Fingar originally hails from a prosperous fishing and trading village on the coast near what is now Fredrikstad, Norway. While his parents and siblings were perfectly content with their humble ways, Fingar was more ambitious and craved more from life. And so, he volunteered on as many voyages as possible, quickly earning a name for himself with his Jarl as he demanded a strong presence on the battlefield and was a knowledgeable skald for his house. This status and comfort did not last long, however, for his entire village and homestead was raided and razed to the ground by a neighboring Jarl with only few survivors escaping – perhaps if you ask nicely, he will tell you the story of that fateful night…
He traveled east and made his way to Kiev and further south to Mittlegard where he would continue to grow as a warrior, eventually becoming a Hersir by his own right. He learned many different techniques and technologies of war from his time there but became overwhelmed by a sense of wanderlust. Fingar made his way back west, taking the longer path through the Balkan Peninsula and up the Danube River until he made landfall in England. It’s here he heard rumor of a “Jarl Aesa” who had made a treaty with the King, and Fingar could not resist finding out more of what Aesa had in mind.