Bard, Bjorgolf, Brynjolf, Egil, England, Eyvind, Fjord Province, Grim, Halberd, Halogaland, Haologaland, Hildirid, Hildiridarsons, Hogni, Iceland, Isle of Torg, King Arnvid, King Harald, Kveldulf, Kylfings, Lapps, Namdalen, Norway, Olvir, Oslo Fjord, Scandanavia, Shape-changer, Sigrid, Skallagrimsson, Snorri Sturluson, Sweden, Thorgils Gjallandi, Thorolf, Trondheim, Vikings
Thorolf had, as his main man, a fellow who had travelled with him on Viking journeys. This man had also fought for the king. His name was Thorgils Gjallandi. Thorof always depended on Thorgils to run his estate business when he was absent.
Thorolf had assembled the full tribute that he had collected from the Lapp trading. He informed Thorgils to give it to the king if the king was passing through the area. Thorgils, in Thorolf’s absence loaded up the full amount of tribute on a vessel and sought out the king.
A meeting was made for the tribute to be given to the king.
The king gave Thorgils a hard look and all present could see the king was angry.
Thorgils departed without giving the king the tribute. He thought there may be a better time. He immediately sought out Olvir. Thorgils asked Olvir if he knew what was going on. Olvir said he would talk to the king. Olvir also stated that he knew the Hildiridarsons were having secret talks with the king and that they had a strong dislike for Thorolf.
Olvir met with the king and calmed him down. Olvir suggested they go together to accept the Lapp tribute. The king was impressed with all the beautiful furs; especially the grey ones and the beaver pelts. The king made a strange statement.
“It is such sad business that Thorolf won’t keep faith with me and wants me dead.”
Several people heard the king’s comment and every one of them said the same; that Thorolf was utterly blameless and that whatever the king was hearing was nothing but wicked slander. The king’s conversation with Thorgils grew more pleasant and they parted on good terms.