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Magnus "The Ruthless" Gunnarson

Birth Place: Vestford Plains, Norway

Born: 840AD

Magnus ‘the ruthless’ was the 2nd born son of nobel man and fierce warrior Gunnar Ironside. He lived a happy, privileged childhood and wanted for nothing. His elder brother, Ulf, taught him to fight with axe, sheild, sword and spear from a very young age, he fights with passion and fury.

Following the untimely death of his father, Ulf, being the eldest, inherited the family’s wealth. Magnus was jealous of his brothers good fortune and sought to seek wealth he could call his own. He took all his worldly belongings with him, his sword being his most prized possession and left his brothers house in search of his fortune.

Along with a band of warriors, that Magnus would later call his friends, he set sail to conquer new lands. They headed west to the plentiful lands of England. At age 26, Magnus was one of the warriors responsible for the capture of the city later called Jorvik, he was a brilliant friend, but was feared by his enemies, he became known as Magnus ‘the ruthless’ because he wouldn’t ever back down in a fight.

Having gained substantial wealth, Magnus settled down and married Silvi. They now have 2 children, Livia, 7 and Jora, 6. Magnus has turned his hand to farming and owns a large farm not far from Jorvik. That doesn’t stop him going out raiding with his friends... he really does enjoy a good fight!