Kyr

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Overview

Lone Wolf
Kÿr ~ Modern Nights

Alias(es): Gram, Kÿr the Chosen Dead, the Ironside

Real Name: Unknown

Apparent Age: Indeterminate

Physical description: Has one eye, but some report that he is missing his left or right eye. All reports agree that he is over 5' tall, and appears to be non-descript. He is known to take the shape of a one eyed, red haired Aurochs. The few parts of the body that are visible have numerous scars.

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Known History

Some one the hoard shall ever hold, Till the destined day shall come; For a time there is when every man Shall journey hence to hell

"Some one the hoard shall ever hold,
Till the destined day shall come;
For a time there is when every man
Shall journey hence to hell"


One possibility: Kÿr was a pagan who claimed to be a direct descendant of the god Odin. One of his favourite strategies was to attack Christian cities on holy feast days, knowing that many soldiers would be in church. Apparently spent most of his life as a pirate and raider, invading one country after another. He would generally accept a huge payment to leave his victims alone, only to come back later and demand more riches in exchange for leaving.

But as the extent of his supposed realm shows, he was also a gifted military leader. He was a powerful man. It is said he was always seeking new adventures because he was worried that his freebooting sons would do things that would outshine his own achievements.

During the Viking Age, Scandinavian men and women travelled to many parts of Europe and beyond, in a cultural diaspora that left its traces from Newfoundland to Byzantium. But this period of energetic activity also had a pronounced effect in the Scandinavian homelands, which were subject to a variety of new influences. In the 300 years from the late 8th century, when contemporary chroniclers first commented on the appearance of Viking raiders, to the end of the 11th century, Scandinavia underwent profound cultural changes.

From another source:, Kÿr was a powerful Viking chieftain and naval commander known as Björn. Björn and his brother Hastein conducted many (mostly successful) raids in France in a continuation of the tradition initiated by their (possibly adoptive) father Ragnar Lodbrok. Björn led a large Viking raid into the Mediterranean. After raiding down the Spanish coast and fighting their way through Gibraltar, Björn and Hastein pillaged the south of France, where his fleet over-wintered, before landing in Italy where they captured the coastal city of Pisa. They proceeded inland to the town of Luna, which they believed to be Rome at the time, but Björn found himself unable to breach the town walls. To gain entry, he sent messengers to the bishop that he had died, had a deathbed conversion, and wished to be buried on consecrated ground within their church. He was brought into the chapel with a small honor guard, then amazed the dismayed Italian clerics by leaping from his coffin and hacking his way to the town gates, which he promptly opened, letting his army in. Flush with this victory and others around the Mediterranean (including in Sicily and North Africa) he returned to the Straits of Gibraltar only to find the Saracen navy waiting. In the desperate battle that followed, Björn lost 40 ships, largely to Greek fire launched from Saracen catapults. The remainder of his fleet managed to return to Scandinavia, however, where he lived out his life as a rich man.

Perhaps few pieces of truth: Kÿr disappeared from history in around 1736, by then an old man having already been described as "the lusty and terrifying old warrior of the Loire and the Somme", when he arrived in England several years earlier. He was one of the most notorious and successful Vikings of all times, having raided dozens of cities across many kingdoms in Europe and North Africa. He is identified with the Jarl Hasting who held the Channel Islands for a while.

Pack

Kÿr ~ Child of a God

The Spirit of Caine (a.k.a Lone Wolf)

Enemies

Krjúpum vér fyr vápna, (valteigs), brokun eigi,
(svá bauð Hildr), at hjaldri, (haldorð), í bug skjaldar.
(Hátt bað mik), þar's mœttusk, (menskorð bera forðum),
hlakkar íss ok hausar, (hjalmstall í gný malma).


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Muor varsuuilhit sih, suilizot lougiu der himil, mano uallit, prinnit mittilagart

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