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The land of Britannia has suffered much unrest since the Vikings arrived on their shores many years ago. These days the Danelaw occupies nearly half the land and is completely Norse territory. Conflicts between the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings continue, making life on the island a challenge for everyone.
The story begins in April of 878, in the city of Lichfield, Mercia. It's a cloudy day and it looks like it could start raining soon. Despite that the city is buzzing with all sorts of people doing all sorts of things, possibly trying to get as much done before the rain begins to fall. Being so close the the boarder to the Danelaw, Lichfield is in a state of constant worry and unrest, which has lead to increased criminal activity in the city. Thunder can be heard in the distance, though it's unclear whether the storm is drawing closer to the city or not. Dogs are barking uneasily as regular life in Lichfield continues...
A teenage girl came into Lichfield panting and exhausted. It was clear she had been running for a long time. Her bare feet were bruised, and all she carried was a small pouch. Once she was inside the city she fell to the ground.
"Please help me," she begged the people around her as tears were filling her eyes. "The Danes have taken my village and they... they... killed everyone."