Back in 2012, I was developing a Norse-themed story about a man who returns home from Viking to discover his father the Jarl had died in his absence. Having been a hero abroad he is elected to take on the role of Jarl in his father’s place, but what his family knows that the village doesn’t is that Thorhalli (the guy in the picture) is cursed to be a Berserker. His mother arranges for him to marry the daughter of a powerful Volur to help keep his curse in check. Only this witchy daughter was not the magical balm she was promised. The story was supposed to be about a will-they-won’t-they love story, set to the backdrop of Norse mysticism and political intrigue.
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