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  • Templates

    As introduced in the _Player's Companion_, these templates may be chosen by any class to add a particular "lens" to the basic character abilities. Choosing a template is strictly optional, but it must be done at character creation. * [[Beggar]] * [[ …

  • Beggar

    Beggars in Scandinavian lands are not the archetypal street layabouts of more civilized lands. Instead they are more akin to dispossessed itinerant workers, who exchange hard labour for hospitality. Although they have little status, they are often the …

  • Duelist

    The sagas contain many stories of duels being fought to settle disputes, but in reality this was rare. Complex cases might be resolved by a duel, but these were a last resort, an admission that all other means had failed. Judicial duels, or _holmgang_ (" …

  • Craftsman

    Whilst most folk know a craft, some work as dedicated manufacturers of goods. These can be smiths, ship builders, leather workers, glass blowers, wood carvers, and so on. Since most people in a small Viking community tend to make their own gear, most …

  • Explorer

    Realistically there are few ‘professional’ explorers during the Viking Age. However, a few travelers such as Leif Eriksson seem driven by wanderlust to seek out new places and founding colonies. Viking explorers need not necessarily search out uninhabited …

  • Farmer

    By far the most common Viking occupation, farming is the foundation that pays for raiding or trading trips overseas. Most steads are small communities in their own right, with dozens of workers to herd, till, reap and preserve in order to survive the …

  • Godi

    Local leaders of the community, Godi are actually more akin to judges rather than priests. Although they supervise religious ceremonies and make sacrifices, their chief purpose is to host community assemblies (_things_), present heralds and settle legal …

  • Hunter

    A primary way of life for many Finns and Lapps, many Vikings also hunt in the deep forests of their homelands. Hunters gather fresh meat for consumption and furs for trading. They also keep down the number of dangerous animals in an area, such as wolves …

  • Huskarl

    A professional Viking warrior who joins a noble’s household. Huskarls are expected to be able to fight, wrestle, swim and travel by ship. In return for swearing loyalty they are fed and sheltered by their lord. *Proficiencies:* Adventuring, Manual of …

  • Noble

    The secular leaders of society, a Viking noble is generally a Landmann, Jarl, or King. Whilst some are renowned warriors in their own right, the primary concern of a noble is to maintain the stability and protection of his people. Since in early Viking …

  • Outlaw

    Outlaws are members of society who have had the protection of the law stripped from them. Generally the result of a serious crime, an outlaw can be killed, tortured or mutilated without censure. Thus it is in an outlaw’s best interest to flee the region …