For 500 years, running fast is the only thing that can free a black man. But slavery ended 150 years ago. And it’s still the only thing that frees a black man. And that s*** ain’t even freedom. That’s just the money.
War always produces lots of slaves. Those defeated in battle become slaves. Like you and Arnheid. The line between warrior and slave trader is blurry. Slaves come from other places too, but I think war is the number one source. If the number of wars decreased, so would the number of slaves. But Norse men don’t think war is a bad thing. A Norse man’s worth is determined by his valor and wealth. The more enemies you kill and wealth you bring back home, the more you’re respected. So fathers teach sons to fight, arm them, and send them off on warships. It’s what the Nords have done since ancient times, without questioning it. It’s always difficult to stop doing what you think is natural.[to Einar]
The guy who’s a slave to money holds a whip, and pretends to be the master of the slave he bought with his money. He just doesn’t realize it himself. Everyone is a slave to something.[about Gorm]
It’s not the slave’s fault that she’s useless. You’re just bad at using her. You can make use of anyone with the right approach.[to Gorm]