Losteriksson

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Losteriksson was a Norse adventurer and explorer [1a] of the Bjornlings. [3a]

Family

He was married to Solweig and had at least one daughter, Skeggi. [4a]

History

Around 880 IC his father, Erik the Lost tried to find Lustria but ended up in the Southlands. His voyages inspires his son, to try to find his own way to Lustria. [1a]

He lands on the shores of the New World in 888 IC but [1a] Losteriksson and his men are plagued by sickness caused by insect bites Leaving the most stricken warriors to guard the ships, he decided to head inland with the rest of his men to search for treasure. He had no idea what this unknown land contained, but assumed that there would be temples and cities to plunder just like there were in Ulthuan and Naggaroth. After a long trek through the jungle, and with only half his men still alive, he emerged into the overgrown ruins of a deserted temple-city. This was what Losteriksson had been hoping for, and his men began ransacking the place. [2b]

Some meagre items of gold were found in various vaults and crypts after a full days search, although several men dissappeared in the process. Losteriksson decided to return to his boats, intending to return again later with a bigger expidition. Returning back to the beaches the handful of survivors were surprised to find their Longships deserted. The men had gone; not even their bones were left, their fate unknown. There were now so few Norse left that the share of the gold made all the survivors quite rich. Losteriksson could now return to Norsca with honour and the dowry for his beloved wife Inga. [2b]

When they returned home, word began to spread throughout Norsca of a new land overflowing with treasure. warriors flocked to Losteriksson's new and magnificent hall, built with his share of the gold, and clamoured for him to lead them into Lustria. He ordered many ships to be built and soon led a massive fleet of Norscans back to the New World. After a long voyage they found their previous landfall and within a few days, the Norse had built a solid stockade around their longboats. [2c]

The new land was rich with timber and the human axes were sharp, so it was not long before a true Norscan settlement had taken shape, complete with a massive timber hall. The jungle was also cleared back by hundreds of yards, which did much to alleviate the sickness brought by the coutless insects. The Norse fed on fruit instead of the stodgy porridge of their homeland, and the meat of the great reptile beasts that were hunted in the jungle roasted well on their spits. Lack of ale was a serious problem, until the first crop of corn was harvested. However the hives of the huge tropical bees provided honey to make a mead which surpassed anything in Norsca. [2d]

The new colony he named Skeggi in honour of his daughter, the first child to be born in the new land, [2d] although sadly she died several days later from gumrot. [4a]

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