Of Kings and Dragons
The Norns are hooded feywomen who travel in threes (known as a triumvirate) throughout the Lands of the Linnorm Kings. Many sages assume a triumvirate represents one soul split into three bodies, as a trio always speaks in perfect unison and killing one drastically weakens the other two. Norn triumvirates frequently appear to lost travelers and questing adventurers. Young heroes seeking the linnorms often encounter Norns who test their resolve and wisdom, rewarding an abundance of those traits with cryptic prophecy. This prognostication seems tied to the mysterious First World, and even in an era where the old prophecies have failed, the omens of the Norns seem at times almost dependable. The tests of the Norns are almost always inscrutable, and most who survive their trials do not realize until afterward—if ever—that they even faced a challenge.