There's an upcoming event on this Sunday for Vikingr. It will probably be a huge battle.
It's called the Battle for Maldon, here's some historical background information taken from the TW forums thread;
991AD, the 13th year in the reign of Æthelred II. From Northern lands a large fleet of over 90 vessels sets sail for the ripe, fertile lands of England. Olaf Tryggvason and Svein Forkbeard, the Danish King, land their forces in Eastern England. They set the eastern coast ablaze, ravaging the areas near Folkestone, Sandwich and putting Ipswich to the sword. Unopposed their troops range inland, spreading fear where ever they ride, looting and burning, devastation in their wake. They continue to raid, moving further north with their fleet, towards a place known as Maldon on the coast of Essex.
Drawing their boats securely in the Blackwater Estuary, raiders lead by Jósteinn Eiríksson began to plunder the local area but in a short time they found themselves opposed, finally, by English forces under the Ealdorman Byrhtnóð. Having received word of the first raids Byrhtnóð raised the fyrd of the Eastern Saxons and marched them to the town of Maldon, the next target for the vikings on their journey north along the coast. The raiders found themselves penned on Northey island, where their boats had been drawn up. A large force roughly equal to their own opposing them. With the tide high a shouted exchange took place, the raiders demanding tribute in order for them to leave, yet Byrhtnóð refused. As the tide receded the vikings attempted to break out across the causeway but were easily held in check.
Keen to bring the raiders to battle, Byrthnóð retreated a short distance, drawing his force up into a shield wall. The vikings waded across the water and formed their own wall, shields overlapping, iron weapons dull in the light. The first weapons banged against shields, a ripple of sound like the rattle of rain on stone. It spread along both walls, a cacophony of noise reinforced by shouts and cries, men steeling their hearts for the bitter fight to come.
That's a bit of an introduction to it.
If you'd like, I could sign those interested up as our own 'host', we'll need to arrange a few things for it. I'll inform those interested to join about those later. Mainly stuff like period accurate names and a period accurate clan tag will be required.
So those interested and that can join 100% certain on time, either post in this thread or message me over Steam. This is primarily an EU event but NA members are most welcome as well. Fair warning, Vikingr players are very serious and stiff necked about these events so I'll need you to listen to me at all times when/if we do join.
I would like to put the emphasis on the fact that you need to know almost 100% sure that you can come. Emergencies are understandable, but by signing up you acknowledge to join. And since there's mainly NA players interested so far, a friendly reminder. You'll have REALLY high ping due to the fact that you are far away from the server and there will most likely be 100+ people participating in this.
i might not be attending after all, the mod is ugly and broke. tells me to get my serial key so i get it directly from the game and it tell me activation denied when I launch vikingr, the fuck is this BS?!??!!?!??!?