Vikja heroes and heroines Framarr the shrewd


Framarr is a shrewd and strong blacksmith who acts as a quartermaster for the jarl. He is of average stature, has long dark blond hair kept in two large braids and light green-blue eyes. He wears padded vest without sleeves and has a large tattoo of Thor's hammer on both his lower arms. Framarr is fierce shieldwall adversary and has a powerful voice. He has a good sense of justice and his command is impeccable. He is able to make quick weapon and armor repairs with little resources and facilities.

Framarr's family consists of six members. Eydís his wife is a herder, his eldest son Baltr is a blacksmith apprentice. Mikkel and Bialfi help their father with buying ore and selling metal objects. Elina and Gylla help their mother and keep the house in order. The family lives in a longhouse which has a workplace on one end and a small stable on the other. Everyone is working hard during the day as there is always something to do. When Framarr is on a military campaign abroad his son Bar runs his father's smithy together with his brothers. Eydís stays close to the longhouse with the herd but goes up the mountain when the summers are hot. Eydís's parents live next door on a longhouse farm and hold a considerable number of slaves in service.


Framarr was born a slave and grew up in a small village. His master allowed him to work for a local blacksmith called Tygvr in exchange for iron weapons and tools. Tygvr was a kind man and taught him a number of different techniques of smithing. At the age of 17 the village got attacked by a raid and his master got killed in the events. He gained his freedom and fled together with other refugees to start a new life elsewhere. Among the refugees there was a woman called Eydís, she was going back to her family who lived in the northern lands. A small group of refugees split off and went together with Eydís to the north, Framarr choose to go with them. On their trek they got attacked by bandits repeatedly. He saved Eydís and the group several times from perilous situations. At their last attempt the bandit leader tripped and got caught by Framarr. With his throat at the tip of his seax the remaining bandits backed off. The refugees took the leader as their captive, to prevent the other bandits from attacking again. After talking to the bandit leader he agreed to exchange his freedom for silver. The leader took Framarr to his hidden stash in the woods. Framarr released the bandit, took the wooden box of silver and returned to the refugees. All people in the group agreed that the silver was rightfully gained. When the refugees arrived at the northern village they were given a warm welcome. Eydís's parents were very happy that their daughter had made it alive. In gratitude for saving her life Framarr was allowed to marry Eydís. Both were very happy and within a month the marriage was arranged. In the following months a new longhouse was being build for the happy couple largely financed by the box of silver.


Nowadays Framarr is a respected blacksmith who provides the jarl with armor and weapons. Once a year he is called upon to act as quartermaster for his troops. In almost every military camp Framarr orders a small forge to be build to be able to repair broken equipment and weapons. Under his command food and supplies are guarded heavily and so far the order of half rations has never been issued. If Framarr is on a military campaign his family has been able to manage his affairs. They are doing more then fine as the village wealth has greatly benefitted from the military victories. New villagers have come to settle here and more people are in need of the blacksmith. The future looks bright for now but how long can they keep it up?


Framarr has good skills in forging and metal repair, his secondary skill is combat maneuvering. He owns a longhouse with workplace and stable. Framarr wears a padded vest with a chainmail on top and carries a large shield in battle. His weapons consist of a sword, an axe and seax. He owns 11 silver and has an income of 8 silver a month.


Vikja attributes icons status 5 status
Vikja attributes icons attack 10 attack
Vikja attributes icons defense 9 defense
Vikja attributes icons concentration 10 concentration
Vikja attributes icons movement 4 movement
Vikja attributes icons endurance 14 endurance
Vikja skill icons forging +2 metal repair
Vikja skill forging weapons +2 forging weapons
Vikja skill forging armor +1 forging armor
Vikja skill icons maneuvers +2 maneuvers
Basic attributes
Vikja basic attributes icons shield -2|3 shield 
Vikja basic attributes icons armor    
Vikja basic attributes icons chainmail +2 chainmail 
Vikja basic attributes icons life 20 life
Vikja basic attributes icons wounds 4 wounds
Weapons & Items
  D+4 sword
  D+3 axe
  D+2 seax


  • Vikja asset icons title
  • Vikja asset icons income
    8 silver