Dark Age: Mage
Brodir was the third son of five and raised in his native land of Sweeden. At a young age, Brodir’s uncle Erling Twice-Bitten had sensed the magical potential that was welling up inside of him and pressed his father, Olaf, to let Erling take the boy away and raise him in the traditional ways. Olaf was a warrior of some renown though he always felt that there was something odd in Brodir that drew unwanted attention from the suffocating priests that were becoming more meddlesome in the land. Releasing Brodir’s wardship to Erling ultimately freed Erling of having one more mouth to feed and would probably keep the nosey priests from sniffing around his home who asked questions of the strange boy.
Brodir grew up in the old ways, enjoying the stories and lessons from the old gods. He watched as his fellow northmen turned away from their ancient ways and accepted the dull, corpse-worshiping of the christians. He saw that christianity had grown too strong to resist in his homeland and fancied that if a strong enough threat to their ‘Pope’ manifested, then maybe the priests and zealots would leave and go down south. Something of this magnitude might inspire his countrymen to return to their old traditions which many still practiced in private out of fear.