Svala is an impulsive and bold explorer who seeks fortune and knowledge in uncharted lands. She is of average height, has brown eyes and long dark brown hair. She is very fit and has an athletic build. She is quick to respond to situations and has a lot of experience in combat. She travels great distances and visits foreign lands and cultures.
Her family consists of a husband and son. Burinn her husband is a noble and the clan leader of a large town. She and Burinn do not get along very well, as a result she makes a lot of journeys to distant lands. Here she gathers information about politics, knowledge and cultures. This information is passed on to her husband, jarls and other nobles. Basically she acts as a informant and messenger for the nobles of her homeland. In exchange for her services she gets resources and silver to travel around. From time to time she does what she wants if she feels like it. Her son Dyggvi is the heir to the clan leadership position when her husband Burinn dies.
Svala was born a commoner in a small village. Her father was a huskarl and had connections with a number of nobles. At a young age Svala was bethrothed to one of the young nobles. Her father died just before she became the wife of Burinn the young noble she was bethroted to. Burinn, was a renowned leader and always looking for opportunities to strengthen his position. He had great diplomatic skill and even became friends with the king. Svala gave birth to a son and thus had done her duty towards her father. She started to think more about her own needs and set up a traveling venture. She was left alone by her husband as he did not mind. This grew into more extensive traveling and as she was pretty talented. She struck a deal with nobles in which she would get resources in exchange of being an informant and messenger for them. She will be bringing important information back from other lands.
Currently Svala is traveling south to visit the large town of Jorvik. She has had information that a traveler has found new lands to the northwest of the great seas. She will try to talk to him and set up an expedition accordingly. In the meantime her husband has taken a mistress, named Kaia, she now takes care of her son. Dyggvi her son is getting a lot of training in politics and combat. He is becoming a nice young man and is quite popular among the young females.
Svala's primary skills are exploration and combat maneuvers, her secondary skills are riding and weather forecasting. Svala lives in the great hall when she is at home. She owns a small skute, a horse and some quality weapons and armor. She always travels with a sword, bow, seax and a common chainmail. She owns 6 silver and has a monthly income of 4 silver.
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