Vikja heroes and heroines Eitill the stonemason


Eitill is a muscular and strong stone mason who provides stone for buildings, burials and sacred places. He is of average height, very sturdy and has long light brown hair with a few braids on the side. He has dark blue eyes, wears a padded vest and uses long armguards. He has a friendly attitude and is sometimes funny, but he can very serious when he works on burial stones. He can wield a hammer and long axe with great skill. He has a taste for mead and women and often goes to the nearest tavern to drink and have fun.


Eitill has a large family consisting of thirteen members. He has a wife called Geirvǫr, five daughters and three sons. He owns two longhouses a large and a small one. The household of the large one is run by Geirvǫr and two daughters called Mette and Ráðveig. The small longhouse is run by Ketilvé, a concubine who has given Eitill two sons and one daughter. Two sons Sandulfr and Skógr work with their father in the quarry and carve stones in his workshop. Both longhouses are situated next to each other, the farmland starts where the courtyard ends. Wheat and barley are being harvested in the fields. A quarry lies against a hill slope some 500 meters away. They use carts with oxen to move stone to and from the workplace which is in a separate building next to the large longhouse.


Eitill grew up in a village next to the hills. His parents were considered wealthy, he inherited their estate when he was still very young. His uncle, named Unnarr, ran the place for a few years until he became of age. Unnarr had learned a new trade called stone masonry in a country abroad and taught Eitill some of the skills. When his uncle died Eitill burried him next to his parents. Soon after his death he started working on a large stone and carved runes across. He moved the stone next to the graves in remembrance of his parents and uncle. A passing noble saw the large stone and asked if he could make one for him and so his career in stone masonry started.


Nowadays Eitill carves runestones, millstones, stones for ship burials, stone foundations and other works. He earns more then a decent living and travels across the region to deliver his goods. The family has taken up a prominent role in the village and at least two sons are willing to continue the business after his death. His skill in stone masonry still continues to grow. Eitill has build up a lot of connections with nobles in the region and is becoming one of the best in his profession. One of his daughters Valborg has been sent to travel to Francia to see and learn new techniques. After she returns from abroad a great many techniques will be tested in his workshop.


Eitill's primary skills are quarrying, stone masonry and house building, his secondary skills are maneuvers and repairing. Eitill owns two longhouses and a workshop. He has 2 oxen and a large cart, he also has a wheat field (1x resouce card wheat). He uses quality weapons such as a long hammer, long axe and seax. He carries a broad shield and wears a padded vest and armguards in battle. He owns 8 silver and has a monthly income of 6 silver.


Vikja attributes icons status 4 status
Vikja attributes icons attack 10 attack
Vikja attributes icons defense 8 defense
Vikja attributes icons concentration 12 concentration
Vikja attributes icons movement 4 movement
Vikja attributes icons endurance 14 endurance
Vikja skill quarrying +2 quarying
Vikja skill masonry +2 stone masonry
Vikja skill icons shipbuilding +2 house building
Vikja skill icons repair +1 repair
Vikja skill icons maneuvers +1 maneuvers
Basic attributes
Vikja basic attributes icons shield -1|2 shield 
Vikja basic attributes icons armor    
Vikja basic attributes icons chainmail    
Vikja basic attributes icons life 20 life
Vikja basic attributes icons wounds 4 wounds
Weapons & Items
  D+4 long axe
  D+4 long hammer
  D+2 seax


  • Vikja asset icons title
    Stone mason
  • Vikja asset icons income
    6 silver