The Einherjar is a special Job Class in the RPG Maker VX Ace game, Last Word, awarded to players who complete the main storyline of the MMORPG. The goddess Verasia makes the successful player this Class upon their arrival in her sacred land of Shangri-la.
The Einherjar is the strongest class in the game, boasting high stats in physical and magical abilities. The weapon locks from previous classes are negated, allowing each weapon class to be at the players' disposal. All skills awarded through weapons are granted to them. This is the only class that unlocks the Ancient Weapon class.
The background story of the Einherjar class is that they are the divine soldiers of the goddess Verasia. In-game, before the land of Verasia was created, a great disaster desolated the previous world. From the ashes of the wasteland rose a new world. Before the goddess' work was done, she was presented with a terrifying prophecy of another disaster that would befall her precious creation. She needed warriors to help avert it, but she couldn't accept anyone. She sets up a test for all the citizens of her realm to scale the twenty-four Sectors to reach her divine sanctuary in Shangri-la. Those who meet her face-to-face with the Relics of the Guardians shall be granted the power of the Einherjar to lead the others against the imminent threat that will soon come to pass.
List of known EinherjarEdit
- Glyphsunder - It's unknown how he obtained the Job Class considering no one has ever reached Shangri-la during the alpha testing or after the public release.
information coming soon
In Norse mythology, the einherjar (Old Norse "single (or once) fighters") are those that have died in battle and are brought to Valhalla by valkyries. In Valhalla, the einherjar eat their fill of the nightly-resurrecting beast Sæhrímnir, and are brought their fill of mead (from the udder of the goat Heiðrún) by valkyries. The einherjar prepare daily for the events of Ragnarök, when they will advance for an immense battle at the field of Vígríðr; the battle which the "ein" (here meaning single-time) refers to.
The einherjar are attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, the poem Hákonarmál (by the 10th century skald Eyvindr skáldaspillir) as collected in Heimskringla, and a stanza of an anonymous 10th century poem commemorating the death of Eric Bloodaxe known as Eiríksmál as compiled in Fagrskinna.
Scholarly theories have been proposed etymologically connecting the einherjar to the Harii (a Germanic tribe attested in the 1st century CE), the eternal battle of Hjaðningavíg, and the Wild Hunt. The einherjar have been the subject of works of art and poetry.