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Weland (known as Scallion in the TV series) was a minor character and antagonist in both The Saxon Stories novel series, and The Last Kingdom television series. He was a close ally to Ælfric.


The Saxon Stories[]

In "The Last Kingdom", Weland arrives in the Winter of 867, during the Yule celebration at Ragnar's hall in Synningthwaite (near Eoferwic). He tells about his former master, Snorri Ericsson from Birka, who drowned, and so he was looking for a new lord. Secretly, he is working for Uthred's uncle, Ælfric.

During the Siege of Snotengaham, he is sent by Ubba to follow the young Uthred into the camp of Mercia and Wessex.

Weland tries to murder Uthred in 869, when the Danes are plundering a monastery and the remains of a Roman farm in East Anglia. Brida helps Uthred, but Weland escapes, and returns to Bebbanburg where he spreads the lie about Uhtred's death. Ealdwulf, the smith, is enraged by these news and runs an axe deep into Weland's shoulder. Severely wounded, Weland escapes and can make it to Lindisfarena, where the monks try to heal him.

The news about a rebellion at Gyruum (Jarrow) lead by monks reaches Ivar and the Danes plan a revenge, which brings Ragnar's men, and Uthred among them, to Lindisfarena where they find the dying Weland. Uhtred takes revenge and severs Weland's head, while the monastery is plundered and the monks are killed.

The Last Kingdom[]

Season 1[]

Ragnar's Hall, Northumbria; Scallion participates in the slaughter of Earl Ragnar and his people. The following morning, Uhtred spots Scallion, and sneakily kills him. Uhtred then rides to Bebbanburg with Scallion's head and tosses it at the gates, enraging Ælfric. ("Episode 1.1")


The Saxon Stories[]

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The Saxon Stories                        

The Last Kingdom[]

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Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5


  • The name Weland comes from Old English. The name is made up of the words wel, which means "battle", and land, which simply means "land".