The Saga of the Bjornings
the old man, father figure
Tosten was born to a freeman in the north named Gotrek Hakissen. his father, though a trained warrior and huscarl to the great jarl, was more comfortable as a farmer. Tosten had 4 borthers and 2 sisters. of which he fell in as the 4th in line. the true middle child. he had no real hopes of gaining much inheritance and thus was trained as a warrior and farmer. however luck was not with Gotreks family. Tostens sisters were taken by Groenland raiders and his older brothers were slain in the raid. his younger brothers were soon to follow when the withering plague struck the north decimating the population. leaving Tosten as the only remaining child.
he, through the work of the Norns, wove his thread into the tapestry of Gustav and his brothers. He became close friends with them and eventually became a trusted adviser and huscarl to Gustav.
For many years he traveled the world with his friends and lord to the far off empire of the Celestines, and other exotic locales. fought in many wars and went on many adventures. eventually the time had come for Tosten to settle down and raise a family. he bore twin sons, Hala and Haki. Both named after Tostens grandfathers. he settle on his ancestral farm and put away his weapons and armor. after the fall of the house of Osric and Gustav, tosten sought only a quiet life, but again the fates had other plans. his wife died in a terrible winter and he was left alone with his sons.
Tosten became the father figure of bjorn Gustavssen and the rest of his sons friends. as the young men grew up, Tosten found himself no longer content with the settled life without his wife. he allowed a few poorer thralls to settle his lands and run it as their own so that they may earn their freedom. he gathered his arms and armor and went with Bjorn and his crew to seek adventure in the far realms, helping to guide the young men with his wisdom and knowledge of the outside world. and hopefully, he feels, to find his death in a manner deserving valhalla instead of in his bed, weak and feeble….