Óláfr Trygvasson is circling Norway seeking support to his campaign to be recognized as king of all the land. His youth in the lands of the Kievan Rus’ and his years as mercenary and trader have followed him to his homelands. Kólbrunna was widowed as a very young woman and her high station has allowed her to remain unmarried and independent. She holds her own lands and explores distant lands when she wishes by leading her own trading expeditions. Mostly she is at home, at the work of a proud and skilled woman of her class. She strives to a hostess worthy of Valhǫll keeping her guests’ hunger and thirsts at bay and to always have poets and games to keep conversation and entertainment foremost.