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Selig's Steading

     Waldemar Selig 

Waldemar Selig

A Skaldi warlord who is able to unite all of the various Skaldi tribes under him. In addition to being a fearsome warrior, he is also a cunning leader. He tries to invade Terre d'Ange. It doesn't go well.

Tropes applying to Selig:

  • The Lost Lenore: Once had a wife he loved dearly, but she got with child quickly, took septic and died. He was never the same afterward.
  • Master Swordsman: Manages to disarm Joscelin in the heat of battle, but is killed by Isidore d'Aiglemort at Troyes-le-Monte, another master swordsman.

Marsi Tribe

     Gunter Arnlaugson 

Gunter Arnlaugson

The Skaldi master who buys Phedre and Joscelin as slaves from D'Aiglemort.

Tropes applying to Gunter:

  • Affably Evil: He's a pretty good master to his d'Angeline slaves and an all-around genial lord to his subjects, but he's still practising Rape, Pillage, and Burn on hapless commoners living near his territory.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Hearing Phedre singing about how she misses her country reduces him to tears with all his men - Skaldis adore this trope.
  • Ship Tease: With Hedwig, the only woman to openly call him out on his behaviour.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Dismisses Joscelin as a Pretty Boy whose beard hasn't grown out, which makes him a boy for Skaldi standards.



The headwoman of Gunter's steading. She looks after Phedre during the latter and Joscelin's tenure as Gunter's slaves and grows fond of her. It's implied that she and Gunter will become a couple eventually.

Tropes applying to Hedwig:

  • Nice Girl: She's easily the most understanding towards Phedre's plight as a slave away from her people and country.
  • Ship Tease: Phedre gently advices her to give a chance to Gunter.


Manni Tribe

     Brigitta of the Manni 

Brigitta of the Manni

A young woman originating from the Skaldic Manni tribe who Imriel becomes acquainted with in Tiberium. She has a very prickly personality and is hard to get to know. She and Eamonn mac Grainne fall in love and enter into a relationship together during their stay in Tiberium.

Tropes applying to Brigitta:

  • I Will Find You: Eamonn promises to come after her once he is able to leave Lucca, no matter if she stays in Tiberium or returns to Skaldia with her brother Leidolf.
  • Wedding Day: Her and Eamonn's wedding is shown in Kushiel's Scion, during the early days of the Siege of Lucca.


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