A Few Words From The Author
High words you'll hear, bright runes you'll read,
Helpful to all sons and daughters of Midgard,
Harmful to giants and hags out of Hel.
Praise to the teller of tales!
Praise to those who listen with care!
Fortunate are they who are given the lore...
Glad lives they get when they heed it!
wish to go A-Viking, to become a Skald and learn the ancient lore, all that I
can recall I'll tell you, and there is much to learn. To speak with grace and
care, to honor the gods, to use your wits as well as your sword arm: cleverness
you'll need, so pay heed to these pages. Lesser folk than you have had
victories over dragons because they heeded the knowledge passed down from their
honor and fame, you will have to travel beyond the safety of lands you know.
And it's not easy making a safe road through a world filled with dangers. But
one who stays home learns little of wonders! A longing for the sea roads burns
bright in our blood. Strange sights can help to make one wise. Go boldly with
the gods watching over you!
is fast changing. People forget the Old Ways, then can't understand why they
come to much grief. Your ancestors worked hard, learned much from the gods.
Their valorous deeds and well-crafted words are jewels that look best when worn
by the young. I will tell all I know, will open the casket of well-hallowed
lore. Reach in with both hands. Take all you can carry. The words held within are worth much to
- Ari The Learned
Ship's Figurehead, by Alastair Graham
Viking Trader, by by Milivoj Ceran