Grímkell is an agile and tough huskarl who has experience in organizing raids for a couple of years now. He is a tall man with blue eyes and has dark blond reddish hair with a few small braids. He is a fair leader and a talented swimmer. Ocassionally he joins a border patrol in the mountains in which his climbing skill is the envy of all. He likes women and often goes to the mead hall to drink and exchange stories with friends.
He has a small family consisting of his wife Bersa, and a 3 year old daughter Auða. Bersa is pregnant with another child and is supported by her parents with the daily chores. His daughter is clever and quick on her feet, she always likes to play with her friends in the village. She also visits the pig stables daily to feed and play with them. Her favorite piglet is called Tod who has 3 black spots on his back.
Grímkell was born in a small village next to a hill range. He was the oldest of all the brothers and sisters at home. His parents died from a infectuous disease making him responsible for running the family at the age of 16. He was betrothed to Bersa, a nice local woman, and got married quickly after he became 18 years of age. Together with his wife he raised his younger brothers and sisters until they reached adulthood. Some of them have left the parental house and some are still living with them. Grímkell had always liked swimming and often trained with a friend in the river to improve his techniques. Five years ago he won a swimming contest for the first time which was organized by the local jarl. After he won the contest for a second time the jarl offered him a place among his huskarl warriors. He was given a chainmail and helmet with the new position. His small warband is responsible for training the new recruits and organize the yearly raid.
At the moment Grímkell is doing combat training to increase his skills in maneuvering and defense. He himself teaches other huskarls how to swim. He uses two drakkars and two ropes, which are tied in between the ships, to guide the swimmers across. These swimming methods have made him popular among the troops. As a result of this the jarl offered him to lead the yearly swimming contests as well. In the contest he tries to add more variety in different levels of difficulty by setting out challenging routes. All are satisfied with the new methods of swimming which has as a consequence lowered the number of drowned troops in operations overall.
The primary skills of Grímkell are maneuvering and defense, his secondary skill is breeding livestock. Grímkell has a house at the edge of the village, he owns a sword, bow and seax. He wears a chainmail with a helmet with nose protection and carries a broad sturdy shield. He owns 6 silver and has a monthly income of 2 silver.
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