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It had been a strange year for both I and my enemies, King Eirik and Queen Gunnhild.
King Eirik had been ruling Norway for one year after the death of his father Harald Fair Hair.
Another son of Harald Fair Hair was called Hakon. He was the foster son of King Athelstan. Hakon had gone to Norway at the same time that I left England and went to Iceland.
Hakon travelled to Trondheim, was adopted as king, and shared the realm with Eirik. Now everyone knows that two people sharing anything is not a good idea. This goes for kingdoms as well as wives, boats and ale-horns.
One spring Hakon and Eirik both gathered large armies in order to do battle with each other. Eirik saw that his army was much smaller. He decided, quite wisely I might add, to go into self-exile.
Arinbjorn had become indispensable to Eirik so they both sailed to Orkney. They were accompanied by their families.
Eirik decided to raid parts of Scotland. King Athelstan was not too pleased with this. He decided to offer Eirik full charge of Northumberland if Eirik would agree to defend it from the Scots. Agreements were reached.