73% done with The Long Ships

The meeting at the stone gives a very different impression of the vikings than what we’ve had up to this point.

Even with a couple of dead goats still hanging from the stone, these men all sit around judging the matters before them a civilly as any Christian nation (and that juxtaposes nicely with Toke’s impression of the god-lovers), but they also seem very poor, too. These were hunters and trappers, not rich men