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Storytime: Vanir Knight

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Storytime: Vanir Knight

I was discussing ways of keeping a backstory short and tight, which led me to 'poetic' style and reminded me of this:

Name: Vanir Knight

Identity: Alflogi

Archetype: ‘Enforcer’
Primary: Big Sword
Secondary: Shield

Movement: Super-Jumping

"So, long and long and long ago I, Alflogi son of Ljótr, was a warrior-poet of the Vanir.
Then came the Aesir, out of the east - we battled fiercely, but they proved stronger.
To end the conflict and ensure the peace, we exchanged hostages. Our lord's son, Yngvi went to join the Aesir and I was with him. Soon the tribes united, two parts of one nation, fighting together to win the land.
Eventually, long in years, I fell in battle and the Choosers carried my spirit to Valhalla.
There, I found old friends and new, and feasted and fought, as the eras rolled by, unnoticed. One such shield-mate was Donar of the Aesir.
Then the word came, from the lords of Valhalla - 'true warriors' would be chosen to return to the living lands, as emissaries and reminders that Valhalla had not forgotten them. So, I tricked my doughty friend Donar into volunteering with me, and lo, we were chosen, he for the Aesir and I for the Vanir.
Now reborn, we fight together, in this new place of heroes, and mighty indeed shall be our tale!"

Be Well!
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For those who can't

For those who can't automatically parse Norse names, he's claiming to be 'Elf-fire', son of 'Light', while his Aesir friend is 'Thunder', which is another name for Thor. My old leveling partner was, explicitly Not 'Thor', but remarkably similar. Two Broadsword/Shield Defense Scrappers, teamed together, is a little terrifying.

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Beautiful :)

Beautiful :)


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