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  • Norse Norse (culture)
  • Humanoid Humanoid (attribute)
  • Cave Dweller Cave Dweller (attribute)
  • Friendly Friendly (behaviour)
  • Dwarves Dwarves (common type)

A Dwarf of Norse legend. With his brothers, Otr and Regin, he created a Dragon called Fafnir. Otr was killed by the trickster god, Loki who mistook him for an otter. Hriedmar demanded blood money and Loki promised to fill the corpse of Otr with gold. However in the pile of gold he hid a ring that made its bearer crave gold and have misfortune. Fafnir became influenced by the ring and teamed up with his brother Regin to steal the hoard of gold. In doing so he killed his father. Fafnir kept the gold to himself and lost his wings becoming a Wurm. Regin then sought the mortal hero Sigurd to kill Fafnir to end this madness. When Sigurd slew the beast he roasted its tongue in a fire and drank its blood giving him the ability to speak all languages. Eventually Regin became violated by the ring and sought to kill Sigurd. Sigurd ambushed and slew Regin instead but then he himself became obsessed with the ring and treasure and shortly after, he died tragically.

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