Mottul Oakenbear was the ruler of a small Viking town on the coast of Norway. His village was not of great size, but was prosperous enough to support its own needs. One year, the King of Norway sent out dispatches to every town and village in the land, requesting that the leaders of each place raise a small army, that they could all join together and make raids in Northern France. So Mottul and about fifty of his strongest warriors took off. They came back two years later, bearing weapons, goods, food, and a new religion with them, only to find their village in ruins. Plague had descended on the town, and everything was in ruins. Mottul and what remained of his fifty men quickly got the village back in order. But now that the town is ready to prosper again, a threat has come from a nearby Viking, whose village also fell under plague. But instead of fixing his own village, he wants to take yours instead. Your mission: start where Mottul left off. Keep the people happy with ale and a pleasant fear factor, and begin installing the new Christian religion. The loot that the raiding party brought back is still in place at your disposal, but use it wisely. Trees are abundant, but wood is hard to come by.
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