Very near the beginning of the game, when you reach your "hometown" in Norway, one of the first two quests (the one that wants you to find the blacksmith) would highlight certain villagers with big chevrons over their heads even though they weren't the blacksmith. I spoke to one lady that wanted me to find deer antlers for her, but I didn't speak to any others before the story took me away on raids and fights to other places in Norway.
Question is, will I come back before leaving Norway and will all those people still be available? Since the finding the blacksmith quest is completed, will those villagers still be highlighted somehow? I know you can return to Norway later, but I imagine the villagers will change as some will come with you (I presume, I haven't gotten that far yet). Should I have done everything there before going on the story raids? I want to start over before I'm 10 hours in and find I missed a bunch of stuff! Thank you in advance!