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Lord Eben Hardrada
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I am Eben Hardrada, warrior, skald, and merchant. I am the bastard son of Harald Hardrada. I was born in the lands of the Byzantine empire and have no claim to the throne of Norway. Olaf has banished me as outlaw, so I go to seek my fate elsewhere. I take the title of the hard bargainer to further the legacy.
I am Eben Hardrada, 23 years old, and fighting at the Battle of Stamford Bridge with Harald I am next to him when he is slain. I am pulled away from the battle by other vikings and brought back to the ship that is headed to Norway. I jump ship and head south as I have heard that William is invading there. I want to avenge the death of Harald from the one called Godwinsson. I am on the field of Hastings, I watch Godwinsson perish. It does not lessen the pain. Olaf exiles me from Norway; so, I have decided to follow the path of the original Hardrada. I become a mercenary for the Byzantine Empire, a member of the Emporer’s Varangian guard. I stay in Byzantium for years and become the Captain of the unit, second only to the Akoulathos. When my contract was finished, I take only the clothes I was wearing, my armor and weapons, a crew for my Drakkar, and sailed to the holy lands. I hear there is a major conflict going on. During my time in the holy lands, I meet up with several men who become my closest friends. We survive the Crusades and head back to Spain to fight against the Moorish incursion.
Offices & Positions
- Knight Marshal, Barony of Stonemarche, 12/2010 to current
If I am at fighting events, I will usually jump in to help with authorization and inspections.
I have marshalled at multiple Birka, Pennsic, and Crown tournaments. I marshal at most Stonemarche events and any Barony of Smoking Rocks events I can make.
In Case of Court
Surprises are ok.