Ansreik (Old Rh. "Divine Ruler") was the scion of an ancient Nenedain house of chieftains and warriors and naturally succeeded his father to the honor of thegnship of Mathleisbaurg. All acknowledged him as the most skilled of the townsfolk in arms, and his personal courage was beyond dispute. However his caution as a commander drew criticism from the more hotheaded folk who thought he should more vigorously strike back at the Orcs who regularly raided the town's surroundings. Ansreik was famed for his unruly red hair and beard, characteristic of his line, and though of but average Northman height, his heavy muscular frame made his skill as a fighter and wrestler evident.
MERP gives the original name in the Anglo-Saxon form "Osric".
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