Vanir Basics

Playable?: Yes

At a Glance

Nordheim is the rugged, cold homeland of the Vanir. Many stories are told about this and its people. In many parts of the world, their names are used to frighten children. The people of coastal regions know the Vanir as traders, sea raiders, and intrepid explorers. Their ships have carried them to the farthest corners of the world, even to the feared waters beyond the Great Western Sea. The Vanir are extraordinary seafarers and ship builders. They are also renowned as warriors and their Skalds are respected by all.

Race Name: Vanir

Other Names:

Sea Wanderers, Sea People

Classification

Human: The Vanir are a race of Murians (indigenous Aereth humans). They are genetically compatible with Aereth’s humans and human-like races.

Ethnicity: Mostly caucasian, leaning strongly toward the lighter shades of hair and eyes.

Basis

The Vanir and Nordheim are very loosely based on the Norse people of Iceland and Europe. In Norse mythology, the Vanir are a group of gods associated with nature, fertility, wisdom, and the ability to see the future. The Vanir are one of two groups of gods and are the namesake of the location Vanaheimr.