The Bjarms

The Bjarms
The Bjarms

The Bjarms are a warlike, savage tribe living on the edge of the White Sea. These dwellers of the forest carry only a bow and spear as weapons as they travel through the high arctic hills, covered with permanent snow. In departing on a military expedition, they often exchange their weapons for magic. Using their spells, they make the heavens burst into torrential rains and change calm, clear weather into depressing drizzle. The Bjarms are pagan god worshippers who, in the manner of the Scytes, wander from place to place and are highly skilled in bewitching people. With a glance, some words or other tricks of witchery, the Bjarms bind folks to the extent that they are not free in body or mind, become thin to the extreme and wither away.