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He is currently recovering from his wound. Last edited: Oct 12, DutchGuy , Oct 9, Blog Entries: 0 Joined: Dec 18, Messages: Traits : Zealous, Berserker, Cruel Biography : When Xiuhcoatl's forefathers sailed east, they were promised the conquest of heathen land and countless captives and slaves, but instead they slaughtered the captives to deal with their diseases, abandoned their faith and stopped at two small damp islands off the coast of the rich mainland that they had been promised.
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They expected the same reaction to their Nahuatl-Germanic paganism in any christian nation, so they sailed east to Scandinavia, finding refuge with the Norse pagans. As time went on, their old Nahuatl faith began to be replaced by the Germanic paganism, however aspects of their Nahua culture remained strong. Two years before he joined the Jomsvikings, Xiuhcoatl earned his nickname by a short trip across the baltic with his brothers.
They wanted to earn the right to call themselves Tlamanih by taking a captive in battle, so they waited to ambush a patrol in catholic Denmark. The four brothers slew the guards on watch with atlatls before they could raise the alarm and then preceded to slit the throats of the soldiers with their tecpatls.
They each took one of the Danish heathens captive and took them back north. They performed the sacrifice on a small, makeshift wooden pyramid on a hill in southern Norway, each claiming the rank of Tlamanih since they'd each taken a captive in battle. They only just avoided coming to blows over whom the sacrifice should be to. Xiuhcoatl believed they should use the Norse names for gods whereas his brothers wished to use the Nahua names.
Two years later, his brother's were still organizing the locals into small raids into Denmark whereas Xiuhcoatl decided to join the Jomsvikings, with the hope of reclaiming his family's holdings in Jorvik, but in the name of the Norse faith as opposed to the Nahuatl faith. By the way ,what version of EU4 is the mod? Last edited: Oct 10, Sancronis , Oct 10, Blog Entries: 0 Joined: Sep 23, Messages: 7. He has fought for the order against the Christian kings since he has been a boy.
On the battlefield he is known for his courage against tall odds and his skill with a war-hammer. However, a few blows to the head have caused some Many believe Gunnar is a bit too willing to risk his life. No matter what anyone says, though, he will fight against the White Christ and his evil followers till the end of his days. Andre Massena , Oct 12, Blog Entries: 0 Joined: Dec 30, Messages: They were ruthless Norse Berserkers and were known for being as brave as any Norse god worshipping man out there!
Which is why Asger is often one of the less honorable men in his family. Unlike other vikings, he often hangs back and waits for an actual opportunity to strike, and doesn't rely on brute force to do certain things. He is often known as a cowardin the face of danger, making him rather worthless as a viking. No matter what, they couldn't beat the craven out of him. He often was envious of other people, especially brave ones, as they were the better ones, they were always the better ones. He's kept his envious ways to this day, and it doesn't seem like he is going to change.
Blog Entries: 0 Joined: Aug 2, Messages: 2. He is unlovable, misanthropic, and has a face like a pile of dung. Despite his nickname, Erik possesses an inhuman level of luck in battle.
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Even with next to no fighting skills to his name, enemies fall before him, struck down by stray arrows, foiled by poor footing, reflected light and innumerable other unlikely things. Erik likes goats, and killing things, not goats though. Don't kill Erik's goats.
Keinwyn , Oct 12, He was a generous man who was well-liked among his lads. But during a campaign against king Anlaufr of the Northern Isles during the last days of summer in the year the Christians call , he fell into an illness, which became his death. He was greeted by his men as such, and everywhere he fared with his men, the people would also come out and greet him as Skofti, king of Vestrlandinu and Austrlandinu. The second son, Ragnar, who was by far the most well-travelled of the brothers, was also left many rich lands.
Ragnar had been a very adventurous man since his youth, and had joined the Jomsvikings at a very early age. He was honored for his skill in battle and for his counsel in many matters, and by the age of only two dozen winters, the Jomsvikings raised him to become their Jarl.
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As he had no sons himself, and because he loved his brothers-in-arms as much as his clan-brothers, Ragnarr declared that these lands would belong to the Jomsviking Brotherhood forevermore and be ruled by whomever the Jomsvikings saw fit to choose as their leader. The brothers also inherited two wars, which their late father had begun during his reign.
But when the Geats heard that the two brothers had entered their land, they saw fit to make peace with one another and, with their army which numbered thousands of men, they marched together against the Norwegians. So it came to pass that they fared back home and met the Islander king outside Hamarr, where they jointly slew so many Islanders that Anlaufr agreed to paying a considerable sum in return for his safe passage back to the coast.
He fell into one of his infamous fits of rage and called his brother a traitor and a thief for having taken possession of Skiringssal. But you are my brother and I love you, so I will not take revenge for your rash words, nor will I tell anyone about them. And so the two brothers parted in anger, the alliance between them broken. This made Ragnarr wonder if his brother could be trusted not to attack the Jomsvikings.
At the same time, rumors reached him from the realm of Assurr Grimsson in southern Norway, telling of how he had begun persecuting and forcefully baptizing people there. Soon, Ragnarr will appoint his government. Emilersej , Oct 12, So Westland is the other brother's kingdom? Please put yourself forward, for despite our friendship I only know your skills on the field of battle.