Lore

Folka Part 3

By |November 10th, 2015|

Part 3 of this exciting short story from Nika Harper is now live! And be sure to follow her on Twitter!

 

The bear within Bolverk had awoken and he lumbered through the cold forest, hands and feet digging into the icy soil. The rites spoke of primal living, of natural existence, and shouldering the cruelty of desperation. Living at all costs was what mattered. Bears were built to withstand the harshest and worst winters, to flourish in the verdant summers. They could sleep through the cold months if the land had been kindly, but Bolverk shared the winter nights and days [...]

Folka Part 2

By |August 11th, 2015|

Enjoy part 2 of this 4 part mini-series from the very talented Nika Harper! And be sure to follow her on Twitter or check out her site!

 

Bolverk knew this sensation. It seared and held on tight, digging as deeply as it could, and he roared in unexpected pain.

The little arrow wasn’t so buried in his shoulder after all; Bolverk sat upright and nearly dislodged it from its place. He shrugged the thin frost off his bare arms, covering them in his bearskin cloak and growled, expecting a fight.

Finding a girl.

Her feet were solid in the deep snow, and her face showed no signs of [...]

Folka Part 1

By |July 2nd, 2015|

Huge thanks to Nika Harper for writing this 4 part story about Folka. We’ll be releasing the following parts over the coming weeks, so please follow her on Twitter for more great stories!

 

 

He hadn’t even left a letter. There was merely an absence where he was, a hollow where he and their marriage vows might have been. She had heard it from other people, and eventually from her father. If the story was true, it was improbable.

“He had broken his nose, you see, and they say he was weak and prone when the menace found him…”

Folka did not see [...]

Meet the Twins! Hogun and Mogun

By |January 2nd, 2014|

Hogun and Mogun are two identical twins. Their weapon of choice happens to be the axe. That happens to be the extent of their likeness as from that point onward they have different ideas on most things including battle. Despite both having differing opinions on almost everything they are still brothers and will always have each others back in battle.

Despite their smaller weapons, these two brothers are both adept at dealing a lot of damage to their enemies using their axes and their battlefield cunning as Thrashers.

The Dredge

By |December 11th, 2013|

The dredge are an ancient race of enemies who have clashed with men and varl since earliest memory. They were pushed into the icy wastes of the north centuries ago through the weaving ways of the Valka and have been kept largely at bay by the varl, but they’re starting to reappear again in number…

Dredge in-game represent the largest combat challenge as you will often be pitted against these colossal stone-like beings with strength that far outmatch even the most heroic vikings under your banner. Deploy the characters strategically and lead your caravan wisely as it’s often times brains [...]

Meet Krumr

By |December 4th, 2013|

Krumr is the epitome of a warrior having survived many wars and battles. This veteran is thought to be one of the best fighters around and though he is older now he still can contribute on the battlefield.

Learn more about all of our characters here.

Meet Ekkill

By |December 3rd, 2013|

Ekkill is quite the character — that’s for sure. When you encounter him in the story, make sure you keep your eyes on him!

Learn more about our characters here.

Raiders

By |November 25th, 2013|

Raiders represent the fierce up close and personnel type of fighter, the sort of man who fights for a living. He is your quintessential viking.

Taking cues from historical combat, Raiders can huddle together to form shield walls, improving their own defenses as well as those of their allies. Put multiple raiders together in the same formation and this defensive bonus becomes even more significant.

Each specialty fills a diverse variety of roles. While all Raiders are highly mobile, the Backbiter takes this to the next level by getting behind enemy lines to wreak havoc while the Thrasher can deliver a [...]

Varl

By |November 22nd, 2013|

Within The Banner Saga players will encounter a myriad of characters as well as some unique races such as the varl. Long ago the gods created these horned giants by weaving together humans with powerful and sturdy creatures called yox. Varl are large in stature and while given due respect as brutish warriors on the battlefield are also known as highly intelligent tacticians and savvy traders.

In The Banner Saga, varl can currently either be of the Shieldbanger tree or the Warrior tree meaning they prefer to be up close and personal while in combat. You’ll also notice throughout the [...]

Meet Onef

By |November 20th, 2013|

Onef is the man put in charge of the clan’s supplies and keeping the fighters in line. He comes off as a heartless bastard but isn’t as ruthless as others he’s linked to.

Onef is a Backbiter who is capable of breaking through the enemies lines in efforts to go after the weaker targets. Often times this warriors are the first to dive headlong in to battle!