Erik Eriksson is king of Norway.
He returned from war with the the Shadow Men ten years ago. His blood-brother Knut was slain by them, and upon sitting the throne he made a vow of vengeance against them. He swears loyalty to the papacy and Pope Gregory IX, who wishes to cleanse the land of the blasphemy faerys and witches.
Erik has been diligent in his oath, and has been leading a crusade against any who are suspected of witchcraft or other such devilry.