Many are the tales of woe told by the survivors of their attacks – stories of the arrival of dragon-headed ships, and the cold-hearted raiders they bear. In huddled dockside taverns across the northern provinces, men speak in hushed tones of the Varangur berserkers, who arrive in their longships, razing ports and pillaging all before them in the name of their god, Korgaan. The Northern Alliance are often tarred with the same brush by those ignorant of the ways of the North. Their fleets are similar in appearance, and their ferocity in battle near equal. To those who fall prey to the dragonships of the North, what matter the identity of the conquerors?