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    Among dense forests, high mountains and numerous fjords,
    Noršvegr is a dawning kingdom shaped not only in, but by its hostile land. Merciless winters and warring neighbors leave no room for the weak and unarmed, and thus the people in these parts have learnt fortitude and
    self-reliance the hard way. Still, the fierce surroundings force the Norsemen to seek community for survival, the fundament of any would-be kingdom. The Norse spirit of hospitality and aggression is evident in their customs: If a landowner fails to accommodate
    a wanderer with ale during his visit, he may be righteously slain by the guest.

    The long coasts makes seamanship ideal, and traders have traveled along the Whale Road to far-away regions. Recently, population growth has provided the realm with more men than farming alone can support, and so the need for expansion is present. Dominate the seas, and your prey will be unable to strike back. The naval capability and unmatched Norse shipwright
    skills of Noršvegr renders dominion on waves possible.

    King Hįlfdan hinn mildi (King Halvdan Eysteinsson the Generous), is a renowned warrior and viking king. He has managed to gather a petty kingdom concentrated in Vingulmark, but there is a strong potential for expansion. His son, Gušrǫšr veišikonung (Gudrųd the Hunter, not to be confused with the Danish king) is 8 years old at this point, but is already destined to perform great deeds as king.

    As an embryonic kingdom, Noršvegr must plunder to fuel its expansion. Journey a-viking across the great seas, and bring home riches to pay your warriors. Ireland is divided by warring tribes and clans, and will not be able to resist raids at first, and the land is littered with wealthy churches and fat monks. The Anglo-Saxon and Gaelic kingdoms could prove easy targets as well. Wherever the dragonships go, the Hebrides should prove useful for further raids in the western lands; its Pictish natives are weak and backwards. Absorb the
    surrounding Norse petty kingdoms by whatever means necessary, and be sure to strengthen your borders; the Danes are the greatest threat at hand, and are already aware of Noršvegr as a potential rival. Your eastern neighbors, the Geats, are primitive forest folk, but could quickly pose a threat if united with their Swedish rivals. The Swedish kings are of the same house as the kings of Noršvegr, so hostilities are unlikely for now.

    Long have the local kings ruled the land divided without hope of uniting it, but that time has now come. Sail, trade, pillage, conquer, and settle new lands! A passive king will surely be vanquished in these lands...




    Strengths
    Excellent units vs cavalry. long coastline making swift expansion easier and sending
    reinforcements to challenged regions will be fast.


    Weaknesses

    Poor cavalry. A long coastline also demands a big fleet to protect it from invasions
    and pirates.



    Starting Regions

    Vestfold


    Želamörk




    THE FAMILY TREE

    Hįlfdan hinn mildi

    The Norwegians starts out with king Hįlfdan hinn mildi (King Halvdan Eysteinsson
    the Generous), born circa 750. When the game starts, he'll be 35 years old.
    He is renowned as a great warrior, and acted generously towards his men.
    He often pillaged and gathered much warbooty.
    He is be strong in Command, has decent honour, as well as some fitting traits to
    go along with it.

    Gušrǫšr veišikonung

    The prince (Heir), Gušrǫšr veišikonung (Gudrųd the Hunter) is 5 years old at
    this point (give or take 1-5 years).


    Hįlfdan svarti

    The next prince is Hįlfdan svarti (Halfdan the Black, nicknamed for his hair),
    born circa 810, is more of chivalric fellow. He was well liked by the peasantry,
    and later, after his death, even worshiped by local peasants as a god of fertility.
    He became the father of Harald Finehair.


    Haraldr hįrfagri

    Haraldr hįrfagri was born around 850, and was known as the first king to unite
    Norway. He was a great commander, and a stern ruler.
    From what we know today, he allegedly had 22(!!) children with seven women!
    Many of these were most likely bastards, but this guy sure was fertile.
    Three years before his death, he chose Eirķkr blóšųx (his oldest son) as heir,
    although he is not very important for the Ynglinga dynasty.



    Unique Units

    Ślfhéšnar

    Barbarians, Pagans, Religious fanatics, these are all names the mighty
    Ślfhéšnar have heard many a time.
    The Ślfhéšnar are feared for the ability of entering into a fit of rage
    known as the berserksgangr or berserker-path.
    Chosen by the gods, these somewhat unhinged warriors wear into battle
    the skins of wolves, thus earning the name Ślfhéšnar or men clad in wolf skins.
    Despite having light amour and carrying little more than the spears in their
    hands, the Ślfhéšnar have earned to reputation of being ferocious warriors.
    No one knows what exactly causes them to enter into the Berserksgangr,
    some say it was drink, others drugs, some even say it was because they fear
    nothing but fear itself. Whatever it was, one things for certain, no warrior
    could compare to the power of an Ślfhéšnar going berserk.


    "It fits not young Fridgeir
    To fight with this warrior,
    Grim gnawer of shield-rim,
    By his gods who doth curse.
    I better may meet him,
    May rescue the maiden;
    Full fearsome he stareth,
    and fey are his eyes."
    - Chapter LXVII, Egil's Saga



    Atgeirmenn

    In Brennu-Njįls saga the atgeir is known to be the preferred weapon
    of Gunnar Hįmundarson, the great 10th century Icelandic chieftain.
    To wield such a strange and unique sort of weapon requires a strange
    and unique sort of warrior, and none are more strange and unique than
    the Atgeirmenn.
    It is believed that the atgeir was a type of polearm used for cutting and
    thrusting, and the name itself is usually translated as halberd, although
    its said to resemble more a bill or glaive.
    The Atgeirmenn are heavily armed, armored and well drilled, using their
    Atgeirs, its takes minimum effort to kill a horse or foolish warrior, and
    thanks to their mail, they can even survive well in one on one combat, but
    remember, the strength of these warriors is in the impact of a direct
    enemy charge. However, despite their ability, they are slow moving and
    that could be their downfall.

    "Shields and hard skulls
    Were both cleft
    By the hardy blows
    Of the Norsemen's lord,
    In the island of battle
    Where the kings dyed
    The bright ramparts of shields
    In the blood of warriors." - From the saga of Haakon the Good
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    Default Re: Faction Preview: Noršvegr

    Historical Events
    Within the campaign we will include many Historical events, all vanilla events will be removed and replaced with new "fitting" early medieval historical events. Currently these events are being written by PubliusKhannus, so as a bonus we have included a little new preview of just some of the historical events that are already implemented.

    If you would like to write historical events for WotN, please send a PM to Vikingar, or post in this thread.

    Ad 814: Charlemagne Dies

    The glory of the most influential military leader of the Middle Ages, noble king of the Franks and Holy Roman Empire and indeed the unitary and lead visionary for the future of Europe was dimmed today when he succumbed to the vicious sway that pleurisy had over his lungs. Let it not be forgotten that he created the greatest empire since Rome under Caesar, or he helped the development of commerce with his ingenious unified monetary system and the trade roads. Or perhaps his greatest achievement was the cultivation of knowledge and encouraging of reading and writing or even his humanitarian efforts, for under Charlemagne, slaves were freed and became serfs. One can argue for all his accomplishments, but one thing is certain, his presence will be felt in Europe and indeed the world forever.


    Ad 850: The Rus are Born

    A fierce red headed Viking price, Rurik his name, led the invasion into what would become Russia, conquering Kiev with ease. There is no doubt that he has every right to declare himself ruler of Kiev and perhaps all of Russia. Will this man further his conquest and seek to expand his lineage so that the House of Rurik lives on in the annals of European history forever? It remains to be seen….

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    Default Re: Faction Preview: Noršvegr

    Nice preview, can't way to play the baltic campaign as Nordvegr!

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    Default Re: Faction Preview: Noršvegr

    Defiantly a nice preview. Hope I'll be able to play it, unlike the old beta.

    Are these unique nordvegr units?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Recon View Post
    Are these unique nordvegr units?
    They sure are.

    Quote Originally Posted by Recon View Post
    Hope I'll be able to play it, unlike the old beta.
    You certainly will!!!

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    Impressive preview
    makes me wanna jump right back into the dark ages again !
    +rep
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    Impressive preview, good to see WotN is moving forward
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    Default Re: Faction Preview: Noršvegr

    Are the Ślfhéšnar going to go beserk/run amok like the celtic beserkers in Rome:BI?
    Also cool preview
    Were there but a tree in this godforsaken place i would have hanged myself.

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    Default Re: Faction Preview: Noršvegr

    Quote Originally Posted by smoesville View Post
    Are the Ślfhéšnar going to go beserk/run amok like the celtic beserkers in Rome:BI?
    It doesn't seem to be possible in M2TW, I do hope someone finds out if it is possible.

    Don't worry though, the Ślfhéšnar and Berserkir are pretty crazy as it is.

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    Default Re: Faction Preview: Noršvegr

    good preview cant wait to try it out

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    Nice +rep
    Wanted for:
    Breaking and gluing back together and trying to pass off as never being broken in the first place.
    Assault with a weapon that couldn't have possibly been deadly, but unfortunately was

    "You know what they say: give a man a fish, and he'll stink up the whole town. Give a man a fishing rod -- see where I'm going here? Give him a fishing rod and he'll poke your eye out."

    Rep goes both ways, just leave your name

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    Very nice work, guys!
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    Nice preview guys. Keep it up.
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    Amazing stuff that you're showing here!
    Nice work.



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    Default Re: Faction Preview: Noršvegr

    Nice preview! But there are so many hills.... Is this normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paganmetal3r View Post
    Nice preview! But there are so many hills.... Is this normal?
    The map heights aren't finished yet

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    Nice preview! Good luck for release...

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    This mod is back? Cool!

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    Good job mate!
    I like it!
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    Looking great, keep it up!
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