The Boar King (The Battle Lord, Chapter 1)

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However, the dark and violent rituals Charlga and her minions performed were quite at odds with the Ancient's noble and protective demeanor. This section concerns content related to Legion. When Malorne becomes trapped in the Emerald Nightmare and forced to relive his death at the hands of Archimonde during the War of the Ancients, a figment of Agamaggan is seen battling demons nearby. Legends state that where Agamaggan fell, his blood gave rise to great masses of thorny vines. Many of his quilboar descendants have taken up residence in the largest cluster of giant thorns, the Razorfen , which they revere as Agamaggan's resting place.

The quilboar believe that it will swallow whole those not loyal to him, and spit out their bodies after Agamaggan has chewed them up. According to Mangletooth : "Agamaggan has left his body behind to protect us, and he gives of his spirit so we may protect him. The shaman and geomancers of the quilboar tribes call upon the strength of the Great Boar to help them in battle and in their rituals. This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

Agamaggan's spirit is believed to reside in the afterlife. Today he is the patron of the quilboar tribes, nearly all of whom revere the boar god and pray for his return. This worship usually takes the form of sacrifices and the consumption of burnt offerings, though on occasion more zealous worshipers will engage in single combat. Hesitation in combat is unknown to Agamaggan.

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He will fearlessly charge and throw his full strength against any opponent. His first assault usually concentrates on spellcasters, eliminating their unpredictability from the field of battle. In the middle of a group of opponents, he will use his special attacks to knock down a number of opponents.

Sign In. Jump to: navigation , search. For his appearance in Razorfen Kraul , see Spirit of Agamaggan. An altar to Agamaggan in the Beast Den. Anzu Ka'alu Rukhmar Sethe. Issliruk Karkut Oacha'noa Tayutka. Chi-Ji Niuzao Xuen Yu'lon. Al'Akir air Neptulon water Ragnaros fire Therazane earth. Neptulon water Smolderon fire Therazane earth Thunderaan air. But this did not the berserkers from regrouping and raiding Adils' land again. So the king sent Svipdag off again with the army. The army was smaller than before, but Adils promised that he would gather a larger army to join and support Svipdag's force.

Svipdag's men were outnumbered by the large berserkers' forces. The battle was now going against Svipdag, but no help arrived from the king. Adils was hoping that either Svipdag crush the remaining rebellious berserkers or that Svipdag would die; for he didn't care about Svipdag, and he was willing to accept the berserkers back at his table; such was Adils' treacherous nature. Back at the farm, Svip woke with foreboding that his son was in trouble because of Adils' treachery, so he sent his other sons. Armed with good armours and weapons, Beygad and Hvitserk set out for the battlefield.

Svipdag's men hardpressed, and the hero had many wounds, including the loss of one eye. Howerver, Svipdag had killed three berserkers, so he accomplished many great deeds in this battle. When Svipdag's brothers joined the battle, the course of the war had changed again, and many of rebels were killed, including the remaining three berserkers.

Due to Svipdag's wounds, it was a while before he was healed and his strength returned, but he would remained one-eyed. It was the queen who nursed him back to health. The three brothers decided to leave Adils' services since the king rewarded them poorly. Svipdag wanted to find another king, who would do him justice. They rejected Adils' offer to compensate them.

First they returned home, to the farm. Svip could not persuade his sons to stay, so he advise them to become King Hrolf's champions, since the Danish king was wise and generous, unlike their own king. Although, Adils and Hrolf are enemies, Hrolf accepted Svipdag and his brothers into his household. Though, at first, Hrolf's own berserkers had challenged Svipdag, the king refused to let them fight.

So the leader of Hrolf's beserkers became friend of Svipdag, and Svipdag as his equal. Hrolf as king of Denmark, ruled from his royal seat in Hleidargard.

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Many great warriors from all part of the world came to join him, because they all knew of his bravery, wisdom and generosity. He has two daughters, Skur and Drifa, but the name of his wife was never given. Hrolf's half sister, Skuld, was married to Hjorvard. As wise as he is, he had uncanny skill of making enemies unnecessarily. When Hjorvard came to Hleidargard during a festivity, Hrolf tricked him into Hrolf's swordbelt for a moment, like a servant.

Although, Hjorvard was a powerful king, he grudgingly accepted Hrolf as his liege lord, and paid tributes to his brother-in-law annually. In his heart, Hjorvard would caused trouble later for Hrolf. In Uppdales, north of Norway, there was a king named Hring had a son, named Bjorn, but his wife who is unnamed died. So his advisers suggested that he should remarry. His counsellors went everywhere to find the king a new bride. In Lappland, they come across two women, mother and daughter, named Ingebjorg and Hvit.

Hvit was a daughter of the King of the Lapps, and her mother was the king's mistress. Her beauty was such that they thought she was best candidate for their king's new queen, but they were unaware of the young woman's skill in sorcery and her cruelty and treachery in demeanour. So Hring married Hvit. Hvit, on the other hand, was more interest in her handsome stepson, when he became older. When her husband went to war in another kingdom, she one-day suggested that his son should help her rule in his absence, for she was hoped to seduce young Bjorn.

Bjorn, however, was in love with his childhood friend, Bera, daughter of a wealthy freeman. When Bjorn rejected her amorous advances, she angrily cursed Bjorn, transforming him into a bear. He would be aware of transformation, but could do nothing about it. As a bear, he fled his father's palace, living in the woods, not far from the king's farmlands.

No one knew of Bjorn being cursed by his stepmother, nor where he had disappeared to. No one could the young prince, but the king noticed that some sort of wild animal was killing his cattle and sheep. It was Bjorn killing his father's animals. One day, Bjorn came upon the farm of Bera's father, and she immediately recognised the bear was really Bjorn. The bear didn't harm her, so she followed the bear into the cave as the night fell.

Bera found Bjorn in human form. Apparently, he resumed in his natural form by night, but during daytime, he was transformed into the bear. Bera stayed with Bjorn for some times, and slept with Bjorn, until she became pregnant with triplets. Their short moment of happiness was interrupted, when Bjorn realised he would die in the next day. He left instruction to Bera, at his death she must ask from the king to have whatever is underneath the bear's left shoulder. She must not at any circumstance the bear's flesh, otherwise their sons would be born deformed. He also gave the names of their three future sons.

Also, he instructed Bera that when each of their son had grown strong, each should receive their inheritances in that cave. In a chest were runes that would reveal, which gift would go to which son. These gifts were weapons imbedded into the stone. Their sons could only draw out the weapon that they are destined to receive. By morning, Bjorn was transformed into bear and left the cave.

Bera followed to witness her husband's death. It was at Hvit's urging that Hring should hunt for that bear ravaging his land. They tracked down the bear Bjorn , and surrounded him. Bjorn killed all the dogs, and a number of the king's hunters, before Bjorn fell exhausted and was killed. Bera having witness her husband's death, went immediately to the king as instructed, and secretly took the ring under Bjorn's shoulder. Hring had bear's corpse brought back to his palace, along with Bera.

Hvit suspecting who Bera was tried to trick the young woman to eat the cooked bear's flesh. Bera only reluctantly a bit of the meat, when the queen threatened to punished her. Bera ate only a tiny piece of Bjorn's meat, but spat out the rest. Hvit just laughed as Bera stormed out of the palace. Bera returned to her father's farm, revealing everything to him. Her pregnancy was difficult, and as Bjorn had warned and predicted, her sons would be deformed if she was to eat her husband's flesh.

The firstborn, Elk-Frodi; above his navel he was normal human being, but below it, the rest of his body was an elk. Thorir was her second son, and he was only deformed at his feet, for they were the feet of a hound; other than that he was quite handsome. Thorir was nicknamed as Thorir Hound's Foot. The last son was Bodvar, and he had no deformity. Each son was extraordinary strong, but Elk-Frodi was the strongest.

Elk-Frodi was to first to leave home when he was old enough. So his mother instructed Frodi to get his inheritance in the bear-cave. Frodi wanted the longsword or the axe, but he could draw neither from the stone, so he was unhappy with the shortsword. Frodi chose to live in the mountain, where he would attack and robbed travellers. Thorir decided some time later to leave, and he too went into the cave and took the axe; he too couldn't pull out the longsword.

Thorir went into the mountain to visit his brother, where Frodi treated him hospitably only when he recognise him. Frodi offered his wealth, but Thorir refused. So Frodi advised his brother to go to Gautland, because the king had recently died. The people would only accept a new king, he who can sit on the wide seat of the king's throne.

Thorir did as his brother instructed, and he became king of the Gauts. Thorir Hound's Foot was a strong and brave king, alway victorius in battles. Only, Bodvar remained with his mother longer than his brothers. When Bodvar was eighteen, he asked his mother who was his father, she told him the truth about what happened to Bjorn and to herself, and why Frodi and Thorir was born the way they were. Bodvar said that his father should be avenged, and he would do it for his brothers.

Bera warned her son that Hvit must not be allowed to cast any spell. So Bera and Bodvar went to visit the king, and reveal the truth about his son's fate and the wickedness of his wife. Hring had already realised what had happened, but chose to kept silence about it, since he still loved Hvit. Hring offered Bodvar the title of jarl and make him heir upon his death, if he was to spare his wife.

Since Hring refused to take action and banish his queen from the kingdom, Bodvar decided to act. Bodvar went into the queen's chamber, covered Hvit's head with a sack, then beat her and dragged her body through the street, until she died. Only Hring mourned for his wife's death, but none of his subject ever did. Bera and Bodvar stayed in Hring's palace, until the king died, and Bodvar succeeded his grandfather. He only ruled for a short time.

But he decided to abdicate. He married his mother to a jarl, named Valsleyt, and left the kingdom to them. His mother told him to visit bear-cave, and received the last weapon in the cave, the longsword. This sword, however, can only be drawn three times, and each time, it must kill at least one man. Then, Bodvar visited his brothers.

At Frodi's mountain, he wrestled with his brother until Frodi recognised him. Frodi not only offer him to stay with him, but to share in his wealth, but Bodvar politely want to find his own destiny. Frodi suggested that he should become Hrolf's champion. But before Bodvar could leave, he wanted to test his brother's strength. Being far stronger, Frodi can easily push Bodvar around. Frodi made his brother even stronger, by giving Bodvar drinking a sip of his blood from his elk's calf.

Frodi then stamped foot into the rock. If Bodvar died from illness, the hoof-print was filled with earth, and from drowning if it is filled with water. If he is killed by weapon, then the hoof-print will be filled with blood; and in this case, he would find his killer to avenge him. Bodvar then visited his other brother in Gautland, but Thorir was absence at the time.

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Oliver - V. Bera only reluctantly a bit of the meat, when the queen threatened to punished her. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Many within the hall, were loyal to Helgi's sons despite having swore an oath of allegiance to the king, grappled with Frodi's men in the dark. So he called his men together and asked for their advice on the matter. Svipdag arrived at Adils' court, and the king's berserkers had instant disliking towards the stranger. The Lannister woman gave him horns and made a motley fool of him.

The people thought he was Thorir, because he resembled the king so much. So they escorted to Bodvar to the throne. Since Thorir was married, his subject brought him to the queen's bed. Bodvar did not sleep under the cover with his sister-in-law, but he revealed his true identity to her. They kept this a secret from everyone, until the real Thorir returned.

Thorir warmly offered him position in his kingdom, but Bodvar refused. Bodvar only stayed for short time, before he set out for Denmark. Before Bodvar could reach Hleidargard, he stayed in the poor farmer's house. When they found out his destination, they revealed that their son, Hott, had been mistreated by Hrolf's retainers. Hott was of small stature compared to the warriors.

They would throw bones at Hott when they were having their suppers, often injuring him. Because of their kind hospitality, Bodvar promised to help their son.

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When Bodvar arrived at Hrolf's palace at Hleidargard, and immediately went looking for Hott. The hero found the frightened man, hidden behind pile of bones. Hott used the bones to shield himself. He was dirty and his hand was badly damaged. Bodvar carried Hott out of the hall, and washed him in the lake, before returning to the hall. Bodvar seated Hott next to him at one of the tables.

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When the hall began filling with Holf's warriors, some of the more hostile warriors saw that Hott was sitting at the table. When one warrior threw a large knucklebone at Hott, Bodvar caught it in his hand and threw it back the one who threw the knucklebone in the first place, and was killed. When Hrolf learned of this, he also found that the man who was killed was at fault, not the newcomer. After questioning Bodvar, Hrolf offered him to stay as one of his champions, but Bodvar was only willing to do so, if Hott can stay with him.

When it was Yuletime, Bodvar learned of the monster, possibly a troll would come out this day, to ravage the countryside, except that this troll seemed to have wings and could fly. No one was strong enough to confront this creature. The creature had been attacking the land for 2 autumns, and that Yule's Eve, Hrolf ordered his warriors not to confront the creature. Bodvar, however, sneaked out with Hott in tow.

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Hott was too frightened to resist, so he just laid there, cowering in terror. Bodvar immediately attacked the creature, and found that ordinary sword could not harm the troll, so he drew his father's magic sword. He thrust the sword into beast's body, and piercing the heart. The creature dropped dead. The hero then forced Hott to drink the creature's blood and eat the heart. Hott was remarkably transformed into a strong man, without fear. Bodvar tested his companion's strength by fighting him for some hours.

In the morning, Bodvar then made it so that Hott had killed the creature in front witnesses, including the king. Hott borrowed the Hrolf's sword, Golden Hilt. Hott attacked the already dead creature, but Hrolf suspected that was the true warrior that had slain the beast. The following year, Hrolf's berserkers returned. The berserkers considered themselves to have no equal.

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The berserkers would ask each warrior, including the king, if he was their equal, except for the king, every other warriors would conceded that the berserker were greater than them. Neither Bodvar nor Hjalti Hott would admit that the berserkers were superior to them, and fought with two of them. Hrolf put a stop to the fight, and persuaded his champions to reconcile. Bodvar, with Hjalti sat on Hrolf's right, while Svipdag and his brothers sat on the king's left.

Hrolf later had his daughter, Drifa, married to Bodvar. These names were given in the later chapter Snorri Sturluson also named Veseti as one of the champions in the Prose Edda, which is omitted from the above list. Adils was Hrolf's father-brother-in-law, and Hrolf knew that the king of Uppsala is a treacherous man, especially the way he treated Svipdag see Svipdag. Even more concerning is that Adils was a powerful practitioner of dark magic, often using this power to overcome his enemy. Hrolf brought his twelve champions, twelve berserkers, and hundred warriors with him.

But before reaching Uppsala, a farmer, named Hrani, greeted the king and offered his hospitality, which Hrolf accepted. Everyone enjoyed the meal that Hrani managed to provide everyone, but at night it was so freezing that everyone, except Hrolf's champions, felt the chill. Hrani counselled the king that he should sent half of his company back home before leaving his farm, since they didn't endure the cold so well. If they can't deal with cold night, then they can't deal with Adils' sorcery.

Hrolf agreed, and sends half his retinue back to his kingdom, while he returned on his journey to Uppsala. But before it night had fallen, Hrolf and his retinue come across another farm, but he immediately recognise it was the same farmer, Hrani. That night, all but the champions, suffered from unbearable thirst; those who couldn't endure drank from Hrani's vat of wine.

Again in the morning, Hrani advised that half of this current company should be sent home. Before they could leave, a storm kept them indoor, so Hrolf and his warriors stayed for another night. When a fire was lit, for warmth, everyone except Hrolf and his twelve champions, moved towards the fire. Hrani advised that no one should go Adils' palace, except the king and his twelve champions.

Hrolf admired Hrani's wisdom, decided to follow Hrani's instruction. When he left the next morning, the king only took his twelve champions. Hrolf and his champions arrived at Adils' palace. Suspecting treachery from his former king, Svipdag advised the king and his companions to not reveal the identity of Hrolf. Adils' idea of safe conduct was to have his ambush the small company. Adils' men hid behind nooks, and attacked Hrolf's company; but they were repulsed, with many falling to the champions' weapons.

Seeing this ambush is not going well, he put a stop to it.

And had the champions seated. Adils still couldn't recognise who is the king. Adils decided to put the champions through a trial of fire, hoping that the heat would cause the king to reveal himself. Since the guests' seat were closer to the fire, Adils' men kept putting more fuel into the fire. Bodvar and Svipdag decided to act, or they would all burn to death. Each hero grabbed Adils' man who was feeding the fire with more fuel, and tossed them into the fire.

Hjalti followed suit, as did the other champion, throwing attendants of the fire into the flame, where they died. Hrolf and his champions then all jump over the fire, with the intention of seizing Adils. Adils in fear, fled to the tree, in the middle of his hall. The tree was hollow in the inside, and with his magic, he was able to escape. Adils went to his wife, Yrsa, who rebuked him for not only her father-husband, Helgi, but for attempting to murder her son, when Hrolf was supposed to be under safe-conduct. Adils replied to his wife that he would no longer come into her presence, since he can no longer trust his wife.

Yrsa went to greet her son, and she called upon her most faithful servant, Vogg, to serve Hrolf as he had served her. Vogg's comment about how thin and angular like "a ladder carved from a pole", gave the king the nickname of Kraki, meaning pole ladder. When Hrolf gave him his gold ring, for giving him a new name, Vogg made a solemn oath that he will avenge Hrolf's death, if the king was killed by men before him.

Vogg then warned the king that Adils will send a troll in the shape of a wild boar that he had conjured up, against the Danish king. This has been proven that will they rested the boar tried to attack them. Hrolf had a hound, named Gram, which intercepted the troll-boar, defending its master. Bodvar attack the boar with his sword, but the blade would not cut the boar's hide. The king's hound, however, had managed to tear off the boar's ears and cheeks, which caused the boar to withdraw.

Adils brought a company of armed men to the house Hrolf was staying in Vogg's house? Bodvar told the king that he would prefer to die fighting outside, then being burnt alive. So Hrolf's champions broke through the wall of the house, and attack Adils' warriors. Despite having superior number, Adils' men were no match for Hrolf and his 12 champions. A large number died or were badly wounded, and the rest surrendered.

Adils escaped again, when he saw that he was losing the battle. Hrolf's hawk had returned to him, and it was learned that his hawk had killed every single hawks belonging to Adils. The news is not good concerning Hrolf's horses in Adils' stable; each horse was maimed. Hrolf returned to his mother, in the palace, and told Yrsa of his purpose of getting his inheritance, which Adils had stolen when he had Hrolf's father, Helgi, murdered.

Yrsa advised her son that he should leave, since her husband was gathering troops to confront him. The Queen gave his son a silver horn filled with Adils' valuable rings; the Sviagris is Adils' most prized ring. Ysra also gave her son some gold and silver, as well as 12 reddish horses, but a white horse for her son. She also provided whatever clothing, armour, shield or weapon Hrolf and his champions needed. She also gave whatever properties that were formerly owned by Yrsa's former husband.

Hrolf and his champions then left Adils' palace. As he rode away from Uppsala, Hrolf spotted a gold ring on the track. Hrolf wisely guess and informed his champions that the ring put there, hoping to delay him from leaving Adils' kingdom. Hrolf heard and saw a large force was pursuing them. Hrolf delayed them by spilling horn filled with gold on the tracks. Adils' army of warriors stopped their pursuit to pick up the gold, fighting among themselves out of greed.

Anger at the delay of his own men, Adils pursued the Hrolf with a smaller company. Seeing Adils coming towards him, Hrolf took off the ring Sviagris and threw it on the ground behind him. Adils being himself greedy, bend over to pick up his ring. Hrolf seeing this, rode at Adils, swung his sword and cut off a large part of Adils' buttocks. Shamely wounded and bleeding copiously, Adils fled. Hrolf regained the ring Sviagris. They continued on their journey home, and came upon a farm, and had once again met with the farmer Hrani. Hrani again offered them hospitality, and knew that Hrolf and his champions were successful in their venture in Adils' kingdom.

Hrani offered the king some gift — helmet, shield, coat of mail and a sword, but Hrolf unwisely rejected them, because he thought they were ugly weapons. This offended the farmer, and Hrani rebuked the king. Hrolf and his champions rode away instead of staying at Hrani's farm. But Bodvar and Hrolf realised the king's mistake in offending the farmer. They realised only now that farmer had one eye, so this Hrani must be actually the god Odin.

They rode back, perhaps to apologise to Hrani, but Hrani and the farm had vanished. This bode ill towards Hrolf, now that he had angered Odin Hrani. Upon their return to Hleidargard in Sjaeland, Denmark, Bodvar advised the king avoid battles for some time. Hrolf refused to change his lifestyle, just because he had offended the spirit of Odin.

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Odin was not only a god of war; he was also god who decides on who should be the victor in battle. Hrolf's fortune had changed, and he would soon be facing his greatest challenge. Skuld, half-sister of Hrolf Kraki, had incited her husband, Hjorvard, into rebellion against her brother and attack Hrolf's kingdom. Hjorvard was still sore from having being tricked into becoming Hrolf's vassal king; therefore he had to pay tribute to Hrolf. Skuld is a sorceress of great power; her power came from her birth, she being part elf.