Hjalmarr is a kind carpenter who has worked on houses and furniture for many years. He is not very tall, has grey-blue eyes and black-grey hair. He wears a light blue shirt and a broad leather belt. Hjalmarr is practical and meticulous with hammer and nail. He is able to construct a framework of a house within a few days. Hjalmarr is a wise person and a member of the Thing or assembly. An anual meeting is held close to his hometown, here talks about Viking law, justice and politics take place.
The family of Hjalmarr has four members consisting of his wife, his son and daughter. The family lives in a sizeable longhouse together with a number of thralls. Rønnou, his wife, runs the household and is supported by two ambatt (= slaves). Týr, his son, works on the fields with six thralls. The family owns a large plot of land which has a vegetable garden, pastures and woodland. Sóma, her daughter, is working together with her father and two other thralls in the carpenter workshop. The family treats the slaves well, they have their own living quarters within the longhouse which is adjacent to the barn.
Hjalmarr was born in a high status family. He grew up in a wealthy environment and his friends were mostly from the higher noble classes. His father was a member of the Thing and he was respected for his wisdom and battle hardness. He earned this respect during an epic battle between the Geats and Swedes. He was a leader and part of the central contingent, a group of veteran warriors that had earned a good reputation. He was one of the few who survived the battle still standing. The king awarded him a plot of land and a place among the national assembly.
Currently Hjalmarr is working on a large project to construct a fort and palisade. The jarl has attracted a large workforce to complete it within six months. The town lies close to the river and is vunerable to attacks along the banks. The townspeople have tried to block part of the entrance by sinking old ships full of stones. They have also put up wooden spikes underwater along the banks to prevent enemy ships from coming in from the east side. Their fleet is small and they need to look for additional defensive measures to protect them. For now it has worked well as raiders are delayed long enough to get everyone to safety, their new fort will help them fend of raiders better.
Hjalmarr has good skills in carpentry and repairing, his secondary skills are finding clues and making beams and planks. He owns a longhouse with a sizeable area of land (1x resource card). He has build a wooden bridge towards town and helped with construction of a path through the bog. Hjalmarr uses armguards, a helmet and a round shield in battle. His favorite weapons are the longaxe, axe and seax. He owns 15 silver and has an income of 10 silver a month.
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