Full Name: Gunnar Fisker
Alias or Nickname: Fiske (Pron: Fee' - skah & translates: Fish)
Appearance: Gunnar Fisker stands 6' 4" tall and weighs 220 Lbs. He has long bleached blonde hair with dark roots, blue eyes and a neatly trimmed beard and mustache. His hair is neatly secured behind his head in a pony tail at the nape of the neck. Occasionally, his hair is braided. His musculature is very well defined with very broad shoulders. His left eye is missing and a white polished marble is in the socket in its place. Occasionally he wears an eye patch over the left eye. Gunner wears a small leather necklace containing a small steel "Hammer of Thor" amulet around his neck.
Face and Proportions:Gunnar is not a handsome man and has never taken a wife. He has a round ruddy face. A visible scar begins on his forehead at the hairline above his left eye and continues across his left cheek to the jaw-line. The scar interrupts his beard in a vertical line.
Clothing:In warmer months, Gunnar wears sun-bleached and salted gray colored Thorsberg trousers, light blue side split Kyrtle (tunic) with a black leather belt at the waist. He wears ankle high Hedeby leather shoes. The rest of the year (most of the time), Gunnar wears the same trousers, shoes and side split Kyrtle, worn as an under kyrtle with an over tunic made of quilted wool. He also wears a small brown wool skull cap and brown leather vambraces and leather & wool-lined gloves.
Armor:Gunnar has both a mail coat and a leather jerkin made of Reindeer hide and reinforced with steel rivets and studs. Depending on what is happening he may choose one over the other. He has a steel conical helmet riveted together with four steel strips. At the apex of the helm is a plume of animal fur that drapes down one side or the back. It is about eight inches long. A section of mail is attached to the rear of the helm for additional protection to the back of the neck. Upon the face of the helm is mounted a steel 'spectacle' or large round holes for viewing. The spectacles offer some protection to the face. There was a time when Gunnar did not wear such an attachment. The helmet has cheek flaps attached with leather under the chin. He wears a small leather belt at the waste that cinches the tunics together. Attached to the belt are a pouch at the rear for light provisions, a small axe holder on the right, a sword's scabbard on the left side and small horizontal scabbard placed across the front of the waist to hold his sax; a small 18" short sword made of steel with a bone handle.
Gunnar is an excellent fisherman having plied the trade all of his life.
Gunnar is skilled with the spear.
Gunnar can build exceptionally sturdy and swift long boats.
Weakness: Gunnar's vision is impaired. He lost his left eye during a battle; it left a scar as mentioned above. Often times he wears a patch over the eye, so others don't have to look at it. He does insert a polished white marble to give off a more aesthetic appearance. The vision of his right eye is poor offering a slight blur at great distances. In modern times, Gunnar might need both a patch and a monocle.
Biography: Gunnar was born in a small fishing village along the southern coast. His father was a ship builder and fisherman and his father's father was a ship builder and fisherman. Both men enjoyed the social status of "Stallare" in the community around Isleifsgard. Like his father and grandfather before him, Gunnar also enjoys the status of "Stallare". He is a master with the spear as well as a net in retrieving bushels of fish each day. But above all, Gunnar, his father and his father's father are fierce Viking warriors. Gunnar enjoys the company of several sturdy young lads who assist in plying the trade of ship building and fishing. Gunnar rewards them handsomely for their work and treats them with the same respect one bestows upon his brother.[B][SIZE="4"]
Gunnar learned from his father and grandfather to build boats for fishing, merchants and raiding. He and his "brothers" cut the wood for the boats as well as milling and planing the timbers. When his father passed away, Gunnar inherited his land of some 100 acres surrounding an inlet in the fjords. His mother and sister live with him in their home near the fjord. The house is a modest dwelling, yet comfortable. Several of his "brothers" have constructed homes on Gunnar's property where they live as well. They all help to maintain the property, which is less than a kilometer from the nearest village.
As a Viking, Gunnar is expected to fight for the people of his land and he is skilled with the axe, spear, short sword and long sword with and without a shield. He has participated in several raids and is how he lost his left eye. As a result he mounted the steel plate or "spectacle" on his helm for protection against such a blow.
Gunnar is noted for mastery of fishing, Excellent sailing vessel construction and ferocity in battle, even with his vision impairment. Gunnar also enjoys playing a good game of Hnefatafel.
Equipment: In addition to the equipment noted above under clothing, Gunnar has a small Skeg Axe named "Lothar", several leaf edge headed spears, a double edged broad sword named "Hode-ut", the 18" Sax or short sword as mentioned above and a few steel reinforced wooden shields. All of Gunnar's shields have a steel rounded 'Boss' at the center and are painted with Red and black stripes. Gunnar owns a few heavy horse as well, including a large 17 hands high mount named "Fyrste".
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