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The Priestess

This song is part of Folk, a 12 song album (2 of which were first released in Venture Forth, Chapter 1). It’s also the start of a new series, in collaboration with Chibbin Grove; Folk is a collection of colorful and eclectic characters for you to add to your tabletop endeavors. GET THE EXCLUSIVES AT […]

Wayland

This Viking song is about blacksmithing, the Norse didn’t have a Viking god per se but Wayland the Smith was a strong figure related to smithing, and so I chose to write this song inspired by him.

Varangian

The Varangian Guard was an elite unit of the Byzantine Army from the tenth to the fourteenth century and its members served as personal bodyguards to the Byzantine Emperors.

Valhalla’s Dream

This Viking song is about death, a warrior’s death. In all its glory and grief. I imagined a Viking funeral, the loved ones saying farewell and wishing good passage to Valhalla for the great warrior soon to be entering Odin’s hall without fear nor remorse.

Ægir

This Viking song is about the jötunn Ægir from Norse mythology and host of the Æsir. Will writing it I imagined the gods having a feast, gathered at Ægir’s court.

Fjall

This Viking song is about the mountains, the cold, the challenge, and its journey.

Drengr

This songs is inspired by the old norse word Drengr. According to Jackson Crawford, there is no higher compliment in Old Norse than to call a man or woman a ‘drengr,’ which in the sagas implies both reckless courage and a code of fair play. The word is also common in Viking-Age runic inscriptions.

A Warrior’s Death

For this Viking song I imagined a Viking funeral and a choir of warriors singing, wishing their friend a good journey to Valhalla.