PLAYER Heath Adams LOCATION Esperance, Western Australia CHARACTER NAME Thorvald Thorgeirsson CHARACTER TITLE Killer Thorvald, Thorvald the Sour RACE Norwegian AGE 29 (884ad) PROFESSION Shipwright BIRTHPLACE Sogn OCCUPATION Sailor RELIGION Thor PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION Tall (6' 2"), lean. Becoming grisly as he ages. Wiry muscles. Thinning blonde hair bound tightly with braided leather ending somewhere between the shoulder blades. DISTINGUISHING FEATURES Missing some teeth, half removed left ear, strong jaw. ADDITONAL INFORMATION Thorvald spent the 10 years living with his uncle Thorstein in Scotland, ever since his father died. He had been sailing (viking) for much of that. His older sister, Gudrun, is his only sibling. She is married to Hallbjorn the Tall of Sogn, a farmer. Thorvald's best friend was his cousin Thorir Thorsteinsson (his cousin) who is of similar age. Thorir sails aboard the Sea Hammer, a modest sized longship. Thorvald helped to build the Sea Hammer during his apprenticeship and sailed on it until the summer just passed. Thorvald disliked life in Thorstein's house. The cruelty his uncle displayed over those ten years towards his people and his wives put him at odds with Thorvald who also loved his uncle for the uncommon generosity he had shown. If it wasn't for Thorstein, Thorvald would not have learnt his trade nor had the relatively comfortable life he had enjoyed during his early years as a man. Thorvald left the Sea Hammer on the premise of visiting his sister for the winter. He had no real desire to do this though, and remained the winter in Denmark where he had disembarked. It angered him that he had lied to his captain and crew members - including his cousin Thorir - but was happy to be free of his uncle's household. On the Sea Hammer Thorvald saw many ports from Ireland to West Sweden. The long ship was most familiar with ports in the North Sea: the Orkneys, the east coast of Scotland, England, France, Norway and Denmark. The lands he is most familiar with are Sogn in Norway, the Orkneys and Scotland. Since joining the Nidhogg in Jelling, many adventures have befallen the shipwright. His first fights seemed to be quarrels amongst the crew: a holmgang with Vigjalf (it was from this fellow that he gained his name as 'The Sour') and a revenge attack from Vigjalf's comrades (old 'Seamew'sailors and members of the 'Nidhogg' crew). From both of these, Thorvald emerged the only survivor. Loyal to the former captain Haakon, the journey east was less than profitable for the Sogndalander. He lost his weapons and the mail-coat of Cup-Snorri (one of the 'Seamew' sailors he slew). Though he did acquire the great sword 'Wrist Breaker', it was at the expense of the veteran Hross Scar-Face who perished, wounded, in the burning of Froki Gormsson's hall. Thorvald himself was lucky to escape with his life, having been seriously wounded in Grobin by one of Ari-Nail Lambasson's henchman, something he still feels wronged for. Burning with vengeance for the Heorogarsson's continued assault of the Nidhogg and her crew, Thorvald has followed Ketil first on the venture for troll's treasure and then for the battle beyond. Heading to Roskar, the crew found that Skjalg, Grani Krakasson's old enemy, had become a dragon. In the battle, Thorvald took a blow from the claw that broke his shoulder from its joint. His shield arm will never be as strong again, a deep pit of a scar still evident on his left shoulder. From the loot that was gained however, the shipwright has taken a suit of unremarkable leather armour, no doubt intending to decorate it himself as the chance arises, and a bronze helm of curious design. While others in the crew comptemplate Iceland, Thorvald dreams most of service in Halfdan's court, a promised Thaneship and the respect of building mighty longships funded by his new-found wealth. FIVE ADJECTIVE THAT CAPTURE YOUR CHARACTER Honest, loyal, grim, vengeful, prudent FIVE BEST SKILLS Shipbuilding, swordsmanship, rope and knotwork, sailing, axing people PRIVELIGED WEAPON Sword SECONDARY WEAPON Axe NEXT OF KIN Gudrun Thorgeirsdottir (sister): 29 year old beauty, wife of Hallbjorn the Tall. Thorstein Rat the Many-Wifed (uncle): petty landholder in mid-east Scotland, cruel and dishonest disposition.