Nývarð is a cheerful and self-centered scout who is employed to observe the enemies of his jarl. He is of normal height, has dark brown eyes, light brown hair and a short beard. He wears a long green robe with a brown cloak. He moves around stealthily and is always looking for an escape route when entering a room. He is brave in battle and quick with the bow. He is tough to beat in any encounter.
His family is made up of 5 members. Oddrún his wife, Vorm his son and two daughters named Röskva and Sera. Oddrún runs a leather shop together with Vorm and Sera. Röskva is a bowyer for the jarl's troops and teaches the basics of archery at his training school.
Nývarð grew up during a war and his parents moved several times as refugees. In this war a lot of borderland settlements were looted and burned as the attackers and defenders went back and forth. Allies from both sides were called in to fight alongside them, which intensified the war. A large and deciding battle was fought around a number of lakes in which Nývarð's king was victorious. A peace settlement was made and a substantial plot of land was seized by the victor. His parents settled in the new aquired land and were given a plot by the king. The same treatment was given to many other affected refugees who lost their home in the conflict. Peace returned to the land for a decade, but recently more tensions are noticeable. A new king of the former enemy was crowned and he has different ideas about the former peace settlement. A military buildup has started and a collision course has been set which will lead to new war.
Currently Nývarð has been traveling in the borderlands to observe the troops of the enemy king. It's his job to assess the situation and report back regularly. Nývarð's king has already send messengers to his allies abroad. Nývarð does not want to repeat the mistakes his parents were confronted with. His hometown is not located in the borderlands but around 40 kilometers away so it's relatively safe. At the start of next summer the lands will be at war again when both kings have support of the leidang which are mobilised every year. The jarl has set up regular combat training in which young Vikings can join at the age of 7. The training school is renowned for it's good instructors and methods. Röskva, Nývarð's wife teaches at this school.
Nývarð has good skills in scouting and stealth, his secondary skills are searching and hiding. He owns a house and a horse but no armor. Nývarð uses a sword, bow and seax. He owns 8 silver and has an income of 3 silver every month.
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