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Sveinn Blood-Eagle

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Sveinn Blood-Eagle

King of Kalsgard, Linnorm King (until 4719 AR)
4632 AR (age 92)
Source: Lands of the Linnorm Kings, pg(s). 30

Sveinn Blood-Eagle is the former1 ruler of the Thanelands, the largest Linnorm Kingdom, from his capital city Kalsgard. Before his departure to Valenhall, he was the most respected, the most powerful, and the oldest Linnorm King in the Lands of the Linnorm Kings.2


Over the years, Sveinn sired over a score of children but never considered any of his successors wise and mighty enough to be a worthy heir.2


During his reign, Sveinn increased trade with both the southern nations and Tian Xia via the Path of Aganhei, and expanded his realm toward key locations, most notably the dwarven mines at Kopparberget, which he wrested from the control of Opir Eightfingers. He once planned to strike at Irrisen and reclaim the lands that Baba Yaga stole from his people long ago, but cancelled this plan in 4719 AR to travel to Valenhall and live out his last days.234

Immediately after he announced his departure, tensions flared in Kalsgard as his children Uldren Orcsbane, Birgun Whale-Eater and Yngvilda rallied their supporters and made a bid to succeed their father.5 Ultimately, it was Sveinn's daughter Thira Ash-Eyes who managed to kill a linnorm and succeed him after his departure.1

Upon arriving to what he thought was Valenhall, Sveinn instead found the town of Port Valen. As of 4721 AR he was leading the town's defenses against invading monsters while preparing to continue pursuing the call of Valenhall.6 In 4722 AR, his former feasting lodge in Port Valen became the first Pathfinder lodge in Arcadia.7


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Erik Mona, et al. Saga Lands” in World Guide, 113. Paizo Inc., 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Matthew Goodall, et al. “The Linnorm Kingdoms” in Lands of the Linnorm Kings, 30. Paizo Inc., 2011
  3. Dennis Baker, et al. “Combat of the Inner Sea” in Inner Sea Combat, 7. Paizo Inc., 2014
  4. Adam Daigle & Robert G. McCreary. “Continuing the Campaign” in The Witch Queen's Revenge, 69. Paizo Inc., 2013
  5. Alex Riggs. Corpses in Kalsgard, 3. Paizo Inc., 2019
  6. Luis Loza. Path of Kings, 6. Paizo Inc., 2020
  7. Christopher Wasko. Guardian's Covenant, 3. Paizo Inc., 2022