The Bastard Axe is a common weapon of the warriors of Vikingheim, a sturdy weapon that can be used with one or two hands, or simply thrown at an enemy
A bloodthirsty band of brutal barbarian brigands, baneful and bleak in bearing. Beware!
Brave Olgiherga Ogerhunch, ogre hunter of the Ostrobogs and fenstalker.
Pardon them, they are barbarians, and think that the customs of their tribe and river are the laws of nature.
Lord Bertrand of Shawstrope
Draw the party together as debtors to the local lord, king, head of the thieves guild, or mercenary clan, who is forcing them to work together to pay off their debts.