Then Skallagrim explored the land, which stretched a long way from the shore to the mountains and had a great marshland and wide woods, and plenty of seals to hunt and good fishing. The following spring he brought his ship south into the bay closest to where Kveldulf had been washed ashore, built a farmstead there and called it Borg.
-from Egil’s Saga
Iceland, 900 AD. Around twenty-five years ago, the first Nordic settlers arrived. The oldest people around still remember how it happened.
THE KING IN THE EAST
On the mainland, King Harald the Fair-haired has waged a bloody war to conquer all of Norway. People fleeing to Iceland are refugees, outlaws, dispossessed nobles, political dissidents, or simply farmers trying to start a new life in a new, peaceful land.
People are spread out across a vast, empty land. There are no villages or towns and there won’t be any for centuries to come. Everyone lives on farmsteads and the family is the foundation of one’s life and identity. With the exception of the slaves, people are all free men and women, farmers, craftsmen and warriors who have settled this land to live as they will, and not subject themselves to rulers.
This Storium is using material from Sagas of the Icelanders, a pen-and-paper RPG. This is a historical game, there are no fantasy elements beyond what the people believe. Try to stick to historical situations, lifestyle, and technology. It’s OK if you are not sure, you can ask in comments or just write it out. If things are really anachronistic I may ask for a revision or just clarify in comments. I’m no real expert myself so just try to keep it real.
For character submissions, be detailed! I’d like to get to know the character so I can set up scenes that will best serve them. I’d like a mix of men and women.
Hosted and narrated by:
Brennan Taylor (barsinister)
Scenes played: 8
License: Community License