NPC - The Styrkarsarjar Crew
Shipmaster Asger is a Fruzti warrior-priest of Tor the Volke God of Storms. Tor is a popular deity of worship among the Schnai and marginally less devoted to by the Cruski. The majority of Tor's worshippers are male and those who go out upon the waters, but most of the Volke spend time sailing in one form or another, so among men the worship of Tor is second only to Vatun, Veli or Ve, and among Battle-Maidens, those women of the Volke dedictaed to warfare, Tor is their primary deity, though all the pantheon is respected and offered up prayers and sacrfices during their holy days.
Asger is young for a Shipmaster but after the death of his father the elders of his clan chose him as the best replacement. Among the Fruzti longships are owned by families rather than individuals and the captain or Shipmaster is chosen by a council of clan elders, but once chosen the Shipmaster is in charge of the ship till his or her death.
Asger has proven to be an excpetional leader and Shipmaster. He had raided with his father since the age of fourteen and now in his late thirties he has seen a dozen raid seasons come and go. This is the first time he has been lost.
The strange island before him with its pig-faced orc inhabitants and towering mountain of smoke and fire calls to him and if his duties as Shipmaster didn't preclude it he would have set off with the thirty raiders to explore and bring back supplies.