Gunnhildr is an agile and witted shieldmaiden who has been serving her village for quite some time. She has blue eyes and is of small stature. She wears a distinctive ring necklace and has long blond hair kept in braids. She is quick with the sword and fast with the bow. She likes roaming the seas and joins organized raids often.
Her family has 4 members. She has a husband Owdin, two sons Rokkvi and Sigfrøðr, aged 5 and 6 respectively. She keeps a loyal hawk Eyja who accompanies her when adventuring. Her husband is a renowned huskarl, he has a large battle scar on his left leg, which prevents him from walking quickly. He stays close to home to raise the kids and do household chores when not on duty. Her sons have started combat training a month ago. Her son Rokkvi likes swords and Sigfrøðr prefers to use the bow. Owdin gives them both extra lessons daily for an hour or two.
Gunnhildr was born in a coastal village. At the moment of her birth the village was raided, and her father together with other watchmen were trying to repel the raiders. After a combat struggle they drove them off and the village was saved. The clan leader praised the Norse gods and a völva read the signs. A protector was chosen that day and Gunnhildr became the shieldmaiden of the village in honor of the gods. And so it began, Gunnhildr was given combat training at a young age and was tutored by two wise elders. When she had become of age, she was one of the best warriors in the region. The most renowned local warrior Owdin married Gunnhildr and they moved to a longhouse in the center of the village.
At the moment Gunnhildr is busy organizing a number of things for the coming raid. As a rule armor and weapons of participants need to be in good condition. Although it is the responsibility of every individual warrior, she still helps them with their equipment. The chance of a successful raid is determined by various factors and her motto is to prepare well in advance. As the drakkar ships are checked and repaired many Viking raiders are practicing their combat skills daily. Nearly every day there is a gathering in the great hall to discuss the progress of things. A large banquet is being prepared just before they leave to increase morale and individual bonds. The expedition will set sail at the next full moon the day after the banquet.
Gunnhildr's primary skills are maneuvers and firing her bow, her secondary skill is hitting and hunting. She possesses a longhouse and owns good quality weapons such as a sword, bow and seax. Gunnhildr uses a shield and wears a common chainmail. She also has a hawk Eyja which is able to scout and attack. Her silver necklace gives her 3 extra life points, if it's taken her life drops by 3 points until she gets it back. She owns 6 silver and has a monthly income of 3 silver.
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