is the goði of Hofn. He came by the name because he is missing two fingers on his left hand. He is regarded as a fair, generous, and wise leader. He has a number of children by his wife Dagmmar, the oldest of whom (Leif and Harald) are in their late teens.
Astrid Eikbrunr is the right-hand woman of Hrolf Half-Hand. She is a notoriously violent warrior. Her name, which means 'Ship-breaker', came from an incident in her youth, where at fifteen she was taken captive by slavers and taken away in a ship. Not only did Astrid free herself and kill a number of her captors, the story goes that she sank their ship as well, and swam through the frigid seas back to land. She has a violent temper and wields a large axe.
Thorgal Magnisson is another of Hrolf's elite war-band, the third-in-command. He still stings over the revelation, several years ago, that his son Eysteinn was practicing witchcraft. Though he has disowned his son, talk of Eysteinn is still a sore point to the aging warrior's pride.
Torgi the Blue is one of Hrolf's war-band as well, though a bit farther down the totem pole. He has a good head on his shoulders, and Hrolf often consults him when needing less incendiary advice than Astrid or Thorgal are likely to provide. He is the father of Little Dagrun, and the younger brother of Thorgal Magnisson.
Old Palli is one of the village's healers. A childhood injury rendered him lame, and ensured he would never be as useful in battle as other men, but his value to the village as a healer is considerable. He uses Halla as an apprentice, despite her strange ways; before she entered his service, she was one of Sven's thralls.
Old Hilde is Palli's wife, and the oldest person in the village. She is half-elven, and a hundred and twenty years old. while her back is hunched and her face extremely lined, she shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Everyone in the village refers to her as 'Grandmother'.
Signy the Fair is (one of) Old Hilde's many great-grand-children. She is, by all accounts, the prettiest girl in town. She's also a spitfire who dreams of leaving Hofn to see the world.
Yngvi Wyrmtongue is the skald of the village, charged with remembering its oral history. He's a lean, blond-haired warrior in his forties, with a quick mind and tongue.
Rikissa runs a butcher's, and her (second) husband Halvar sells many of his fish-catch through the shop, as well. Rikissa is the mother of Knute Iversson.
Njall Bjornsson is the village blacksmith, a bear of a man who fostered among the dwarves as a child.
Red Alf is Hrolf's master-of-the-hunt, an expert tracker and huntsman.
Sven Audigr is one of the richest men in Hofn, a jarl whose fortune has come not from battle, but from trade. His ships bring valuable goods from the rest of the world.
Grinmer is a seithr-practitioner... and a woman as far as the village is concerned.