Vikja heroes and heroines Vigdis the cheerful


Vigdis is a cheerful and perceptive woodcutter who sells wood and charcoal at her house. She is somewhat tall, has dark blue eyes and light blond hair. She wears a greenish coat, long leather boots and a brown cloak. She works long hours and has two strong ponies that help her with moving lumber and charcoal. She has to be vigilant while working in the forest, as it can be a dangerous place especially after dark. She is cheerful by nature and most people are happy to see her when she shows up. Vigdis is a modest woman with a strong sense of justice. She has build a kiln at the back of her house and uses her own technique to produce charcoal.

The family of Vigdis has 4 members. Eir her husband is on an expedition to the western islands. Pétr and Auða are helping their mother with the daily work. They are preparing lumber and charcoal for the townspeople and traders. The family bonds are strong and many family members visit them throughout the year.


Vigdis spend her childhood in a mountain village which was located at the end of a mountain spur. The vast wilderness started just beyond her village, which consisted of large uninhabited forests reaching as far as the eye could see. During the winter months these forests are a harsh place to live. Many of the people here are nomadic and pursue the large herds of reindeer and other game. The parents of Vigdis build their first small farm with vegetable garden next to a mountain slope. Variation and additional food needs came from hunting and gathering in the wild forests. Life was good and peaceful, but farming was very difficult in the hard soil. Once a year they traveled to the mid summer festivities of the nearest town which was some 50 kilometers away. Such a journey took about a few days or so, but a warm welcome was always given by their grandparents. The festivities lasted for a week during which they stayed at their parent's house.


Currently Vigdis is traveling to visit her uncle who lives in the hills some eighty kilometers away. He runs a smithy and produces all kinds of metal objects. Vigdis supplies him with charcoal in exchange for new tools or weapons. Her son went with her for the first time and very much likes the journey. The landscape is breathtaking and somewhat unspoiled with human habitation. Small plumes of smoke rise up from scattered houses in the valley as they approach the narrow strip of land next to the river. This is the only passage which connects to the next valley where their uncle lives. The two ponies are fully packed with large bags of charcoal. Vigdis and her son pull the ponies forward on foot, another ten kilometers to go before they reach their destination.


Vigdis has good skills in lumbering and bargaining, her secondary skills are tracking and weather forecasting. She has a house, a kiln and two ponies. Vigdis uses arms like a long axe, axe and seax. She owns 4 silver and has an income of 6 silver a month.


Vikja attributes icons status 4 status
Vikja attributes icons attack 10 attack
Vikja attributes icons defense 8 defense
Vikja attributes icons concentration 13 concentration
Vikja attributes icons movement 4 movement
Vikja attributes icons endurance 14 endurance
Vikja skill icons lumber +4 lumber
Vikja skill value +1 value
Vikja skill weather +1 weather
Vikja skill icons tracking +1 tracking
Basic attributes
Vikja basic attributes icons shield -1|2 shield 
Vikja basic attributes icons armor    
Vikja basic attributes icons chainmail    
Vikja basic attributes icons life 20 life
Vikja basic attributes icons wounds 4 wounds
Weapons & Items
  D+4 long axe
  D+3 axe
  D+2 seax


  • Vikja asset icons title
  • Vikja asset icons income
    6 silver