Basically, what I'm looking for, is a Norse setting that is not actually the real world...
...but the world that was perceived to be real by the Norsemen of the era described in HR1 Vikings.
By this I mean:
- Norse legends,
- Norse mythology,
- Norse religion and
- Norse cosmology.
- Non-Norse legends,
- Non-Norse mythology,
- Non-Norse religion and
- Non-Norse cosmology.
One thing I would like to avoid is getting dragged into including other Historical Reference cultures, just because they are near the HR1 Vikings area and then getting dragged into including other sources that butt up to those lands. Because that will mean I would potentially end up with a simulation of the entire real-world...instead of a fantasy Viking culture.
Another thing I would like to avoid is an influx of non-Nordic religions.
I'd like something that is Norse...that would stay Norse. It might advance over time. But it would advance in a Nordic way. (Rather than advancing in a way where external religious and cultural pressure transformed society and turned it into something else.)