Maagnus grows up listening to his father tell stories—stories of adventure, stories of battles, stories of family. Always ready for a story, Maagnus does not tire of hearing these many times. He often puts himself beside his father in the story. He wants more than anything to be with his father on an adventure. Maagnus would have honor to be with his father, and his father would have honor to have him by his side.
Norsemen have many adventures and are always ready to share a story about it. When Maagnus is of the age to be on these adventures, the country has experienced change. The desire to fight, to raid, to take what is not theirs is no longer part of the Norseman’s life.
There are men with red lines on their shirts now moving freely in his country. Maagnus does not like this. He seeks adventure elsewhere and finds just that and more.