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Fenrir

Fenrir

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Your Field Guide to Spotting Fenrir

Wolves are a pretty spooky bunch, so it's not easy to find them in the wild. But the gods of Asgard have guaranteed that they'll always know where to find Fenrir: chained to a rock on Lyngvi Island in the middle of Lake Amsvartnir. They've imprisoned him there to make sure he doesn't cause trouble for them during Ragnarök. To make your meeting go more smoothly, you might consider bringing some fresh meat. But be careful when you approach him—he may bite.

Sex: Male
Age: Young
Build: Muscular and Sinewy
Complexion: Hairy
Hair Color: Gray
Facial Hair: Body hair—all over (also known as fur…)
Scars/marks/tattoos: Puncture wounds in the gums from the sword gods stuck in his mouth to keep him from biting. Ouch.
Jewelry and accessories: A magical silk fetter, Gleipnir, and a sword that's stuck in his mouth
Clothing: Fur coat
Armor: Wolves don't need armor
Type of Weapon: Extremely lethal teeth

Typical Companions:

Týr, before he betrayed him

Known Hangouts:

Lyngvi Island, Lake Amsvartnir
Vigrið Battlefield (during Ragnarök)
The woods on a hunt (if he could escape)
At the mouth (literally!) of the River Ván

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