all male shop owners seem to get replaced by female ones along the story, why? [soilers]0 Likes/6 Replies/139 ViewsOriginal poster Asgardian02 1938 posts
Is its just me or is this some weird pattern?
1st the tattoo artists died, and gets replaced by a female one.
Then the blacksmiths is for no reason replaced by a woman, someone from Africa which seems pretty weird within that time frame. Its the only dark person i have seen after having played 120+ hours aside from reda.
Quor321 232 posts
Well from a realistic point of view it was usually men that died in war. Despite what the game and tv shows tell ya there was not many women warrior vikings. Women have always filled to void from testosterone's nonsense throughout history.
gentester 65 posts
The Norse were a huge trading culture as well as going 'Viking' and raiding.
As traders they had covered most of northern, central, and eastern Europe using the rivers, as longboats could navigate quite shallow rivers. It's a certainty that at least some had explored and done trading with North Africa. They were in Constantinople (Istanbul) as mercenaries for the Eastern Roman Empire, had connections through that to the Silk Road which is where our General Store lady has entered the game. Southern Spain was almost completely Islamic (Al-Andalus) at that point, a culture which kept slaves from all over the known world - including Africa. Also remember that Roman Auxillary regiments recruited from every culture and often when the term of service was up these people stayed, had homes, businesses, wives and children. Although its some time after the Romans left please don't assume the British Isles were all one genetically homogenous people, even the Saxons were invaders.
Having people of African extraction in the game is not really surprising, they almost certainly were present in real life in Northern Europe albeit most likely not in huge numbers.