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Helga was born to unknown parents in the city of Nidaros, a major trading port in the lands of Scandia. An intelligent girl, she was wild and preferred to play with other boys instead of girls. As a teenager, Helga trained in the art of swordfighting and personal combat and became known as a fierce warrior.
Jarl of Nidaros
At the age of 18, Helga challenged the Jarl of Nidaros to duel for the right to rule the jarldom of Nidaros. A corrupt man, loathed by many, it came to the joy of many when Helga defeated and killed him in personal combat, earning the right to rule the city and the surrounding territory.
Under pressure, she eventually agreed to marry Eirikr, a prominent young nobleman in the city.
Expansion of her territory
Helga, an ambitious young woman, began expanding her rule to surrounding jarldoms. Her power became known across all of Scandia, and by 835, she had conquered all of Noregr and Svíþjóð, and was proclaimed Queen of both.
Queen of Noregr and Svíþjóð
A competent ruler, Helga expanded the already great rights of women, and made sure there was no starvation in both of her kingdoms, while also increasing living standards. A beloved ruler, she was admired by many, even the great berserker warriors. In 835, Eirikr demanded that Helga yield the throne to him. For this offense, Helga defeated and killed him, ensuring her rule as the undisputed ruler of the kingdoms. For this, she was often called "Helga the Unyielding".
Abdication and later life
Soon after her husband's death by her own hands, Helga give birth to a boy, whom she named Thor, after her patron deity. She treated him with love and cared greatly about him. Raising him to be kind, but also a fierce warrior, she continued to expand her realm into all directions. When Thor reached the age of 20, Helga voluntarily yielded the throne to him. While officially no longer ruler, she continued to wield great influence and was called by many the true power behind the throne.
High Queen of the Norse
In 860, Helga's son Thor had conquered all of Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and declared himself High King of the Norse. As a testament for his undying love for his mother, Thor declared his mother his co-ruler, and they ruled the Norse Empire together as mother and son.
Helga died in 900, at the venerable age of 90, beloved by all her subjects and family. Thor honored his mother by awarding her the eternal position of Eternal Mentor of the Norse.