Biography[edit | edit source]
Ealdwulf uses seven iron rods, three hard and four soft to make the sword. There is magic in Serpent-Breath, Ealdwulf had his own spells that he would not tell Uhtred, the spells of the smith he said; when he gifts the sword to Uhtred, he whispers, "and one day, you will kill Danes with it."
Ealdwulf is killed along with Ragnar and his family in Kjartan's ambush.
Oxford, Mercia; Uhtred meets with the smith in Oxford, and asks him to forge "a warrior's sword to last a lifetime." Uhtred also asks the smith to work the amber pendant his father gifted to him at his birth into the pommel. The smith finishes the sword several weeks later. Uhtred says the sword is exactly as he hoped, and is so pleased he agrees to pay the smith his original asking price of ten pieces of silver, instead of eight. ("Episode 1.2")
Appearances[edit | edit source]
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The name Ealdwulf comes from Old English. The name is made up of the words eald, which means "old", and wulf, which means "wolf".