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The Heirs of the North are a tribe of Nordheimers. They control the central and eastern Highlands. The Vanir and Aesir have golden or red hair. They wear furs and straps and wield weapons of hardened steel. Some Nordheimers take wolves as companions and many of them are hunters, living in wooden huts, covered in fur and thick hides.


Heirs of the north enemies generally have 450 HP. Exceptions to this rule are most named/T4 NPCs like Freya, which have 525 HP. As Thralls, they have an HP pool of 1800, 2700, 3150, 4725 (Rank 1-4). Heirs of the North are above average in strength and health.

Their highest concentration can be found at The Wardtowers and New Asagarth.

They are an excellent source of Icon steel bar.png Steel Bar as well as Icon glass.png Glass, making them ideal to farm during mid and even high-end late game.


  • Nordheimers deal high amounts of burst damage, from range and in close combat.
  • This is despite their mediocre health pool.
  • They usually attack in small groups, and have a lot of Archers.
  • Most of their Fighters use either spears or shields+swords, putting one-handed swords or sometimes spears at a severe disadvantage.
  • Utilizing shield breaking weapons or armor penetration can be very helpful.
  • Using shields and natural cover against archers increases odds of survivability.
  • The key in combat against this faction seems to lie in killing each of them quick to reduce their numbers and the incoming damage.




Notable NPCs[]

Ladagara Daughter Of Ymir

Alchemist Rokur the Alchemist
Archer Chieftain Alfhild Dina, Master Huntress Freya Varpnir
Armorer Chieftain Aslaug Njoror Battleborn Henrietta the Armorer Karl of the North Colvic the Armorer
Bearer Amzadi the Wanderer
Blacksmith Beri Erika the Reliable Johann of Nordheim Merkel the Bladesmith
Carpenter Chieftain Arvid Airk Strong-in-the-arm Gustaf the Reliable Master Carpenter Bernt Petr, Master Carpenter
Cook Chieftain Alva Rikkart the Baker
Entertainer Chieftain Didrik Oyvind Tall-tree
Fighter Chieftain Derulf Chieftain Varulf Janos Lian Nordheimer Berserker
Priest Anastera The Seeress
Smelter Chieftain Valda Jon the Tinkerer
Tanner Chieftain Asger Oskar Thunderhead
Taskmaster Chieftain Rada Manos, the Handful

The Purge only: Notable NPCs[]

Alchemist Karl Blackhand Mixmaster Festus Khon-Trast Sizzlefinger1
Archer Gavin the Wolf Hoss Gristlebiter Orik Birdcatcher Oskar Blackheart
Armorer Aldrik of the North Sea Red Rorik
Blacksmith Frae Steelgrasp Steelbender Hagar
Carpenter Thorvald Tree-Hater Vargre of the Grove
Cook Ada Frostbite Chopper Airk
Fighter Darek Broken-Finger Ture the Red Uola the Berserker Yorik Heir of the North
Priest Hrogert of the Frozen North1 Lot Frostspeaker1
Smelter Hrugn Raging-Fire Thran of the Flowing Steel1
Tanner Master Tanner Trak1 Ulgrim the Tainted
Taskmaster Fric the Trapster1 Skaldgrim of Vanaheim1

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Common Loot[]

Icon steel bar.png Steel Bar Icon glass.png Glass Icon resin.png Resin Icon drywood.png Dry Wood Icon crystal.png Crystal
Icon berries highlands.png Highland Berries Icon ingredient pitch.png Tar Icon fatty meat feast.png Cooked Pork Feast Icon glowing essence.png Glowing Essence Icon thick hide-1.png Thick Hide
Icon oyster flesh.png Oyster Flesh Icon ale.png Ale Icon Tavern Inside WinePot.png Iron Jug Icon ShroomAmanita.png Shroom Amanita Icon Pottery Cim 3.png Iron Bowl (Variant D)
Icon Tavern Inside Cann.png Flagon Icon black candle-1.png Black Candle Stub Icon ice.png Ice Icon cookedFish.png Cooked Savory Fish Icon pottery 4.png Ornate Ceramic Jug
Icon ironhead arrow.png Ironhead Arrow Icon razor arrow.png Razor Arrow Icon razor arrow.png Steel Arrow Icon arrow ivory.png Ivory Arrow Icon hardened steel arrow.png Hardened Steel Arrow
Icon oil.png Oil Icon wine.png Wine Icon grease orb.png Grease Orb Icon water orb.png Water Orb Icon gas orb.png Gaseous Orb
Icon human heart.png Heart of a Nordheimer2

2 The Icon human heart.png Heart of a Nordheimer is not, as the name suggests, a race-related drop, but a faction-related one.
This means that not every named Nordheimer drops it, but it is a 100% drop by every named non-purge Heirs of the North NPC.

Signature Weapons[]

Signature Armor[]