About me: Born into a noble German family, Richard trained in sword fighting and archery from young age. When he was seven, he started his training to be a knight, which culminated in his being knighted when he was 21. Not long after, he was to marry the German princess Elena Slusser, but she was killed in a jealous rage by another knight. Devastated, Richard left his family and joined the Knights Templar, only taking a piece of cloth that came from the dress Elena wore the day she died. Being a Templar, Richard is well versed in scripture along with the fighting arts. While he lives the life of a monk (having taken vows of poverty, chastity, humility and charity) Richard is a skilled and fearless warrior. He will fight to the death to defend those around them.
Lagertha was born into a family of farmers. Both of her parents were hard working and simple farmers doing their best to take good care of their children while not being too ambitious about their lives. They just wanted to be able to survive and to be able to feed their children and they did a great job. Lagertha was this beautiful blonde haired and blue eyed girl from Scandinavia. Exactly how Scandinavian people were imagined all over the world. She was a fierce little girl and already from a young age she wanted to be able to defend herself and to be able to fight just like the men did. Of course her parents told her that it wasnât possible, but what did they know? It wasnât like any other woman had tried before. They were just following the menâs orders fitting into this world where they were supposed to be these loving and caring moms staying at home with their children. Sure she wanted that part of life too, but she wasnât going to just stay at home. Not Lagertha. When she grew older her father made her a shield maiden and told her how to make shields for the men in battle. She found it very interesting of course. Time went by and she became a young and even more beautiful woman.
All the other women were different from her. Their only plans were to find a man who could protect them and give them shelter and children. Lagertha wanted that too, but she wanted to join the men into battle one day and prove everyone wrong. To prove the world that women could be strong warriors too. It happened one day being just as good as the other men if not better. One day this other farmer called Ragnar came to Lagerthaâs home to confess his love for her, but and enormous bear and hound who were guarding her home came to attack him and he killed the bear with his bear hands strangling the hound as he survived the battle. Thatâs when her dad gave her hand in marriage wanting her to be with a man like this. A warrior, a protector. From that day on she admired her husband truly. He was his everything and she would never look at another man the same way she was looking at Ragnar. More time went by and they got a son and a daughter. While Ragnar and BjÃ¶rn travelled away she had to protect her and her daughter and she did fight off two men as they ran away. âStay away you bastards.â The woman was definitely proud of herself. After Ragnar came back Athelstan the Christian munk became a part of their lives and they were treating him well caring for him. A lot of things were going on and what happened next was Rollo betraying his brother Ragnar and the people for feeling left behind by him.
Ragnar didnât like the Earl who was a horrible man and killing him made him the new Earl Ragnar. Since Lagertha got pregnant losing her child she was afraid. Freya had promised Ragnar lots of sons, but she wasnât able to give birth to them. It was then Ragnar met Aslaug and he ended up having sex with her being Lagertha unfaithful. As he came back Lagertha was confronting him about it and he promised never to see her again. Neither did it help as she returned with a son in her belly. Ragnar proposed marrying both of them and that was crossing Lagerthaâs line. Had she been a usual woman she would probably have stayed for the protection, but the shieldmaiden knew how to fight. She knew how to take care of herself, so she divorced her husband and BjÃ¶rn decided to follow his mother. Many many years went by and they finally returned back being Ragnarâs allies as her son was now a strong and handsome young man. Unfortunately she had to look at Aslaug every single day. Even though a lot of years had went by it wasnât something that you could forget easily. While being allies with Ragnar she heard from Helga how badly Aslaug treated her ex husband by being him unfaithful as well and it even turned out so badly that she almost lost her two sons Ubbe and Hvitserk due to how irresponsible she was.
The only son she truly cared for was Ivar. The blonde warrior woman already had trouble forgiving this mistress for what she did stealing her man away from him, but to be him unfaithful too was heartbreaking as she didnât want him to go through the same pain she had. As the years went by eventually it was Ragnarâs time to pass and Lagerthaâs heart was breaking all over again. The blonde haired viking got tired of looking at the mistress who took away her husband, her love, her life and everything that made sense to her. Therefore she killed her. It had turned Ivar and Hvitserk against her, but luckily she had Ubbe and BjÃ¶rn on her side. Even though Margreth wanted Ubbe to kill Lagertha to become king he didnât wanted to, because he had his fatherâs spirit and mind. Wanting to be a simple farmer. It brought them closer and eventually Lagertha became a new mother figure to him which was only boiling the young manâs mind who wanted revenge all along. She was prepared though for when Ivar wanted to make his next move. One day a man appeared at the village and Lagertha was the one looking in his direction. âWhat have brought you here to Kattegat? Do you have any business here?â She wasnât planning on killing him unless he was a threat to her.