In the final episode of our epic journey through Fóstbrœðra saga (The Saga of the Sworn Brothers) Thormod wraps up his business in Greenland and heads back to Norway and the loving companionship of his new BFF King Olaf. Unfortunately for Thormod and Olaf, there’s another would-be king of Norway lurking out there with plans to seize the throne. Will Olaf and Thormod link arms and defeat the aggressor? Or will the loyal warrior-poet follow his king in death? There’s only one way to find out!
Stick around for the end of the episode where we answer a question from the Runesack and talk about our favorite translations of Beowulf.
Our illustration for this episode is Grima’s vision of doom for Thormod and his friends. How will he get out of this mess? Thanks to Jacob Foust, aka @skarphedin_illustrator on Instagram, for his work on this one.
Intro Music – “Prelude and Action” by Kevin MacLeod
Review Music – “The Royal Vagabond Medley” by Jocker’s Dance Orchestra
Poetry Music – “Teller of Tales” by Kevin MacLeod
Outro Music – “Stormfront” by Kevin MacLeod