After Eleonore took the title of kreisarch of Demmenkreisen, she needed an emissary to treat with Snorri Erikssen, konung of Svellheim. Since Ansgar's mother came from Svellheim and he understood Svellheimish to some extent, she chose him to go to Kvivik as her ambassador.
Seated in the hall and drinking a cup of mead was a warrior Geirr had never seen before. Probably younger than he initially appeared, he had a ragged beard and wild, stringy brown hair. His armor and weapons had seen better days but had been recently patched, oiled, and cleaned.
- Brief Is My Flame