Thorfinn grew up captivated by the legendary tales shared by seasoned sailors - those brave souls who dared to venture across the boundless ocean in search of the fabled land known as Vinland. The mere mention of this warm, fertile paradise, a stark contrast to his icy birthplace in Iceland or his current life as a battle-hardened mercenary, filled his heart with yearning. Alas, the grim reality of war had become Thorfinn's bitter companion, a relentless force that defined his existence. Gone were the peaceful words his father once uttered, assuring him that no foes existed and harm was unacceptable. In truth, nothing seemed farther from reality. As the conflict between England and the Danes intensified, Thorfinn found himself enmeshed in a savage struggle, where death ruled the land with a merciless grip. The Viking mercenaries, reveling in the chaos, delighted in aligning with either faction, for their allegiance could tip the scale of power dramatically and yield substantial rewards. Amidst this tumultuous backdrop, Thorfinn's singular purpose burned brighter than ever - to avenge his father's brutal murder at the hands of Askeladd. It appeared that for the Vikings, the only semblance of paradise lay within the ever-flowing rivers of war and the echo of clashing swords.