Vikings were basically hunter-gathers. They raised crops and had live stock.

If the monks were sharing eggs, they had eggs. If the village was cooking a pig, Vikings had pork.

 Vikings had a simple diet

Elk, Deer, Seal, Walrus, Shark, Horsemeat, all kinds of fish, whatever game they could get.

Lute fisk- Dried cod is soaked in lye, then rinsed in clean water twice. I have had it at a couple of feasts (I said had it, not that I liked it).  It came out like fish jell-o and it still tasted like lye.

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Banners Call

With the breaking of the war arrow, the War begins.

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Clear skies and gentle breezes set the stage for the opening ceremonies under Mt. Eislinn in front of the iconic fort.  Crowns and kingdoms put on their best and processed in under marshal drums and banners waving.  Each Kingdom heralded in their Crown and returned to the growing numbers at the base of the fort to eagerly await the words of the Monarchs to declare sides. 

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