- Oct 1, 2019
Name of Post:
Tyr Magnusson's Introduction
Character’s Full Name:
Tyr Kåre Magnusson (Hardrada dynasty)
Father: King Magnus III (Deceased)
Mother: Margaret Fredkulla (Deceased)
Grandfather: Olaf III of Norway (Deceased)
Grandmother: Ingerid of Denmark (Deceased)
Brother: Mathias Olav Magnusson (LordMathias)
Age/Date of Birth:
4th of April, 1076 (25 years old)
Roman Catholic Christian
King of Norway
Tyr was born on the 4th of April 1078, in Oslo, as the first son to King Magnus III. of Norway. Being the older brother of Prince Mathias (LordMathias) and Brynjar (Partyhouse), he was the heir to the throne. As his father was a devout Christian, he was baptized in Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim. Together with his brothers, he underwent a very strict upbringing, where he learnt the skills of axe-combat, archery, battle strategy, ruling, horse-riding and sailing. Although his father wasn't around a lot of the time (as he was on military campaigns), Tyr absolutely admired him; the scarce moments of time they spent together, he wholeheartedly cherished. As Magnus' oldest son, he was his unspoken favourite. Often, he took Tyr with him on campaigns to master certain military skills (such as logistics and maintaining morale) by first-hand experience.
Initially, he attended Roskilde Cathedral School with his brother Mathias, although he quickly noticed that his passions lied elsewhere; although Christianity was an important aspect of his life, he interests lied with war and diplomatics. Because of this, his father sent him to the Byzantine Empire, where he would be a temporary officer of the Varangian Guard. Although it meant that Tyr would have to leave his country for several years, his father ought it necessary; for only there he would truly be able to master Western warfare (on top of Scandinavian warfare). It was extremely difficult for Tyr to master the Latin language, however, he succeeded. With this new achievement, he was able to read to works of military legends, such as Alexander the Great and Gaius Iulius Caesar.
In May of 1095, Tyr decided to travel back to Oslo, where he grew accustomed to ruling Norway. Seeing as his father was still on a campaign, the country required a trustworthy ruler: this was his opportunity to learn and gain popularity with the Norwegian inhabitants. In 1100, his father got killed during an Irish ambush. As much as he idolized him, he understood that continuing this war, was not in the interest of Norway. As the newly crowned king, he would continue to rule the country, whilst being advised by his younger brother Mathias. His younger brother, however, lacked ambition and was fairly inexperienced with official matters. This forced Tyr to take care of -— and look out for — Brynjar, as he had a reputation of getting in trouble.
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