Twilight of the Gods
Rasmus of Visby
Jarl Rasmus of Visby is currently the ruler of Gotland, which has no king
Jarl Rasmus is a man who has risen in rank due to his intelligence more than his physical prowess. He is an alchemist and inventor, both of which earn him quiet scorn in other lands, but in Gotland it is well known that he is a genius, and that his invention of special lenses used for navigation is one main reason that Gotland remains free of Sweden and Denmark.
He rules from the trade-city of Visby, where traders from Rus and Baltic lands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and beyond gather.