The Avaldsnes Pirates (aka, Avaldsnes Vikings) are pirates based in Norway.
The Avaldsnes pirates is a group which has taken up the raiding tradition of the ancient Vikings. They are led by an ork by the name of Hardrada and nearly all of them are Orks and Trolls. Off southwestern Norway is their base of operations, the island of Karmoy.
The raiders control a fleet of modern "longships" that ape the look of the ancient watercraft but are much larger, far faster, and lining their sides are engines that mimic the maneuverability provided by oars. Longships designed for combat and which are used to raid other villages in the Scandinavian Union, and sometimes the Allied German States or the British Isles.
- The Complete Trog, 42-44