アシェラッド Lucius Artorius Castus
Askeladd is the commander of a small but powerful Viking band which owed its success to Askeladds exceptional intelligence. Ten years before the main Vinland Saga storyline Askeladd accepted a contract to assassinate Thors father of Thorfinn During the Viking invasion and war in England he manipulated Thorfinns desire for revenge against him as a way of keeping the gifted young fighter in his service. Askeladd is one of the most skilled fighters in the series and is particularly adept at predicting his opponents moves in combat. Askeladd shares the name of Askeladden a Norwegian folk character known for his cleverness. Voiced by Chiaki Kobayashi during his adolescence phase and by Maki Kawase during his childhood phase in the anime.