Does he still think he’s done nothing to earn that so called “betrayal”? He came into another country and started killing people on a whim. Also I heard that the thing about Odin favoring warriors who die in battle regardless about how evil they are was just a myth, he presumdly abandoned his mother after he slew the wolves that killed his father apparently because he considered his parents “weak” and himself now “strong”, and he’s obsessed with covering his scars (which he should probably consider honorable battlescars) with that mask to the point of violence. I’m suprised any god would want him.
Whether his self-professed origin story is to be believed or not, it’s safe to say our heroes consider Hrothgar to be off his rocker.
That can’t be too comforting in this situation.
Facial scars are cool, but a skinless face? That’s just gross, noone wants to look at that.
And also, Old Norse ideas of morality (or “the way in which people should act”, I should say) were very different from ours — especially those of us modern Nordics, ironically. Have you ever read any of the Icelandic sagas? They’re not strictly historical, but they give a good sense of the stark moral dissonance. I can recommend the sagas of Ravnkel Frøjsgode and Egil Skallagrimsen in this regard.
Well, all things considered. You had it coming.
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