History Literature / TheSagaOfTheJomsvikings

9th Jan '15 8:33:01 PM Ardashir
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6th Aug '13 4:01:38 AM Korodzik
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But when Svein discovers the truth about his father's death, he cuts ties with Palnatoki, and the latter is forced to leave Denmark. A successful commander of viking cruises, he eventually establishes a new base of operations in Vindland[[labelnote:**]]The "land of the Slavs" at the southern shore of the Baltic; not to be confused with "Vinland," which is a rather different place.[[/labelnote]], realm of the mighty king Burisleif[[labelnote:**]]Fictional version of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boleslaw_I_of_Poland Boleslaw I of Poland]], but the historical data does not really match up.[[/labelnote]], who cedes the Danish sea-rovers a stretch of coast in the land of Jom, where they build the mighty fortress of Jomsborg.[[labelnote:**]]Likely at the Slavic settlement of Wolin, now in Poland.[[/labelnote]]

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But when Svein discovers the truth about his father's death, he cuts ties with Palnatoki, and the latter is forced to leave Denmark. A successful commander of viking cruises, he eventually establishes a new base of operations in Vindland[[labelnote:**]]The Vindland[[note]]The "land of the Slavs" at the southern shore of the Baltic; not to be confused with "Vinland," which is a rather different place.[[/labelnote]], [[/note]], realm of the mighty king Burisleif[[labelnote:**]]Fictional Burisleif[[note]]Fictional version of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boleslaw_I_of_Poland Boleslaw I of Poland]], but the historical data does not really match up.[[/labelnote]], [[/note]], who cedes the Danish sea-rovers a stretch of coast in the land of Jom, where they build the mighty fortress of Jomsborg.[[labelnote:**]]Likely [[note]]Likely at the Slavic settlement of Wolin, now in Poland.[[/labelnote]]
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1st Aug '13 10:17:23 AM LordGro
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A free [[http://vsnrweb-publications.org.uk/Saga%20of%20the%20Jomsvikings.pdf translation (pdf file)]].
20th Jun '13 6:27:27 PM Specialist290
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But when Svein discovers the truth about his father's death, he cuts ties with Palnatoki, and the latter is forced to leave Denmark. A successful commander of viking cruises, he eventually establishes a new base of operations in Vindland[[labelnote:**]]The "land of the Slavs" at the southern shore of the Baltic.[[/labelnote]], realm of the mighty king Burisleif[[labelnote:**]]Fictional version of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boleslaw_I_of_Poland Boleslaw I of Poland]], but the historical data does not really match up.[[/labelnote]], who cedes the Danish sea-rovers a stretch of coast in the land of Jom, where they build the mighty fortress of Jomsborg.[[labelnote:**]]Likely at the Slavic settlement of Wolin, now in Poland.[[/labelnote]]

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But when Svein discovers the truth about his father's death, he cuts ties with Palnatoki, and the latter is forced to leave Denmark. A successful commander of viking cruises, he eventually establishes a new base of operations in Vindland[[labelnote:**]]The "land of the Slavs" at the southern shore of the Baltic.Baltic; not to be confused with "Vinland," which is a rather different place.[[/labelnote]], realm of the mighty king Burisleif[[labelnote:**]]Fictional version of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boleslaw_I_of_Poland Boleslaw I of Poland]], but the historical data does not really match up.[[/labelnote]], who cedes the Danish sea-rovers a stretch of coast in the land of Jom, where they build the mighty fortress of Jomsborg.[[labelnote:**]]Likely at the Slavic settlement of Wolin, now in Poland.[[/labelnote]]
26th May '13 11:00:02 AM LordGro
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''Jómsvíkinga saga'' – ''Saga of the Jomsvikings'' – is a 13th century [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Old Norse saga]], the author being an anonymous UsefulNotes/{{Iceland}}er. It is a fanciful historical adventure set in the 10th century, recalling the days of the [[HornyVikings vikings]].

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''Jómsvíkinga saga'' – saga'', i.e. ''Saga of the Jomsvikings'' – Jomsvikings'', is a 13th century [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Old Norse saga]], the author being an anonymous UsefulNotes/{{Iceland}}er. It is a fanciful historical adventure set in the 10th century, recalling the days of the [[HornyVikings vikings]].



The focus then shifts to a clan of Danish warlords, the descendants of the chieftain Toki, and their long history of both rivalry and collaboration with the Danish kings. King Harald "Bluetooth" Gormsson’s ruthless pursuit of unrivalled power leads to a long-smouldering enmity with Toki’s clan that only ends when Toki’s grandson Palnatoki stirs up a rebellion that overthrows the king and puts Harald's bastard son Svein Forkbeard on the throne.

But when Svein discovers the truth about his father’s death, he cuts ties with Palnatoki, and the latter is forced to leave Denmark. A successful commander of viking cruises, he eventually establishes a new base of operations in Vindland[[labelnote:**]]The "land of the Slavs" at the southern shore of the Baltic.[[/labelnote]], realm of the mighty king Burisleif[[labelnote:**]]Fictional version of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boleslaw_I_of_Poland Boleslaw I of Poland]], but the historical data does not really match up.[[/labelnote]], who cedes the Danish sea-rovers a stretch of coast in the land of Jom, where they build the mighty fortress of Jomsborg.[[labelnote:***]]Likely at the Slavic settlement of Wolin, now in Poland.[[/labelnote]]

Having become somewhat snobbish by all their victories, Palnatoki and his lot, henceforward known as the Jomsvikings, decide that only the crème de la crème of warriors can join their club, and establish the law of Jomsborg that makes bravery and recklessness mandatory. Applicants arrive from whom Palnatoki picks the captains of Jomsborg – Sigvaldi, Thorkell the Tall, Bui the Stout, Sigurd Cape, and Palnatoki’s own grandson Vagn Akason with his veteran mentor, Bjorn the Welshman. Together, they form the most prestigious viking host to ever haunt the seas, and heap up fame and fortune in spades.

King Svein is not exactly enthusiastic about the unchecked power of the Jomsvikings and their lack of proper obedience to the Danish king. When Palnatoki dies and Sigvaldi takes over the leadership, things seem to normalize – only for Sigvaldi’s double-dealing with Svein to fire a new grudge. Eventually, the crafty king devises a scheme to put the Jomsvikings back in their place -- tricking them into a brazen undertaking that can only result in glory... or total destruction.

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The focus then shifts to a clan of Danish warlords, the descendants of the chieftain Toki, and their long history of both rivalry and collaboration with the Danish kings. King Harald "Bluetooth" Gormsson’s ruthless pursuit of unrivalled power leads to a long-smouldering enmity with Toki’s Toki's clan that only ends when Toki’s Toki's grandson Palnatoki stirs up a rebellion that overthrows the king and puts Harald's bastard son Svein Forkbeard on the throne.

But when Svein discovers the truth about his father’s father's death, he cuts ties with Palnatoki, and the latter is forced to leave Denmark. A successful commander of viking cruises, he eventually establishes a new base of operations in Vindland[[labelnote:**]]The "land of the Slavs" at the southern shore of the Baltic.[[/labelnote]], realm of the mighty king Burisleif[[labelnote:**]]Fictional version of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boleslaw_I_of_Poland Boleslaw I of Poland]], but the historical data does not really match up.[[/labelnote]], who cedes the Danish sea-rovers a stretch of coast in the land of Jom, where they build the mighty fortress of Jomsborg.[[labelnote:***]]Likely [[labelnote:**]]Likely at the Slavic settlement of Wolin, now in Poland.[[/labelnote]]

Having become somewhat snobbish by all their victories, Palnatoki and his lot, henceforward known as the Jomsvikings, decide that only the crème de la crème of warriors can join their club, and establish the law of Jomsborg that makes bravery and recklessness mandatory. Applicants arrive from whom Palnatoki picks the captains of Jomsborg – Sigvaldi, Thorkell the Tall, Bui the Stout, Sigurd Cape, and Palnatoki’s Palnatoki's own grandson Vagn Akason with his veteran mentor, Bjorn the Welshman. Together, they form the most prestigious viking host to ever haunt the seas, and heap up fame and fortune in spades.

King Svein is not exactly enthusiastic about the unchecked power of the Jomsvikings and their lack of proper obedience to the Danish king. When Palnatoki dies and Sigvaldi takes over the leadership, things seem to normalize - only for Sigvaldi’s double-dealing with Svein to fire a new grudge. Eventually, the crafty king devises a scheme to put the Jomsvikings back in their place -- tricking place--tricking them into a brazen undertaking that can only result in glory... or total destruction.



* DivineIntervention: The goddesses Thorgerd and Irpa[[hottip:*:Minor deities specifically attached to northern Norway.]] come to the aid of the Norwegians, summoning an enormous hailstorm in the process.
* DragonHoard: It's speculated that a sea-serpent seen in Hjorunga Bay is the ghost of the Bui, guarding the two chests of gold he took with him to the sea-bottom.

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* DivineIntervention: The goddesses Thorgerd and Irpa[[hottip:*:Minor Irpa[[note]]Minor deities specifically attached to northern Norway.]] [[/note]] come to the aid of the Norwegians, summoning an enormous hailstorm in the process.
* DragonHoard: It's speculated The saga speculates that a sea-serpent seen in Hjorunga Bay is the ghost of the Bui, guarding the two chests of gold he took with him to the sea-bottom.



* NobodyTouchesTheHair: "Whose hands are in my hair?"

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* NobodyTouchesTheHair: Svein Buason: "Whose hands are in my hair?"
20th Jan '13 12:11:21 AM LordGro
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* DragonHoard: It's speculated that a sea-serpent seen in Hjorunga Bay is the ghost of the Bui, guarding the two chests of gold he took with him to the sea-bottom.
11th Sep '12 8:43:33 AM LordGro
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* HomeBase: Jomsborg, with a pinch of ClownCarBase as some versions make it big enough to accommodate 300 ships.

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* HomeBase: Jomsborg, with a pinch of ClownCarBase as some versions manuscripts make it big enough to accommodate 300 ships.ships.
* HonorBeforeReason: Sigvaldi and the Jomsvikings when they decide to keep the vows they swore while they were wasted, even though they know they have bitten off more than they can chew. Vagn Akason when he refuses to retreat from the Battle of Hjorunga Bay, preferring death or captivity over flight.
25th Jul '12 6:11:07 AM LordGro
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* TakingYouWithMe: Vagn Akason and his [[spoiler:would-be]] executioner Thorkel Leira.
23rd Jun '12 3:07:19 AM LordGro
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* DivineIntervention: The goddesses Thorgerd and Irpa[[hottip:*:Minor deities specifically attached to northern Norway.]] come to the aid of the Norwegians, summoning an enormous hailstorm in the process.
22nd Jun '12 6:05:12 AM LordGro
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* WarriorPoet: Jarl Hakon's Icelandic skalds Einar Skalaglam, Vigfus Vigaglumsson and Thorleif Skuma.
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