women and settle down in Iceland - far away from the enemies of the Nidhogg. FIVE ADJECTIVE THAT CAPTURE YOUR CHARACTER: Strong, loud, big, proud, smart FIVE BEST SKILLS: Broadsword, shield, fighting, sailing, riding. PRIVELIGED WEAPON: Broadsword SECONDARY WEAPON: Dagger TERTIARY WEAPON: Bow NEXT OF KIN: Father (Torkel), younger brother (Bjorn) and two sisters (Ylva and Stena). The father has become an old man who's content with sitting at the fire telling stories of his glorious youth. He was, like Sven is now, quite old before even thinking about family.