What creatures will there be from Scandinavian folklore?

  • Crusader Kings II Expansion Subscription

    Subscribe to the CK II Expansion and enjoy unlimited access to 13 major expansions and more!


  • Paradox Midsummer Sale has arrived! Up to 75% off!

    Enjoy some sun and song this Midsummer, but when the sun goes down, the fun doesn't have to stop! Paradox has a festive sale on plenty of games to keep your summer nights going!


    June 18th - June 30th
  • Crusader Kings III Available Now!

    The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.


    Real Strategy Requires Cunning
Status
Not open for further replies.

Druplesnubb

Lt. General
37 Badges
May 14, 2013
1.317
574
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Sengoku
  • Sword of the Stars II
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Age of Wonders III
  • Stellaris: Humanoids Species Pack
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars
  • Stellaris: Megacorp
  • Imperator: Rome Sign Up
  • Stellaris: Ancient Relics
  • Stellaris: Lithoids
  • Stellaris: Federations
  • Stellaris
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Magicka
  • Imperator: Rome
Scandinavian folklore has alot of monsters that could be used for enemies in the game. Imagine for example coming across a river and finding the Näck or a Brook Horse. You could also have a bunch of Nisses as friendly npc's. The Lindworms are giant snakes that look kinda like wingless wyverns but with front legs instead of hind legs. The wights were tiny underground tricksters that lived under houses, before Tolkien used the word for his underground ghost. There's also all kinds of Rås you could use, although the Forest Rå (also known as the Hulder or Huldra) is the most famous. One of the creatures that doesn't have an English wikipedia page is a huge fire-breathing boar with burning eyes and razor sharp fur (this is apparently where the English name "razorback" comes from), that right there is one of the coolest creatures I've ever heard of. And that's only some of the creatures, Scandinavian folklore contains many more, often overlapping with each other.
 

Andrelvis

The Last Ghibelline
74 Badges
Apr 30, 2006
5.596
7.596
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Majesty 2 Collection
  • March of the Eagles
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Rome Gold
  • Semper Fi
  • Sengoku
  • Victoria 2
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Rise of Prussia
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Stellaris
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Stellaris: Ancient Relics
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Darkest Hour
  • Deus Vult
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For The Glory
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
One of the creatures that doesn't have an English wikipedia page is a huge fire-breathing boar with burning eyes and razor sharp fur (this is apparently where the English name "razorback" comes from), that right there is one of the coolest creatures I've ever heard of. And that's only some of the creatures, Scandinavian folklore contains many more, often overlapping with each other.

That's pretty cool. Any idea where one can read more about that creature?
 

SolSara

Lt. General
103 Badges
Dec 26, 2009
1.531
334
www.sarawendel.se
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Impire
  • King Arthur II
  • Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition
  • Leviathan: Warships
  • Magicka
  • Majesty 2
  • Majesty 2 Collection
  • March of the Eagles
  • Naval War: Arctic Circle
  • Rome: Vae Victis
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Rome Gold
  • Semper Fi
  • Sengoku
  • Ship Simulator Extremes
  • Sword of the Stars
  • Sword of the Stars II
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Starvoid
  • Teleglitch: Die More Edition
  • The Showdown Effect
  • Victoria 2
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Darkest Hour
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Cities in Motion
  • Cities in Motion 2
  • Crusader Kings II
  • War of the Vikings
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Warlock 2: The Exiled
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • A Game of Dwarves
  • Dungeonland
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Warlock: Master of the Arcane
  • For The Glory
  • For the Motherland
  • Gettysburg
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
Scandinavian folklore has alot of monsters that could be used for enemies in the game. Imagine for example coming across a river and finding the Näck or a Brook Horse. You could also have a bunch of Nisses as friendly npc's. The Lindworms are giant snakes that look kinda like wingless wyverns but with front legs instead of hind legs. The wights were tiny underground tricksters that lived under houses, before Tolkien used the word for his underground ghost. There's also all kinds of Rås you could use, although the Forest Rå (also known as the Hulder or Huldra) is the most famous. One of the creatures that doesn't have an English wikipedia page is a huge fire-breathing boar with burning eyes and razor sharp fur (this is apparently where the English name "razorback" comes from), that right there is one of the coolest creatures I've ever heard of. And that's only some of the creatures, Scandinavian folklore contains many more, often overlapping with each other.

The Huldra will be in, as will wyrms/lindorm, but no Nisse, Näcken, Bäckahäst (Brook horse) nor wights. The Gloson is a later invention, as you need Christian churches in order to conjure her. We do have a lot of other creatures from both Norse Mythology and Scandinavian Folklore though.
 

aruon

UwU?
58 Badges
Mar 21, 2012
5.989
3.670
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Leviathan: Warships
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rule Britannia
  • Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome
  • Surviving Mars
  • Steel Division: Normand 44 Sign-up
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Tyranny - Tales from the Tiers
  • Tyranny - Bastards Wound
  • Age of Wonders III
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Stellaris: Humanoids Species Pack
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Surviving Mars: Digital Deluxe Edition
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars
  • Stellaris: Megacorp
  • Europa Universalis IV: Golden Century
  • Imperator: Rome Deluxe Edition
  • Imperator: Rome
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Imperator: Rome Sign Up
  • Stellaris: Ancient Relics
  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall Sign Up
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Stellaris: Necroids
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Victoria 2
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Magicka: Wizard Wars Founder Wizard
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Stellaris
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Stellaris Sign-up
  • Tyranny: Archon Edition
  • Tyranny: Archon Edition
  • Tyranny: Gold Edition
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
will there be Aptgangr (Walking dead)?

We will have a couple of undead units, and I thank you for finding that name. I had totally missed it and now I know what I will name one of the bosses in the game! :)

pfft, Aptgangr? PUHHHLEEASE! everyone knows that Inferi Redivivus (just Google it, gawd) is the undead way to go:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
 
Status
Not open for further replies.