Storri or Storri the Sorcerer was a minor character and antagonist in both The Saxon Stories novel series, and The Last Kingdom television series. He was Ubba's sorcerer, and one of his closest advisers. He claims to be able to communicate with the Gods and often advises Ubba on the most favoured path by the Gods.
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Storri arrives at Eoferwic with Earl Ragnar, Ragnar the Younger, Ubba and, Kjartan to meet up with Guthrum. Whilst feasting, Storri, upon whom Ubba places all confidence, informs him that he foresees a battle to come. As a result, Ubba enthusiastically declares that they will fight the Northumbrians the following day. ("Episode 1.1")
Years later, after the death of Earl Ragnar, Storri is kidnapped by Uhtred and Brida. They sneak in by Uhtred pretending to be a Dane foot solider and Brida his hostage. Brida takes Storri away to the woods, with the intention of killing him if Uhtred doesn't return. While out in the woods, Storri curses Brida to never be able to bare children. Uhtred goes back to the woods where Brida hides with Storri, who is flung naked, bound, and gagged over a horse with a stick up his rectum. As promised, they release him. ("Episode 1.2")
Ubba asks Storri to see what the signs say. Storri encourages the negotiation and says that they will receive silver. ("Episode 1.3")
After they return, Ubba begins to doubt Storri's assurances of victory, which gives Uhtred time to light the Danish ships on fire. Storri spots Uhtred as he is trying to sneak out of the camp, and Ubba challenges him to single combat. After Uhtred wins the duel, Storri and the rest of the Danes are about to kill him, but Saxon men suddenly emerge from the shadows and surround Uhtred to form a shield wall. Storri is able to escape. ("Episode 1.5")
In an attempt to help Ragnar escape Niflheim, Uhtred and Brida seek out Storri. They find him and inform him that they wish to save Ragnar. Storri tried to escape, but eventually he tells them the information they need: Whoever murdered Ragnar must be killed with a blade wet with Ragnar's blood. Ragnar had been dead for some time, they could no longer get his blood, but his blood lived on in Thyra. ("Episode 3.6")
Uhtred also asks Storri how he could lift Skade's curse, but before Storri could answer, Brida strangled Storri to death from behind to Uhtred's shock. Brida then explained that Storri had cursed her years before, preventing Brida from having children and that the way to break a curse was to kill the caster without breaking the skin or spilling a single drop of blood. Though Brida had long known how to break her curse, she had chosen to not do so before. ("Episode 3.6")
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Storri is a sorcerer who's referred to as a Seidrmann; it is a male wizard and interpreter of prophecy in the Norse polytheistic religion.