TaelshoreStjordvikNamvergBjorn Hollenviker
Arms of BjornArms of Bjorn

Male Rjuvik Ranger 4; CR: 4

Lord of ┼sele

Lineage of Lesser Nobility

Major Bloodline of Reynir, 34

NG Medium Humanoid

VP/WP 30/12

Init -2

Languages Rjuven

AC 14 (-2 Dex, +3 Class, +2 Light Armor, +1 Magic), touch 12, flatfooted 12

Fort +5, Ref +0, Will +4

Speed 30 ft

Melee Atk + (damage /critical, weapon)

Ranged + (damage /critical, weapon)

Base Atk + ; Grapple

Abilities: Str , Dex , Con , Int , Wis , Cha

Feats: Divine Insight, Mounted Combat, Track, Favored Enemy (Orogs), Power Attack, Blaze Trail, Cleave

Skills: Animal Empathy 3, Craft (Furrier) 3, Heal 3, Intuit Direction 6, Knowledge (Nature) 6, Listen 7, Spot 5, Wilderness Lore 10

Special Qualities: Animal Affinity (Major), Enhanced Sense (Major)

Spells: Bjorn may cast any three druidical orisons because of his Divine Insight feat once per day.

Description: 5' 8", 140 lbs

Possessions: +1 studded leather armor, masterwork greatsword, masterwork shortsword,
3 potions of cure light wounds, 1 potion of charisma, light warhorse

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Typical Dialogue:

"My duties as lord are the same as those to my sister: to protect my people."

"Your Grace, Varri, it is always a pleasure to see you again at the wall. With such a bold force as Erik has arrayed for us this day, we shall drive back the foul orog host and make it bleed for its agression."

"The taxes must be low upon the people who pay reverence to Erik. Apply my courts to reign in the guilds and see our law holdings make claims upon their undeserved profits."


Bjorn Hollenviker is the Lord of ┼sele. He is the designated heir of Namverg.
In the days of Huljim Namvik, called the Ironhanded, an alliance of Eorls from Namverg, Hollenvik, and Arvaald kept the crown weak and quiet. Huljim, unlike his ally Olfjor Ylvarrik, was not a beloved Eorl, but a hated one. He allowed the guilds a free hand to exploit the land as long as they rewarded him with a share of the additional profits. The nomadic tribe of Loddi took offence to the abuse of the gifts of Erik and began to create trouble for Eorl Huljim. The old Eorl attempted to suppress the Loddi by force, but that brought the whole province to rebellion. Huljim took refuge in his fortified town of Namvik, but the townspeople hated him as much as the peasants and tribesmen. A small band of citizens crept into his manor and killed the old Eorl.

Many of the province turned to Bjorn Hollenviker, lord of ┼sele, to become the new Eorl. Bjorn refused the honor so as to avoid the appearance that the Hollenvikers had instigated the revolt in order to sieze the province. At the time, Bjorn's sister, Herkja Hollenviker, had only recently ascended as archdruid of Stjordvik and implications from the Eorls Guthrim Gauksson and Olfjor that the archdruid was deposing independent Eorls would have created a grave crisis in the Oaken Grove in Stjordvik.

At Bjorn's suggestion, the athing would be called to elect a new Eorl, and the druids would invest the new Eorl with Huljim's old birthright, a ritual known as the Land's Choice. After the athing elected Brand Fyrisson, the new leader adopted the title of geardholder instead of Eorl.

Bjorn has since become a great champion of the people of Namverg, driving off monsters, leading defense against the Blood Skull Barony, and thwarting raids from Rjuvik. He is proud of his leadership of his people, but he puts a greater value on his devotion to Erik. If ever the two came into conflict, he would choose the service of Erik without hesitation. To the people of ┼sele, this is all the more reason to support and follow Bjorn. Despite the popularity of lord Bjorn, the geardholder and he get along well. Brand Fyrisson has made Bjorn captain of the militia, called Erik's Yeoman Infantry, as well as some talk that he will be selected as Brand's successor.

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