Welcome brave Viking! It is 1060 years since the death of Baldur, and Northumbria has great wealth to offer the seafaring warriors of the North, provided they have strong arms and bold spirits. And loyalty to the completely-legitimate ruler of Northumbria, Erik Bloodaxe.
Perhaps you would rather engage with kings of larger territories, such as Harold of England, or Macbeth of Alba? Of course, not any Viking with a sword can expect an audience with these great men, but Margrave Eadred is the nearest representative of the English, and Earl Cairbre administers the nearest region of Alba.
If seafaring adventure is your calling, the Ormen Langen is the finest ship ever built in Iceland, but she had a rough journey. With the right materials, she can become a terror of the sea!