Clan: Varangian Guard
Number of members: 44
Tagline: Roman Vikings, not Roamin' Vikings!
Bio: Welcome to VG! We are a clan focused on building a strong community of experienced players and new players with potential. Members can expect many strategic and balanced diplomacy games, a variety of tournaments, and training for recruits.
The Varangian Guard was a historic unit in the Eastern Roman army made up of mercenaries of Slavic, Scandinavian, and Anglo-Saxon origin. The original Varangians were Norse traders and Vikings who settled and ruled the Kievan Rus' (modern Ukraine, Belarus, Russia) since 882. Emperor Basil I recruited the first Varangian mercenaries in 988 from the Rus', but later members came from Scandinavia and Britain, including legendary figures like Norwegian King Harald Hardrada. The Varangian mercenaries were trusted to be the Byzantine Emperor's personal bodyguards and enforcers, due to their unrivaled skill and loyalty.
𝐹𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑏𝑦 𝐶𝑖𝑝𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑜 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐶𝑜𝑠𝑠𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝐵𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑘.