In Mount&Blade, you are given the opportunity to create for yourself a history, a past that occurred before your player starts adventuring in Calradia. Your character is a foreigner to Calradia, though this background has little influence on gameplay...
Rather than having classes to choose from, Mount&Blade lets you decide elements of your past which help determine your starting abilities and equipment and acts as a sort of difficulty setting. There is no randomness to your starting stats...
Mount&Blade: Warband - Viking Conquest, or simply Viking Conquest, is a single player and multiplayer expansion for Mount&Blade: Warband. Developed by the people behind the popular "Brytenwalda" mod, it was released on the 11th of December 2014...