A Mythic Iceland Scenario
A Cold Death is set in North Iceland, in the year 990, during the Pagan Commonwealth period of the country’s history.
Six warriors return to their home valley after two years on the longships. They find that the old goði (chieftain-priest) has been replaced by one of his followers, and that the valley where their farms are located is in the grip of an early and supernatural winter.
They near their home valley, laden with the loot of their years raiding. Their dragon ship is in the fjord, far behind them. The ship belongs to their goði Einar, sponsor of the expedition. Before they go to their own farms, they must journey first to Einar’s farm at the end of the valley—to give him his share of the loot, and to tell him about the death of his son.
As they journey higher up into the mountains they bid farewell to their shipmates who turn off to their own farms. Soon only our heroes remain.
What are the characters thinking about as they walk towards their home valley? Who are they longing to see? How do they plan to spend their money? And who will break the news to their goði Einar that is son Úlfur was killed during the raiding? It was a good death, but it is always hard for a father to hear news that his son has died before him.
THIS IS A DOWNLOADABLE PRODUCT. By Mark Morrison. Thirteen 8.5x11" pages.