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Far away to the north lies a kingdom of Skandia. It is vast frostbitten, it’s limbs spreading hidden in the fjords and conifer cold forests.
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Fjords, Fenris, and Ftagn

Campaign background, aka 20 questions answered

What is the deal with my cleric’s religion?

Cult of Lokken, the mad god. Practiced in secrecy, like Mithraists or Bacchus.. a very “druidic” order of worshippers.

Where can we go to buy standard equipment?

Directly from crafters or craft it yourself. From southern traders, too. They come visit the village once per month.

Where can we go to get platemail custom fitted for this monster I just befriended?

Monsters are rarely seen and more rarely befriended. If you do need such a thing, go ask dwarves up in the mountains, or take the ship far to the south. There is a city with walls made of gold there, known as Mikagaard. It’s the greatest city in the world. There, they say, riches and arts beyond mortal skill, reside.

Who is the mightiest wizard in the land?

Greatest known wizard here up in the north is Hagla the Wanderer. He is said to be an apprentice of Darunzadar the Mad. He has pitch black beard and wields the Staff of Crows. His companion is Birsa the Bear and he lives with elves.

Who is the greatest warrior in the land?

Zobol the Giant. A foreigner, tall muscular bodyguard of King Elrik who comes from the land of trolls to the far east. He saved the king’s life at the siege of Middlegard, when he chopped the flaming boulder of rock, coming for the king’s horse, in half with his mighty bludgeon.

Who is the richest person in the land?

Queen Ula, because she has the heart of gold.

Where can we go to get some magical healing?

Go visit Ada the Wiccan.

Where can we go to get cures for the following conditions: poison, disease, curse, level drain, lycanthropy, polymorph, alignment change, death, undeath?

Go speak with Ada.

Is there a magic guild my MU belongs to or that I can join in order to get more spells?

Nope, no magick guilds.

Where can I find an alchemist, sage or other expert NPC?

In the city of Miklagaard to the south.

Where can I hire mercenaries?

In Miklagaard. With that little detail they often hire your people as mercenaries, known as Varangian Guard.

Is there any place on the map where swords are illegal, magic is outlawed or any other notable hassles from Johnny Law?

If you wear sword, it means you’re rich and as such you are highly respected. They say the southlanders don’t allow the weapons in their cities, here in the north things are different. Sword, dagger, or axe is allowed to be carried around. All other weapons and armor need explaining.

Which way to the nearest tavern?

The village of Trollbjornsmark (Hirot) has one.

What monsters are terrorizing the countryside sufficiently that if I kill them I will become famous?

Killing the Black Wolf will most certainly make you famous on the local scale, that is in Trollbjornsmark (Hirot) and environs.

Are there any wars brewing I could go fight?

You can raid the westlanders, into lands of Avalon. They say the southern brothers are preparing an invasion.

How about gladiatorial arenas complete with hard-won glory and fabulous cash prizes?

In Miklagaard and Cities of Blinding Sun in the south from there.

Are there any secret societies with sinister agendas I could join and/or fight?

Ordo Mundi Terminatorax, secret order who wants to destroy the world.

What is there to eat around here?

Roast pork, sour milk, sweet cheese, hard bread, lutefisk, pemican.

Any legendary lost treasures I could be looking for?

Hoard of Jutund the Doommaker, a legendary pile of gold that sunk with ship and it’s whole crew somewhere in the Sea of Dragons to the west.

Where is the nearest dragon or other monster with Type H treasure?

Probably in the land known as Thule, to the west and north, past the lands of Avalon.

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