Carl (karl): A trained warrior. Sometimes spelled karl.
Drottning (drot-NING): Queen.
Gestir (gest-EAR): Guest. Also the term for a specialized servant of the konung. These often serve as spies and policemen.
Holmgang (holm-GANG): A duel between warriors in Svellheim. The word actually means "going to a small island."
Jarl (yarl): Major noble of Svellheim, usually the ruler of a steading.
Konung (KOE-nung): King.
Longship: A light, extremely fast ship.
Steading (STED-ing): The main political subdivision of Svellheim. Generally steadings include a number of towns and are ruled by a jarl. The konung has specific expectations of each steading depending upon their location, places within the steading, and size. There are currently 43 steadings in Svellheim.