Thorfinn Eiriksson of Ugleborg
Thorfinn Eiriksson is the ninth Earl of the Ugleborg (ugle=owl), a stronghold in a valley in the south of Garheim. The Ugleborg is located near Ugleheim, a small village located only two miles from the Lenfald village Falkerby, which is protected by the stronghold Falkerborg.
During the last three centuries, relations between the Ugleborgs and the Falkerborgs have been surprisingly good, for reasons which will later be revealed. Therefore, armed conflicts between the Ugleborgs and the Falkerborgs are very rare. Not surprisingly, the Ugleborgs have the worst attendance record for Garheim-expeditions against Lenfald and the Falkerborgs fight Garheim only reluctantly too.
However, when Garheim is under attack or takes up arms against Loreos, the Garheim-rulers can always count on the Earls of the Ugleborgs. Although their contribution to the army is small in numbers, the fearless Ugleborg soldiers has often played a crucial role in battle. Despite his young age (he is just in his thirties) Thorfinn Eiriksson is already well-known for his courage and his skills in sword-fighting. Rumor has that the Ugleborgs are descendants of the disappeared daughter of king Alphundus (who wielded the sword even better than any of her brothers), although the Ugleborgs themselves have never made any reference to this story whatsoever.