The Saga of the Bjornings
Known as Finnric Battlebreath and Finnric Spear-Mad. A man blessed twice by the Allfather, with Fury and Poetry.
Human Berserker 1
Traits: Prodigy (Warskald) ; Reaver (Sea Wolf; Waraxe proficiency)
Feats: Warsinger base 1; Shield Proficiency
Berserk Abilities: Berserk Strength; Blind Fury;
Martial Proficiencies: Warspear (like simple 2 handed spear, but martial and one handed); shield bash; battle axe.
Spears: Hadan&Hadir(shortspears from the 2 he slew upon being touched by Gungnir);
Future names: Fitlaf, Himlac,
“His men went without their mailcoats and were as mad as hounds or wolves,
They bit their shields, and were strong as bears or bulls,
They slew men but neither fire nor iron had effect upon them.
This is called ‘to run berserk’(berserkgang)”
-Ynglinga Saga, Snorri Sturluson
“I’ll ask of the berserks, you tasters of blood,
Those intrepid heroes, how are they treated,
Those who wade out into battle?
Wolf-skinned they are called. In battle
They bear bloody shields.
Red with blood are their spears when they come to fight.
They form a closed group.
The prince in his wisdom puts trust in such men
Who hack through enemy shields.”
-the Haraldsdvaedi, Thorbiorn Hornklofi
Finnric is the son of Finn, who was an adventuring companion, then advisor and personal skald for King Gustav, father to Bjorn. Finnric grew up in the court as the best friend of Bjorn, and showed at a young age a talent beyond his father’s in song and lay. Though a large and powerful man, he seemed destined to follow in his father’s footsteps until he was 15. When travelling with some men from their home, they were attacked and outnumbered by bandits. Some of those present say that they saw a one-eyed wolf appear as if from nowhere. It seemed none of the brigands even saw it as it passed, and upon reaching Finnric became an old man with a single eye, touching him with Gungnir itself. Finnric, who had been getting beaten back by two of the marauders, became overtaken instantly with a godly rage they say, the berserkergang, and slew both men with a single blow. Then, in the distance, a pack of wolves let loose a blood curdling howl. As the party made its way to its destination over the next two days, wolves were seen by all present here and there, as if following them, annointing one of their own. Since this day he has embraced his calling as Ulfhedinn, a wolf berserker favored by Odin himself. A manslayer of spear and axe.
Always being known as a bit odd and offputting to some, he has become truly crazed in some ways. His fury at times is uncontrolled, with even his friends finding it a necessity to stay out of his reach in battle. He also has a compulsive disorder concerning spears, a need to collect and horde them off those he has killed. His first two are those from the pair of deserving bandits he slew when he first received his second gift.
Finnric is now the personal Ulfhedinn Huskarlar of his best friend. His goals are thus: assemble his own band of Ulfhednar to fight for Prince Bjorn in all his endeavors, accumulate a vast number of spears, spread respect and fear for Odin by slaying many an enemy, gain enormous wealth, and spread the Bjornings fame through his words.