Jarl Magni Einridsen (a.k.a. Thorson)
“Don’t you think you’re being a teensy bit dramatic?”You have met your Great-Uncle, correct?
“… oh.”Thank you for your confirmation. Sit comfortably, this one's a doozy.
Magni was the firstborn son of Thor Odinson and Sif. While some dispute his parentage, Sif can assure you, the child is hers. Brother of Thrudr, he grew as Aesir do, in Ásgard and played with his cousins and other companion children of the Aesir & Vanir. All was fair and normal for the Aesir of Strength, who displayed affinity with his inner and outer strength.
Then, the sons of Loki whispered a coup. Their father found Baldr's weakness, and was going to exploit it in the Mead Hall one winter's night. Magni ran as fast as his legs could go, and lungs heaving, entered the revelry of an Asgardian Hall during the middle of the cold long dark of Winter. Catching his breath, he choked out to stop the game, where others threw deadly weapons at Baldr (who of course, was invincible). Loki smiled wide, and gave Hodr a dart of mistletoe.
Magni caught his uncle's body as it fell, instantly killed by the thrown sprig of mistletoe.
Loki won the game! Where was his prize!? The hall errupted, Thor charged and Magni's mother felt the quake of labour pains. A son was born that night, one who changed the course of Magni's life.
"Out. Send the brothers out."
Magni was packed up with his infant brother placed in his arms by Odin Borson, sent off in a longship across the Rainbow Road to Midgard. Gone was the home of his youth, gone was beauty, replaced by a sprig of cold inside his heart. His duty was to protect and guide his brother Raynar Einridsen, whose wrath burrowed into Magni's soul.
For decades they survived in Midgard as children in a Norse village, which grew in strength. A skald and the Jarl cared for them, after prophetic dreams heralded their coming. Eventually, Magni became the new Jarl and his brother grew in both might and dissatisfaction. When foreigners wrecked on their shores, Magni saw nothing but woe in the raven calls, and tried to dispatch the invaders, but no avail. They stayed and the unthinkable happened.
The Frankish priest poisoned his brother against him. Bricius turned Modthi into a lackey for the Carpenter, and in the battle which followed, stole Modthi away. Magni gave chase, he had to return Modthi to his senses, to stop this foolishness of placing his dependence upon a false god.
Magni became a man possessed, and chased Modthi across the world. He battled and raged, and pushed beyond any temperance, started a war for his brother's belief. Maybe then, he would be allowed back home.
To rescue his brother back to the Aesir ways, or kill him and give him a proper burial in death.
To become worthy of returning to Asgard.
To bring honour and strength to his parents and glory to his name.